Viruses, like the one causing COVID-19, change over time. These changes create new variants or types that can spread differently. A new type, called JN.1, recently showed up.
It’s officially fall and winter will be here before you know it. This year, we have to be aware of the Tripledemic. The Tripledemic happens when three illnesses - the flu, COVID-19, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) - all come at the same time. This can make lots of people sick, so it's extra important to take care of our health.
At Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we know that recovery isn't something you do on your own; it's a journey we take together toward healing and hope. This week, we want to talk about how important families and caregivers are in helping young people with their recovery.
As parents or guardians, it's crucial to recognize the subtle signs and signals that may indicate a young person is grappling with addiction or on the road to recovery. These challenges are complex and can manifest in various ways, from academic struggles to emotional turbulence.
According to the CDC's report, Florida and Texas have recently experienced an outbreak of locally transmitted Plasmodium Vivax Malaria cases. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted through infected mosquitoes and continues to be a significant public health concern worldwide. This serves as a stark reminder that malaria isn't limited to specific regions and can affect any area where infected mosquitoes thrive, including New Jersey. Symptoms of malaria include cyclical fever with chills, headache, weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you suspect signs of malaria, we encourage you to visit www.henryjaustin.org/service or call 609-278-5900 to be seen by a provider.
Wildfires in Canada have been creating smoky conditions affecting our community and the East Coast. The smoke from wildfires can harm our health as it contains gases and tiny particles that can travel into our lungs, causing respiratory and heart issues.
Summer is finally here, and it's time to enjoy the sunny days, warm weather, and delicious food. In this article, we'll talk about how to make the most of your summer eating, stay healthy, and make the most of your grilling adventures while incorporating fresh vegetables.
While most people associate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with the winter months, when the lack of sunlight can lead to feelings of sadness and depression, it's important to recognize that SAD can also affect individuals during the summertime. Summertime SAD, also known as reverse SAD, is a lesser-known condition that can have a significant impact on mental health. In this article, we will explore the symptoms, causes, and coping strategies for dealing with seasonal affective disorder during the summer months.
Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) participated in the much-awaited Red Nose Day campaign, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living in poverty. This extraordinary collaboration combines HJAHC’s commitment to providing quality healthcare with the mission of Red Nose Day to create lasting change and bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.
Spring has arrived, bringing with it pollen from trees, grass, and weeds. Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, are caused by an overreaction of the immune system to pollen. Beyond taking an over-the-counter antihistamine, there are many things you can do to ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
May is recognized as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of early detection and prevention of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide. It can be prevented by adopting healthy habits like wearing protective clothing and sunscreen, avoiding tanning beds, and staying out of the sun during peak hours. Moreover, regular skin check-ups with a dermatologist can help detect skin cancer early and increase the chances of successful treatment. Individuals must be proactive in protecting their skin and maintaining healthy habits, especially during the summer when people spend more time outdoors.
The LGBTQ+ community faces a big problem when it comes to getting healthcare. During Pride Month, people try to raise awareness and provide resources to help LGBTQ+ individuals get the care they need, in a way that respects their sexual orientation and gender identity.
June is the American Dental Association's (ADA) Oral Health Month. This means it's a special time to learn about how to take care of your teeth and gums. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) can help you and your family take care of your teeth.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines have been the most effective weapon in the fight against the virus. The arrival of vaccines saw the beginning of a period of recovery for the world. However, the spread of misinformation about vaccines continues to pose a significant challenge to the vaccination efforts.
National Nutrition Month is celebrated every March to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future. “This message encourages us to think about making food choices that are both good for the future of our health as well as the health of the earth and the environment,” said Susan Jones, RDN, HJAHC resident nutritionist. By making sustainable food choices, we can help reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
Vaccinations are key at preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Despite the proven safety and efficacy of vaccinations, there is an increasing trend of misinformation surrounding vaccines that is causing concern among health professionals and the public.
We invite you to enjoy an inspiring exhibition featuring the creative works of students in Trenton and local artists passionate about uplifting our community. Trenton students want to showcase all that they can accomplish and dream of with access to supportive services that empower them to reach their full potential and optimal well-being.
If you’re having oral health issues, you’re not suffering alone. The number of people who are dealing with these problems is alarming.
Learn more about what you can do to stay healthy and how our dental team can support you.