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  • March 30, 2018 - Scientists witness gravitational waves from a never-before-seen kind of nova

  • March 29, 2018 - Two Neutron Stars Collide

  • March 28, 2018 - Pregnant Women, Smoking and Birth Defects

    Pregnant Women Smoking and Birth Defects
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  • March 27, 2018 - Women's Health and Smoking

    Second Hand Smoke and Babies
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  • March 26, 2018 - March is National Kidney Month

    National Kidney Month
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    For more information, see National Kidney Month — March 2017

  • March 25, 2018 - The Burden of Tuberculosis

    TB TB

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  • March 24, 2018 - March 24th is World TB Day

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

  • March 24, 2018 - March 24th - Earth Hour (8:30 PM - 9:30 PM) - Raising Awareness about Climate Change

    Earth hour
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  • March 23, 2018 - Women's Health and Smoking

    Smoking and Women's Health
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  • March 22, 2017 - March 22nd is World Water Day

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

  • March 21, 2018 - March 21st is Kick Butts Day

    Kick Butts Day
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    For more information, see Tobacco Resources on the Net

  • March 20, 2018 - March 20th is Brain Injury Awareness Day

    Traumatic Brain Injury
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    Brain Injury Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Heads Up and Brain Injury Awareness Day is March 20, 2018

  • March 19, 2018 - One Cigarette a Day...

    Smoking CVD and stroke risk
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    A Cigarette a Day Won't Keep the Doctor Away

  • March 18, 2018 - The Strangest Space Stories Of 2017

    The Strangest Space Stories Of 2017
  • March 17, 2018 - The Look of Sleep Deprivation

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

  • March 16, 2018 - Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation
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    Sleep Deprivation
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  • March 15, 2018 - What Happens When You Sleep

    Your body loves sleep
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  • March 14, 2018 - It's Pi Day!

    Pi Day Countdown
  • March 13, 2018 - How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting?

    Hours of Sleep
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  • March 12, 2017 - Stages of Sleep

    Sleep Stages
  • March 11, 2018 - March 11 - 17 is Sleep Awareness Week!

    Sleep Awareness Week
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  • March 11, 2018 - It's Daylight Savings Time!

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  • March 11, 2018 - March 11 - 17, 2018 is National Ground Water Awareness Week

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

  • March 10, 2018 - March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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

  • March 9, 2018 - 74 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2017

    74 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2017
  • March 8, 2017 - March 8th is International Women's Day

    International Women's Day
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  • March 7, 2018 - The 10 Biggest Archaeology Discoveries of 2017

    The 10 Biggest Archaeology Discoveries of 2017 A

  • March 6, 2018 - Top 10 science stories of 2017

    Top 10 science stories of 2017
  • March 5, 2017 - March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month
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    For more information, see and Nutrition Resources on the Net

  • March 4, 2018 - Daylight's Saving Time Begins Next Sunday - Here's what to do now!

    Daylight Savings Time
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  • March 3, 2018 - March 3rd is World Hearing Day

    World Hearing Day
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    For more information, see Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss

  • March 3, 2018 - March 3rd is World Birth Defects Day

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

  • March 2, 2018 - 2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

    Temp Anomalies 2017
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  • March 1, 2018 - 2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year

    Global warming Trends
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    Global warming
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  • January 1, 2018- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2018
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    going to be 2018
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  • August 25, 2017 - is now 18 Years Old!

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

    Happy 18th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 18 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!

  • March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!

    3 million hits, as of 2/2012
  • February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization

    I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020
    I have always supported Healthy People's goals and objectives. Now, as a Healthy People Consortium Organization I will continue to do so in a more focused way.

    "The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives."

    I will continue to add new links to Healthy People 2020 Webpage and post pertinent updates on my Public Health Blog. For starters, click on "Map-It" graphic for "MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community." Also, check out: Healthy People 2020 program planning tools, a toolkit for program development!

