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  • December 31, 2021 - Busy day! #NoInterruptionsDay #MakeUpYourMindDay UniversalHourOfPeace

    No Interruptions Day

    Make up your mind day

    Each year, Make Up Your Mind Day on December 31st encourages us to quit wavering, to take a side, and follow through with a decision and stick to it. As New Year's resolutions go, this may be the day to decide which ones to declare. The day may be used to determine other decisions as well.

    Universal Hour of Peace

    From 11:30 p.m. on December 31st to 12:30 a.m. on January 1st each year, Universal Hour of Peace hopes to take a step toward a war-free world.

  • December 31, 2021 - RIP - We lost a lot of people in 2021

    Vol. 1

    Vol. 2

    Vol. 3

    Vol. 4

    Vol.5

    Vol 6

    Celebrities who died in 2021 Insider.com

    Celebrity Deaths in 2021: Stars We’ve Lost USmagazine.com

    Celebrity deaths 2021: All the actors, singers and more we lost this year Pagesix.com

    Gone But Not Forgotten - 2021 Deaths Fiftiesweb.com

  • December 31, 2021 - When COVID-19 started for the U.S., My Journal Brief, & 2020 in 7 seconds

    March 2020

  • December 31, 2021 - Google - Year in Search 2021

    Google Trop Trending Searches
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/featured-119313?mc_cid=24a102fc4a&mc_eid=92b613e289

    Google’s Top Trending Searches of 2021, and Other Year-in-Review Lists 12/2021

  • December 30, 2021 - Google's Top Ten Searches of 2020;

    2020 Google Searches
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/charts/top-trending-searches-on-google-in-2020/attachment/google-top-trending-searches-of-2020-dec2020

    Google Search Trends
    Graphic source: https://en.247mirror.com/world-really-intriguing-perspective-charts

    Pandemic Driven Changes
    Graphic source: https://en.247mirror.com/world-really-intriguing-perspective-charts

    Source: Google Reveals the Most Popular Search Terms for 2020

  • 2021 - The Year in Pictures

    2020 - The Year in Pictures

    2019 - The Year in Pictures

  • December 29, 2021 - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas x2; 2011 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve in Sarajevo and Wizards in Winter;Jingle Bells Techno - Synchronized Christmas Light Show to Music

    Generational Christmas Music
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/16275/holiday-music-fans-by-age/

  • December 28, 2021 - Shake up Christmas (Train); Last Christmas (Wham);

    The Best Holiday Videos Ever! Yahoo.com

  • December 27, 2021 - Every December 27th is No Interruptions Day

    No Interruptions day

    Put up a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door and ban all interruptions

  • December 27, 2021 - Andrea Bocelli - Angels We Have Heard On High; We Three Kings (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys; O come, O come, Emmanuel - (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys; Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky - GlassDuo LIVE (glass harp); Do You Hear What I Hear? (Home Free) (Christmas A Cappella); Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) - Alex Boye' ft. Genesis Choir; My Favourite Time of the Year; The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum 2013; Make It Work Again (Jingle Jangle; Little Drummer Boy

  • December 26, 2021 - #ThankYouNoteDay Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus; Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!; Little Drummer Boy - Snare Drumline Encore Performance; Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo - O Holy Night / Cantique De Noel (Christmas-Vienna 1999);

    Thank you Note Date
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/december-26-2019-boxing-day-national-whiners-day-national-thank-you-note-day-national-candy-cane-day/

  • December 26, 2021 - The First Noel (Bing Crosby); Mistletoe (Justin Bieber); All I Want For Christmas is You (Mariah Carey); Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Andy Williams)

  • December 25, 2021 - Oh Holy Night; The Digital Story of the Nativity; Social Network Christmas; Band AID 2014 & 1984; Thank God It's Christmas (Queen); Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Pentatonix); World's Largest Virtual #Hallelujah Chorus; Boney M, Mary's Boy Child


    Band Aid 30


    Band Aid 1984

  • December 24, 2021 - Metal Christmas Songs 2021/2022 - Epic Heavy Metal Rock Instrumetal; Queen with David Bowie - Under Pressure (Christmas version) (RIP, David Bowie, 1947 - 2016); Snoopy's Christmas vs. Red Baron (The Royal Guardsmen); Christmas Canon (TSO)

  • December 24, 2021 - "Caught in the act" a rare phenomenon on satellite imagery "caught" on December 24, 2021 Thanks, @weatherdak!

