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May

07

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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Mar

28

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Serious Reactions to Medications and other Medical Therapies

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

Have you or someone you know experienced a serious adverse reaction to a medication or supplement?  Did you know you have the right and ability to report your experience to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?  You can do so through MedWatch, the name of the FDA’s program for monitoring events such as: serious reactions,… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, General

Feb

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

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

Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jan

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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

10

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

Posted in: General

Jan

10

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Flu Knew?

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

Nov

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National Diabetes Month: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type… Read More »

Posted in: General

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

Sep

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Online Health Information Course

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

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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