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Apr

17

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My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Measles

Posted by on April 17th, 2019 0 comments

Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Mar

28

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Fool the Numbers – Stay Active & Healthy!

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

April 1 marks the kick off for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the theme this year is Active & Healthy.  The Office of Minority Health will join partners throughout the country to promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 36 percent (page 20) of the population… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

28

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Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health

Posted by on March 28th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.  View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website.  Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues: We pay great… Read More »

Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars

Mar

12

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How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you know someone who is being hurt? Or someone who is causing harm? Are you worried about what might be happening in a loved one’s relationship? The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is here to help with the guide, How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship: A Friends & Family Guide. This guide… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jan

08

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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

03

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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural

Jan

03

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Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

A recent issue of MMWR analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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

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

Dec

06

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Public Comment Period for Healthy People 2030 Open!

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Public Health

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