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In Case You Missed It: Favorite Posts of 2021 Blogs CDC

(3 days ago) Prep Your Mental Health for an Emergency. Traumatic events and most emergencies are beyond your control. You can, however, prepare your mental health for the stress of an emergency. Practice self-care, develop coping skills, and make social connections before an emergency happens. Taking care of yourself can also better equip you to take care

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Looking Forward: Key Milestones in Health Equity! Blogs

(4 days ago) While health care is essential, health equity reaches beyond the proximity of care facilities or one’s access to adequate coverage. Achieving health equity is ultimately rooted in addressing drivers such as the social determinants of health and reducing health disparities.

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About this Blog Blogs CDC

(1 days ago) Conversations in Equity. A CDC, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) Blog devoted to increasing awareness of health inequities and promoting national, state, and local efforts to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. Welcome to the CDC OMHHE Conversations in Equity Blog! We hope you find this blog a useful way to share and exchange …

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New CDC Partnerships to Advance the Development and

(3 days ago) In addition, the capability to create and manipulate electronic reference materials will support evolving precision medicine and public health applications. Posted on November 16, 2021 by Lisa V. Kalman, Ira M. Lubin, Division of Laboratory Systems, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Get Involved with Your Neighbors During Hi Neighbor Month

(2 days ago) CDC - Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog – Get Involved with Your Neighbors During Hi Neighbor Month - Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Environmental Justice: A Leader

(6 days ago) Dr. King’s advocacy actions line up with the ways the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) works toward equality in the context of environmental health and health disparities through our various activities and initiatives.

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The Role of Demographics in the Future of Work Blogs CDC

(9 days ago) Andrea Steege, PhD, MPH is a lead research health scientist and epidemiologist in the NIOSH Division of Field Studies and Engineering and Occupational Health Equity Program Assistant Coordinator. Sara L. Tamers, PhD, MPH is Coordinator of the NIOSH Future of Work Initiative, Coordinator of the Total Worker Health ® Program, and Assistant

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Bed Bugs! Blogs CDC

(1 days ago) Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, but they are a troublesome health nuisance. Their bites can cause mild to severe allergic reactions, and people living in infested homes have reported anxiety, insomnia, and systemic reactions. 4 These bites don’t just occur at home. Using workers’ compensation (WC) claims data from California between 2000 and …

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A COVID-19 Paradox: Finding Strength in Weakness Blogs CDC

(8 days ago) A COVID-19 Paradox: Finding Strength in Weakness. Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”. And I, being the opportunist that I am, might have taken that a bit too literally. A month and a half before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the International Task Force

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Our Health and Our Environment Are Intertwined Blogs CDC

(6 days ago) Closely related to health geography, spatial epidemiology is a subfield of epidemiology focused on the study of the spatial (of or relating to space) distribution of health outcomes. Specifically, spatial epidemiology is concerned with the description and examination of disease and its geographic variations.

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COVID-19 Blogs CDC

(4 days ago) Mendelian Randomization: A Precision Public Health Tool for the COVID-19 Response. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was known about the natural history of the disease, predicting the course of the pandemic was of premier importance for treating sick patients and redoubling efforts to protect those at highest risk of adverse outcomes.

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Health Investigations Blogs CDC

(4 days ago) Paul Charp is a senior health physicist with ATSDR’s Division of Community Health Investigations (DCHI). DCHI works to reduce person’s exposures to toxic substances. A health physicist is an individual who has specific training in radiation safety protecting people and their environment from potential radiation hazards.

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Healthy State of Mind to Cope with an Emergency Blogs CDC

(4 days ago) What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can affect how we think, feel, relate to others, and plays a role in how we handle stress and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life. Emergencies or natural disasters can disrupt our mental health.

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personal health Blogs CDC

(7 days ago) Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. Most people have family history of at least one chronic disease that makes them more likely to get that disease.(1) Staying informed of your family’s health history can help you and your Read More >

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Prepare Your Health Blogs CDC

(6 days ago) Emergency Preparedness Tips for Parents of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. April is National Autism Awareness Month. It is also a time of year when people must prepare for severe weather. April, May, and June are peak months for tornadoes in many states. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1.