    Santa
    Graphic source: https://www.noradsanta.org/

  • December 23, 2021 - Holdman Christmas Lights 2010 - Complete Show;"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on the Glass Armonica; Carol of the Bells - (Pentatonix); Little Drummer Boy (Pentatonix)

  • December 22, 2021 - Best of Star Wars Music Christmas Lights Show 2014 - Featured on Great Christmas Light Fight!; Star Wars (Uptown Funk) - Christmas Lights; 6 BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS EVER!!!;

    Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie 12/2021

  • December 21, 2021 - Solstice 2021 will be at 10:58 AM on Tuesday, December 21 EST

    Solstices
    Graphic source: https://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice

    Breathing Earth
    Graphic source: https://en.es-static.us/upl/2015/12/BreathingEarth1.gif

    Sunlight on Earth, on the day of the winter solstice. The north polar region of Earth is in 24-hour darkness, while the south polar region is in 24-hour daylight. Gif via Wikimedia Commons
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice

    Earth has seasons because our world is tilted on its axis with respect to our orbit around the sun. Image via NASA
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice

    Image via US Naval Observatory. Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the December 2017 solstice (2017 December 21 at 16:28 UTC). Note that the north polar region of Earth has 24 hours of night, while the south polar region basks in 24 hours of daylight.
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice

    For more information, see Solstices & Equinoxes for Boston (Surrounding 10 Years)

  • December 20, 2021 - TSO Live; 2016 Johnson Family Dubstep EDM Christmas Light Show; The Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping

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  • December 19, 2021 - Christmas Lights (Coldplay)

    The 50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time @Thrillist

  • December 18, 2021 - Disaster Preparedness Timeline

    Disaster preparedness Timeline
    Graphic source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129653/figure/fig1/
  • December 17, 2021 - America's Smartphone Addiction

    Smartphone detox
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/12403/smartphone-addiction/
  • December 16, 2021 - Media Bias Chart

    Media Bias Chart
    Graphic source: http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/
  • December 15, 2021- Cat Herders Day

    Cat Herders Day
  • December 15, 2021- Understanding Why Middle and High School Students Use E-cigarettes

    Why teens use ecigs
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/PublicHealthEducation/ProtectingKidsfromTobacco/ucm405173.htm

  • December 14, 2021 - Diet-Induced Obesity

    Obesity Triangle
    Graphic source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170724105111.htm

    For more information, see Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

  • December 13, 2021 - Brain Activity During Decision-making

    Brain Activity During Decision making
    Graphic source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710135410.htm
  • December 12, 2021 - AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention

    Cancer Prevention
    Graphic source: http://www.aicr.org/assets/images/infographics/aicr-cancer-prevention-recommendations.png
  • December 11, 2021 - Little Confidence Records will remain private or secure

    Little confidence records will remain private and secure
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-views-about-data-collection-and-security/

    Americans' Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 10, 2021 - Expectations about how long records are stored

    Expect Limits on How Records are stored
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-views-about-data-collection-and-security/

    Americans Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 9, 2021 - Privacy in Everyday Life

    Privacy in Everyday Life
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-views-about-data-collection-and-security/

    Americans' Views About Data Collection and Security 5/2015

  • December 8, 2021 - Addictive Pleasure Vs. True Happiness

    Addiction and Happiness
    Graphic source: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-our-phones-are-making-us-miserable-pleasure-isnt-happiness-2018-3

    This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

  • December 7, 2021 - Misspelled Words, by State

    Misspelled words by state
    Graphic source: http://www.vividmaps.com/2017/05/americas-most-misspelled-words.html
  • December 7, 2021 - NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

    #PearlHarborRemembranceDay

    Pearl Harbor
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/december-7-2020-national-pearl-harbor-remembrance-day-national-cotton-candy-day-national-illinois-day/
  • December 6, 2021 - The Most Significant Historic Event of Our Lifetime