    Get Healthy People 2020 program planning tools: MAP-IT - Healthy People 2020

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    • Academic Resources Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life;Manageable levels of anxiety can help your memory; University education makes students more agreeable, conscientiousness;
    • Annotated Academe Bibliography N. ;
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    • Annotated Epidemiology Bibliography ;
    • Annotated Great Books Bibliography ;
    • Annotated Health Education Methods Bibliography ;
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    • APA Information Page ;
    • Awards Index Page ;
    • Biostatistics/Statistics Sites Jason Newsom's Statistics Links; What is big data? Everything you need to know; Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think; Big Data and Machine Learning in Health Care;
    • Blog Index ;
    • Brief Intro to Epi Lectures
    • American Cancer Society. Global Cancer Facts & Figures 3rd Edition. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015; CANCER STATISTICS REVIEW 1975-2013: INTRODUCTION; NCI Map Stories; Guide to Gastric (Stomach) Cancer; Here's how viruses inactivate the immune system, causing cancer;
    • Chronic Disease Index Mapping Life Expectancy; Does where you live affect how long you live?;Geographic Variations in Arthritis Prevalence, Health-Related Characteristics, and Management — United States, 2015;
    • Vitamin D3 could help heal or prevent cardiovascular damage; Loud noises are bad for your heart — and your cells; Wrong Direction: Troubling Trends in the Rate of U.S. Cardiovascular Disease Deaths; Trends in Acute Myocardial Infarction in Young Patients and Differences by Sex and Race, 2001 to 2010; Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality by 30 per cent in people with cardiovascular disease;
    • First aid - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid; How Heart Disease Affects Your Body;
    • Chinese Culture How Childhoods Spent in Chinese Laundries Tell the Story of America;
    • National UFO Reporting Center State Report Index For CT; Connecticut pharmacy spending; Cognitive Decline in Connecticut; Weather Info, by Town;Connecticut Snow Depth Analysis (updated hourly);
    • Consumer Health Information Index ;
    • Consumer Health Surviving Violence in America: What to Do; Four Health and Safety Tips for Mass Gatherings;
    • Cool Sites Index Page
    • Cool Sites A- L How to Use a Limited Color Palette for Better Photos; How to Move to a Dedicated Camera After Using a Smartphone Camera;
    • Cool Sites M - Z How Stock Markets Work |;
    • Copyright Page ;
    • Diabetes and pregnancy: national trends over a 15 year period; What Medicines Can Make Your Blood Sugar Spike?; Gestational Diabetes Risk Tied to Seasons in Greek Study - Temperature exposure may affect glucose levels; Ultimate Guide to the A1C Test: Everything You Need To Know; There's a Totally New Type of Diabetes And It's Being Misdiagnosed as Type 2 - Type 3c diabetes might be surprisingly widespread; eAG/A1C Conversion Calculator; Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests; New Way to Classify Adult-Onset Diabetes, Explained Clinical, genetic characteristics define groups with distinct progression, risks; Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2; The 5 'New' Types of Diabetes, Explained; Diabetes can be divided into five different groups; here's everything to know; Diabetes Report Card;
    • Epidemiology A- L ;
    • Epidemiology M - Z ;
    • Evaluation Resources & Report Cards What is Program Evaluation? A Beginners Guide (Presentation Slides); The Most (and Least) Healthy States in America; Diabetes Report Card;
    • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about... National UFO Reporting Center;
    • Favorite Movie SitesDrawing Snow White and Animating Buzz Lightyear: Technological Toolkit Characteristics and Creativity in Cross-Disciplinary Teams; Academy Awards: Critical Acclaim vs. Commercial Appeal;
    • Favorite Music Sites Sound Health - Music Gets You Moving and More; Best selling music by state; The Biggest Song From the Year You Were Born; Music Gets You Moving and More;
    • FAQ Page;
    • Fitness Physical exercise is more important for health than weight, study reports; Stress ruins memory, but you can outrun this effect; New section: Physical Activity Guidelines;2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report; How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining; Using pedometers in a short term walking program boosts long term activity;
    • Free Software Free File;
    • Grants ;
    • Graphing How to Design an Information Visualization; Visual Mapping – The Elements of Information Visualization; Preattentive Visual Properties and How to Use Them in Information Visualization;
    • Health Care Information Which medicines don’t go well with flying?; Caregiving Tips; From Insight to Advocacy: Addressing Family Caregiving as a National Public Health Issue;
    • Healthcare Quality Data New section: Big Data and Machine Learning; Big Data and Machine Learning in Health Care;
    • Healthcare Quality Standards ;
    • Healthcare Quality Issues Tackling eHealth Literacy; Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries;
    • Health Education Resources Why willpower is overrated - Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?; Science Tells You How Long It Takes to Break a Habit; We Do What We Know Is Bad for Us, Why?;
