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Oct

03

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Secondhand Smoke: Nonsmokers May Not Know They Have Been Exposed

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

A new study in Carcinogenesis finds that many people underestimate their exposure to secondhand smoke and thus not know they are at risk of lung cancer and other conditions. Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought (HealthDay): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/eez3 For more information about Secondhand Smoke, including how to protect yourself and your children, go to MedlinePlus: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1bkd

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, Public Health

Sep

15

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Updated Disaster Information Specialization Courses

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A… Read More »

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

Sep

01

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K-12 Plastics Videos

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection Plastics Videos are Here! Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we… Read More »

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

Jul

28

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TOXMAP adds Native Lands layer

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

“The TOXMAP beta now includes a Native Lands map layer that shows geographic areas of certain native populations, including American Indian Reservations and Off-Reservation Trust Lands, Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas, and Hawaiian Home Lands…” Read the full announcement from the National Library of Medicine TOXMAP News, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3lkf. The announcement includes a link to guides on… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Jul

27

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Building Environments for Active Living

Posted by on July 27th, 2016 0 comments

Having a place to exercise or play sports is an important part of healthy living. But many lack access to sidewalks and safe paths for running, walking or biking. The opportunities to play sports may not exist. The according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), zip codes can be more important to health than… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

21

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Health and Well-Being for All Meeting-in-a-box

Posted by on July 21st, 2016 0 comments Tags:

The Health and Well-Being for All meeting-in-a-box, http://bit.ly/2afpRj6, provides resources needed to explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. This tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials, including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators. Currently, there are three modules: obesity, gang violence, and asthma. The box… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Public Health

Jul

18

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Protecting kids from Zika

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books. Zika – Parents: http://bit.ly/2a6stji  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

18

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people a year visit the emergency department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, but poisoning can be prevented. Resources to learn more include: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention (CDC): http://bit.ly/2ab3kql Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (MedlinePlus): http://bit.ly/29QhRWa

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

May

31

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EPA Community-Based Water Resiliency Tool

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

The Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) Tool (version 2.0) is an easy way to find out how prepared your community is to handle emergencies that impact your water systems and learn about tools and resources that can be used to build resilience. The self-assessment in the tool is for: drinking water and wastewater utilities state primacy agencies, hospitals public… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

May

06

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Learn from University Green Cleaning Leaders

Posted by on May 6th, 2016 0 comments

Learn from the Leaders: Community Engagement in Higher Education May 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. CST Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/1TMSVOw From Healthy Schools Campaign and Green Clean Schools This webinar will showcase the innovative green cleaning programs at Texas Tech University and University of California, Irvine, with special attention to their ability to galvanize their… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

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