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  • May 31, 2017 - World No Tobacco Day!

    World No Tobacco Day
    Graphic source: http://www.commentsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/World-No-Tobacco-Day-Stamp.jpg
  • May 30, 2017 - Potentially Preventable Deaths Among the Top Leading Causes of Death

    Preventable Causes of Death
    Graphic source: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/873021
  • May 29, 2017 - Top 10 Leading Causes of Death, 2015

    Age-adjusted death rates for the 10 leading causes of death in 2015: United States, 2014 and 2015

    2015 Causes of Death
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db267.htm

  • May 28, 2017 - May is Healthy Vision Month

    Healthy Vision Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/home/index.html

    For more information, see May is Healthy Vision Month

  • May 27, 2017 - May 27th is National Sunscreen Day

    National Sunscreen day
    Graphic source: http://www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
  • May 26, 2017 - How Not to Die

    According to How Not to Die, According to Harvard Researchers, do the following:

    • Keep Learning
    • Don't smoke
    • Don't abuse alcohol
    • Get some exercise and maintain a healthy weight
    • Adapt to shitty life circumstances
    • When it comes down to it, it's all about relationships
  • May 25, 2017 - Secrets to Aging Well

    According to The Talent for Aging Well

    • Six factors measured by age 50 were excellent predictors of those who would be in the "happy-well" group--the top quartile of the Harvard men--at age 80: a stable marriage, a mature adaptive style, no smoking, little use of alcohol, regular exercise, and maintenance of normal weight. At age 50, 106 of the men had five or six of these factors going for them, and at 80, half of this group were among the happy-well. Only eight fell into the "sad-sick" category, the bottom quarter of life outcomes. In contrast, of 66 men who had only one to three factors at age 50, not a single one was rated happy-well at 80. In addition, men with three or fewer factors, though still in good physical health at 50, were three times as likely to be dead 30 years later as those with four or more.

      To age well physically, the single most important choice was to avoid heavy smoking before age 50, or to quit at a young age. However, alcohol abuse, which Vaillant has also studied extensively (see "Deep Cravings," March-April 2000, page 60), is an especially pernicious influence that not only damages the body but, as he says, "takes you in precisely the opposite direction from maturity. Alcohol is a cause, rather than a result, of life's problems. Very few bad marriages [in the study] led to alcoholism, but in many cases a man developed an alcohol problem and had his marriage fall apart." The data on "social supports"--the quality and strength of relationships, including marriage, family, friends, and community involvements--indicated that "...the etiology of social supports and physical health are often quite different," Vaillant writes. "Only alcohol abuse destroys both health and happiness."

  • May 24, 2017 - The US is Aging

    Aging USA
    Graph source: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/09/247385046/the-global-population-boom-and-bust-in-4-gifs
  • May 23, 2017 - The World is Aging

    Aging world
    Graph source: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/09/247385046/the-global-population-boom-and-bust-in-4-gifs
  • May 22, 2017 - U.S. Binge Drinking, 2013

    Binge Drinking 2013
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
  • May 21, 2017 - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    technology and hearing
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c1/0f/ef/c10fef9df4ac5380a3dee694c4d4c38f.jpg
  • May 20, 2017 - May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Stroke Awareness Month
    Graphic: https://i0.wp.com/gallagherhomehealthservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/medium_2853424370.jpg
    F.A.S.T.
    Graphic: https://blog.mass.gov/wp-content/uploads/legacy-images/conversations/6a010536512758970b017eeafaea2a970d-pi.jpg
  • May 19, 2017 - May 19th is Asian & Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source: MTWDistrictHealth‏ @MTWHD

    For more information, see Asian & Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • May 19, 2017 - May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day! Get Tested

    Hepatitis Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://wp.hepb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Hepatitis-Awareness-Month2.jpg
    Hepatitis
    Graphic source: http://image.slidesharecdn.com/viralhepatitismyppt-140320103202-phpapp02/95/viral-hepatitis-5-638.jpg

    Hepatitis Testing Day – May 19th. For more information, see CDC's Viral Hepatitis Page and Hepatitis

  • May 18, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Practice Safe Behaviors

    Safe Behaviors
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 17, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Mental Health Is Just As Important as Physical Health

    Mental Health
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 16, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Stay Active

    Exercise
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 15, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Eat Well

    Diet
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/infographics/
  • May 14, 2017 - May 14 - 20 is National Women's Health Week

    National Women's Week
    Graphic source:https://www.womenshealth.gov/resources/images/nwhw/nwhw_logo.png

    "National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. National Women's Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.

