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Going Back To School Can Be Difficult For LGBTQ Teens

September 4, 2015

Coming back to school from summer vacation can be challenging for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other identities (LGBTQ+). While it is often a return to supportive friends and teachers, it can also be a return to harassment, indifference, and exclusion. The Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools has […]

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Breast milk, the best, first food for babies!!

August 21, 2015

When I was pregnant with my first child, we knew we wanted our baby to receive breast milk because we had heard about all the benefits for baby.  Little did we know ALL the benefits, as breastfeeding benefits go beyond just baby. They also apply to me, our budget, and the community. Some benefits to […]

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Teen Empowerment Month

May 20, 2015

May is “Teen Empowerment Month,” a time to highlight the importance of education, access and empowerment to help teens take control of their sexual health in a way that is normalized and not stigmatized. This month, schools and health organizations across Iowa will be hosting awareness campaigns to encourage teens to become informed about healthy […]

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STI Awareness Month

April 23, 2015

Did you know April is Sexually transmitted infections Awareness Month? STI’s for short, are a very real risk and something every sexually active person should be aware of.  Being sexually active comes with a certain level of risk.  The only way to be sexually active and not have any risk is abstinence (i.e. not having sex […]

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‘Kicking Butts’ since 1996

March 17, 2015

Since 1996, Kick Butts Day has been empowering young people to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. This year, in honor of 20 years of kicking butts, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Hillcrest Tobacco Use Prevention, along with the youth ISTEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention), are encouraging young people […]

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Does your nutrition need a boost?

March 10, 2015

For me, the 40 days before Easter represent a time to reflect on myself, focus on healthy behaviors, and reboot my nutrition habits!  This includes avoiding girl scout cookies, dangit!  March is also National Nutrition Month…coincidence? If you find yourself in this same situation, here are 5 easy and impactful adjustments/substitutions you can make to […]

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Breathe Easy – Hillcrest’s Tobacco Free Program is Working

September 7, 2014

Did you know that Hillcrest has a comprehensive tobacco prevention program? We sure do, and last year alone, our staff of tobacco prevention specialists had 932 Dubuque-area students sign-up to take the pledge of commitment to be tobacco free.

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Personalized Care for Barb

July 6, 2014

Barb had an accident on the Bus in early January that resulted in breaking her leg and needing to go to a nursing home for rehabilitation.

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