Think about what a day looks like for today’s teenager. Most days, you’re balancing eight hours of class, after-school activities, hours of homework and maintaining relationships with family and friends. Some are doing all that while working part time. Most are doing it while trying to maintain a certain image in the outside world, in person and online — all while internally struggling with self-esteem issues that are common during adolescence. For some teens, online image holds a lot of importance. The Pew Research Center reports 94% of teens who go online using a mobile device do so daily, and 71% use more than one social media site when they do. That can lead to intense peer pressure, scrutiny and […]
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County health briefs offer comprehensive information about Tennessee cities and their surrounding areas. Each county health brief is different and focuses on that county’s biggest health challenges as identified by county and city health departments. Due to the highly customized nature of this information, statistics and metrics will vary from brief to brief. This health brief focuses on the top health priorities as identified by local experts, including the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department’s community health profile. Scroll down to read about health in Chattanooga and Hamilton County or jump to a specific section: Demographics Causes of death Disease Social determinants Health disparities Solutions What are the demographics of Hamilton County? Population 361,613 (2017) Population Growth Hamilton County has grown by […]
Mental illness is more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease. How mental illness affects Tennesseans.