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  • June 30, 2017 - E-cigarettes & Teens

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  • June 29, 2017 - E-cigs & Teens

    According to 4/16/2015's "Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers,"

    • "High-School Tobacco Use Among high school students, e-cigarette use is growing rapidly, while the use of more traditional forms of tobacco, like cigarettes and cigars, is declining.
    • Use of the devices among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to federal data released on Thursday, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent — more than smoke traditional cigarettes. The sharp rise, together with a substantial increase in the use of hookah pipes, led to 400,000 additional young people using a tobacco product in 2014, the first increase in years, though researchers pointed out it fell within the margin of error. About a quarter of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students — 4.6 million young people altogether — used tobacco in some form last year.
    • In interviews, teenagers said that e-cigarettes had become almost as common at school as laptops, a change from several years ago, when few had seen the gadgets. But opinions were mixed on why they had caught on. A significant share said they were using the devices to quit smoking cigarettes or marijuana, while others said they had never smoked but liked being part of the trend and enjoyed the taste — two favorite flavors were Sweet Tart and Unicorn Puke, which one student described as “every flavor Skittle compressed into one.”
    • The rise of e-cigarettes, which was captured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual youth tobacco survey of about 20,000 schoolchildren, prompted an outcry from anti-tobacco advocates. They warned that e-cigarettes were undoing years of progress among the country’s most vulnerable citizens by making the act of puffing on a tobacco product normal again, and by introducing nicotine, an addictive substance, to a broad population of teenagers.
    • “This is a really bad thing,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the C.D.C., who noted that research had found that nicotine harms the developing brain. “This is another generation being hooked by the tobacco industry. It makes me angry.”
    • But the change had a bright side.. The decline in cigarette use among teenagers accelerated substantially from 2013 to 2014, dropping by 25 percent, the fastest pace in years. The pattern seemed to go against the dire predictions of anti-tobacco advocates that e-cigarettes would become a gateway to cigarettes among youth, and suggested that the devices might actually be helping, not hurting. The pattern resembled those in Sweden and Norway, where a rise in the use of snus, a smokeless tobacco product, was followed by a sharp decline in cigarette use."
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  • June 28, 2017 - Reasons Why People Use E-Cigarettes

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  • June 27, 2017 - National HIV Testing Day

    HIV Testing Day
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    For more information, see NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY (NHTD) and AIDS/HIV

  • June 26, 2017 - 2nd Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 States

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    June 26, 2015 Supreme Court Ruling

  • June 23, 2017 - The Rise of E-Cigarettes

    According to the April 4, 2014 MMWR Report, "Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014"

    Electronic nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine, flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, and chocolate), and other chemicals via an inhaled aerosol. E-cigarettes that are marketed without a therapeutic claim by the product manufacturer are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (1).* In many states, there are no restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Although e-cigarette use is increasing among U.S. adolescents and adults (2,3), its overall impact on public health remains unclear. One area of concern is the potential of e-cigarettes to cause acute nicotine toxicity (4)."

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    Given the rapid increase in e-cigarette-related exposures, of which 51.1% were among young children, developing strategies to monitor and prevent future poisonings is critical. Health-care providers; the public health community; e-cigarette manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and marketers; and the public should be aware that e-cigarettes have the potential to cause acute adverse health effects and represent an emerging public health concern.

  • June 22, 2017 - Most Common Combinations of Tobacco Products among Youth Multiple-Product Users

    Youth Tobacco Products

    For information, see Tobacco-Product Use by Adults and Youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014

  • June 21, 2017 - Happy First Day of Summer!

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  • June 20, 2017 - Hookah and E-Cigarettes

    Hookah and E-cigarettes
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    For more information, see Kids and Tobacco Use: Some Surprising Findings

  • June 19, 2017 - Hookah and E-Cigarettes

    E-cigs and teens 2014
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  • June 18, 2017 - Happy Father's Day!

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  • June 16, 2017 - June 16, 2017 is Wear Blue Day

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    Wear Blue Day is "To raise awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups, or testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education, or other health issues that affect men. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.)"

  • June 15, 2017 - June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    CDC's Elder Abuse Page

    For more information, see Senior Health

  • June 14, 2017 - High School Student Trends in Tobacco Product Usage, 2000 - 2014 (Cigarette, Cigar, Smokeless, E-cig)

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  • June 13, 2017 - High School Student Trends in Tobacco Product Usage, 2011 - 2014 (Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Hookah)

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  • June 12, 2017 - Average Number of Cigarettes Consumed by An Adult Per Year, 2007

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  • June 11, 2017 - June 11-18, 2017 is Men's Health Month

    Make sure you stay around to watch your kids grow up. Besides eating healthy and exercising daily, make sure your health is in tip-top shape. Make the appointment and get screened. Man up and wear the gown!

