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 Read more about HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?[…]

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Domestic Violence

Before you consult these domestic violence websites, consider this information sheet: Internet safety for battered women [hr] 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 Read more about Domestic Violence[…]

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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

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 Read more about Birth Control[…]

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Thinking about becoming pregnant? Here are some great resources. CDC’s Pregnancy Information Includes information about healthy pregnancy and healthy pregnancy planning to prevent birth defects. CDC’s Folic Acid Information Includes information on the importance of folic acid before and during pregnancy, and includes some information on folic acid sources. Life’s Greatest Miracle Presents microimagery of Read more about Preconception[…]