June 2013

  1. Categories: Health Tips, Info News & Press Releases

    Cancer Survivorship

    Survival & Recovery from Cancer is on the Upswing! Millions of Americans are cancer survivors, living with, through, and beyond cancer. As the number of cancer survivors grows, CDC is working with partner organizations to help survivors throughout their cancer experience. The Good News People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis. Nearly 12 million Americans are alive after being...
  2. Categories: Info News

    The Smithsonian Institution’s first state-of-the-art exhibition about genome science, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

    New exhibition makes genome accessible to public Unique NIH-Smithsonian collaboration unlocks the present and future of genome science... The Smithsonian Institution’s first state-of-the-art exhibition about genome science, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, opens Friday, June 14, 2013, at the National Museum of Natural History in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a part of the National Institutes of...
  3. Categories: Info News, Pet Safety & Press Releases

    The National Institutes of Health plans to substantially reduce the use of chimpanzees biomedical research

    NIH to reduce significantly the use of chimpanzees in research “Americans have benefitted greatly from the chimpanzees’ service to biomedical research, but new scientific methods and technologies have rendered their use in research largely unnecessary,” said Dr. Collins. “Their likeness to humans has made them uniquely valuable for certain types of research, but also demands greater justification for their use...
  4. Categories: Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Keeping Food Safe - During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed.

    What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly Candle-IDeaHIGHLIGHTS To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only. If the power is out longer than two hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F. Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe. In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness. In cold weather, wear layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat. Avoid power lines and use electric tools and appliances safely to prevent electrical shock. IN THIS POST: Food Safety Safe Drinking Water Extreme Heat and Cold First Aid for Electrical Shock Power Line Hazards & Cars Avoid Carbon Monoxide Dangers of Gasoline Siphoning Safety at Work During Power Recovery Be Prepared for an Emergency Impact of Power Outage on Vaccine Storage Continue reading →
  5. Categories: General Safety Topics, Info News & Press Releases

    OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant in protecting workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events. News Release OSHA News Release: Contact Name: Adriano Llosa or Jesse Lawder Phone Number: (202) 693-4686 or x4659 Email: Llosa.Adriano.t@dol.gov or Lawder.Jesse@dol.gov Release Number: 13-1249-NAT OSHA urges increased...
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Summer means Lightning Deaths: Learn Lightning Safety & Separate Myth from Reality

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation - Summer is the peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, though people are struck by lightning year-round. Preparedness doesn't just mean stocking up on Survival Gear (although you should!) - It also means common sense, which includes learning about hazards - like Lightning. The National Weather Service provides a wide range of information about lightning, including...
  7. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    HIV / AIDS Awareness - National HIV Testing Day is June 27

    National HIV Testing Day (June 27) serves as a reminder of the importance of HIV testing.Use these resources to answer your questions about HIV testing: HIV Testing Locations - Enter your ZIP code to find a testing location near you, including those that offer free HIV tests. Types of HIV Tests - Different HIV tests are used in different situations...
  8. Categories: Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness

    The Hurricane Readiness Fact Sheet combines all of the key content of the CDC Hurricanes Web site into one downloadable, printable file. By printing this Portable Document Format (PDF) file, you will have important hurricane health and safety information available even when you're without power or Internet service. Download Fact Sheet Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness   List of Web Pages...
  9. Categories: General Safety Topics & Info News

    Safety Topics? Download Free Safety Articles!

    Free Safety Articles to Download! CDC Stacks is a free, digital library of CDC scientific research and literature, compiling more than 10,000 publications on a range of public health topics. Users can narrow their search by browsing one of the collections, such as MMWR: the First 30 Years, Open Access Articles, and others. The Guidelines and Recommendations collection is a...
  10. Categories: Child Safety & General Safety Topics

    Happy First Day of Summer! Be Safe and Have FUN!

    Summer Safety Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe Summer is the time for outdoor cookouts, pool parties and backyard play dates – not a time for bandaging scrapes, nursing burns – or worse. Learn these important summer safety tips and make sure everyone in your family knows them by heart too. That way, it will be a...

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