    For additional information, see Men's Health
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  • June 9, 2017 - How much of an hourly wage do you need to live in a 2-bedroom residence

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    For more information, see This Map Shows The Hourly Wage You Need to Rent a Two-Bedroom Home in Your State

  • June 8, 2017 - When it comes to money, what are Americans most worried about?

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  • June 7, 2017 - June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

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    For more information, see Alzheimer's Disease and Senior Health

  • June 6, 2017 - June is National Safety Month

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  • June 5, 2017 - June 5th is World Environment Day

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  • June 4, 2017 - National Cancer Survivors Day®

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  • June 3, 2017 - June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

    PTSD Awareness Month
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  • June 2, 2017 - The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond

    The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond 12/2016
  • June 1, 2017 - 4 tech trends that will shape 2017

    The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017, predicted by ZDNet editors
  • May 31, 2017 - World No Tobacco Day!

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  • May 30, 2017 - Potentially Preventable Deaths Among the Top Leading Causes of Death

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • May 23, 2017 - The World is Aging

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  • May 22, 2017 - U.S. Binge Drinking, 2013

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

    Hepatitis Awareness Month
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    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

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  • May 17, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Mental Health Is Just As Important as Physical Health

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  • May 16, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Stay Active

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  • May 15, 2017 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Eat Well

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  • May 14, 2017 - May 14 - 20 is National Women's Health Week

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

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    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 Prevention Week 2017
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  • May 12, 2017 - Global Female Alcohol Prevalence, 2004

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  • May 11, 2017 - Global Female Insufficient Activity, 2010

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  • May 10, 2017 - Global Female Life Expectancy, 2015

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  • May 9, 2017 - Immunization Schedule For Pregnant Women

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    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 and

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

    National Women's Check-up Day
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    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'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
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    For more information, see Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Chinese Culture

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

    May 6-12, 2015, Nurses Week
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  • May 5, 2017 - U.S. & Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

    US Physical Activity Guidelines
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    See 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    This graphic summarizes the adult exercise guidelines

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    I like Canada's Exercise Guidelines which are nicely summarized below:

    Canada's Exercise Guidelines
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    Of course, you can do this all day....

    For more information, see Fitness Resources and Obesity

  • May 4, 2017 - May Is National Physical Fitness Month

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!

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

    May is Mental Health Month
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    For more information, see Mental Health Resources

  • May 2, 2017 - May 1 - 5 is Air Quality Awareness Week

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

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

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

  • January 1, 2017- Happy New Year!

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

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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!

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  • 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!

