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Awareness in Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy can be defined as pregnancy that occurs in young girls below the age of twenty, regardless of whether they are married or of adult age. It has become a of global concern because it not only affects the teenager and her family, but the society in general. An Increase in teenage pregnancy will in the end, lead to increased child poverty as well as degradation of the child’s well-being.

One of the major causes of teen pregnancy is absence of affectionate supervision from parents or guardians. In the current society, parents are either too busy or too permissive. Apart from the provision of basic needs, parents and guardians are not involved in emotional stability of the girl child.

Teenagers, especially girls go through intriguing situations and changes in which they need parental support to understand and accept the changes. In case they lack this affectionate supervision from their parents, they seek answers from boyfriends who “seem” to be giving the affection and attention that ends up with a pregnancy.

Teenage pregnancy also brings about physical and psychological trauma to the girl since she is faced with many dilemmas exposed to her by the family and the society. It also makes the parents feel ashamed because of their alleged negligence as viewed by the public or society

Lastly, teenage pregnancy has largely contributed to child poverty, since the girls are forced to drop out of school to take care of their babies.A pregnancy should always be planned for best results. Teens are less likely to plan ahead for a pregnancy, and instead will be more likely to have a pregnancy by accident.

Author Hannah Erika F. Acosta

How do we take care of ourselves in the pandemic

Taking care of yourself is important so you are equipped to help your family through this time. Always educate yourself and listen to information on how to prevent virus. Try to eat healthy, balanced meals, exercise regularly, sleep a lot, and avoid harmful substances.

Have some time for relaxing with your family to combine things you have to do with activities you enjoy example walking or jogging in the park, but follow social distancing guidelines. Avoid risky or destructive behaviors, such as abusing alcohol or drugs, excessive gambling or ignoring public health recommendations. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, don’t be afraid to ask for help in your friends and family.Also stay informed and reach out to your doctor if you have any questions. Prioritize your health especially this pandemic.

it’s important to take good care of ourselves because this virus is very deadly. Thus, these are my three advices to take good care of yourself:

Stay at home:

First and foremost, we must stay in our homes. Close contact with sick people should be avoided. If you have sick people in your house, keep a distance of 6 feet between the sick person and the rest of the family.

Avoid crowds:

Second, we should stay away from crowds. COVID-19 is more likely to spread in crowded places including restaurants, malls, gyms, and movie theaters. But if you’re going outside, you must be wearing a face mask and a face shield and remember the policy ‘social distancing’.

Get vaccinated:

Lastly, if you’re older enough, you should get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations that have been approved by the Government can help protect you. You should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Author: Randolf M. Tobia

The new normal

-The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. As the rate of infections begins to slow down in some hard-hit areas, early signs of recovery are appearing. Some towns, cities and states are starting to slowly reopen businesses, public areas and more
-Until a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine is available, there will continue to be a risk of infection, even as people get back to work, school and a more normal life.
-The protective practices you learned and followed in March and April of 2020 can continue to protect you and your family while slowing the spread of the coronavirus:
-As shelter in-place orders are lifted across the country and people have returned to routines and activities, many wonder what the “new normal” will look like: now and post coronavirus
-At the forefront of those conversations is discussion around public health and safety best practices. At YourTown Health, we are dedicated to being in the middle of those conversations and ensuring our patients and staff remain safe and healthy
-Although there is not one definition of a “new normal”, we’ve provided a list of a few changes we can expect when asking what’s the new normal.

Author: Princess Angel N. Gruta

Saving Environment

Environmental pollution is one of the chief predicament facing our modernized world. The people of this earth are the actual individuals behind the damage to the environment. Our innovation or we could say, ‘technology’ is wholly accountable for this exhaustion of nature. Though we have invented new things for advancement, we actually haven’t chalked out alternatives to save the most inestimable thing in the world.

The eventuality of our world is unexplored but with steadfast development, we can try to assure a better essence of life for every living being by becoming an apprised citizen. It is a key piece in saving our environment possible.

Though there have been extensive technological improvements in these recent days, they have come with many many repugnant impressions to the environment. By doing an easy thing like planting a tree, we shall be proffering the world a safer and reliable place and for sure we shall invariably live to be noble of our accomplishment.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three “R’s” to conserve natural resources and landfill space.

Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.

Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.

Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.

Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.

Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!

Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.

Don’t send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.

Bike more. Drive less.

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