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Stay Safe in the Sun

Stay Safe in the Sun

Did you know that five or more sunburns or one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence can double your risk of developing melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer?


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Know Your Status

Know Your Status

Know Your Status

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. Roughly 50,000 new cases of HIV are diagnosed each year in the United States. The Northeast has the second highest rate of infection, with 15.9 out of 100,000 people diagnosed. That is approximately 9,000 people.


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Safely Using Prescription Painkillers

Safely Using Prescription Painkillers

Safely Using Prescription Painkillers

The U.S. contains only 4.6 percent of the world’s population, but consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids and 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone.


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Butterflies for Lupus

Butterflies for Lupus

Butterflies for Lupus

Extreme fatigue? Painful or swollen joints? Light rash across the nose and cheeks?
I have been feeling and seeing these various symptoms for weeks.
I should make an appointment to see the doctor tomorrow or the next day...


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WYH to Open Watervliet Health Center

WYH to Open Watervliet Health Center

Whitney Young Health Receives $600,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services to Open Health Center in Watervliet.
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The 411 on Asthma

The 411 on Asthma

May is National Asthma Awareness Month. Did you know that there are about 25 million people with asthma in the USA? That's nearly 1 in every 12 people! Let's learn more.


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A real pain in the BUTT!

A real pain in the BUTT!

That’s the first thing most people think when we discuss Colorectal Cancer screening (CRC). Most people don’t realize that there are multiple approved options for CRC screening. Let's discuss.


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