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    • Public Health Practice From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here?; WHO's Essential Health Services; 9 Tips for Crafting Effective Media Bites; Communicating for Change, Shaping Public Debate with Framing and Messages;
    • Public Health Sites A - C The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Full Video; Alcohol poisoning infographic; For Parents: What to Look For if your child is using drugs; Alcohol Abuse Fact Sheet; Pediatric HIV Surveillance; What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later - High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds; Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?; More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says; Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline: longitudinal cohort study; White matter integrity pre- and post marijuana and alcohol initiation in adolescence; Moderate drinking may alter brain, study says; Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of Persons Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection Medical Monitoring Project 2014 Cycle (June 2014–May 2015);
    • Public Health Sites D-G The New Face of Heroin: An Investigative Series in Four Parts; A seismic mapping milestone Team produces 3-D map of Earth's interior; Quality of Life and Cannabis Use: Results from Canadian Sample Survey Data; Tracking hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body; Here’s What Experts Know About How Marijuana Affects Your Body; Exposure to BPA Substitute, BPS, Multiplies Breast Cancer Cells; Global Climate Report - December 2016; Yale Climate Opinion Maps – U.S. 2016; Yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2014; Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose; Prince's Death: Why It's So Easy to Overdose on Painkillers; Characteristics of Fentanyl Overdose — Massachusetts, 2014–2016; The Emotional Intelligence Test: What's Your Emotional IQ? [Quiz]; Carfentanil [INN] Toxnet Profile; New section: Drugged Driving; Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone - Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows; Impaired driving; The 16 scariest maps from the E.U.’s massive new climate change report; Prescription Drug Abuse Fact Sheet; Infographics on health and climate change; Climate change: How do we know?; Climate Change Knowlege; WHO Climate Change and health infographics; Particle Pollution; ER visits related to marijuana use at a Colorado hospital quadruple after legalization - More than half of teens' marijuana-related visits also involved psychiatric evaluations; Images of Warming: National Parks in 2050 Posters; ‘Gray death,’ the drug that looks like concrete, kills in one dose; What Is Gray Death? The Killer Drug Cocktail Is Latest Battle in War Against Opioids; Gray Death: The Most Powerful New Opioid Combo That's Risky Even To Touch; Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017; Interactive website helps to reduce dizziness; Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT); Researchers Test How to Accurately Assess Use of New Psychoactive Drugs such as “Bath Salts”; How to accurately assess use of new psychoactive drugs such as 'bath salts' - 'Bath salt' use underreported, study reveals; New York Times Climate Change Special Report; Fentanyl, the opioid so potent it can cause an overdose through accidental contact, explained; The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic, explained; Acetyl Fentanyl Overdose Fatalities — Rhode Island, March–May 2013; Recommendations for laboratory testing for acetyl fentanyl and patient evaluation and treatment for overdose with synthetic opioids; Prescribing Data; Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts & Figures; The Role of Science in Addressing the Opioid Crisis; Fentanyl Crisis: DEA Issues Guideline for First Responders Dealing With Deadly Drug; What Is Fentanyl? The Drug That Killed Prince Has Killed Thousands of Others;Allergy medications: Know your options; The Prescription Medications Most Parents Don’t Realize Their Kids Are Misusing; Opioid Basics; Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application; Why You Shouldn’t Drink That Water You Found in the Car; Teen cannabis use and illicit drug use in early adulthood linked; Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk; 8 Signs of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership; 3 New Dangerous Drug Habits in Teens | New Drug Trend in Kids;5 key findings about LGBT Americans key findings about LGBT Americans; The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain;
    • Public Health Sites H-L What is Kidney Disease?; When to Worry About Ringing in Your Ears; World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs; Surprising And Sobering: 7 Facts About Global Health; 2015 Kidney Disease Statistics; Why You Have Tinnitus; Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?; From Millennials to Baby Boomers, U.S. Adults Say Public Places Are Too Noisy; A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing; In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence; Researchers find dozens of genes associated with measures of intelligence, Lots of genes, but a cumulatively small impact;A Loud Warning: Millions of People Do Not Protect Their Ears; 15 Things That Can Make Tinnitus Worse;
    • Public Health Sites M - N 5 Things You Should Know About Stress; Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior; Mental Health Screening Tools; Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms; Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms (Lund University); Myths and Facts About Therapy; New section: Mindfulness; The heady benefits of mindfulness in the workplace; New section: Personality Disorders; Alert: If You Always Avoid Things You Fear, You May Have This Issue; The One Thing That Is More Important Than Social Needs: Self Actualization; Borderline Personality Disorder; Any Personality Disorder; Antisocial Personality Disorder; Becoming 'brain aware' to calm chaos, boost productivity; Intel experiments with mindfulness to combat digital overload;Distortions and deceptions in strategic decisions; What’s Wrong With My Shoulder?; Autism Spectrum Disorder;Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory; Depression Fact Sheet; Anxiety Fact Sheet; Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015; Depression: FDA-Approved Medications May Help; The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments; 