Resources on Health

She sat in my office stiff and straight-backed, looking down at my desk as though something was keeping this 16-year-old girl’s rapt attention. She twirled her hair. She bit her lip. She looked at her shoes. She fussed with the... Continue...

Youth suicide is a major public health concern in the United States, and a leading cause of death for children 5 to 11. Here are five facts you should know about children and suicide: 1. Suicide in elementary school–aged children... Continue...

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day.   Millions of people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that often leave them feeling confused, afraid and alone.  These conditions don’t just affect individuals,... Continue...

Midway through the last century, a prominent scientist named F.M. Burnet stated: “If one looks around the medical scene in North America or Australia, the most important current change he sees is the rapidly diminishing importance of infectious diseases. .... Continue...

In a whisper she says, “Oh, he’s been dealing with depression for many years.” In a telephone call, a teenager reports that a friend took his own life last night. A few weeks ago, our neighbor was in the news.... Continue...

What is Zika? Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, says the Centers for Disease Control. Only 1 in 5 people infected by the virus... Continue...

Church can be a tough place for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar, or any other mental disorder. Not because church members don’t care about those who struggle with mental illness, but because most church members don’t really know... Continue...

In May 2015, health officials reported confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in areas of northeast Brazil. By the end of 2015, further reports emerged regarding an increased number of Brazilian infants born with abnormally small heads and neurologic impairment.... Continue...

The continued good health of a Mississippi baby born with HIV causes Hannah Gay, the HIV specialist who treats the child, to speak of divine intervention. The baby remains in remission more than 18 months after her last anti-viral treatment.... Continue...

SBC’s Richard Land joins Tennessee faith leaders in Aug. 28 press conference to call for legislation to protect kids from tobacco Continue...