Celebrating Pride Month: Accessible Contraceptive Options for the LGBTQIA+ Community at Henry J. Austin Health Center

June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity and advocate for inclusivity within our communities. At Henry J. Austin Health Center, we are proud to stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and reaffirm our commitment to providing accessible and inclusive healthcare services for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Navigating Mental Health Challenges with Invisible Illnesses

Did you know that some health conditions can affect you deeply, even though you might not see any physical signs? These hidden challenges, known as invisible illnesses, often go unnoticed but can have a profound impact on both physical and mental health. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, it's essential to shed light on the link between invisible illnesses and mental well-being, and explore how you can take proactive steps to prioritize your health. Join us as we uncover the hidden struggles and empower individuals to seek the support they need for improved health and happiness.

Discover our MAT Program for a Brighter New Year

If you found yourself reaching for that extra drink more often than usual this holiday season, you're not alone. While festivities invite happiness, they can also bring feelings of loneliness and stress. Parties and family gatherings can make you feel uncomfortable, especially when money is tight and emotions are high, leading many to turn to alcohol for comfort.  

Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are eager to visit family and friends. As you prepare for your visits and gatherings, especially during this time when health concerns are commonly high, it’s important to know essential safety and health tips to ensure your well-being while on the go.

Understanding Diabetes: A Closer Look at Type 1 and Type 2

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness and learn about this health condition that affects 37.3 million people in the United States. That’s about 11.3% of the people in the country. At Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we want to make sure you understand how to take care of your health. Let's explore what diabetes is, the different types, and what you should know to stay healthy.

Raising Awareness for Men’s Health

November marks the beginning of "Movember," an annual campaign focused on men's health awareness. This campaign covers issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Men can show their support by growing mustaches and encouraging open conversations about health and regular check-ups.

Protect Yourself from the Tripledemic

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.

Making Halloween Sensory-Friendly

Tips for Supporting Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Halloween is a time of excitement and imagination, with costumes, candies, and spooky surprises. But for children with sensory processing issues, this holiday can bring unique challenges. Sensory processing issues can make experiences, like costumes and decorations, overwhelming for kids. However, with a little creativity and understanding, parents and caregivers can help make Halloween an enjoyable and inclusive experience for all children. In this article, we'll explore some practical tips for creating a sensory-friendly Halloween and ensuring that your child feels safe and comfortable.

The Vital Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and Screenings at HJAHC

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual reminder of the crucial importance of early detection, education, and support for individuals and families affected by breast cancer. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) is deeply committed to the well-being of the Trenton community and believes that knowledge and early intervention are the keys to preventing and effectively treating breast cancer.

Supporting Youth Recovery: A Shared Journey Towards Healing and Hope

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.

Promoting Malaria Awareness and Prevention

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.

High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy: Understanding the Risk and Protecting Your Health

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life, filled with joy and anticipation. However, it's also a period that demands careful attention to one's health, as certain conditions can pose risks to both the mother and the baby. High blood pressure during pregnancy, a condition known as gestational hypertension, deserves our attention. Recent studies have shed light on the greater risk of pre-eclampsia among black women in the United States (US).

Protecting Your Child’s Skin: Common Rashes and How to Prevent Scratching

School’s out and it’s time for your kids to enjoy the sunshine and fun! It's important to know about common skin rashes in kids. Skin rashes can be concerning, but most of them are harmless and can be treated easily. We'll focus on insect bites, poison ivy, and a contagious skin condition called impetigo. We'll also provide some helpful tips to prevent kids from scratching and making things worse.

Summertime Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Summer

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.