12 Signs Your Mood Swings Could Actually Be Bipolar Disorder; Does the Heart Have a Sense of Smell?; Acute stress alters individual risk taking in a time-dependent manner and leads to anti-social risk; Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows; HIV & Intimate Partner Violence Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Women; HIV & Intimate Partner Violence Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Presentation Slides and Fact Sheet; Does the Brain Use More Energy During Particular Activities?; 11 Mental Health Disorders That Are 100% Misunderstood; As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control; What is the Mandela Effect? We explain the causes of false memories; Half of adults with anxiety or depression report chronic pain; The Scientific Explanation on Why We Attract What We Are; Why Men Don’t Live as Long as Women; Guide to Testicular Cancer; Ways to Avoid Erectile Dysfunction; HIV Among Asians in the United States; HIV Among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in the United States; Men’s Health Month - Helping Men Stay On Top of Their Game; Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling; Being Defensive, how Psychotherapy Sees You;
    • Public Health Sites O-Z State-Specific Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2015; Prevalence of HPV in Adults Aged 18–69: United States, 2011–2014;Congenital Syphilis - CDC Fact Sheet; Congenital syphilis; Congenital syphilis infographic; Syphilis in pregnancy;Protect your baby from syphilis; It’s STD Awareness Month. So Here Are Some Scary STD Stats & Facts For You!; STD Prevention Infographics; Lowdown on STD Prevention; CDC Fact Sheets; It's Your Future, You Can Protect It - Teen Condom Fact Sheet; 13 REASONS WHY Talking Points; CDC Call to Action - Let’s Work Together to Stem the Tide of Rising Syphilis in the United States; How Effective are Condoms?; People Smell Great! Human Sniffers Sensitive as Dogs'; Testing sense of smell may give early warning of Alzheimer's risk; Hidden consequences of olfactory dysfunction: a patient report series; Effects of ageing on smell and taste; How We Smell;
    • Public Health Software National Environmental Health Tracking Network; Traveling Back in Time With Colorful Isochrone Maps;
    • Research Resources on the Net Questionable research practices among italian research psychologists; How many scientists admit to questionable research practices?; How the GOP Could Use Science’s Reform Movement Against It - The principles of openness, transparency, and reproducibility might be weaponized to defund and deny research; 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility; How much does a retracted result pollute the field?; Reproducibility Issues graphics; Most citations to retracted papers don’t note they’re problematic, authors say; PubMed to Include Conflict-of-Interest Statements with Study Abstracts; 6 things to keep in mind if you read cancer-related news in the next few days; How Rampant is Fabrication in Medical Literature? Inappropriate statistics in new paper may exaggerate the problem; Scientists Screwed Up? Send them to Rehab;
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    • How Time Zones May Affect Cancer Risk; Fixing lousy sleep could keep us healthy longer; Could better sleep prevent gestational diabetes?;Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age; Sleep Is the New Status Symbol; A 'Hot Zone' In The Brain May Reveal When, And Even What, We Dream; Coloured sagittal MRI scans of the human brain. Changes in brain activity offer clues to what the dream is about; Dreaming 'hot zone' found at the back of the brain; Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming; Scientists Can Now Tell If Someone Is Dreaming from Their Brain Waves; Sleep and your Circadian Rhythm;What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Problem Sleepiness?; Healthy Sleep Also called: Sleep Hygiene; The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say; Chronic sleep deprivation may lead to brain eating itself; Deep Sleep Maintains the Learning Efficiency of the Brain; Sleep Shrinks the Brain’s Synapses to Make Room for New Learning - The process keeps the attic of your mind well organized; When You Eat Can 'Reset' Your Biological Clock; New section: Jet Lag; Why It's Harder to Recover from Jet Lag When You Fly East; The Science of Jet Lag: 5 Surprising Findings; Jet Lag Leaves Kidneys In Another Time Zone; Jet-Lagged Mice More Likely to Die; Understanding of Human Body Clock Reworked; How to Beat Jet Lag: Don't Eat; What Is Jet Lag?; 'Social Jet Lag' Called Potentially Hazardous - Sleeping in on weekends linked to more fatigue, higher CVD risk;
    • Social Media Who Has the Best (and Worst) LinkedIn Profile Photos?; Big data in social networks; A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel; 6 New LinkedIn Features You May Have Missed; How Generations X, Y, and Z Consume Video Content [Infographic]; The Multicultural Millennials; No thanks, Facebook: Here's how to permanently delete your account; How technology use affects at-risk adolescents More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, new study finds; More Technology Use Linked to Mental Health Issues in At-Risk Adolescents; The Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Videos, Tweets & More;Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable; Instagram worst social media app for young people’s mental health; 'Fuelling a mental health crisis': Instagram worst social network for young people's mental health; Instagram Might Not Be Great For Young People's Mental Health; Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds; In Obvious News: Social Media Sharing Is All About Your Social Cred - Other people's opinions drive what we share on Facebook; 15 Hidden Instagram Hacks & Features Everyone Should Know About; 5 Helpful Insights You Can Find Using Twitter Analytics; What Your Tweets Say About You;Psychological Language on Twitter Predicts County-Level Heart Disease Mortality; Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach; Social media as a measurement tool of depression in populations; How to Disable or Permanently Delete an Instagram Account; The Arguments That Are Completely Inappropriate to Have on Twitter; Texting slang; How to Use Twitter Analytics: The Complete Guide for Marketers; Are Other People Allowed to Use My Tweets?;
