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by: Jojo G.

The happiest moment in a women, men, and family life is being pregnant and knowing the fact that you're about to be a mother.  One thing about being  pregnant is that you have to maintain a proper healthy body and eat right so the baby can be healthy and strong. 


 
 
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by: Eva D.

Between 70-89 percent of sudden cardiac arrest occurs in men. I don't know about you, but I never knew the percentage was so high. Some symptoms could be pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back; feeling weak, light-headed,chest pain or discomfort; pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulders; and shortness of breath. But there aren't always clear signs and symptoms for heart disease, so it's good to go in for check up often with the doctor. Also, it's important to stay healthy and maintain a good diet. Having a poor diet, smoking or being overweight are all things that can lead to heart disease.


 
 
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by: Alena Y.

As you may know, one of the leading death causes of men is smoking. Stress is something everyone encounters in their life, and some may say that lighting one can make their day less stressful. Well, it will even be more stressful when he/she can only live 14 years less than non-smokers, the average of how long a non smoker live rather than a smoker. 


 
 
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by: Dominique S.

Just for being human we are prone to health issues, but some health issues are more gender specific than others. For example, females can’t have prostate cancer because they don’t have prostate glands and males can’t have cervical cancer because they don’t have a cervix. Some common health issues for men are: athlete’s foot, foreskin, prostate health, testicular health, and urinary tract infections. One rare male health issue is Tinea Cruis. Another name for this is, Jock Itch, a fungal infection caused by tight clothes that don’t allow air to circulate around the body.


 
 
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by: Haason S.

Diabetes is a very important health matter and should be treated with care. Diabetes is a disease where a person doesn't process food the proper way and has too watch their sugar levels. I personally don't know what it feels like to have diabetes, but I am close to someone who does.


 
 
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by: Tierra M.

I feel it's never right for a woman, man, or even a child to feel like they have to sell their body because they have no other way to get any money. I also, feel it doesn’t make any sense for them to just be sent to jail; that alone doesn’t solve anything. All it does in my eyes is make them feel like less of a person. Where is the lesson in that? They have to be taught that there are other ways; more positive ways to get money.


 
 
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by: Mikey P.

Women have longer life and than men by about 8 years. This is most likely a lot to do with genetics and evolution, but some having to with our culture and behaviors. Women don't die of heart related problems as much as men do. “men be stressin” but this does hold truth about men. Men keep in their stress and don't let it out as well as women do, which raises heart problems. To add, most men have bad eating habits such as eating red meat which strains more on the heart. This is do to men trying to act “big and strong” because society and the media portrays them this way. Men also smoke a lot more than women do, which could also be an example of letting out stress,but sadly in the wrong way.  


 
 
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by: Eva D.

In the media, TV shows like Jersey Shore, show women who take alcohol a little too far. They are constantly out partying and drinking until they black out. Is it just TV or do people really drink that much?


 
 
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by: Alena Y.

Did you know every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is domestically assaulted or beaten? Domestic violence, especially for women, is an underlying issue that is generally not known because we live in a culture where it is normal for women to be suppressed. Statistics show that one in four women is a victim of domestic violence. It is the leading cause of women injury more than car accidents, rape, and robbery combined. There is many types of domestic abuse, such as financial abuse, mental abuse, and physical abuse.


 
 
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By: Derick C.

On March 20th, 2013 the Health Department interns presented their statements of wellness.  Wellness means to take responsibility for the quality of one’s life. A statement of wellness could be a speech/poem, however you would like to express your opinion of wellness.  Many people had different ways that they expressed their meaning of wellness.  Some expressed it in video, some expressed it in words, the point is they showed their way of wellness.  Some people felt that writing helps express your feelings so that you won’t lash out on others, which could portray the opposite of wellness.