    9/11 tops
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • December 5, 2021 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • December 4, 2021 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Generation

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • December 3, 2021 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Gender

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by gender
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/
  • December 2, 2021 - US Population, 2019

    US Population 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/charts/us-population-distribution-by-age-and-gender-in-2019/attachment/censusbureau-us-population-distribution-by-age-group-and-gender-july2020
  • December 1, 2021 - December 1 - 7 is National Handwashing Awareness Week

    National Handwashing Awareness Week
    Graphic source: https://sciencewondershop.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/hthmainnew4prina.gif
  • December 1, 2021 - December 1st is World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day
    Graphic source: https://www.sru.edu/news/113018b

    World Aids Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/wad.html

    HIV inequities
    Graphic source: https://www.statnews.com/2021/11/30/despite-interventions-black-and-hispanic-men-are-contracting-hiv-at-the-same-rates-as-10-years-ago/

    UN AIDS stats
    Graphic source: https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/aids/

    For more information, see World AIDS Day

  • November 30, 2021 - November 30th is Remembrance Day for Lost Species

    REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES
    Graphic source: http://www.lostspeciesday.org/

    For more information, see Remembrance Day for Lost Species

  • November 30, 2021 - National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

    National Meth Awareness Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november-30-2020-national-personal-space-day-computer-security-day-cyber-monday-national-mousse-day-stay-home-because-youre-well-day-natio/

  • November 30, 2021 - Computer Security Day

    Computer Security Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november-30-2020-national-personal-space-day-computer-security-day-cyber-monday-national-mousse-day-stay-home-because-youre-well-day-natio/

    • Enable Windows Update.
    • Install and keep running antivirus software.
    • Turn on Windows Firewall.
    • Keep all software updated.
    • Always use strong passwords.
    • Don't share passwords and don't write them down.
    • A password is required to access my computer.
    • Remove unused programs.
    • Secure your wireless network.
    • Back up critical data.
    • Use caution when browsing the Internet.
    • I log off the computer when I'm not using it.
    • My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
    • Periodically remove temporary Internet files.
  • November 29, 2021 - Cyber Monday 2021

    Cyber-Monday
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november-30-2020-national-personal-space-day-computer-security-day-cyber-monday-national-mousse-day-stay-home-because-youre-well-day-natio/

    2017 Map of Cybercrime Victims on Cyber Monday

    Cybercrime Cybermap
    Map source: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cyberattacks-most-likely-to-happen-in-these-10-states-on-cyber-monday/

    For more information, see Cyberattacks most likely to happen in these 10 states on Cyber Monday 11/2017

  • November 29, 2021 - Life Expectancy

    Life expectancy
    Graphic source: http://www.schwab.com/insights/retirement/thinking-forward-grow-your-retirement-savings

    For more info, see Thinking Forward: Grow Your Retirement Savings

  • November 28, 2021 - 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by Race & Ethnicity

    HB betty

    Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes, by race
    Graphic source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/12/15/americans-name-the-10-most-significant-historic-events-of-their-lifetimes/

  • November 27, 2021 - 2020 Diabetes Report Card

    2020 Diabetes Report Card

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 26, 2021 - Black Friday

    Black Friday
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november-29-2019-buy-nothing-day-black-friday-electronic-greetings-day-national-day-of-listening-national-native-american-heritage-day-youre-welco/

    Black Friday
    Graphic source: https://www.squawkfox.com/blackfriday/

  • November 26, 2021 - November 26th is Anti-Obesity Day

    World Anti-Obesity Day
    Graphic source: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NRdqBw_c7wg/ULMhVdHO7cI/AAAAAAAAA9w/u23KcWgwTtw/s1600/World_Anti_Obesity_Day_Logo.jpg
  • November 25, 2021 - November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

    Orange the world
    Graphic source: WHO

    Orange the world
    Graphic source: https://www.firstpost.com/world/un-launches-orange-the-world-campaign-for-action-on-violence-against-women-2520774.html

  • For more information, see How will YOU Orange the World?

