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Oct

09

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Overdiagnosis

Posted by on October 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before symptoms may appear. These screenings can diagnose diseases early which may allow for easier and more effective treatment. Which tests are needed may depend on your age, gender, and family history. But some experts say that screenings can sometimes do more harm than good and that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

05

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CDC Prevention Research Centers Highlight Health Equity Projects

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

Each year the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showcases research projects in brief videos that focus on health equity. In 2018, seven CDC Prevention Research Centers, that are members of AAMC, developed videos to demonstrate how research can contribute to narrowing gaps in health and health care. The seven videos describe innovative, community-partnered research projects… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Oct

05

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All of Us Research Program Welcomes the Asian Health Coalition

Posted by on October 5th, 2018 0 comments

The All of Us Research Program welcomes the Asian Health Coalition as its newest community engagement partner. In this role, the group will raise awareness about the program and the opportunity for diverse communities to participate in precision medicine research. The Asian Health Coalition is a Chicago-based organization that works to improve the health and… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Sep

19

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Aug

14

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“Your Best Shot”

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

Aug

06

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National Immunization Awareness Month in August

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

Every August is dedicated to National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). NIAM is an annual observance designed to highlight the importance of immunizations. Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.

Posted in: Public Health

Aug

06

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CDC Training Hot Topic: Opioids *New Courses Available*

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Learn clinical and public health strategies for addressing the opioid overdose epidemic with the latest courses on the CDC TRAIN Learning Network.

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

13

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World Hepatitis Day

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide who are unaware they are living with viral hepatitis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes July 28 as World Hepatitis Day with the theme, “Find the Missing Millions.” Visit the World Hepatitis Day page to find statistics, join the effort to remain informed, and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jun

29

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NPA/NHMA Webinar: Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 0 comments

This webinar in July on Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities hosted by NPA/NHMA will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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

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