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Nov

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November Is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In this special NIH-wide collaborative issue of Honoring Health, you will find a sample of the health resources available from many of the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that can be used to promote healthier Native communities.

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Nov

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NIH Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits is an innovative portal that highlights the NIH’s health and wellness resources for the public.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

Nov

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Erroneous Media Reports about Chickens and Halloween Costumes

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Rural

Oct

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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