    What does it mean to be a well woman?
    It's a state of mind. It's being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it's about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:

    • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
    • Get active.
    • Eat healthy.
    • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
    • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet."
    • Citation source: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn/index.html

  • May 14, 2017 - Happy Mother's Day!

    mother stats
    Graphic source: https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-ff.09_graphic_mothersday.jpg
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Graphic source: http://www.homelifeweekly.com/mothers-day/printable-mothers-day-cards/

    Happy Mother's Day to all women who believe in the power of nurturing! On this day, take a moment to reflect on how important it is to take care of ourselves so we can continue to nurture those we love!

  • May 13, 2017 - May 14 - 20, 2017 is National Prevention Week

    National
    Graphic source: https://www.usa.gov/features/make-each-day-count-prevent-substance-abuse-and-mental-health-issues
    National Prevention Week 2017
    Graphic source: SAMHSA
  • May 12, 2017 - Global Female Alcohol Prevalence, 2004

    Female  Alcohol Use
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_prevalence_aud_females_2004.png
  • May 11, 2017 - Global Female Insufficient Activity, 2010

    Female Inactivity
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_InsufficientActivity_Adults_Females_2010.png
  • May 10, 2017 - Global Female Life Expectancy, 2015

    Female Life Expectancy
    Map source: http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_LifeExpectancy_female_2015.png
  • May 10, 2017 - May is Older Americans Month!

    May is Older Americans Month
    Graphic source: https://oam.acl.gov/index.html

    For more information, see Older Americans Month 2017

  • May 9, 2017 - May 9th is National Teacher Appreciation Day!

    National Teacher Day
    Graphic: Google May 9, 2017 Search Graphic
    Teacher's Day
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/61/f9/af/61f9afec17a88c21e8f3535ba2ee3add--education-quotes-teaching-quotes.jpg
  • May 9, 2017 - Immunization Schedule For Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy vaccines
    Graphic source: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/hcp/pregvax.html
    While on the topic of women taking care of themselves, here is a "Pregnancy and Vaccination Pocket Guide" developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. It's always best to keep up with vaccines and get them at the appropriate time. However, exposure to potential pathogens may warrant getting some vaccines while pregnant. Important to keep in mind that some may be contraindicated. Check with your health care provider.

    See Minnesota Department of Health's Pregnancy and Vaccination Pocket Guide for more information.

    Check out Vaccines for the ones you need. Also, see Vacccines.gov and Vaccineinformation.org

  • May 8, 2017 - National Women's Check-up Day

    National Women's Check-up Day
    Graphic source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-womens-checkup-day-second-monday-in-may/

    Women's health checklist
    Graphic source: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/wh6_uploads/wp_import/health-checks2_1.png

    Use myhealthfinder's widget to get a quick list of what they need to do for stay healthy. Just type in your age and gender and click on "Get started." It's that simple.

    Also, check out Womenshealth.gov's Screening Tests for a comprehensive listing of screening tests you should be getting to stay healthy. The table is organized according to screening test and age.

    You can print out a pdf of the Screening Test Table that you can post on the wall, or refrigerator to remind you of what you need to do.

    For more information, see Women's Health Index I have 5 webpages devoted to women's health issues.

  • May 7, 2017 - May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

    May is “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
    Graphic source: https://media.azpm.org/master/image/2014/4/28/spot/asian_pacific_am_hert.jpg

    For more information, see Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Chinese Culture

  • May 6, 2017 - May 7 -13 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017!

    Hurricane Preparedness Week
    Graphic source: http://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

    For more information, see Hurricane Preparedness Week

  • May 6, 2017 - May 6th - 12th is National Nurses Week!

    May 6-12, 2015, Nurses Week
    Graphic source: http://trianglespine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/NNW-2012.jpg

  • May 5, 2017 - U.S. & Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

    US Physical Activity Guidelines
    Graphic source: https://www.wellspan.org/media/3647/activitypyramid-500r.jpg

    See 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    This graphic summarizes the adult exercise guidelines

    Adult Exercise
    Graphic source: http://www.letsbecomefit.com/uploads/1/0/8/4/10845971/1378035_orig.png
    I like Canada's Exercise Guidelines which are nicely summarized below:

    Canada's Exercise Guidelines
    Graphic source: http://blog.northernhealth.ca/active-living/make-time-to-move-for-stress-control-every-move-helps/

    Of course, you can do this all day....

