Take Care: All About Your Health (June 2012)

Take Care: All About Your Health (June 2012)

HIV testing awareness day: know your status

Have you thought about getting an HIV test lately?

About 20 percent of the 1.3 million Americans living with HIV don’t know they’re infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National HIV Testing Awareness Day today is all about reminding everyone that knowing your HIV status is a good idea.

Loneliness and living alone can be health hazards

Loneliness can hurt at any age, but for older adults it can be lethal.

In a study of people over 60, loneliness was associated with a higher risk of death and functional decline in daily living activities, upper extremity tasks and stair-climbing,

Kids as physically active as their friends are, study finds

How much do your kids’ friendships matter when it comes to how physically active they are?

A lot, according to a new study done by Vanderbilt University and published in the journal Pediatrics, June 2012.