1. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Importance Info
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Importance Info

    The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2019) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by minimizing the risk of illness and injury. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity every week, including water-based physical activity, can benefit everyone’s health. Each of us plays a role in preventing...
  2. 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...
  3. Community Health Simulation
    Categories: Child Safety & Community News

    Community Health Simulation

    What is a HealthSim? The community health simulation is the newest violence prevention tool on CDC's VetoViolence website. This game-like experience demonstrates the connections between violence and community issues, such as struggling businesses and schools, overcrowded jails, and long wait hours in the emergency room. The simulation puts you in the driver's seat of Vetoville. You can explore the town...
  4. Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Frostbite
    Categories: First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics & Outdoor Safety

    Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Frostbite

    Cool Tip of the Week Avoid Frostbite - People who aren't dressed properly for extremely cold temperatures or who have reduced blood circulation are especially at risk for frostbite.  Learn how to recognize frostbite and what to do about it. Learn more about frostbite >> Frostbite Winter Weather: Frostbite Play it Safe Outdoors Learn how Pocket, Hand & Body Warmers work
  5. More on e-cigs and Teens
    Categories: Child Safety & Health Tips

    More on e-cigs and Teens

    We talked about the escalation of e-cigarette use in teens, as well as hookahs and how this leads to life long health matters as well as being a gateway to smoking regular cigarettes. Now, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) gives us updated statistics: More than 18 million US middle and high school youth were exposed to e-cigarette ads in...
  6. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

    With National Preparedness Month around the corner, we wanted to share one of our favorite resources with our readers. Most often, on thinks of FEMA, Ready.gov, or America's PrepareAthon when thinking "Preparedness" - but what about the CDC? The Centers for Disease Control and prevention offer a wealth of free resources on the subject of preparedness... here are a few: Types of...
  7. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ready?

    Is the CDC "Ready"? While CDC encourages the public to be aware of personal and family preparedness, not all CDC staff practice what they preach. In an effort to increase personal preparedness as part of workforce culture, CDC created the Ready CDC initiative. Targeting the CDC workforce living in metropolitan Atlanta, this program recently completed a pilot within the organization...
  8. Categories: Asthmatic Child, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Tuberculosis - TB Safety and Information

    Promising Class of Antibiotics Discovered for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Topics concerning TB Safety include: Epidemiology and symptoms of tuberculosis. Modes by which tuberculosis is transmitted. The CDC Guidelines. The Exposure Control Plan. Recognition of exposure situations. Practices to prevent exposure. Administrative and engineering controls. Selection and use of personal protective equipment (including respirators). and more. Get a Quote for...
  9. Categories: Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Who is watching the Spread of Flu while CDC is Shut Down?

    Flu Watch is a BIG responsibility of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - with the Government shut down - who is monitoring the spread of Influenza this Fall? Athenahealth to Monitor Flu Activity During Government Shutdown During the government shutdown, health IT vendor athenahealth plans to monitor flu activity and issue updates accordingly. Such activity normally is conducted...
  10. Categories: Health Tips, Info News & Press Releases

    Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America

    David J. Sencer CDC Museum open on Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! New exhibit examines health equality over last 120 years in the United States What The exhibit, Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America, looks back through history at how minority groups have experienced health problems differently, helps us understand why these differences persist, and examines...

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