    For more information, see Fitness Resources and Obesity

  • May 5, 2017 - May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day

    Clean Hands
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/campaign/index.html
  • May 4, 2017 - May the 4th Be With You!

    May the 4th be with you
    Graphic source: https://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net/users/520209/screenshots/1537067/wallpaper_1x.jpg
  • May 4, 2017 - May Is National Physical Fitness Month

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!

    Physical activity infographic
    Graphic source: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/
    Enlarged Graphic

  • May 3, 2017 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

    May is Mental Health Month
    Graphic source: http://mommiesoftheyear.blogspot.com/2013/05/may-is-national-mental-health-month.html

    For more information, see Mental Health Resources

  • May 3, 2017 - May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day!

    Freedom of the Press
    Graphic source: http://newsroom.gy/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/freedom.jpg

  • May 2, 2017 - May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    
May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
    May is Asthma Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/world_asthma_day.htm
  • May 2, 2017 - May 1 - 5 is Air Quality Awareness Week

    Air Quality Chart
    Graphic source: http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/earth-gauge-air-quality-awareness-week.aspx

    For more information, see Air Quality Awareness Week EPA.gov; Why Air Quality Is Important NOAA.gov and Teacher's Air Quality Resources

  • May 1, 2017 - May 1 -7, 2017 is Screen-Free Week!

    Screen-free Week
    Graphic source: http://www.screenfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/sitelogo2017-e1476300637898.png

    Screen-free Activities
    Graphic source: https://rebeccahains.com/2012/04/26/turn-off-your-televison-screen-free-week-starts-monday/
    Screen-free Activities
    Graphic source: https://rebeccahains.com/2012/04/26/turn-off-your-televison-screen-free-week-starts-monday/

    For more information, see Turn off your television! Screen-Free Week starts Monday

  • April 28, 2017 - April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health Day
    Graphic source: http://www.ilo.org/legacy/english/protection/safework/worldday/products06/emblem_en.gif
    Occupational hazards

    For more information, see World Day for Safety and Health at Work

  • April 27, 2017 - 2017 cybercrime trends: Expect a fresh wave of ransomware and IoT hacks

    2017 cybercrime trends: Expect a fresh wave of ransomware and IoT hacks 10/2016
  • April 26, 2017 - The biggest IoT security threats facing the enterprise in 2017

    Here are the biggest IoT security threats facing the enterprise in 2017
  • April 25, 2017 - April 25th is National DNA Day!

    DNA Day
    Graphic source: https://www.genome.gov/10506367

    For more information about Genomics, see Genomics and CDC's Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th!

  • April 25, 2017 - April 25th is World Malaria Day!

    Malaria Life Cycle
    Graphic source: http://i2.wp.com/www.orakonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Malaria-life-cycle.png

    For more information, see World Malaria Day and The President's Malaria Initiative Tenth Annual Report to Congress | April 2016

  • April 24, 2017 - World Health Organization's 2016 Year in Review

    WHO's 2016 year in review: key health issues

    WHO's 2016 year in review: key health issues PDF version

  • April 23, 2017 - April 23 - 29 is National Sleep Awareness Week

    Good sleep
    Graphic source: https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/2287691/blog%20images/national%20sleep%20foundation%20marpac%20infographic.jpg

    For more information, see Sleep Resources on the Internet & How much sleep do you need? CDC.gov

  • April 23, 2017 - April 23 - 29 is National Infertility Awareness Week

    National Infertility Awareness Week
    Graphic source: http://i2.wp.com/img1.dzmind.com/images/screen-shot-2013-04-21-at-3-01-08-pm.png?w=600

    For more information, see National Infertility Awareness Week and Women's Health

  • April 22, 2017 - April 22 - April 29, 2017 is National Infant Immunization Week

    National Infant Immunization week
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

    For more information, see NIIW (National Infant Immunization Week)

  • April 22, 2017 - April 22nd is Earth Day!

