Tag Public Health

No Smoking Till 21!!!…..Your Thoughts??

Greetings D2F Family and Friends!! We could possibly see major change as it relates to freedoms for young-adults. Chicago Alderman, George Cardenas, is in favor of banning cigarettes sales to individuals under the age of 21 in order to help lower the rates of teen smokers. Many critics of the recommendation don’t understand how you…

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We Salute Public Health Pioneer: Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 16th Surgeon General of the United States of America Joycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health…

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Cervical Cancer Awareness & Prevention…What do you know?

Happy New You D2F Catalyst Readers!!! Cervical Cancer and the Urban Community Quick Facts Out of the 12,000 women diagnosed each year, Hispanic women are ranked highest for diagnosed cases of cervical cancer Over 40% of the black women diagnosed with cervical cancer this year will die from the disease. This month the…

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