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Dec

11

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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

Nov

21

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Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods Communities Affect Health

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

“You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy food. But did you know that where you live can affect your health, too?” This is from an article in the November issue of NIH News in Health.  Read about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, General

Aug

06

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NIOSH and Wikipedia

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is helping to make sure that the occupational safety and health information that reaches Wikipedia’s millions of readers is complete, up-to-date, and free of errors.

Posted in: Environmental Health, General, Websites

Jun

29

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NLM Announces New Version of TOXMAP!

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

A new version of TOXMAP is now available from the National Library of Medicine which does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices.

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

May

21

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Communicating the Health Effects of Climate Change: A Toolkit for Public Health Outreach

Posted by on May 21st, 2018 0 comments

The National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects recently developed a set of slides in collaboration with climate communication experts. These slides titled, Communicating the Health Effects of Climate Change: A Toolkit for Public Health Outreach, can be used to provide consistent, evidence-based information about climate change to the public…. Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Feb

12

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health recently published five wellness toolkits. The topics of these toolkits include: Your Surroundings, Your Feelings, Your Body, Your Relationships and Your Disease Defense. Within each toolkit, view a checklist of actions one can take to improve their health within each topic area. The checklists can be quickly reviewed and accessed… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Websites

Jan

09

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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Dec

08

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. MedlinePlus links also provided.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Nov

30

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Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

News Release from NIH Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health

Nov

03

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STEM Resources for Higher Ed

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags:

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health (TEH) highlights several sites and how to use them in the October 25th issue of STEM News: Resources for Higher Ed. Spotlight: ToxTutor Resources to Support Coursework ChemIDplus Research Poster Tips (2016 post from our own NTO) Tools & Tips Case Study featuring: Hazardous Substance Data Bank Household Products Database… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

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