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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

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Flu Knew?

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare provider. … Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

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Surgeon General Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focuses on important public health issues. The published reports are scientifically based and are hoped to generate health initiatives to help address these highlighted health issues such as the use of e-cigarette use among our young people. This recently published report is asking for health professionals, family,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Websites

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Meeting the Needs of Children During Disasters

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Certain disasters end quickly, while others affect large populations for an extended period of time. Disasters can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences. Each person prepares and responds differently to a disaster; however, children are at increased risk during and after a disaster for a variety of reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

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Privacy of Ancestry DNA Testing

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Are you one of many who received a direct-to-consumer genetic test over the holidays?  This popular gift sounds like fun and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement to learn more about your background. However, are you aware of the privacy, or lack of privacy, regarding these tests? Take some time to… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Jan

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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural

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Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

A recent issue of MMWR analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Plain Language Checklist for Emergency Responders

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office for Civil Rights recently developed a plain language checklist to help emergency responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during response and recovery efforts.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy

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