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Different people have different health challenges. Men are more likely to die from preventable conditions and accidents than women, for example. Women, on the other hand, face greater odds of suffering from depression and stress. Lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals face a variety of risks that are exacerbated by the stress they experience from the sting of discrimination. In addition to the biological consequences of growing older, seniors must grapple with harm compounded by ageism and elder abuse. And children can suffer the effects of bullying. College students, striking out on their own, may abuse illicit drugs and alcohol, while also learning how to take responsibility for their own sexual health. Pregnant women face 40 weeks of biological changes and decisions about how to do what’s best for them and their unborn children.

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Individual Health Guides

  • Children

    Children

    From infancy to their teens, children’s bodies and minds change at a breathtaking pace. Along the way, their parents must make smart medical and social choices to help them grow into healthy adults.
    Emily Miller
    Emily Miller
  • LGBTQ+

    LGBTQ+

    Things are different than they used to be for lesbian, gay, transgender and questioning individuals who face growing acceptance and the ability to live more open lives. But they still must contend with the stress that comes from experiencing prejudice, which affects many of their distinct health issues.
    Elaine Silvestrini
    Elaine Silvestrini
  • Students

    Students

    Suddenly, children are young adults attending college and experiencing more freedom to control their daily lives than ever before. Naturally, as they feel their way in the world, they may overdo it and face the consequences: sleep deprivation, substance abuse and stress.
    Kristin Compton
    Kristin Compton
  • Seniors

    Seniors

    As the population gets ever older, seniors face a looming crisis in the shortage of caregivers that’s only expected to grow worse. While many seniors live active lives, and medical science has helped alleviate the biological effects of aging, seniors are more likely to need joint-replacement surgery and are at…
    Elaine Silvestrini
    Elaine Silvestrini
  • Men

    Men

    Although men tend to avoid doctors, their health is influenced by social and hormonal factors that warrant medical attention throughout their lives. That’s because they are more likely to die from preventable or treatable conditions. They are also more likely to engage in risky behavior and die in accidents.
    Chris Elkins
    Chris Elkins
  • Women

    Women

    In addition to fertility and child bearing, women’s reproductive systems affect their bodies throughout their lives. Estrogen influences many of their developmental changes, even before they’re born, and hormones have an impact on their mental health as well.
    Chris Elkins
    Chris Elkins
  • Pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    Pregnancy brings with it a number of physical and hormonal changes. It’s a time when women need to educate themselves to inform their decisions and actions, and help them face the potential side effects and other challenges ahead.
    Kristin Compton
    Kristin Compton

Interactive Health Guide

The foundation of a long, happy life is knowing how to take care of your health. You only get one body. You can take care of it by learning how your body grows, what diseases or conditions to look out for and how to avoid risky products. Men's bodies are different from women's. All of our bodies change from childhood, through adulthood and into old age. Learn about each stage of life, and become a well-informed health consumer to improve your quality of life.

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