  • November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day

    Family Health History Day
    Graphic source: http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/family-health-history-day.png

    You can create your family health portrait record, for free, at: My Family Health Portrait Site

    For step-by-step instructions, see Family Health Portrait The more you know about your family's health history, the better you can take care of yourself and your kids!

  • November 25, 2021 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Gozzi Turkeys 2018
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/14/18)

    Gozzi Turkeys 2012
    Photo: BCJung, Gozzi Farm Turkeys, CT (11/16/12)

    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://thanksgiving-jokes.com/thanksgiving-quotes/

    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://comments.funmunch.com/gratitude-quotes-1.html

    Gratitude
    Graphic source: http://inspirationboost.com/category/all-quotes/attitude-quotes/page/2

    60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

  • November 24, 2021 - November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM)

    Native American Heritage Month
    Graphic source: https://vitruvianpost.com/3619/features/native-american-heritage-month/

    For more information, see National Native American Heritage Month - November and November is National American Indian Heritage Month Library of Congress

  • November 23, 2021 - November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

    Premature Births
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/prematurebirth/index.html

    For more information, see National Prematurity Awareness Month

  • November 22, 2021 - Public Health Thank You Day #PHTYD21

    2021 Public Health Thank You Day
    Graphic: https://www.researchamerica.org/phtyd

    Gratitude is always a good thing because it helps us to keep Life in perspective. We take so many things for granted that we don't appreciate what we have until we don't have it anymore.

    I like Research!America's annual "Public Health Thank You Day" because it puts what is my greatest love, Public Health, on the forefront, even if it's just for one day a year.

    A re-posting of my 2009 blog entry: Here are some of things we can be thankful for, with many thanks to all the Public Health Professionals, at all levels of practice, who have dedicated their careers to protecting the Public's Health in a variety of ways...

    • Waking up this morning from clean bedding that is not contaminated by pathogens;
    • Using a bathroom so human waste is disposed of properly;
    • Being able to drink water from the faucet without getting some disease;
    • Being able to eat breakfast without getting some disease;
    • Dropping off your kids in schools knowing they won't get sick because everyone got their immunizations;
    • Driving to work and not being exposed to harmful emissions from motor vehicles;
    • Going to work and spending the day in an environment that won't make you sick;
    • Going to lunch and eating in a restaurant that's been inspected;
    • Going for a walk and not being exposed to second-hand smoke or rotting garbage;
    • Getting a haircut and knowing those cutting your hair have been licensed;
    • Going to see health care professionals and knowing they are competent because they are licensed to practice;
    • Going to any health care facility and knowing they are licensed;
    • Going to bed and feeling safe because disaster preparedness exists at every level of government.

    Thank you Public Health
  • November 21, 2021 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (3rd Sunday in November)

    World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/roadsafety/remembrance_day/WDR2017.jpg

    For more information, see World Day of Remembrance

  • November 20, 2021 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
    Graphic source: http://www.quickmedical.com/images/blog/COPD-in-the-us-large.jpg

    For more information, see Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • November 19, 2021 - November 19th is World Toilet Day

    World Toilet Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/images/infographics/large/toilet-infographic-large.jpg

    For more information, see WHO - World Toilet Day

  • November 19, 2021 - November 19th is International Men's Day

    International Men's Day
    Graphic source: https://i.imgur.com/OpDDRWr.png

    For more information, see International Men's Day Sparks Conversation About Mental Health

  • November 19, 2021 - November 19th is World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

    Child Abuse Prevention
    Graphic source: http://www.woman.ch/june09/children/images/19-nov-logo-1.gif

    For more information, see Child Abuse Prevention CDC.gov

  • November 18, 2021 - Great American Smokeout (Thursday before Thanksgiving)

    2017 Great American Smokeout
    Graphic source: https://www.roswellpark.org/sites/default/files/great-american-smokeout-infographic-web.jpg

    For more information, see Smoking Cessation

  • November 18, 2021 - U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (Get Smart Week) November 18 - 24, 2021 #USAAW

    Be Antibiotics Aware
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/week/index.html

    Get Smart Week
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/week/index.html

    USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

  • November 17, 2021 - November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

    COPD Month
    Graphic source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/copd/

