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Rising Rates of
STDs Pose Risk
CASES OF CERTAIN SEXUALLY
transmitted diseases have
reached a record high. The
three most commonly reported
STDs-syphilis, gonorrhea and
chlamydia-all saw increases
from 2017 to 2018, according to
a survey from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
A combined 2,457,118 cases of
the three STDs were reported in
the U.S. in 2018, up more than
160,000 since 2017.
Experts point to several factors for the rising STD rates,
including drug use and poverty
that reduce access to care
and prevention; a decrease in
condom use among those considered most vulnerable, such
as young people and gay and
bisexual men; and cuts to state
and local programs that provide
screening and patient follow-up.

ACT ON IT

The CDC says it best:
Talk, Test, Treat.
Talk to potential sexual partners
before having sex about when
they were last tested, and talk to
your healthcare provider about
STDs. If you're pregnant, early
prenatal care and STD testing are
extremely important.
Get tested. You can find a clinic
by visiting gettested.cdc.gov.

PEOPLE WHO DRINK
two glasses of soft drinks
daily have a 17 percent
higher risk of death
than those who drink
less than one glass per
month, according to
a study in the journal
JAMA Internal Medicine.
Higher consumption of any type of soft
drink-those sweetened
either by sugar or artificial sweeteners-raised
the risk of death from
all causes.
Drinking artificially
sweetened soft drinks
was linked to risk of
death from circulatory

1

daily sugary
beverage can
result in

5

pounds of weight
gain in a year if
calories aren't
cut from other
areas of your diet
Source: Harvard
T.H. Chan School
of Public Health

disease, while sugarsweetened soft drinks
were linked to risk of
death from digestive diseases. Sugar-sweetened
drinks can cause hyperglycemia-an elevated
blood sugar level-that
alters gut function and
increases the risk of
infection. Also, the type
of sugar used in soft
drinks can lower insulin sensitivity.
The study included
data from more than
450,000 people from
10 European countries
who were followed for an
average of 16 years.

Replace soft drinks with other options.
Water is the best choice. If you don't like to drink it plain,
infuse it with fruits and herbs for variety. If you prefer a
drink with caffeine, stick to tea or coffee without adding
much-or any-sugar.
ACT ON IT

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Treat any STDs that you have,
following a medical plan from your
healthcare provider. All STDs are
treatable, and most are curable.

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