    April 22 is Earth Day
    Graphic source: http://usamania.wikispaces.com/Earth+Day

    For more information, see Environmental Health and NASA's There's No Place Like Home

  • April 21, 2017 - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childmaltreatment/index.html

    Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Graphic source: http://voxxi.com/2013/04/24/child-abuse-prevention-month-signs/

    Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/technical-packages/infographic/CAN.html

    For more information, see National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

  • April 20, 2017 - April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day!

    Volunteer Recognition Day
    Graphic source: http://blog.tdstelecom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/volunteer_recognition_day.jpg
  • April 19, 2017 - April is STD Awareness Month: 2017 theme - Syphilis Strikes Back

    Top risks factors for getting STD
    Graphic source:http://uproxx.com/smokingsection/std-awareness-month-2013-facts/
    Syphilis returns
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/?s_CID=govd-std-097

    For more information, see STD Awareness Month 2017 Theme: Syphilis Strikes Back

    If partner is infected
    Graphic source:http://uproxx.com/smokingsection/std-awareness-month-2013-facts/

  • April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017 National Transgender HIV Testing Day

    Transgender Testing Day
    Graphic source: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=ev-nthtd-2016

    Find out where you can get tested at: Act Against AIDS

    For more info, see TRANS HIV TESTING TOOLKIT

  • April 17, 2017 - April is National Donate Life Month

    April is Donate Life Month
    Graphic source: http://donatelife.net/april2014/

    For more information, see America National Donate Life Month and Organ Donation Information

  • April 16, 2017 - National Stress Awareness Day

    Be calm and stress aware
    Graphic source: http://jkstalent.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/keep-calm-and-be-stress-aware-257x300.png

    For more information, see Stress information

  • April 15, 2017 - April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

    Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/73/2b/52/732b5299106c1c1ec81cfb49085f499e.jpg
  • April 14, 2017 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/technical-packages/infographic/SV.html

    For more information, see Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Using Evidence-based Strategies in Your Violence Prevention Efforts & Domestic Violence Information

  • April 13, 2017 - April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Alcohol Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://dekalbcountyonline.com/2014/04/april-is-alcohol-awareness-month/

    For more information, see Alcohol

  • April 12, 2017 - April is National Minority Health Month!

    April is National Minority Health Month
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/minorityhealth/minorityhealth_456px.jpg

    For more information, check Minority Health Information

  • April 11, 2017 - Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors (PHENOM)

    Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors
    Are you looking for a challenging career? Then join a diverse group of public health professionals who work all over the world, protecting mankind from itself and others and championing the beauty and the gift of Nature that is our environment.

    Who are public health professionals?

    • We are health communicators and educators spreading the word about how to live well and long;
    • We are epidemiologists studying disease while developing strategies to prevent its spread;
    • We are sanitarians ensuring that our food and water will not make us sick;
    • We are health care providers working to ensure that everyone can get the preventive services needed to stay healthy, and that the health services provided meet the standards of medical care;
    • We are policy makers advocating for and developing laws to protect the Public good;
    • We are disaster preparedness experts supporting the important work of first responders;
    • We are professors teaching future practitioners the basic principles needed to develop effective interventions that are evidence-based;
    • We work at all levels of government, and in any organization that share our vision of Public Health; and
    • We are grass roots advocates and coalition builders interested in empowering communities short on resources;
    • But, most of all, we collaborate with anyone and everyone to get the work done;
    • And, we do our best work totally unnoticed, because when the work doesn't get done, you will know it.

    Yes, we are all these things and more! Checkout our online directory of 70 Public Health Professionals.

    The Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors (PHENOM) has been around for over 20 years. Contact anyone of these professionals listed and learn more about what they do and what you can do if you join us, as we all work the field of Public Health!

