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What does "healthy eating" mean?

Want to get peak performance, whether it's in the gym, in the classroom, or wherever? How does what you eat affect you? Go to www.nwtfoodsurvey.ca and fill out a short survey.  It will take about 7-10 minutes to complete.  There are two surveys one, for adults (20+) and another for youth (13 - 19).  The surveys close February 28, 2010.  At the end of the survey you can enter a draw for prizes.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include trust, companionship, respect, affection and intimacy. But some teens are victims of violence in their relationships. They need support and understanding, whether the relationship is still going on or not.

It is not OK for anyone to hurt you. A violent person does not just lose his or her temper: violence is done on purpose. You might feel confused, angry, hurt or scared. All of these feelings are normal.

Condoms always come in square packages, right?

Not necessarily!  Condoms are now being marketed in new, fun ways. "One" condom company is a company that is marketing "next generation" condoms and giving you an opportunity to share your design ideas. "One" condoms have been spotted in some stores around the NWT - check them out!

 

http://www.onedesigncontest.com/discover/index.htm

Have you heard? There’s a new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.

There's a new vaccine that provides protection against a common virus called Human Papillomavirus or HPV.  This virus can cause cervical cancer.

The HPV vaccine will be offered free to Grade 4 girls in the NWT. A catch-up program will also be offered over the next 5 years for girls in grades 9-12.

Syphilis is in the NWT

SYPHILIS ALERT!

Have you seen this sign posted in public places around the NWT? This has been used to alert NWT residents that there is currently an outbreak of the STI Syphilis in our communities. Check out pictures of the Syphilis bacteria & learn more about this STI under the STI section.

http://www.respectyourself.ca/stis/stisandsymptoms

NWT HPV Study - Get Your Pap Test Today!

PapResearchers in the NWT are currently doing a study on HPV and you can participate by filling out a 5-10 minute survey when you get your regular Pap test!

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