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    Holiday Season! Be Safe!

    Simple Winter and Holiday advice from the Department of Homeland Security Holiday Candles – Warm Glow or Blazing Inferno? Healthy Holiday Foods Holidays and Drunk Drivers
  2. TB
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    TB or not TB - great strides are being made against Tuberculosis. Globally, two billion people are infected with tuberculosis (TB), the world’s leading infectious disease killer. TB is deadly and it can also be resistant to antibiotics. Each year, half a million cases across the globe are drug-resistant, meaning the drugs used to treat TB will not kill the...
  3. Healthy Holiday Foods
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    Healthy Holiday Foods

    Diet - it's an Americanism to consider a "Diet" as a weight loss regimen - as an example, what we call "Diet Soda" most other countries call "Light". So what is a diet? A diet is simply the food and drink regularly provided or consumed... and you can determine if this will be healthful or not. A consideration and recommendation of...
  4. Ethnocentrism
    Categories: Health Tips & Info News


    While politics consume media attention, and ethnocentrism makes many shout about US monies spent abroad, consider how much we learn for safety at home from efforts outside our borders. Without the work we've done in other countries, we wouldn't have been prepared to deal with scary diseases like Ebola and Zika when they hit our borders. Heck, we might not...
  5. Record heat
    Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too. Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job. Heat Safety Tool By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have...
  6. Allergy & Flu News
    Categories: Asthmatic Child, Health Tips & Flu & Pandemic

    Allergy & Flu News

    Vaccine Strategy Induces Antibodies that Can Target Multiple Influenza Viruses... Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a universal influenza vaccine, according to...
  7. The #1 risk factor for lung cancer
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    The #1 risk factor for lung cancer

    According to the Center's for Disease Control & Prevention: Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and African American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the United States. Menthol cigarette smoking is highest among African Americans—a likely effect of targeted marketing by the tobacco industry. To learn more about tobacco-related behaviors and disparities...
  8. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

    Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010 . Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Very Very Frightening – Heat & Lightning HEAT Death by Heat Is a Heat...
  9. HEAT
    Categories: First Aid Articles, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips


    Preparing for Extreme Heat Here at the end of Extreme Heat Week ?? we want to remind you that extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. While heat illness may affect seniors and the very young more rapidly, it is a...
  10. Death by Heat
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    Death by Heat

    Heat is typically the leading cause of weather related fatalities each year. A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot and humid weather, generally lasting more than 2 days. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on...

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