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    • Infectious Diseases What Everyone Should Know; Viruses or Bacteria What’s got you sick?; National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS); Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS);
    • Infectious Diseases M - Z The High Cost of Surviving Rabies; Rabies deadlier than ever; Why a simple, lifesaving rabies shot can cost $10,000 in America - Untreated rabies is always fatal — but key drugs leave families with thousands in medical debt; Noncongenital Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, 2016; Emergence of Monkeypox — West and Central Africa, 1970–2017;
    • Information Quality ;
    • Kids' Index Page ;
    • Kids Health Warning Signs for Bullying; Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting;Coping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators, and Other Professionals; Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators | October 2008 The National Child Traumatic Stress Network; Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma; Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education; Bullying based on stigma has especially damaging effects - Study examines strategies used to help victims targeted based on race, sexual orientation or other characteristic;
    • Kids' Fun Sites ;
    • Koo Sar Net ;
    • Maternal Child Health Accessing your own genomic data is a civil right but requires strategies to manage safety; Risk Score May Reveal if Kids are Victims of Ill-Treatment - Children with higher scores had higher chances of death, hospitalization; New section: Cloning; Cloning Fact Sheet; The prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, nationally, by state, and by race or ethnicity; Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect;
    • Nutrition Resources Dietary Supplements for Exercise and Athletic Performance Fact Sheet for Consumers; The Secret Ways Scientists Are Altering Your Vegetables; The History and Future of GMOs in Food and Agriculture 2007; Good fats, bad fats; How Much Vitamin D Should You Take For Optimal Health?; 12 Fish You Should Never Eat—And What To Eat Instead; Strong link found between ultra-processed foods and cancer;Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators - of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population; A comprehensive biochemical assessment of nutrition status;
    • Why Is Losing Weight So Tough?; Prevalence of Obesity Among Youths by Household Income and Education Level of Head of Household — United States 2011–2014; 'Obesity paradox' debunked - Obese people really don't live longer than normal weight people with heart disease, they're just diagnosed at a younger age;
    • PCH 201 Main Page ;
    • PCH 201 Main Assignments Page ;
    • PCH 201 Resources Page ;
    • PCH 201 Templates and Grids ;
    • PCH 201 Wellness Resources Page ;
    • PHENOM Program Description ;
    • PHENOM Reports ;
    • PHENOM Stats ;
    • Personality - MBTI ;
    • Poll Stats Archives ;
    • Publications ;
    • Public Health Alumni Chapter Statistics ;
    • Public Health E-News Table of Contents January - September;
    • Public Health Continuing Education Opportunities Public Health Law Academy ;
    • Public Health Data HIV Infection and HIV-Associated Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — 20 Cities, United States, 2015; Human immunodeficiency virus testing status among adults aged 18 and over - NHIS 2015; HIV Diagnoses Among Persons Aged 13–29 Years — United States, 2010–2014; HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 2016 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 12/2017;
    • Public Health Data Sexual Intercourse Among High School Students — 29 States and United States Overall, 2005–2015; Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Opioid Overdoses — United States, July 2016–September 2017;
    • Public Health Data Air Travel Safety; Mental Health Statistics; Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009–2016 March, 2017;Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 18 States, 2014; Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013–2016; Distracted driving: Everyone hates it, but most of us do it, study finds; driving to distraction - Car tech and the great distraction dilemma; Trends in Fatalities From Distracted Driving in the United States, 1999 to 2008; The state(s) of texting and driving in the US; After 2016 Election, Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump. Here’s What the Data Tell Us.; Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance — United States, 2015;
    • Public Health Documents ;
    • Public Health E-News Table of Contents January - November, 2017;
    • Public Health Program Development Toolkit ;
    • Public Health Practice Speak Easy: Tips for Public Speaking like a Pro; Infographic: 7 Things to Consider When Communicating About Health;
    • Public Health Sites A - C Sexual Intercourse Among High School Students — 29 States and United States Overall, 2005–2015; Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Tragic Events - Strategies for talking about mass shootings, terrorism or unexpected attacks.Oct 04, 2017; New section: Sexting; That Teen Sexting ; : What Else You Need To Know Before Freaking Out; What Parents Need to Know About Sexting; Commonsense Media’s Sexting Handbook; Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management; Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part II. Treatment and Ongoing Management; All teens should be screened for depression, new guidelines urge; People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think; PrEP For HIV Prevention;
