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San Joaquin County to Launch Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services for HIV Prevention

San Joaquin County to Launch Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services for HIV Prevention

Submitted by Krista Dommer, San Joaquin County Public Health Services

Approximately 80 San Joaquin County Residents become newly infected with HIV every year

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will begin offering HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in February. 

PrEP is a way for people who do not have HIV, but who have an increased chance of getting it, to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill called Truvada every day. Truvada has been shown to be safe and to help HIV-negative people to stay that way. PrEP is used along with other prevention methods, such as condoms. When taken daily, PrEP can reduce the chance of getting HIV by more than 90 percent. If not taken daily, PrEP will not be as protective against HIV infection.

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

You heard me. Put it down. You don’t need that last Milky Way. No seriously, you don’t. Will one more kill you? No. But you don’t need it. Step away. Throw it away. Like deep down in the trash so you aren’t tempted to dig it out later in a moment of weakness. Is it in there? Deep down? Good. Now get out of the house and go for a walk. Crisis adverted.

You’re welcome.

I think we can officially welcome Autumn at this point since it doesn’t appear it will hit 90 degrees again in the coming weeks. So welcome beautiful cool, crisp, air. Bright, deep, gorgeous fall colors, and every holiday that center’s around eating. We here at Mama Bootcamp welcome you with open arms. (notice I did not say open mouths?) but open arms yes, because it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs
Drug Take-Back Event Scheduled for September 26, 2015

Tracy, Calif. – On Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Tracy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by freeing their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Tracy Police Department representatives at 324 East 11th Street in the north parking lot of City Hall. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected.

SMOOTHIES!

SMOOTHIES!
Just the name alone sounds refreshing, right?

If you were lucky enough to get a Vitamix or Ninja as a gift recently then you are probably looking for all kinds if smoothie recipes.  Here is a great little Green smoothie chart to give you inspiration for your own fruit and veggie combinations.

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

Check out this mat recently spotted at a Mama Bootcamp class.  Don't you love it?!

FOCUS on pulling that belly button into your spine, especially on that third set of planks.
DON'T QUIT believing in yourself - you can do this!
HAVE FUN with your tribe in an empowering, supportive environment.

Do you have a black sharpie pen?  Write a few motivational words to yourself on your exercise mat.  Or maybe even a short term goal.  Challenge yourself a little harder at your next workout (you know you can do this!)

Celebrate Women's Health in Modesto and Stockton

Celebrate Women's Health in Modesto and Stockton

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: Empowering women to think and feel great

The public is invited to the 7th annual Women’s Night Out, a free program to celebrate and enhance women’s health. Come meet with Kaiser Permanente experts who will discuss a variety of compelling topics for women including how to lower the risk of cancer, the benefits of plant-based diets, improving skin and eye care, and more.

The first presentation will be Thursday, May 14, from 5:30–8 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center, 4601 Dale Road, Modesto, Conference Rooms 1A92–4. The second presentation the following week will be Thursday, May 21, from 5:30–8 pm. at Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices, 7373 West Lane, Stockton, Conference Rooms A–I.

For more information and to RSVP, call 209-464-8707, ext. 101 or email judith@buethecommunications.com. Also, www.kp.org/centralvalley