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July 2015 Healthwise E-Links – Teen and Young Adult Health

New city or school. Skin problems. Death of a loved one or pet. Being a teen or young adult is tough. Support these important groups in your member or patient population by providing resources on things like controlling acne, relieving stress, and dealing with mono. The Healthwise Knowledgebase offers many resources and helpful information to educate your members and patients about teen and young-adult health topics.

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Keep your website content fresh and engaging with Healthwise E-links. The copy promotes timely health themes by highlighting topics in the Healthwise® Knowledgebase. Use the copy below on your website homepage or condition-specific pages, and create links to the related Healthwise Knowledgebase topics. You can also place the copy in emails, newsletters, or any other consumer outreach programs. Because of license restrictions, the images seen in Healthwise E-links are for Healthwise use only.

Dieci amici si fanno un selfie al parcoGot acne? Decide whether you should see a doctor

We know it’s frustrating—those red spots that seem to pop up overnight on your face, neck, shoulders, back, or chest. You might feel embarrassed or depressed because of your acne. Or you might avoid going out because of it. When it comes to controlling your acne, you have two options: care for your acne at home, or see a doctor. Home treatment may involve a gentle soap or over-the-counter lotions or creams. Medical treatment may involve lotions or pills. Deciding whether to see a doctor for your acne will depend on how bad it is, what’s involved in the treatment, and the benefits and risks. Use this interactive tool to compare your options and make the decision that’s right for you and your acne. [Create a hyperlink to the Acne: Should I See My Doctor? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID=aa37670]

Pucker up! Or not

Mononucleosis or “mono” earned its catchy nickname, the “kissing disease,” because the virus can be spread through kissing. But that’s not the only way it can spread. Mono can travel through contact with saliva, mucus from the nose and throat, and sometimes tears. If you have mono, you can avoid passing the virus to others by not kissing and by not sharing things like drinking glasses, eating utensils, or toothbrushes. Most often seen in teens and young adults, mono is a common illness that can leave you feeling weak and tired for weeks or even months. Everything you need to know about mono is in this helpful guide. [Create a hyperlink to the Mononucleosis Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw168620]

The skinny on relieving stress

Stress is a fact of life. It’s what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. But too much stress can have negative effects. Stress can be linked to headaches, an upset stomach, and trouble sleeping. It can also affect your relationships and how well you do at school or work. Luckily, there are some easy ways to relieve stress, like walking, laughing, writing or drawing, and playing with pets. The best ways to relieve stress are different for each person. So try some of these ideas and see which ones work for you. To help you manage your stress, we’ve got a resource full of helpful tips to measure, relieve, and avoid stress. [Create a hyperlink to the Stress Management Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=rlxsk]

Battling depression [for young adults only]

Depression is a common illness. It affects young and old, men and women, all ethnic groups, and all professions. Stressful life events, such as losing a close family member or friend, experiencing a divorce, or moving to a new place, may cause depression. Signs of depression include feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day for at least 2 weeks. Another common symptom is losing interest in daily activities that you used to enjoy, and feeling this way nearly every day for at least 2 weeks. If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, or think you might be facing depression, turn to this helpful guide to get the information you need to start feeling better. [Create a hyperlink to the Depression Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw30709]

Cheers to moderation [for young adults only]

From social activities to family and cultural traditions, alcohol plays a role in many people’s lives. If you choose to drink alcohol, the key is to keep your drinking at low to moderate levels. When you drink alcohol, you may be putting your health and safety at risk. Drinking amounts above the recommended guidelines increases your risk of harm. Drinking alcohol may harm your liver, cause high blood pressure, or lead to problems at work, school, or home. Get the facts on drinking and how it impacts your health with this helpful resource. [If you offer the U.S. Knowledgebase, create a hyperlink to the Drinking and Your Health Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=abj8190. If you offer the Canadian Knowledgebase, create a hyperlink to the Alcohol: Drinking and Your Health Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw130547]

Teasers for your social media networks

  • Embarrassed about your acne? Avoiding social gatherings because of it? Decide whether you should see a doctor for your acne. [Insert a shortened URL to the Acne: Should I See My Doctor? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID=aa37670]
  • Pucker up! Or not. What you need to know about mono (aka the “kissing disease”). [Insert a shortened URL to the Mononucleosis Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw168620]
  • Feeling stressed? Use these helpful tips to relieve and avoid stress. [Insert a shortened URL to the Stress Management Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=rlxsk]
  • Are you a young adult battling depression? Use this helpful guide to get the information you need to start feeling better. [Insert a shortened URL to the Depression Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw30709]
  • Cheers to moderation! Young adults, get the facts on drinking and your health with this helpful resource. [If you offer the U.S. Knowledgebase, insert a shortened URL to the Drinking and Your Health Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=abj8190. If you offer the Canadian Knowledgebase, insert a shortened URL to the Alcohol: Drinking and Your Health Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw130547]