Gardasil Vaccine

I’m seeing advertisements for the Gardasil vaccine. Do I need to get the shot? All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get the three-dose series of HPV vaccine to protect against HPV. Teen boys and girls who did not start or finish the HPV vaccine series when they were younger should get […]

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Title X Health Care centers

Why Title X-funded health centers are truly centers of excellence… Watch more: NFPRHA’s video    

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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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Birth Control

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Hormonal Birth Control Methods Birth Control with Estrogen and Progestin: The Pill, Patch and Ring Advantages include: Lighter periods and less menstrual cramps Reduced risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer May reduce acne Fertility will return as soon as you stop using Pill, Patch or Ring Disadvantages include: Increased risk of rare but serious problems including […]

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Reproductive Health Planning Program

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A Reproductive Life Plan is about deciding when, or if, you want to become a parent. If you do want to become a parent, it is about how many children you want to have, and when. If you do not want to become a parent, or if you are not sure, it is about choosing […]

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