Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center provides educational experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes.

Documents for download - Health


  • National Women Check- Up Day Fact Sheet: National Women’s Check-Up Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to encourage women to visit health care professionals to receive regular, preventive check-ups and screenings.
  • Navigate Your Day With School Breakfast: School breakfast is here to throw you a life-raft and help you navigate the high seas of math class, history, and more.
  • Overheating in the Summer Sun: Very hot and humid weather causes an increase in internal body temperature, which places great demands upon the body’s cooling mechanisms.
  • Overview of West Nile Virus: West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus which is also found in the United States.
  • Reducing Heart Attack Risk: The risk of having a heart attack can be reduced even if you already have coronary heart disease or have had a previous attack.
  • World Food Day: World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed annually on October 16, in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.

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