Sadly, back in the U.S. after having the ultimate public health experience! It’s been a few months since I last posted, and I kind of have the best excuse…I was away in Ghana for over three months doing what I love to do most, using my skills to serve and help other people. If you’veContinue reading “Where in the World is Tonja?”
Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted; and every 9 minutes a child is sexually assulted.1 The numbers are heartbreaking. Each year, approximately 430,000 people living in the United States experience sexual assault, some of them children.2 Data from 2018 estimated that 734,630 people were raped (threatened, attempted, or completed) in the U.S.Continue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”
A few years ago, I noticed several dialysis centers popping up around Maryland and DC. It seemed like there was one on almost every other corner. The amount of dialysis centers in my area has become so alarming that one of my former co-workers spoke about it during a meeting, as we tried to thinkContinue reading “World Kidney Day”
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Today marks the 17th annual Wear Red Day. Wear Red. Bring awareness to heart disease.
Did you know that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month? Have questions? Read here!
Did you know that today is World AIDS Day? Get tested. Know Your Status.
Do you know your numbers? Learn about the importance of knowing your A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol numbers.
Did you know the 15-15 Rule can treat hypoglycemia? Learn the steps to take if you are experiencing low blood sugar.
Did you know November is National Diabetes Month? Read about my personal story here and learn the basics of diabetes prevention and management.
Did you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also celebrated in Ghana?