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Here are the top ten articles for the Public Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Bullying and Creating a Healthy Learning Place
The alarming effects and tragic consequences of bullying are on the rise. How are your lawmakers helping to curb bullying and creating a healthy learning environment for your child?
2. Aspartame versus Sugar
Is the sweetener aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet) safe? Is sugar safe? What are the experts telling us? What do they know and worse, what can we believe?
3. Melatonin Uses, Side Effects, and Warnings
Melatonin is a supplement that is often used for jet lag and insomnia. It can have serious side effects and must be used with caution.
4. Breast Cancer-What's Soy Got To Do With It?
What do we really know about the relationship between soy and breast cancer? Does one exist? Let's get serious about soy and breast cancer research. Women are dying to know.
5. Reality TV Is Affecting Girls Health
What are our young girls really learning from Reality TV? Is it helping or hurting their health? Find out how Reality TV is really harming girl's physical, mental and emotional health; bullying, eating disorders and aggression.
6. Herpes in Student Wrestlers
Did you know there is a specific type of herpes that affects wrestlers? Read about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of herpes gladiatorum.
7. How Long Does Your Makeup Last?
Do you know how long your makeup lasts? Using expired products can lead to bacterial infections. Find out how long you should keep your products before throwing them out.
8. Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations
Do you need to get a pneumonia shot this year? Read on to find out about the current recommendations for the pneumonia shot including who should get it, how often, and what the side effects are.
9. Make Healthy Heart Resolutions
February is American Heart Month! This is a good time to make 'healthy heart' resolutions.
10. Chicago Med Students Stage Die In
Recently, Chicago med students staged a die-in to protest the rising deaths of young people due to gun violence. They say police brutality and lack of city leadership oversight is leading to a public health crisis. I applaud their insight. Shouldn't death by gun violence be a public health crisis?
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