    • Public Health Sites D-G The world's DEADLIEST volcanoes - Volcanos' volatility have helped shape the world (great slideshow); Yellowstone volcano in pictures; INTERACTIVE MAP: Radioactive elements found in drinking water across the U.S.; The Top 7 Climate Findings of 2017; Health Tips During volcano activity;Emotional Wellness Toolkit; Emotional Wellness Toolkit — More Resources; Radon Toolkit for Public Health Professionals; Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction How to Fix Your Home; What Is Global Warming?; STDs in Men Who Have Sex with Men; Emotional Intelligence at Work | 5 Reasons Why it Matters; The World's Water; Why Your Biology Runs on Feelings - Think feelings are important? You’re more right than you know; Is a major California earthquake overdue?; Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says; The FDA has warned of the ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deaths; FDA declares popular alt-medicine kratom an opioid; Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse - Additional adverse events associated with kratom use identified; Kratom: What is the‬ herbal drug sweeping America and why has the FDA said it contains opioids?; Consumers have ‘no choice’ in avoiding toxin in plastics, study finds Researchers say that 86 percent of teens regularly ingest BPA; Estimated Excess Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Air Pollution above American Thoracic Society–recommended Standards, 2013–2015; PFASs, chemicals commonly found in environment, may interfere with body weight regulation; Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study; Electric & Magnetic Fields; Cell Phones and Cancer Risk; Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA advisory about deadly risks associated with kratom; FDA Warns Against Using Kratom: What People With Diabetes Need to Know About the Opioid;Fracking chemicals linked to pre-cancerous lesions in mice; Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region; The many ways your house is killing you; Study finds cleaning chemicals are as harmful as smoking 20 cigarettes per day for women - Researchers say exposure to these chemicals reduces lung function over time; Alcohol might lead to postsexual regret more than ecstasy or marijuana; RR-09: CLARITY-BPA Core Study; RR-09: Data Tables and Supplemental Appendices; New section: Spray Tanning; Are 'Spray-On' Tans Safe? Experts Raise Questions as Industry Puts Out Warnings; DHA Health Risk: Potential Lung Complications; Dihydroxyacetone; Dihydroxyacetone, the active browning ingredient in sunless tanning lotions, induces DNA damage, cell-cycle block and apoptosis in cultured HaCaT keratinocytes; The New Pros and Cons of Spray Tanning; HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men; Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children; Mexico City earthquake was rare ‘bending’ quake; People with chemical sensitivities are like ‘human canaries’; The down-low on microplastics; Plastic particles found in bottled water; SYNTHETIC POLYMER CONTAMINATION IN BOTTLED WATER; World's Leading Brands of Bottled Water Loaded With Microplastics, Study Says;
    • Public Health Sites H-L Distracted Driving; Distracted Driving - State Laws; Urban-Rural County and State Differences in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — United States, 2015; Unadjusted prevalence of diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ≥18 years, by county — United States, 2015; Diagnosing and Managing Hepatitis C; Deafness and hearing loss; Promoting Hearing Health Across the Lifespan; World Hearing Day: 3 March; Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss; What does green or yellow phlegm mean?; Asthma Care Quick Reference - DIAGNOSING AND MANAGING ASTHMA; Asthma Action Plan; Childhood asthma and environmental triggers; ASTHMA MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM; What does green or yellow phlegm mean?;Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease; Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower; Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative; Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System; National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet, 2017; Take Care of Your Kidneys and They Will Take Care of You; How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining
    • Public Health Sites M - N COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT; The creative brain is wired differently; A new study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE; A Visual Guide to Sciatica;A Visual Guide to Low Back Pain;Types of Depression; Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure; People with depression have stronger emotional responses to negative memories - A study investigates the brain mechanisms underlying autobiographical memory disturbance in depression; Mental disorders may share molecular origins; Common Genetic Factors Found in 5 Mental Disorders;
    • Public Health Sites O-Z 10 Ways STDs Impact Women Differently from Men; Unusual Eye Conditions; STDs in Men Who Have Sex with Men; Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14–49: United States, 2015–2016; Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit; These health problems can be predicted with a look into your eyes; Suicides in Teen Girls Hit 40-Year High; Making the Sexual History a Routine Part of Primary Care; How To Lower Your STD Odds - Unless you're a cloistered monk, you're at risk for a sexually transmitted disease. So learn the facts and protect yourself;