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National Minority Health Month: Promoting Fair Access to

(9 days ago) National Minority Health Month: Promoting Fair Access to Health. “Recognizing that health is the key to progress and equity in all other things,” said Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington, who proposed the observance of “National Negro Health Week” in 1915. Washington called on local health departments, schools, churches

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Your Health – Your Environment Blog Blogs CDC

(5 days ago) Rob, a Senior Environmental Health Specialist at Southern Nevada Health District, is investigating the case and preparing to begin a facility environmental investigation. Meanwhile in coastal Read More > Posted on April 10, 2020 by Elaine Curtiss and Candis Hunter Leave a comment.

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The Use of Machine Learning in Health Care: No Shortcuts

(Just Now) The Use of Machine Learning in Health Care: No Shortcuts on the Long Road to Evidence-based Precision Health Posted on December 7, 2021 by Danielle Rasooly and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

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Environmental Health Blogs CDC

(2 days ago) Emergency Preparedness Tips for Parents of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. April is National Autism Awareness Month. It is also a time of year when people must prepare for severe weather. April, May, and June are peak months for tornadoes in many states. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1.

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Manipulating the Human Microbiome for Precision Public

(5 days ago) Spotlight on the Human Microbiome. The human microbiome has a crucial role in driving public health science and initiatives towards more “precision”.. In a recent viewpoint and podcast, Harkins, et al. discuss the potential and current applications for manipulating the human microbiome for disease prevention and management. The authors describe several examples …

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Green Buildings and Human Health Blogs CDC

(8 days ago) Therefore, health is a good concept for helping to make LEED more inclusive. For example, the health and safety of the workers who construct, maintain and clean buildings is a logical component of any comprehensive health approach. At the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) such a notion is clear to us.

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The Cost of Cancer Blogs CDC

(9 days ago) Cancer survivors without health insurance or with limited coverage may be responsible for the entire cost of care. The economic burden to people with cancer is more than out-of-pocket costs. It also includes the time spent receiving medical care that could have been spent on a person’s normal everyday activities.

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Stay Informed of Your Family Health History Blogs CDC

(5 days ago) The Surgeon General’s “ My Family Health Portrait ” is a free online tool to help you organize and share your family health history information with your doctor and other family members. Save copies of family health history records, including your family health portrait, to a flash or external hard drive or a secure cloud service.

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Health Hazard Evaluation Program Blogs CDC

(6 days ago) The health of those who work in damp buildings has been a concern for many years due to a broad range of reported building-related symptoms and illnesses. Research has found that people who spend time in damp buildings are more likely to report health problems such as respiratory symptoms, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), respiratory infections

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Healthy Lungs to Speak Out about Radon Blogs CDC

(9 days ago) Jackie had never smoked in her life and had no health issues prior to her diagnosis. Up to that point, as far as she knew, she had no reason to be concerned about her lungs. Radon. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water into the air. Radon can get into homes or buildings through small cracks or holes

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Environmental Public Health Quiz Blogs CDC

(4 days ago) Environmental public health is about protecting populations—families, communities, cities, states, nations and tribes—from environmental threats to their health, safety, and well-being. At NCEH and ATSDR, “environmental public health” is what we do. But not everyone knows all the ways the environment can affect your health.

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global health security Blogs CDC

(4 days ago) One Health – A Comprehensive Approach To Preventing Disease, Saving Lives. For as long as people have lived with – and in close proximity to – animals, the benefit of that reality has come with a serious trade-off… the potential for disease.

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Exoskeletons and Occupational Health Equity Blogs CDC

(9 days ago) Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible [4]. An example of how health equity can be applied in the workplace is in the emerging area of occupational exoskeletons. Occupational exoskeletons are “wearable devices that augment, enable, assist, and/or enhance physical activity through mechanical interaction

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Genomics and Precision Medicine 2021: Progress in

(6 days ago) Promoting health equity in genomics and precision medicine through implementation research and public health programs. Enhancing public health workforce capacity and diversity in the human genomics field via new training courses and fellowships, as well as expanded partnerships and community engagement.