    For more information, see COPD

  • November 16, 2021 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/62/96/a5/6296a57f960e915c01fe1aa1ff2c5b75.jpg

    Lung Cancer Causes
    Graphic source: https://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/lung-cancer-causes_52e22a513e024_w1500.jpg

    Lung cancer symptoms
    Graphic source: https://healthsaveblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Early-symptoms-of-Lung-Cancer.jpg

    Lung cancer facts
    Graphic source: http://www.lung-cancer.com/images/lungcancerfacts.jpg

    For more information see Lung Cancer Awareness

  • November 15, 2021 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/infographic.htm
  • November 14, 2021 - November 14th is World Diabetes Day

    World Diabetes Day

    Global Diabetes Day
    Graphic source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/diabetes-influenza-a-dangerous-combination_us_5a0909dde4b0cc46c52e6bde

    Diabetes complications
    Graphic source: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/diabetes-influenza-a-dangerous-combination_b_5a0909dde4b0cc46c52e6bde

    Diabetes Hospitalizations
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 13, 2021 - U.S. Diabetes - Demographics

    Diabetes demographics
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

    Diabetes Trends
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 12, 2021 - World Pneumonia Day November 12, 2020

    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
    Graphic source: http://lokmankarki.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wpd072.jpg

    November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
    Graphic source: http://amediaagency.com/app/uploads/2015/11/Poster.png

  • November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day, 2021

    Veterans Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/november-11-2019-veterans-day-national-sundae-day/

    Veteran's Days
    Graphic source: http://www.appsforpcplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/veterans-day-main.jpg

    Veterans Day - thanks
    Graphic source: http://www.veteransday2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/what-is-veterans-day.jpg
  • November 10, 2021 - U.S. Diagnosed Diabetes Prevalence, 2017-2018

    Diagnosed Diabetes
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 9, 2021 - Global Diabetes Prevalence, 2015 & 2040

    Global Diabetes
    Map source: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/diabetes-genomic-medicine/0/steps/10033
  • November 8, 2021 - Drowsy Driving Statistics

    Drowsing driving stats
    Graphic source: https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/AAAFoundation-DrowsyDriving-Nov2014.pdf

    Drowsy Driving is like drunk driving
    Graphic source: https://sleepcuresolutions.com/blog/sleep-deprived-driving-is-like-driving-under-the-influence-of-alcohol/

    Drowsy Driving stats
    Graphic source: https://www.10tv.com/article/nhtsa-looks-stop-drowsy-driving-crashes

  • November 7, 2021 - Drowsy Driving Prevention Week November 7 - 13, 2021

    Drowsy Driving
    Graphic source: http://divinelifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Drowsy-Driving-How-do-you-know.jpg

    For more information, see Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

  • November 7, 2021 - Daylight Savings Time Ends, Fall Back Today

    2020 DST ends
    Graphic source: Brian Shields, WFTV @BrianShieldsWFTV

    Back to Standard time

    Daylight Savings Time Ends
    Graphic source: https://mgtvwjtv.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/daylight-saving-time.jpg

    Fall back
    Graphic source: http://files.ctctcdn.com/9171773f001/1a589a72-dbab-4739-bec2-4ae16f3c6670.gif

    Fall back moving hands
    Graphic source:http://www.zingerbug.com/Comments/glitter_graphics/fall_back_daylight_savings_time_clock_with_moving_hands.gif

  • November 6, 2021- Prevalence Estimates of World Diabetes, 2025 and U.S. Pre-diabetes

    Diabetes, 2025
    Map source: http://caelushealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/world-diabetes-map-2025.jpg

    Pre-Diabetes
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

    2020 Diabetes Report Card CDC

  • November 5, 2021 - November is National Diabetes Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://www.mrchouston.com/wp-content/uploads /2014/11/National-Diabetes-Month.jpg

    2015 Diabetes Statistics
    Graphic source: http://blog.healthalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Diabetes-Infographic1.jpg

    For more information, see Diabetes Resources on the Internet

  • November 4, 2021 - Physical Activity Recommendations

    ACC/AHA Summary of the Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans* Aerobic exercise

    ACC AHA Physical Activity Guidelines
    Graphic source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/HYP.0000000000000196

  • November 3, 2020 - November 3rd is One Health Day

    One Health Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/one-health-day.html

    One health day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/one-health-day.html

    November 3, 2018, marks the 6th annual One Health Day, a global campaign to bring attention to the need for a One Health approach to public health. One Health recognizes the connection between human health, animal health, and our environment. (CDC.gov)

    For more information, see One Health Day

  • November 2, 2021 - It's Election Day!

