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Apr

23

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DASH Health Care Data 101 Guide

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is an initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The focus of DASH is to support community collaborations to address local issues affecting community health, enhance communities’ abilities to plan and implement activities through sharing data and information, and to identify methods to improve data sharing. The DASH Health… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Apr

10

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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

Mar

13

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Recipe of the Week

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine consumer health resource, recently created a new feature, Recipe of the Week. Here you can find healthy yet tasty dishes to cook and serve. Each recipe includes the ingredients, prep and cook time, number of servings, and nutrition information for Quinoa Black Bean Salad, Quick Beef Casserole, Baked Tilapia… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Mar

02

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Foundation for Biomedical Research Blog

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

The Foundation for Biomedical Research has an interesting blog supporting their mission of improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for biomedical research.

Posted in: General

Feb

23

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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick…. Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Feb

23

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Some Vitamins Can Cause False Test Results but Not Harm

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Biotin, a great supplement for nail and hair growth along with many other positive things for your body, has been recently linked to impacting test results for several conditions and diseases. The FDA has put out an alert that the biotin that you ingest, can cause false readings on certain test results for things such… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Feb

23

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TV Medical Dramas Give the Wrong Idea About Real Healthcare

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

TV shows like Greys Anatomy and ER have been standard TV fare in most households for the past several decades. As entertaining as they are, they can give an unrealistic view of our healthcare system and how hospitals work. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma Surgery & Acute Care- states that medical dramas… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Feb

21

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Move More for Heart Month

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Promoting February as American Heart Month, they have these suggestions. Heart disease can be prevented, and you can lower your risk by being more active. Endurance,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Senior

Feb

21

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HIV Among African Americans

Posted by on February 21st, 2018 0 comments

This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans.  According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”  

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Feb

14

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Writing about Disabilities Style Guide

Posted by on February 14th, 2018 0 comments

This style guide, from the National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ), provides appropriate language to use when writing or talking about people with disabilities, including addiction. It’s intended for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who seek to use appropriate and correct language. An excerpt: “The American Psychiatric Association recommends avoiding… Read More »

Posted in: General, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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