Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Coming Soon to PBS – “Designing Healthy Communities”

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Coming soon to public television: A new 4-hour series,” Designing Healthy Communities”, in which host/narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices … Continue reading

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NIH Study Shows HIV-exposed Children at High Risk of Language Delay

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. HIV exposed children could benefit from early diagnosis, classroom intervention Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes … Continue reading

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New CDC Homepage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled a new look to their website homepage today: http://www.cdc.gov . Take a look and see what you think! There is a place to provide feedback if you wish.

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National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 4-10, 2011

Yes, the power is in your hands to prevent the Flu! Imagine how great it would be if you or your family were never sick again from a respiratory infection! What diseases you ask? For example, Flu, flu-like illness, common … Continue reading

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Redesigned AIDSinfo and infoSIDA

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “To mark the upcoming World AIDS Day 2011, a redesigned AIDSinfo Website was released today as well as the Spanish language infoSIDA. These sites offer federally-approved information on HIV research and treatment, … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Breast Cancer DVD Online

The following was posted on the NCI Cancer Educators’ Listserv. “This it let you know that the DVD, Moving Beyond Breast Cancer, is online and ready for viewing. Just a reminder that it’s an existing product, not a new one, … Continue reading

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NCI Announces Guide to Communicating Data to Lay Audiences

The following was posted on the NCI Cancer Patient Educators’ Listserv [CA-PATIENT-ED@LIST.NIH.GOV] Communicating data to lay audiences is difficult, but the National Cancer Institute’s newly released Making Data Talk: A Workbook can help you present scientific and health data in … Continue reading

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Diabetes

Information taken from BHIC Blog and Healthy Roads Media. November is National Diabetes Month. Today – November 14 – is World Diabetes Day.  “More than 346 million people worldwide now have Diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will mark the … Continue reading

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Needles and Other Sharps Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “This webpage gives tips for safely disposing (getting rid of) needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind … Continue reading

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What’s New for ‘Health Literacy

What’s new for ‘health literacy – a selected list of articles found from a recent search. Health literacy and medication understanding among hospitalized adults. Marvanova M, Roumie CL, Eden SK, Cawthon C, Schnipper JL, Kripalani S.J Hosp Med. 2011 Oct … Continue reading

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