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Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking is a form of Sexual Violence Headlines in the recent past have pointed to sex trafficking in rural Minnesota. This is happening in our communities and small towns. This is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, there are 47.7 million slaves in […]

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HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?

Mahube-Otwa Family Health Client Information/Fact Sheet HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK? WHAT IS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? HIV is a virus that kills your body’s “CD4 cells.” CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease. WHAT IS AIDS (the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome)? AIDS is a disease you […]

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Zika Virus

Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus CDC has updated interim guidelines updated in for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This guidance update includes information on how to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners

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Syphilis

News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and […]

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Immunization

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Vaccines & do you need them? Hepatitis A (HepA) Maybe. You need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis A virus infection* or simply want to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is usually given in 2 doses, 6–18 months apart. Hepatitis B (HepB) Maybe. You need this vaccine if […]

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Healthy Relationships

Romantic or sexual relationships are one way to connect and share with other people. They can make you very happy, but they can also be difficult. It’s important to remember that relationships can be unhealthy, or even unsafe. Knowing about what makes healthy relationships can help you decide if yours is good for you. As […]

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Substance Abuse

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Alcohol: Strategies for Cutting Down Small changes can make a big difference in reducing your chances of having alcohol-related problems. Here are some strategies to try. Check off some to try the first week, and add some others the next. Keeping track: Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that works for […]

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Skin Cancer and Safety Tips

 Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be […]

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Domestic Violence

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Before you consult these domestic violence websites, consider this information sheet: Internet safety for battered women Information on violence against women including resources by state Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women information, help available in Minnesota Minnesota Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-223-1111 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 National Sexual Assault Hotline […]

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Depression

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Depression can be serious. Here are some resources to help. Healthy Minnesota Website here is an online, anonymous screening for mood and anxiety disorders National Institute of Mental Health description of different types of depression, symptoms, and help

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