  • April 10, 2017 - April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

    April 10th National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day logo with red ribbon on multicolor background
  • April 7, 2017 - April 7 is World Health Day - Focus on Depression

    World Health Day
    Graphic source: https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.294348831.4283/flat,800x800,070,f.jpg

    For more information, see Focus on Depression WHO.int

  • April 6, 2017 - April 6, 2017 is World Day for Physical Activity

    World Day for Physical activity
    Graphic source: http://www.rafapana.org/files/eventos/2017-cartaz-agitamundo-en-teaser.jpg
  • April 5, 2017 - National Walking Day! (First Wednesday of April)

    See Walking for your Health NIH.gov

  • April 4, 2017 - 100 Best Science Photos of the Year

    100 Best Science Photos of the Year
  • April 3, 2016 - April 3 - 9, 2017 is National Public Health Week

    National Public Health Week
    Graphic source: https://www.ipha.com/content/uploads/events/NPHW%202017.jpg

    For more information, see National Public Health Week

  • April 2, 2016 - April 3 - 7, 2017 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week

    Youth Violence Prevention Week
    Graphic source: https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2017/03/a-legacy-of-disease-detectives/

    For more information, see A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors

  • April 1, 2017 - National Public Health Week

    The first full week of April has been declared National Public Health Week (NPHW) since 1995. It's nice to have one week devoted to celebrating the importance of Public Health. For more information, see The Basics of Public Health and Public Health Practice

  • March 31, 2017 - Warming Expected to Continue into the Foreseeable Future

    Warming continues
    Graphic source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/18/science/earth/2016-hottest-year-on-record.html

  • March 30, 2017 - 2016 was the 2nd hottest year for the US (2011 was #1)

    2016 second hottest year
    Map source: https://knowridge.com/2017/01/2016-was-second-warmest-year-on-record-for-u-s/
  • March 29, 2017 - How Much Monthly Temperatures Were Above Normal, 1880 - 2016

    Monthly Temperatures Above Normal
    Graphic source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/18/science/earth/2016-hottest-year-on-record.html
  • March 28, 2017 - Biggest Natural Disasters of 2016: Year of the Earthquake

    Biggest Natural Disasters of 2016: Year of the Earthquake
  • March 27, 2017 - The Biggest Solved and Unsolved Mysteries of 2016

    The Biggest Solved and Unsolved Mysteries of 2016 12/2016
  • March 25, 2017 - March 25th - Earth Hour - Raising Awareness about Climate Change

    Earth hour
    Graphic source: http://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/earth-hour

  • March 24, 2017 - World TB Day 2017

    End TB Day
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/modules/worldtbday/social-media-square-image-cdc_600x600.jpg

    TB
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/infographic/default.htm

    For more information, see CDC's World TB Day and, Tuberculosis

  • March 23, 2017 - The Burden of Tuberculosis

    TB TB

    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/infographic/default.htm

  • March 22, 2017 - March 22nd is World Water Day

    World Water Day
    Graphic source: WHO

    For more information, see World Water Day 2017: Why waste water

  • March 22, 2017 - Top Trending Searches on Google in 2016

    Google Search Trends
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/googles-top-trending-searches-of-2016-and-other-year-in-review-lists-73195/attachment/google-top-trending-searches-in-2016-dec2016/
  • March 21, 2017 - Top 16 Earth Images of 2016

  • March 20, 2017 - The 100 Best Space Photos of 2016

    The 100 Best Space Photos of 2016
  • March 19, 2017 - Management of Type 2 Diabetes in 2017 Getting to Goal


    Graphic source: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/260781

    See Management of Type 2 Diabetes in 2017 Getting to Goal JAMA 3/2017

  • March 18, 2017 - March is National Kidney Month

    National Kidney Month
    Graphic source: https://i2.wp.com/renaponline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/National-Kidney-Month2.jpg

    For more information, see National Kidney Month — March 2017

  • March 17, 2017 - 2017's Biggest Cybersecurity Threats

    Experts predict 2017's biggest cybersecurity threats
  • March 16, 2017 - Looking back: Top AI Failures of 2016

    Top 10 AI failures of 2016
  • March 15, 2017 - Kick Butts Day

    Kick Butts Day
    Graphic source: https://www.kickbuttsday.org/

    For more information, see Tobacco Resources on the Net

  • March 15, 2017 - Worst Hacks of 2016

    The Worst Hacks of 2016
  • March 14, 2017 - It's Pi Day!

    Pi Day Countdown
  • March 13, 2017 - The Look of Sleep Deprivation

    600
    Graphic source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/sleep-deprivation_n_4557142.html

    For more information, see Here’s A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You and Sleep Resources on the Internet

  • March 13, 2017 - Looking back: Who Got Hacked in 2016

    Gallery: The 10 biggest business hacks of 2016
  • March 12, 2017 - It's Daylight Savings Time!