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Improve Ventilation in Your Home for Safer Celebrations

(5 days ago) To use the tool, input the actions you’re taking to improve ventilation in your home during and after people visit to show how your home’s air quality improves. Actions include using an HVAC system, using an upgraded HVAC filter, opening windows, and running a HEPA purifier. Keep in mind that taking additional actions not included in the

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Hispanic/Latino Global Health Experts Help CDC’s COVID-19

(5 days ago) Health districts’ openness to consider non-agency support for community members disproportionately affected by COVID-19; Bilingual and bicultural experienced team; The first request was specifically for an epidemiology team to investigate the outbreak. But they were open to our suggestion to expand the deployment to include bilingual

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The Current Landscape of CDC Publications in Human

(4 days ago) In October 2021, the CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) launched a new, five-year initiative to strengthen public health capacity in genomics and precision medicine. The emergence of evidence-based genomic applications and lack of equity in their implementation in clinical and public health practice provided an important …

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child health Blogs CDC

(1 days ago) Keeping Kids Healthy in Sierra Leone. Even before the recent Ebola outbreak, the lack of quality healthcare was a major challenge in Sierra Leone, leading to the country suffering some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.

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Toward Achieving Health Equity for People with Genetic

(6 days ago) If health equity is about making sure that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible, public health efforts to achieve health equity must include people with genetic disorders. Some might consider having a genetic disorder a health inequity itself—one present from birth and over which affected individuals have limited control.

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Home Healthcare Workers: A Growing and Diverse Workforce

(5 days ago) Home health and personal care aides are some of the fastest-growing occupations, with a projected growth of 34% from 2019 to 2029; in 2019, the workforce numbered 3.5 million with a projected 1.1 million additional jobs through 2029 (BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook). In 2021, the American Staffing Association (ASA) reported that more than

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Lauri Hicks, DO Blogs CDC

(7 days ago) Lauri Hicks, DO is a medical epidemiologist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also a Captain in the US Public Health Service. Dr. Hicks attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of

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CDC Supports Microbiome Science to Advance Infection

(3 days ago) CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare Blog – CDC Supports Microbiome Science to Advance Infection Prevention, Clinical Care, and Public Health - The Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion plans to blog on as many healthcare safety topics as possible. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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What is Public Health Genomics

(3 days ago) It focuses on public health policy and programs to make sure that genomic science is used effectively and responsibly to improve the health of all people. Public health genomics seeks to provide policy-makers and the public with unbiased information and services based on scientifically credible genetic information.

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Public Health Veteran Leads Global CDC Team from Atlanta

(3 days ago) July 29, 2021 by Nathalie Roberts, Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) Lead in CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection. Nathalie Roberts. I first learned about what would soon be called the COVID-19 pandemic after I returned from the 2020 New Year holidays and met with a colleague to resume work as usual. He mentioned that a “new

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Respiratory Health Research at NIOSH Blogs CDC

(1 days ago) Respiratory Health Research at NIOSH. The history of protecting workers’ respiratory health pre-dates the creation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In 1967 the Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Respiratory Disease (ALFORD) was established within the U.S. Public Health Service (see related blog ).

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World Meningitis Day 2021: Improving Meningitis

(6 days ago) STELab provides health staff with real-time data suitable for the rapid detection of epidemic outbreaks and the pathogen causing them. It improves promptness with case-based data transmission and reduces the workload of health staff, all of which ultimately contribute to a reduction in deaths from meningitis.

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Project Firstline Reaches Frontline Healthcare Workforce

(8 days ago) Project Firstline brings together academic, public health, and healthcare partners plus 64 state, local, and territorial health departments to provide infection control educational resources to healthcare workers nationwide.

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