HIV: Know Your Status, Get Tested

HIV: Know Your Status, Get Tested

Each year, HIV affects about 1.2 million people ages 13 years and older in the U.S. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 7 people who have HIV do not know they are infected. Because of this, it is important to know your status by getting tested. What is HIV? HIV is a...
Understanding Postpartum Depression

Understanding Postpartum Depression

What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is a type of depression that can develop after giving birth. It is estimated that 1 in 5 women experience postpartum depression, and that number continues to rise. This type of depression can be temporary and can...
Diabetes and Vision: Keep an Eye on Your Sight

Diabetes and Vision: Keep an Eye on Your Sight

Diabetes is a group of diseases that impact how your body uses blood sugar. Blood sugar, known as glucose, gives our cells energy and helps our brains to function. If left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health issues that cause damage to many parts of the body....
Heart Disease: Know Your Risk

Heart Disease: Know Your Risk

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the CDC, someone dies from heart disease every 36 seconds. While heart attacks and heart failure are the most talked-about cardiovascular issues, heart disease refers to a large group of...
Pap Screenings: Answering Frequently Asked Questions

Pap Screenings: Answering Frequently Asked Questions

A Pap screening, also called a Pap smear, is a screening used to check for abnormalities in a woman’s cervix (the opening of the uterus). Abnormalities in the cells are most often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted...
COVID-19 Booster Q&A

COVID-19 Booster Q&A

Who can get the COVID-19 booster? Right now, everyone 18 years and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 booster shot. HealthLinc recommends everyone get a booster, as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. When can I get the booster? For people who got the J&J COVID-19...