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Help Prevent Youth Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Everyone has an important role in stopping youth violence before it starts. CDC’s Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide provide action steps to help everyone be part of the solution. Is Youth Violence a Public ...

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off. Heat exposure can even kill you: it ...

Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. When wildfires burn in your ...

National Men’s Health Week

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 9-15, 2014. During ...

It’s almost that time of year again – Hurricane Readiness

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing ...

National Women’s Health Week

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention May 11-17 is National Women’s Health Week. Take steps to live a safer and healthier life. This year, give yourself a healthy makeover and enjoy the benefits for life. Women across the country are taking steps to live safer and healthier lives ...

Spring and Summer Outdoor Safety

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The return of warmer temperatures brings the opportunity for freedom, relaxation, exploration, and being closer to nature. Whether you’re relaxing in the backyard, turning up your garden, hitting the pool, or exploring the great outdoors, ...

What Every Pet Owner Should know about Roundworms and Hookworms

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Some of these diseases are very common. For zoonotic diseases that are caused by ...

What is Fibromyalgia?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as, Morning ...

10 Things to Know About New Autism Data

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorder New data from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network show that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and the ...

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus)?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies to cells within the body leading to widespread inflammation and tissue damage. The causes of SLE are unknown but are believed to be linked to ...

Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break

Source: http://www.cdc.gov Going to another country for spring break? Follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury abroad. Spring break means an escape from the daily grind. For high school and college students, it can be a rite of passage or an annual tradition. This is your ...

Staying Healthy on a Cruise

Source: Centers for Disease Control Don’t risk spoiling your cruise vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow these tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation. For many people, a cruise is an ideal way to relax and see the world. You are surrounded by the gorgeous blue of the ocean, get ...

National WEAR RED DAY, Feb. 7

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women, and actually killed more women than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. And the red dress has become the iconic symbol of our ...

February is American Heart Month

Source: Centers for Disease Control Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, the Centers for ...

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation over 4 million Americans have glaucoma in the United States and nearly half of those with glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease. There are no early warning signs or symptoms with ...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes and the EYE: Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body produces little or no insulin.  It affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The major cause of blindness in people with diabetes is diabetic ...

No More Excuses: You Need a Flu Vaccine!

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, www.cdc.gov Get the Facts – The flu vaccine is safe, does not cause the flu, and can protect the ones you love. Even healthy people need a flu vaccine. Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to ...

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Source: www.ready.gov/ The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools ...

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Immunizations are NOT just for kids! Regardless of age, we ALL need immunizations to keep us healthy. With time, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. With adulthood comes ...


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