    DST
    Graphic source: http://media.cleveland.com/datacentral/photo/daylight-savings-timejpg-1943d348cc878305.jpg
    DST
    Graphic source: http://surveyofchristianity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DaylightSavingTimeBegins_ClocksForward_f_250.jpg
    DST
    Graphic source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daylight-saving-time-2017_us_58bdb6a9e4b033be1467465c
  • March 11, 2017 - Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation
    Graphic source: http://www.prosperousheart.com/tag/sleep-deprivation/
    Sleep Deprivation
    Graphic source: http://www.howsleepworks.com/images/sleep_deprivation.jpg
  • March 10, 2017 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nwghaad.html

    For more information, see National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

  • March 9, 2017 - What Happens When You Sleep

    Your body loves sleep
    Graphic source: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/2014_Sleep_0.png
  • March 8, 2017 - Stages of Sleep

    Sleep Stages
    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0167/2600/files/sleep_stages_grande.gif?1728
  • March 8, 2017 - March 8th is International Women's Day

    International Women's Day
    Graphic source: https://themuslimtimesdotinfodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/womens-day.jpg
  • March 7, 2017 - How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting?

    Hours of Sleep
    Graphic source: http://blog.mass.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/how_much_large.jpg
  • March 6, 2017 - March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/resources/graphics.html

    For more information, see Heads Up

  • March 5, 2017 - Daylight's Saving Time Begins Next Sunday - Here's what to do now!

    Daylight Savings Time
    Graphic source: http://www.visualnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/HowtoHackDaylightSavingTime.jpg

  • March 5, 2017 - March 5 - 11, 2017 is National Ground Water Awareness Week

    National Groundwater Awareness Week
    Graphic source: http://www.ngwa.org/Documents/Awareness/awareness-week-poster.pdf

    For more information, see CDC's Ground Water Awareness Week

  • March 4, 2017 - March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month
    Graphic source: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/national-nutrition-month

    For more information, see Choosemyplate.gov and Nutrition Resources on the Net

  • March 3, 2017 - March 3, 2017 is World Hearing Day

    World Hearing Day
    Grpahic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/default.html

    For more information, see Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss

  • March 2, 2017 - World Birth Defects Day — March 3, 2017

    World Birth Defects Day
    Graphic source: http://www.edsa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/WBDD_Logo.png

    For more information, see World Birth Defects Day — March 3, 2017 MMWR and World Birth Defects Day (WBDD) Advocacy Toolkit #WorldBDDay

  • March 1, 2017 - February 26 ring of fire eclipse

  • February 28, 2017 - Looking back: Hacking Tops List of Crimes Americans Worry About Most (10/2014)

    2014 US Crime Worries
    Graphic source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/178856/hacking-tops-list-crimes-americans-worry.aspx
  • February 27, 2017 - Ripples in spacetime: Science's 2016 Breakthrough of the Year

    Ripples in spacetime: Science's 2016 Breakthrough of the Year
  • February 24, 2017 - The Scientific Breakthrough of 2016

    Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”
  • February 23, 2017 - February 23, 2017 is the Great American Spit Out Day!

    The Great American Spit Out
    Graphic source:http://hmassoc.org/get-prepared-for-great-american-spit-out-feb-23-2017/

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Chewing tobacco and teens
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/infographics/youth/images/athlete-tobacco-700.png?s_cid=bb-osh-youth-image-004

  • February 22, 2017 - 2016 was Science + Technology

    2016, the year that was: Science + Technology
  • February 21, 2017 - Annual Extreme Temperatures 1910 - 2016

    Extreme Temperatures 1910 -2016
    Map source: http://mashable.com/2017/01/09/us-has-2nd-warmest-year-unparalleled-scope/#rIH1tD0YnmqB
  • February 20, 2017 - Global Temperature Changes 1850 - 2016

    Global warming 1850 -2016
    Graphic source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/second-hottest-year_us_587464cbe4b02b5f858ad8ca
  • February 17, 2017 - The Year in Climate Change: 2016's Most Depressing Stories

    The Year in Climate Change: 2016's Most Depressing Stories
  • February 16, 2017 - New Species Discovered in 2016

