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Sepsis Awareness Materials

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Anyone can get an infection and almost any infection can lead to sepsis. Minority groups living with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney diseases are at higher risk for developing infections that can lead to sepsis. Everyone should know the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast if… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

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Elder Orphans

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you live alone with no family or no family nearby? Do you have few friends to rely on? You might be an “Elder Orphan” or as some prefer, “Solo Ager”. Elder orphans are a growing number of Americans, according to a report by AARP, and this vulnerable population will continue to increase. Growing older… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

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Summer Food Safety

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

Summer weather is a time for gathering of friends and family on picnics and cookouts. It is also a time when foodborne illnesses can increase. But with a few safety tips much of this can be avoided. Planning to barbecue? First of all, check to make sure your grill is safe to use. The National… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Safe and Healthy Traveling

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

School is out and the summer offers opportunities to see family, friends, and new experiences. Whether you’re traveling close by or internationally, by bicycle or cruise ship, on your own or with children, preparation is important. Take some time to view the suggested web links below to better enjoy traveling. MedlinePlus’ Traveler’s Health webpage includes… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Tips for Teens fact sheets about drugs

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. These insightful and easy-to-read brochures provide important facts teens need to know, answer frequently asked questions, and help to dispel common myths about each of the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse

May

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Medical Alert Systems

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Medical alert systems—where the press of a wearable call button puts you in touch with a dispatcher who can summon emergency help or contact a friend or family member—may offer some reassurance. If you’re considering such a system, which should you choose? The wide variety of features, service options, and fees can make it challenging to… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior

May

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2018 Car Seat Guide for Families

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

May

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Consumers’ Checkbook

Posted by on May 8th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes.  Prospective surgery patients will find the Consumers’ Checkbook website a helpful guide when shopping for a surgeon. The Surgeon Rating is based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

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Keeping Backyard Poultry

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Owning backyard chickens and other poultry has become more popular over the years and it can be a great experience. Many owners enjoy the educational opportunity for family and friends as well as having fresh eggs for cooking and eating. But, be aware that these livestock carry germs and can cause people to get sick…. Read More »

Posted in: General

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Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) resource directory

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Children’s Cancer Association’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.” Now in its fifth edition, this vital support tool is sent free of charge to every pediatric hospital in the country as well… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

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