Category Archives: Health Issues

AIDS Awareness Ribbon

World AIDS Day 2009

Today, (December 1st, 2009) we are celebrating World AIDS Day. The goals are: To increase awareness and remind people that even though HIV/AIDS can be treated, it is still a very serious threat to men, women, and children around the world. To fight prejudice against people who…

Digitally Enhanced Model

Digital Enhancement = Not Cool

Just about every piece of advertising that we come in contact with has pictures that have been photoshopped. It is very hard nowadays for girls to be able to tell whether or not a computer program has been used to shave off some pounds to make…

Freshman 15

Beware of the Freshman 15!

The thought of gaining 15 pounds the first year of college is scary! I’m not sure who came up with this warning, but I decided to check it out. Interestingly, there hasn’t been much scientific research done to prove this theory. However, I did learn that a recent…

Flu

Get Vaccinated!

So I’m sure you’ve all heard the talk about the importance of getting immunized against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu. Some of you may have already checked this off your list of things to do, but for others, getting the flu shot may not…

Facebook Logo

Addicted to Facebook

For many of us, social networking has become a part of our daily routine. We wake up with Facebook, we have lunch with Facebook, and we go to bed with Facebook. Checking our Facebook accounts has become one our daily necessities, for not only my…

Navel Piercing

Ouch!

I just got my navel pierced! It’s one those painful but cute things that some girls (and  boys) do, especially during the summer. The actual piercing didn’t hurt at all, but I must admit that I was terrified. I went to the salon with a couple…

Washing Hands

Swine Flu Info

By now you’ve probably been hearing a ton about swine flu in the media. It’s a lot of information to wade through. Here are some useful tips based on a Public Health Fact Sheet issued by the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health about swine flu….

Hieu

Resident Interviews

So as a youth advisor here at Children’s Hospital Boston, one of my responsibilities is to participate in resident training. Basically, the interns and medical students that are working here are invited to have mock appointments with us, (the youth advisors) and we play the roles of the…