The dangers of vaping and e-cigarette use have been in the news almost daily for the past several months. Despite the dangers of vaping, teens are using e-cigarettes more than ever. In this podcast, we discuss the dangers of vaping, especially for teens and young adults, and what programs are available in Howard County to help those who use e-cigarettes quit their habit.
Teen health and suicide continue to dominate the news. In this episode, we look at new efforts being undertaken by the Health Department and partners, to combat the stigma surrounding mental health and how to take action to help those experiencing depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.
Population Health aims to improve the health of an entire group of people by addressing the social determinants of health. More simply, this broad topic centers on improving the health outcomes of families and communities by encouraging healthy lifestyles and ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities to live a healthy life.
It is no surprise that the name public health conjures up images of health inspectors investigating restaurants or perhaps a clinic for mothers and their babies. While both of those are accurate, there is much more to public health than meets the eye. In fact, it is often said that when public health is working, it is invisible. We’ll talk to three people working in very different areas of public health.
Many teens and young adults who are tackling school, extracurricular activities, social media, and their own high expectations, find themselves overwhelmed, often depressed and wondering how to handle it all. In Howard County, from 2014-2016 suicide was the number one cause of death for teens age 15-19. In this podcast, we'll talk to the mother of a Howard County girl who died by suicide and the lead clinician from Grassroots' Mobile Crisis Team about teen mental health, suicide and resources available to help.