    • Statistical Functions J-Shaped Curves and Public Health; New section: Methods 101; Methods 101: Random Sampling video; Are Propensity Scores As Good As Randomized Trials? They may not offer much more than multivariable adjustment;How Rampant is Fabrication in Medical Literature? Inappropriate statistics in new paper may exaggerate the problem;
    • Statistical Programs ;
    • Temperament ;
    • Nicotine and Tobacco In-Depth Report;Tobacco-Product Use by Adults and Youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014; To Your Health 1 in 4 youths exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes, study shows; How e-cigarettes landed 2 metro Detroiters in burn unit; New section: Thirdhand Smoke; Children of Smokers Carry Tobacco Toxins on Their Hands - Thirdhand smoke exposures high in kids with household cigarette smokers; Tips to Help Avoid "Vape" Battery Explosions; The shadow of Big Tobacco looms over e-cigarettes and harm reduction;Social smoking carries same heart-disease risks as everyday habit One in 10 Americans screened said they sometimes smoked, study found; Health Warnings;European Commission - Press release - 10 key changes for tobacco products sold in the EU; The new laws on vaping and smoking: All you need to know - The new Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 comes into force imminently; Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications; Modified Risk Tobacco Products; Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016;
    • US Government Statistics Bureau of Labor Job Statistics; The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students; Capital Punishment, 2014–2015; National Environmental Health Tracking Network;
    • Useful Sites Navigating Power of Attorney: How to Help Loved Ones Manage Their Money; Travel Health Slideshow: 25 Ways to Stay Well Abroad; CDC Yellow Book; Tip of My Tongue - Find that word that you've been thinking about all day but just can't seem to remember; Get Help In Emergencies; U.S. Embassies; Foreign Disasters;
    • Webmastering Tools How to Pick the Perfect Font Pairings for Your Website: 7 Free Tools; Where Can You Find High-Quality Images for Social Media?; 39 Free Tools for Creating Unique Images;
    • Web Resources How the Human/Computer Interface Works (Infographics); Digital Dividends; Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you; HTTPS Everywhere; Big data in industries; Top 5 ways to track data breaches; Breach Portal: Notice to the Secretary of HHS Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information; What is "brain hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care; 5 ways robots are vulnerable to cyberattacks;The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI; Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too; Profiling 10 types of hackers; How to eliminate insider threats; MASSIVE ATTACK - How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web; Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?; Cyber security breaches survey 2017; New section: Blockchain; FAQ: What is blockchain and how can it help business?; Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try; 5 things you should know about the blockchain; You’re Addicted to Your Phone if You Agree with These Statements; Largest Distracted Driving Behavior Study; Distracted Driving;Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology; An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies; Ways to create secure IoT devices; You Cannot Encrypt Your Face; NSA chief: This is what a worst-case cyber attack scenario looks like; Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies;Net neutrality: The smart person's guide; Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware; WHAT IS WANNACRY/WANACRYPT0R? fact sheet;Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults; Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely; Report: The darknet contains a vast treasure trove of stolen Fortune 500 data; A third of Americans live in a household with three or more smartphones; 94% believe unsecured IoT devices could lead to 'catastrophic' cybersecurity attack; Ransomware; Ransomware: Best Practices for Prevention and Response; WannaCry: The smart person's guide; Machine Vision; The Dangerous Texting Slang All Parents Should Know; 7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services; The 4 types of cybersecurity threats and a formula to fight them;
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    • Wellness Resources Part I (1 - 5) How to lower your odds of becoming disabled - Embrace a healthy lifestyle;
    • Wellness Resources Part II (6 - 11) FDA's Birth Control Guide;
    • Wellness Resources Part III (12 - 17) Metastatic Cancer - how cancer spreads; ;
    • Women's Health ;
    • Women's Health - Life Cycle ;
    • Women's Health Issues What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain?; Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015; 12 Times You Need to See Your Gynecologist Immediately; Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Assault; Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices;
    • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Breast Density and Your Mammogram Report; More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Incidence 2008 - 2012; 5 Things Women Should Know About Ovarian Cancer; Study estimates number of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer; Drinking and breast cancer: Risk increases with even one drink, study finds; A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk, report says; Diet, Nutrition Physical Activity and Breast Cancer - AICR; Guide to Uterine Cancer;
    • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke ;
    • Writing Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?; How to Use an Writing Cleanroom to Avoid Plagiarism; Debunking the Accidental Plagiarism Excuse; Five reasons blog posts are of higher scientific quality than journal articles; Reputational incentives and post-publication review: two (partial) solutions to the misinformation problem; Data Authorship; New section: Letter Writing; To Whom It May Concern: Do All Formal Letters Have to Start Like This?; When a 'Remix' Is Plain Ole Plagiarism - Digital technologies make it easier for people to copy the work of other artists—yet the same tools make it more likely for them to get caught. 5/2017; The therapeutic value of adolescents’ blogging about social–emotional difficulties; The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post;

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