Freelance writer Randy Dotinga has had seven insurers over the 13 years. One of the 45-year-old’s options for insurance this year was guaranteed-coverage Point of Service plan from Cigna. Cost? — $3,028-a-month
The jump has occurred among men and women in most age groups, but young adults remain the most affected. Several counties have seen more dramatic upswings, including Spokane, Yakima, Thurston, Kitsap and Benton counties, which are at outbreak levels.
In support of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, the Snohomish Health District will host a free evening of information and testing from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Suite 108 at the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett.
A man’s risk for heart disease begins to rise greatly starting at 45 years of age. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease—the most common kind of heart disease—have no previous symptoms. Even men who have no symptoms may be at risk.
Physicians’ and patients’ thoughts on the prostate cancer screening test are changing, with many taking a more cautious approach to the test and what it might mean.
It’s hard to write a brief post on something as complicated on teens having and raising children! Your story will be different than anyone else’s, and your experience unique. However, I think the following 8 points are good ones to consider when your teen tells you they are thinking about becoming a parent.
One option for pregnant teens is to bear the pregnancy to term, have the baby, and put it up for adoption. 2-3% of teens who are pregnant choose this route. However, the term “adoption” is not as simple as it used to be; there are different types of adoptions available. In this post, we’ll explore resources, basic information, and options for you and your teen to consider.
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States.
Pregnant teens have three options when they are pregnant: They can terminate the pregnancy, or they can carry the pregnancy to term and either raise the child or arrange for an adoption. No matter what happens, this is a decision and a time your teen will always remember. You’ll remember it, too.
By Jen Brown, RN
From Seattle Children’s Teenology 101 weblog
Male teenagers who are involved in a teen pregnancy often don’t get much attention. And yet while the young woman bears the physical effects, a pregnancy takes two people. If your teen son is involved in a pregnancy, his reaction may surprise you. He may be expecting to do absolutely [...]
Finding out that your teen is pregnant, or has gotten somebody pregnant, is usually quite a shock. There are some situations and cultures in which you’re not shocked, and may be okay with the news, in which case your path will be easier.
In this second article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks about gonorrhea.
This this first article of a series on sexually transmitted infections in teens, Seattle Children’s Dr. Yolanda Evans begins by first talking about teens and sexuality. “As teens,” she writes, “we start to discover who we are attracted to and what we are looking for in a partner. We also start to experiment with relationships . . .
More than 40 lawsuits have been filed by religious organizations and businesses challenging the health reform law’s requirement that employers offer insurance that covers contraception. The mandate, the plaintiffs say, is an assault on religious freedom.