    • Public Health Software - Explore your zip code; Why Isochrone Maps Are Enjoying a Renaissance;
    • Research Resources on the Net Community Based Participatory Research Toolkit; Best Practices for Qualitative User Research; Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantitative and Qualitative Research; The Inside Story Of How An Ivy League Food Scientist Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies; Crisis or self-correction: Rethinking media narratives about the well-being of science;
    • Resources for Health Professionals Educational Tools for your Clinical Practice;
    • SCSU Page ;
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    • Senior Health The Challenging Landscape of Cancer and Aging: Charting a Way Forward; Gender, education and class impacts on retirement and quality of life in older age; How Much Should the Average American Save for Retirement? The number might surprise you; Money Essentials: Will you have enough to retire?; 1 in 4 workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement; How much you should have saved for retirement right now;How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining; New section: Go4Life; Wolters Kluwer Reviews State Tax Treatments of Retirement Benefits; Seniors & Retirees; More older Americans are working, and working more, than they used to; Measuring Your Fitness Progress; Monthly Progress Test; Weekly Exercise and Physical Activity Plan; Goal-Setting Worksheet; Overcoming Barriers to Exercise: No More Excuses;
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    • Here's What You Say When You Talk in Your Sleep; General anaesthetics do more than put you to sleep; Sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns are linked to anxiety and depression; Identifying and Managing Sleep Disorders in Primary Care 1/2018;Short Sleep Duration Among Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2015; External temperature also influences our circadian rhythms, study reports; Slowing Down Cancer by Activating the Circadian Clock; The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature; Our circadian clock sets the rhythm for our cells’ powerhouses; The Ultimate Night Routine Guide: How to Sleep Better and Wake Up Smarter; The Concerning Link Between Inadequate Sleep and Adolescent Substance Use;
    • Social Media The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions; Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How; Perfectionism among young people significantly increased since 1980s, study finds - Excessive desire to succeed, compete with others may have negative impact on youth psychological health;Social Media Has Hijacked Our Brains and Threatens Global Democracy; How to Create a YouTube Channel; ‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media; 20 YouTube Tricks, Hacks, and Features You'll Want to Know About This Year; Security Tip (ST06-003) Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites; 7 Ways to Make Facebook, Instagram & Your Social Media Life Less Stressful;Stress in America™ 2017: Coping with Change; Technology and Social Media; Break up with your smartphone. Practical advice on ending your toxic relationship with your phone;What is "brain hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care; Addiction for Fun and Profit - Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies strive to keep users hooked. Does that make them evil?; The iPhone Effect - The Quality of In-Person Social Interactions in the Presence of Mobile Devices; The Risk Of Teen Depression And Suicide Is Linked To Smartphone Use, Study Says; Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive; The good and bad health news about your exercise posts on social media; The Beginner's Guide to Social Media; Done in 60 Seconds; 5 Ways Technology is Making Us Anxious; Social Media Use in 2018; How to spot fake news in your social media feed - Are you sharing fake news without knowing it?; 20 Hidden Instagram Hacks and Features Everyone Should Know About;
    • Statistical Functions What is the GDPR? And What Does it Mean for the Marketing Industry?; GDPR Compliance - The GDPR will come into force in May 2018. Are you ready?; General Data Protection Regulation GDPR; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts; For Weighting Online Opt-In Samples, What Matters Most? The right variables make a big difference for accuracy. Complex statistical methods, not so much; EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A cheat sheet; What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations; How the GDPR will make consumers king of their data; 3 tips to reducing big data compliance risks; How to get your company on track to comply with GDPR; The top 5 reasons you should care about privacy; GDPR: Look out for 'right to be forgotten storms' ahead - Thousands of EU citizens may ask data controllers to erase their records by the end of May. Will organizations be ready for this coming storm?; Data protection - Rules for the protection of personal data inside and outside the EU; Preparing for GDPR compliance: Where you need to be now and how to get there; Identity data in the world of GDPR;
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    • Temperament

