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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

Jan

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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

Jan

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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

Dec

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Sustainable Holiday Choices

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Are you one of those organized people who are already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more “sustainable?” The more people who… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Dec

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Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, when celebrations, special events, or holidays… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior

Dec

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Rethink Your Holiday Drinking

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Many of us look forward to celebrations during the holidays, a time when some people are more likely to drink beyond their limits than at other times of the year. Some will suffer adverse consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. Sadly, we often put ourselves and others at risk because we… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

07

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Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments

One of the most important advances in treating serious mental illness in recent years is improving care for people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. It is known that early phases of mental illness can be identified, and then team-based coordinated specialty care treatment… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Nov

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National Diabetes Month: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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Food Safety for Young Adults

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

As our children grow up and leave for college or employment they are taking steps to becoming independent including how to grocery shop, eat healthy, and keep food safe.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information specifically for young adults regarding food safety. Food safety tips sheets provide bite-sized information in both English and… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

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