    Vote!
    Graphic source: http://www.alsberry.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/vote2.jpg

    Susan B. Anthony
    Graphic source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/08/politics/susan-b-anthony-gravesite-voting-stickers-irpt/

  • November 1, 2021 - Cardiovascular Primary Prevention Guidelines

    Primary Prevention Guidelines
    Graphic source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000678

    2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines 9/2019

  • October 31, 2021 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 31, 2021 - Happy Halloween!

    Ashburn Pumpkin

    Ghost of Cassiopeia

    Route 1

    Saw Mill Rd

    NASA Jack-o-Lantern Sun 2014
    Graphic source: https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/sdo-jack-o-lantern-sun/

    Cat inside a pumpkin
    Graphic source: https://www.iizcat.com/post/4117/31-cats-who-are-ready-for-fall

    Halloween Cat
    Graphic source: https://www.iizcat.com/post/4117/31-cats-who-are-ready-for-fall

    Halloween Shadow Cat
    Graphic source: https://www.iizcat.com/post/4117/31-cats-who-are-ready-for-fall

    Halloween Safety
    Graphic source: https://publichealthcollaborative.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PHCC_2021_Halloween_Safety-Tips-Kids-Activity.pdf

    Halloween Activities
    Graphic source: https://publichealthcollaborative.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PHCC_2021_Halloween_Safety-Tips-Kids-Activity.pdf

  • October 30, 2021 - Cardiometabolic Diseases and Diet

    Diet and obesity
    Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/obr.12699
  • October 29, 2021 - October 29th is National Cat Day #NationalCatDay

    national cat day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/october-29-2018-national-cat-day-world-stroke-day-national-hermit-day-national-oatmeal-day-2/

    National Cat Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/2018/10/28/october-29-2018-national-cat-day-world-stroke-day-national-hermit-day-national-oatmeal-day/

    National Cat Day
    Graphic source: https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/national-cat-day/

  • October 29, 2021 - October 29th is World Stroke Day #WorldStrokeDay

    World
    Graphic source: https://bestmedicinenews.org/world-stroke-day-2013/

    World Stroke day
    Graphic source: http://nutrition-alert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SPOTASTROKE-1024x511.png

  • October 28, 2021 - Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome
    Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/obr.12699
  • October 27, 2021 - Fructose

    Fructose and Obesity
    Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/obr.12699
  • October 26, 2021 - Cassini's Grand Finale

    Cassini Final Numbers
    Graphic source: http://www.space.com/36604-cassini-spacecraft-first-grand-finale-dive-saturn.html
  • October 25, 2021 - How Lifestyle Choices Can Lower or Raise Cancer Risk

    Cancer and Lifestyle factors
    Graphic source: https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/interactive-cancer-risk-matrix

    Cancer and Lifestyle factors
    Graphic source: https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/interactive-cancer-risk-matrix

  • October 24, 2021 - October 24-30 is International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Lead is Toxic
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/ipcs/lead_campaign/WHO-Lead-Exposure_Adapted-Map-Proof_English.pdf
  • October 23, 2021 - Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

    Red Ribbon Week
    Graphic source: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/get-involved/red-ribbon-week

    RED RIBBON WEEK , which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in your community or your child's school, and raise awareness of living a drug free life. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs.

  • October 22, 2021 - Most Pressing Causes of Mental and Behavioral Health Issues

    Behavioral Health Causes
    Graphic source:https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/558940/It%E2%80%99s%20Time%20to%20Treat%20Physical%20and%20Mental%20Health%20With%20Equal%20Intent.pdf?__hstc=&__hssc=&hsCtaTracking=c7195dc9-8285-402c-93a3-347a50f742ea%7C0057de72-dc81-40db-8ba4-ea9e51c55c15
  • October 21, 2021 - How Many Transferable Skills Do You Have?