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    • At least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers; At least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers; Trying just one cigarette leads to a daily habit in majority of people, study suggests; Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says; The first cigarette usually ends in a daily habit: study;Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2016; Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes); New section: IQOS; An FDA panel is ruling on a new Philip Morris product that could upend the cigarette market IQOS, the new “heat not burn” tobacco device, explained.; Overview of the FDA Briefing Document for January 24-25, 2018 discussion of Philip Morris Products S.A. MRTPAs for its IQOS system and three tobacco HeatSticks; 4 big takeaways from the most comprehensive report on e-cigarettes yet; PH Consequences of E-cigarettes; E-cigarettes and health — here's what the evidence actually says; Microsoft introduces new privacy tools ahead of Data Privacy Day; Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft has halved data it collects from PCs says watchdog; Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft gets more time to tackle 'excessive' data collection; Windows 10: CNIL publicly serves formal notice to Microsoft Corporation to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months 20 July 2016; Windows 10 violates your privacy by default, here's how you can protect yourself; Configure Windows telemetry in your organization; Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft reveals what data it collects about you and why; Windows 10: Now you can see every bit of data Microsoft harvests from your PC; Stay in control of your privacy - Sign in to Microsoft to view and clear the data that Microsoft saves to the cloud; State-Specific Prevalence of Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2014–2015; Smoking Just One Cigarette a Day Raises MI, Stroke Risk - Any level of exposure to cigarette smoke is risky; Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports;New Report One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes; Finds That Using E-Cigarettes May Lead Youth to Start Smoking, Adults to Stop Smoking; Women's Health and Smoking; E-cigarette flavors are toxic to white blood cells, warn scientists - Cinnamon, vanilla and buttery e-cigarette flavors are among the most toxic -- and mixing flavors is more damaging than vaping just one; Why This Silly Cat Video Could Help Curb Youth Smoking; Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2012–2016; Long-Term E-Cigarette Use Could Increase Pneumonia Risk In vitro, in vivo studies show increased pneumococcal airway adhesion; We Asked Teens To Explain Juuling To Us & Wow; Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports; Reasons for Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2016; Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Restrictions on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products; Final; Potentially Toxic Levels Of Lead And Other Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor; Vaping may pull lead and other metals into your lungs; Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016; Study finds e-cigarette vapors may contain lead and other toxic metals - Researchers say the devices’ heating coils are to blame; E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial, according to evidence-based research; Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on pivotal public health step to dramatically reduce smoking rates by lowering nicotine in combustible cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels; Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertising Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2014–2016; Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes;
    • US Government Statistics Prisoners in 2016; How Many People Are Alive From the Year You Were Born; Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012; First Look: KEY DATA HIGHLIGHTS ON EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY GAPS IN OUR NATION’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS; Alternative School Discipline Strategies; BREAKING SCHOOLS' RULES: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement;
    • Useful Sites The Bed Bug Registry; 15 Secrets the Airlines Don't Want You to Know; 25 Weird, Wild Things About Flying You Probably Didn't Know; Germs at the Airport; Science Says This Is How Long Your Vacation Should Be;