    Incredible New Species Discovered in 2016

  • February 15, 2017 - 10 Strangest Science Stories of 2016

    10 Strangest Science Stories of 2016
  • February 14, 2017 - Earth from Space: See NASA's 16 Best Astronaut Photos of 2016

  • February 13, 2017 - NASA's Biggest Space Feats of 2016

    NASA's Biggest Space Feats of 2016
  • February 10, 2017 - The Scientist.com's Top 10 Retractions of 2016

    Top 10 Retractions of 2016 A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

  • February 9, 2017 - Altmetric's 2016's Top 100 Research Articles

    Altmetric's top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016.
  • February 8, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 3

    2015 E-mails, Betty C. Jung Welcome back to a look at my E-mail statistics! Here is another way of looking at the total of E-mails I have to deal with on a daily basis. The statistics of the total number of E-mails in the February 2, 2017 posting doesn't tell the whole story.

    For all of 2016 I tried really hard to get off as many mailing lists as I could, many of which I never signed up for. It is apparent that companies are selling their E-mail lists to others. It's so annoying. But, I did make a dent so that in 2016 I was averaging 10 less E-mails on daily basis than what I was getting in 2012!

    Another welcome trend is that the percentage of spam E-mails is now down to 31%, from a high of 49% in 2014! Over the years I have discovered that with a spam filter in place I can just delete everything that ends up in the spam inbox. So cathartic when I press "delete." One can only imagine how much paper would be wasted if all this was snail mail.

  • February 7, 2017 - February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nbhaad.html

    For more information, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

  • February 7, 2017 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week — February 7–14, 2017

    Congenital Heart Disease Week
    Graphic source: https://globalheartnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/chdweek.jpg

    For more information, see Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week — February 7–14, 2017

  • February 6, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 2

    2016 E-mails, Betty C. Jung Welcome to a look at my E-mail statistics! Since I now have several years of E-mail totals, it is always fun to do some trend analyses.

    Here is a line chart of the total number of E-mails I got on an annual basis. The good news is I am getting less spam these days, and have actually got less E-mails in 2016 than I did in 2012, which I started tracking!

  • February 5, 2017 - Annual E-mail Statistics, Part 1

    2016 E-mails, Betty C. Jung Welcome to a look at my E-mail statistics! Since 2012, I have been diligent about keeping track of how many E-mails I get on a daily basis.

    I started doing this because I tell people that I am constantly inundated with E-mails. I would say that I get hundreds. And, then people would say that nobody gets hundreds.

    So, like the epidemiologist that I am (among other things), I decided that I will track the number of E-mails I get and then analyze the results.

    Here is a bar chart of the total number of E-mails I got in 2016, per month. The monthly totals are categorized as either regular E-mail and Spam. For 2016, I got 104,277! Yes, indeed, I do get hundreds of E-mails a day!

  • February 4, 2017 - World Cancer Day

    World Cancer Day
    Graphic source: http://www.imgnaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/World-Cancer-Day-Picture.png

  • February 3, 2017 - Wear Red Day, Focusing on Women and Heart Disease

    Women and Heart Disease, 2011-2013
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_women_heart.htm

    Gender Differences Heart Attack Symptoms
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/signs_symptoms.htm

  • February 2, 2017 - The 16 Strangest Medical Cases of 2016

    The 16 Strangest Medical Cases of 2016
  • February 1, 2017 - The 5 biggest tech trends of 2016

    The 5 biggest tech trends of 2016: ZDNet editors sound off
  • January 31, 2017 - Looking back: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016

    DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016
  • January 30, 2017 - 2016's Fine Infographic Examples

    10 of the Best Infographic Examples of 2016
  • January 28, 2017 - Happy Chinese New Year!

    1/28/2017
    Graphic source:http://earthsky.org/human-world/chinese-new-year-lunar-new-year
    1/28/17 year of the rooster
    Graphic source: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/chinese-new-year-rooster-label-characters-translation-simplified-language-print-colors-70827452.jpg
  • January 28, 2017 - January 28 is Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    Graphic source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Data-Privacy-Day-January-28-e1481905186972.jpg

    For more information, see Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD)

  • January 27, 2017 - 2016 Technology - Top 15 videos from TechRepublic

    The top 15 TechRepublic must-watch videos from 2016
  • January 26, 2017 - Tech News Roundup: 2016

