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  1. Categories: Automated External Defibrillators (AED), CPR, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips & Press Releases

    Challenge to control your blood pressure!

    Of course High Blood Pressure is one of the leading causes of Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes. but you CAN control it! Million Hearts launches annual blood pressure control challenge The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood...
  2. Categories: Child Safety, Health Tips & Press Releases

    Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

    Raising children? Got Teens or Tweens? You may want to check out this CDC opportunity to learn! Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness. This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. (EDT). Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Best Practice – Residential Safe Room

    Safe Above Ground in Newcastle NEWCASTLE, OK – One year after Ronda and Billy Johnson installed a safe room in their garage, their home was totally destroyed by a tornado. It proved a wise investment because that safe room saved their lives that day. A powerful EF-5 tornado ripped through Newcastle, Oklahoma, and nearby communities on May 20, 2013, destroying...
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    53 million adults in the US live with a disability

    As we mentioned, last Sunday was the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Did you know that 53 million adults in the US live with a disability? CDC: 53 million adults in the US live with a disability New report provides state-by-state data on disability types   In the United States, one out of every five adults has...
  5. Categories: Info News & Press Releases

    Christmas in July!

    Get Your Gifts Now Dashing through the snow. In a one horse open sleigh... Oh, wait...It's July! Use promo code “12DAYS” for an EXTRA 12% OFF SITEWIDE ONLINE AT CHECKOUT or WHEN ORDERING TOLL FREE! 866.622.6324 The Fine Print Offer expires at midnight 07/26/15–Available Online or Toll Free-Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or incentives. Offer cannot be...
  6. Categories: Info News & Press Releases

    FDA Teams with

    A new partnership between the Food and Drug Administration and will greatly expand the delivery of FDA Consumer Updates, the agency’s primary consumer-oriented publication that provides information about the safe use of FDA-regulated products. Under the terms of the partnership, Healthline has agreed to feature FDA Consumer Updates and other content on its website, produce a newsletter and alerts...
  7. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Info News & Press Releases

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    U Drive. U Text. U Pay. That's what the DOT has to say. One Text or Call Could Wreck It All: Commit to Distraction-Free Driving - The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation is...
  8. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Press Releases

    Is your water safe? Groundwater Hazards

    Groundwater - we think it's better than municipal water since it doesn't have all that gnarly chemical processing... is it? Read about Arsenic and Old Pipes About 41% of Americans depend on ground water from a public source or private well, but nearly 94% of all drinking water outbreak-associated illnesses occur in water systems that use a ground water source. Bacteria, viruses...
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    Lucky Friday the 13th!

  10. Categories: Press Releases

    Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

    Last Friday, CDC released RFA-CE15-1501, Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States. This major new funding opportunity will provide state health departments with resources and support to advance comprehensive state-level interventions for preventing prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose. CDC’s Injury Center intends to commit up to $55,600,000 total funding over the entire 4-year project period with a maximum of...

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