George Leary, M.S Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Those afflicted with alcoholism suffer from a variety of problems that negatively impact upon many aspects of their lives. It is estimated that between 9 to 13 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. The statistics are quite frightening. Alcohol is responsible for half the annual deaths due to automobile accidents, and for more than 70% of adolescent suicides (Landy, 1987). There is an important medical document that you need to know about which can have a profound impact on the delivery of medical care that you receive. The document is called "An Advanced Directive". Loretta Green You've decided to commit to incorporating some form of physical activity into your lifestyle because you understand the benefit and importance. But where do you begin? This article is aimed at providing you with the tools to not only begin your quest to a healthier self, but also to help you remain on a positive path of good health and fitness. Andrea Price Vaginal infections are rarely life and death emergencies, but the intense itching and burning in your nether regions can sure feel like an emergency!. There are several types of vaginitis and each has it's own specific causes and treatments. But before we get into that, here are some things that your mother never told you. David Pryor, MD Teenagers (ages 13 to 19 years) in the United States are engaging in sexual activity in increasing numbers. Some children, even younger than 13 years of age, are having sex. The high rate of adolescent pregnancy is a national concern. The African American community has been and continues to be greatly impacted by the consequences of high rates of teen sexual activity and pregnancy. It is our responsibility to love, nurture and educate our youth so that they can make responsible choices with regard to their sexual behavior.