physical health

September 17, 2013

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Over the past four decades, the obesity rate in our nation’s children has risen at an alarming rate. Obesity puts our children at risk for Type […]
August 20, 2013

End of Summer Self-Care: Sleep & Nutrition

While the end of break quickly approaches, along with the dread of 6:00am alarm clocks going off, it is good to take a moment and focus […]
August 6, 2013

How Much Do You Know About Sunscreen?

Yes, here is yet another post about sunscreen despite this fall-like weather we’re having here in Michigan! Millions of Americans rely on sunscreen for protection from […]
July 9, 2013

Water Safety

Summer is here (finally!) and it’s time to think about safety around water! In the pool, at the beach, or in the bathtub, water can be […]
July 2, 2013

Summer Fun in Washtenaw County

During the summer there are lots of wonderful and fun things to do to! July is a great time to get outside, get moving, and try […]
June 19, 2013

Summer Safety Tips

After a long Michigan winter many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warm summer sunshine! Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy […]
June 12, 2013

Avoid Distractions

As the school year comes to an end, we are all reminded of our accomplishments. We all have much to celebrate: successful school years, work accomplishments, […]
May 28, 2013

Project VOICE – Building Leaders for Change in Michigan Communities

RAHS Youth Advisory Councils from Scarlett Middle, Willow Run High, and Ypsilanti High participated in SCHA-MI’s 4th annual Project Voice: A Dynamic Approach to Youth Empowerment […]
May 7, 2013

Allergies and Asthma

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May as the official month for awareness because of […]
April 16, 2013

Lauren’s Story

Lauren is a 16 year old who began coming to the RAHS clinic to participate in the Mood and Movement group.  She initially reported being interested […]
April 4, 2013

Get Yourself Tested

April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month and that means the annual Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign is in full swing. This national campaign is […]
May 19, 2015

Healthy Life Balance & Managing Stress

Just as it is important to eat a balanced diet, our minds and bodies benefit from a balanced lifestyle. Teenagers, as well as adults, have so […]
June 2, 2015

Adolescent Centered Environments

“I kind of felt disrespected.” … ”I felt like they were babying me.” … “My doctor assumes [things] sometimes, and it’s kind of awkward. She talks […]
September 8, 2015

Preparing for Change

The summer is long and, hopefully, it was a lot of fun! Your child or adolescent has probably been sleeping in, and doing a lot of […]
October 16, 2015

Immunizations and Preventive Care

There has been a lot of news and social media coverage about immunizations. The UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) follows the American Academy of […]