    IDG's Tech News roundup: 2016
  • January 25, 2017 - Windows 10: The 10 biggest controversies and surprises in 2016

    Windows 10: The 10 biggest controversies and surprises in 2016
  • January 24, 2017 - 23 New Science Facts You Learned in 2016

    23 science facts we didn't know at the start of 2016
  • January 23, 2017 - Top 100 Guinness World Records of 2016

  • January 22, 2017 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    76% of female homicide victims were stalked before they died
    Graphic source: http://www.swiwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/76-femicide-twitter-1500x1000.jpg

    Stalking tips
    Graphic source: http://nypdnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/stalking_tips2_REVISED.03.png

  • January 21, 2017 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    National Stalking Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org/sites/default/files/logos/nsam_logo_2017.jpg
    Stalking Prevention
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/prevent-stalking/infographic.html

    For more information, see Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it. CDC.gov

  • January 20, 2017 - Don't be a Casualty Statistic This Year

    Drowsy Driving
    Graphic source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2016/12/11/drivers-who-miss-one-to-two-hours-of-sleep-double-their-crash-risk-new-report-finds/#1cd4c61832c8
    Crash risk
    Graphic source: https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/SleepImpactCrashRiskLarge.jpg
  • January 19, 2017 - 90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    For more information, see 16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

  • January 18, 2017- How to Make or Break a Habit

    Just do it
    Graphic source: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-make-or-break-a-habit

    See: How to Make or Break a Habit

  • January 17, 2017- Successful Losers

    Sucessful Losers
    Graphic source: http://www.livescience.com/52992-weight-loss-safely-be-healthy.html
  • January 16, 2017- January is National Smoking Reduction Month...in Canada. Should be global!

    National Smoking Reduction Month
    Graphic source: https://secure3.convio.net/ccssk/images/content/pagebuilder/Revised_tobacco_banner_2013_960.jpg
  • January 15, 2017- January 15 - 21, 2017 is National Non-Smoking Week...in Canada. Should go global!

    Canada's National Non-smoking week
    Graphic source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6709783887_a9174d6094.jpg
  • January 13, 2017 - The Status of New Year Resolutions

    New Year Resolutions
    Graphic source: http://www.confused.com/news-views/infographics/new-years-resolutions

    See New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions Plosone.org 12/2014

  • January 12, 2017- The True Trajectory of Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Changes
    Graphic source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsayhunt/healthy-eating-cheat-sheets#.sdEA1KvAL
  • January 11, 2017- Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

    Why your New Year’s resolutions often fail BBC.com

  • January 10, 2017 - New Year Resolutions Statistics

    New Year Resolution Stats
    Graphic source: http://brandongaille.com/24-fabulous-new-years-resolution-statistics/
  • January 9, 2017 - CNN: The top New Year's resolution - "It's not the destination, it's a journey"

  • January 6, 2017 - The start of a new year is a good time to make a change!

    Trying to quit smoking? Here's the most effective strategy 3/2016

  • January 5, 2017 - New Year's Resolutions? Annual revisions?

    New year revisions
    Graphic source: http://smartypantsvitamins.com/healthy-habits-15-strategies-to-keep-them/#more-4162

    Why New Year’s resolutions fail… and how to make them stick 12/2016

  • January 4, 2017 - Resolutions?

    Calvin and Hobbes and new year's resolutions
    Graphic source: http://yogaspy.com/2012/01/03/pranayama-sleep-and-other-new-years-resolutions/
  • January 3, 2017 - 2016 Resolutions, by Age Group


    Graphic source: http://www.ibtimes.com/does-exercise-work-why-losing-weight-new-year-will-be-harder-you-think-2467609
  • January 2, 2017 - If Twitter and Instagram had been invented in the '80s...

  • January 1, 2017- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2017
    Graphic source: http://happyvalentinesdaysms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/happy-new-year-2017-3.jpg
    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0

  • August 25, 2016 - www.bettycjung.net is now 17 Years Old!

    16 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 17th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • October 17, 2014 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy Month
    Graphic source: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/
    Be a Health Literacy Hero! I am!

    For Health Literacy Month, the Healthliteracymonth.org is accepting stories from any person who or organization that addresses health literacy in their work. There is a listing of those who have submitted their stories.

    Read my story of how I am teaching my students to be saavy about the health information that is found outline!

    If you are interested, check out my

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