What Factors Place Adolescents at an Increased Risk of Developing STIs?

…..Young women are at a high risk of acquiring STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and of developing the serious complications of untreated chlamydial and gonococcal infections.  Almost half of all STIs occur in teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25.  Physical and behavioral factors place the sexually active teenager at an increased…

Why Should You Get a Flu Shot Each Year?

…..The influenza vaccine comes in two types: Inactivated, or killed vaccine, which is given by injection with a needle Live, or attenuated (weakened) vaccine, which is sprayed into the nostril …..The influenza viruses are always changing, and so each year scientists try to determine which viruses are going to cause the flu that year. In other words,…