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    • Web Resources New section: Blockchain; What is a blockchain? Here’s everything you need to know - Without blockchain, bitcoin couldn't exist. Here's how it works; How to mine Bitcoin: A crash course on cryptocurrency mining; Scientific Experts on Cellphone Radiation Demand Stronger FCC Safety Regulations; Highest and Lowest Radiation Cell Phones; Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you; America's Smartphone Addiction; 2017 global mobile consumer survey: US edition The dawn of the next era in mobile;Ways Your Smartphone Can Wreck Your Health; Quick glossary: Blockchain; Cheat sheet: Blockchain; Blockchain API; What is blockchain? Understanding the technology and the revolution (free PDF); CryptoKitties: The blockchain can be gamified too; Ripple is blockchain for the financial enterprise, but it's centralized;OPEN LETTER FROM JANA PARTNERS AND CALSTRS TO APPLE INC.; Your iPhone Has Tracked Your Every Move – Here’s How to See the Map; What is the Internet of Things? Everything you need to know about the IoT right now - The Internet of Things explained: what the IoT is, and where it's going next; Spectre and Meltdown: Cheat sheet; Data Privacy Day; Security Tip (ST06-008) Safeguarding Your Data; Security Tip (ST04-013) Protecting Your Privacy; Security Tip (ST04-014) Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks; Security Tip (ST05-019) Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft;802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained;The 11 least secure connected devices; Phones vulnerable to location tracking even when GPS services off; PinMe: Tracking a Smartphone User around the World;Smartphones make people distracted and unproductive A smartphone can sap attention even when it's not in use or turned off and in your pocket. That doesn't bode well for productivity.; Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis; Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure. Pay attention to the technology malady of our time. It's making your employees miserable — and unproductive; New CareerBuilder Survey Reveals How Much Smartphones Are Sapping Productivity at Work; How Distractions At Work Take Up More Time Than You Think; Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World; Decreases in Psychological Well-Being Among American Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Screen Time During the Rise of Smartphone Technology; A concerning new study links miscarriages to cellphone radiation. How worried should we be? Non-ionizing radiation may have more of a biological effect than we thought; It’s Time to Banish Your Screens From the Bedroom; Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies;Smartphones: Bad for some teens but not all, expert says; What is malware? Everything you need to know about viruses, trojans and malicious software; Top 5: Things to know about machine learning; Chaos Engineering: A cheat sheet; An executive’s guide to AI; 3 (Potential) Health Risks of Mobile Phone Usage; What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends; FAQ This! What Is Blockchain?;
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    • Wellness Resources Part I (1 - 5) Singles in America: Match Releases Largest Study on U.S. Single Population (2017); Singles in America; Singles in America: Match Releases Largest Study on U.S. Single Population for Eighth Year;
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    • Women's Health - Life Cycle ;
    • Women's Health Issues New section: Trafficking; Trafficking statistics; Trafficking Recruitment tactics; trafficking; Trafficking Resources List, 2017; Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually assaulted WHO Clinical Guidelines;
    • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Findings raise new concerns about birth control safety; Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer; Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies - Health experts are stepping up warnings that certain breast cancer treatments may harm the heart; What Are the Stages of Breast Cancer?; Heart Health for Women; 40 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer After 40 - WHEN YOU REACH MIDDLE AGE, IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION; Fracking chemicals linked to breast cancer in new study - New research points to disturbing implications for those who live near a drilling site;
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    • Writing Writing process infographic; Commonly Misused Phrases That Will Make You Sound Unprofessional; Understanding the complexities of retractions; Hangry, mansplaining, and lactivism added to Oxford Dictionary; The precarious prevalence of predatory journals; Nature journals tighten rules on non-financial conflicts; Authors will be asked to declare any interests that might cloud objectivity; The Grammar of Online Reviews - Is There a Connection Between Spelling Errors and Negative Online Reviews?; Estimating the Helpfulness and Economic Impact of Product Reviews: Mining Text and Reviewer Characteristics; Is There a Connection Between Bad Grammar and Negative Online Reviews?;Write it Down, Make it Happen | 3 Journaling Habits to Help Your Career; 6 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help Your Career; 5 Steps to Turning Your Blogging Hobby Into a Job; WordPress website maintenance checklist; Hemingway App; Fake News: Lies spread faster on social media than truth does People are quicker to repeat something that's wrong than something that's true; The science of fake news gets a boost;The spread of true and false news online; The science of fake news; How to spot fake news in your social media feed - Are you sharing fake news without knowing it?

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