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Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration

Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Ovarian Cancer....Not the Silent Killer It Was Once Thought To Be

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

Yes, ovarian cancer does have symptoms. While the symptoms are similar to many digestive disorders, they are also symptoms of ovarian cancer. Symptoms include feeling bloated, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating, feeling full quickly, and an urgent need to urinate or an increase in urinary frequency. Given there is no diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer, the recognition of the si...

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Categories of Questions About Sex--Final Post

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

The fourth and fifth types of questions kids ask about sex include shock questions and questions about personal behaviors and beliefs. Shock question Shock questions are those questions that sometimes a young person will ask just to shock the teacher, the whole class, an adult friend or parent. It is sometimes difficult to discern if the student really wants to...

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Categories of Questions About Sex--Post 2

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

The previous post discussed questions young people may ask about sex related to facts and information.  The next two types of questions are "Am I normal?" questions and permission-seeking questions. "Am I Normal?" This type of question generally focuses on a young person's concerns about his/her body and the emotional as well as physical changes that occur durin...

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Categories of Questions About Sex--Post 1

Posted by Tammi A. Tannura -

Questions about sex are sometimes tricky and embarrassing to answer, depending on your comfort level with even saying the word sex, let alone feeling like you know enough to answer the question accurately. A friend of mine can't even say the word SEX without faking an international accent because she's so embarrassed. If you haven't been asked yet, chances are likely (and hopefully) a c...

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