Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flu Season In Full Swing

Posted on the BHIC Blog. We are in the middle of flu season and it important to be aware that several groups are at at higher risk for influenza complications.  People at elevated risk are: American Indians and Alaska Natives … Continue reading

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CDC Warns Against Sharing Insulin Pens

Due to a growing number of reports about improper use of insulin pens, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a reminder that the devices must never be used on more than one person. Using insulin pens … Continue reading

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Health Information for the New Year from CDC

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. As the New Year begins, resolve to make 2012 the year that you quit smoking. Help is available to help you quit for good this year. Read more at: http://ow.ly/8gN00 [CDC Current … Continue reading

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Many Young Children Overdosing from Medicines at Home

The following was posted on PhPartners New Links  [PHPARTNERS_LINK@LIST.NIH.GOV] http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p1213_Medicine_overdose.html To inform parents and caregivers about safe medication storage and what to do in case of an emergency, CDC, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Education Foundation, and a coalition of … Continue reading

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U.S. Teens Don’t Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

“U.S. high school students still aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to a new study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. Vegetable consumption was lowest among Hispanic and black students. Read more at: http://ow.ly/7H8ly . [Health Day … Continue reading

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Public Health Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of MMWR at CDC

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. by Cheryl Rowan “The October 7, 2011 Supplement of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) celebrated the 50th anniversary of CDC’s first publication of MMWR on January 13, 1961. Go … Continue reading

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Health Observances for November

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. November brings a number of health observances. We start with three today, and more will follow during the month. National Diabetes Awareness Month Stay healthy with Diabetes and prevent Type 2. Read … Continue reading

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Low ‘Health Literacy’ Hazardous to Your Health

This study, highlighted in a recent BHIC Blog post, is well known to following of health literacy issues. http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=654935 Study found inability to interpret health information linked to poorer outcomes. By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) … Continue reading

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://nnlm.gov/bhic/2011/08/03/its-world-breastfeeding-week/ August 1-7, 2011 is World Breast Feeding Week. Check out these interesting, multimedia resources: New Video for World Breastfeeding Week from the Office of Women’s Health: http://bit.ly/p34j7a <http://bit.ly/p34j7a&gt; Womenshealth.gov: Breastfeeding http://1.usa.gov/pLAt71Continue reading

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It’s a great time of the year to make sure that your family and friends are up-to-date on their immunizations. The Centers for Disease Control has … Continue reading

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