    Transferable Skills
    Graphic source: University of Toledo
  • October 20, 2021 - Generational Differences: Consumer Preference

    Generational Differences
    Graphic source: http://a.fastcompany.net/asset_files/-/2016/06/01/millenials.jpg
  • October 19, 2021 - Characteristic Evolution by Generation

    Millennials
    Graphic source: http://c.fastcompany.net/asset_files/-/2016/06/01/millenials-peak.jpg
  • October 18, 2021 - October 18 - 22, 2021 is National Health Education Week (#NHEW2021)

    National Health Education Week
    Graphic source: https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/
  • October 17, 2021 - October 17-23 is National Teen Driver Safety Week!

    National Teen Driver Safety Week
    Graphic source: https://www.ktsro.org/teen
  • October 17, 2021 - International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW): October 17 - 23, 2021 "Break the Chain of Infection."

    International Infection Prevention Week
    Graphic source: http://professionals.site.apic.org/protect-your-patients/break-the-chain-of-infection/
  • October 16, 2021 - October 16th is Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day on October 16th recognizes the need to adopt and foster cats.

  • October 15, 2021 - October 15th (3rd Friday in October) is National Mammography Day

    National Mammography Day
    Graphic source: https://i0.wp.com/nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/National-Mammography-Day-Third-Friday-in-October-1-e1474648588227.jpg
  • October 15, 2021 - October 15th is Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day
    Graphic source: http://snappa.static.pressassociation.io/assets/2015/10/14170829/1444838908-39f3320c3819fc3925878d79cf208eeb-1366x948.jpg
  • October 15, 2021 - October 15th is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source:https://www.mazzonicenter.org/sites/default/files/infographics-nlaad-2-latinos-hiv-msm.jpg

    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nlaad.html

    Latino and HIV
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nlaad.html

    Latino MSM and HIV
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nlaad.html

    Latinos and HIV
    Graphic source: NLAAD

    For more information, see National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • October 14, 2021 - October is SIDS Awareness Month

    For more information, see About SUID (sudden unexpected infant deaths) and SIDS

  • October 13, 2021 - Long-term Effects of COVID-19

    Long-term Effects of COVID-19
    Graphic source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-95565-8/figures/2

    More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis 8/2021

  • October 12, 2021 - October is ADHD Awareness Month

    ADHD Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/adhdawarenessweek/index.html

    For more information, see Learn More About ADHD and ADHD

  • October 11, 2021 - October 11 is World Obesity Day

    World Obesity Day
    Graphic source: https://benthamsciencepublishers.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/world-obesity-day/

    For more information, see Obesity Resources on the Internet

  • October 11, 2021 - Prevalence of Obesity, 1990 - 2013

    Obesity Prevalence
    Map source: http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/stories/commissions/adolescent-health-2016/report_overview_george_presentation.pdf
  • October 10, 2021 - October 10-16 is National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week (#NWBPAW)

    National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week
  • October 10, 2021 - October 10th is World Mental Health Day, 2021: 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'.

    World Mental Health Day
    Graphic Source: https://nationaltoday.com/world-mental-health-day/

    Types of Mental Illness
    healthdirecthttps://www.healthdirect.gov.au Types-of-mental-illness

    • anxiety disorders.
    • eating disorders.
    • mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
    • personality disorders.
    • psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
    • substance abuse disorders.
    • trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • October 9, 2021 - October is National Health Literacy Month #HealthLiteracyMonth

    Health Literacy Month
    Graphic source: https://health.gov/news/202010/october-health-literacy-month

    Health LIteracy Month
    Graphic source: https://twitter.com/bettycjung/status/1455658159184519180

    Health Literacy
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/infographics/healthliteracy.htm

    health literacy
    Graphic source: https://image.slidesharecdn.com/hilcurriculumfinal2008longversion-091023150355-phpapp01/95/health-information-literacy-12-728.jpg?cb=1256310280

    Populations with Below Basic Health Literacy

    Below Basic Health Literacy
    Graphic source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/findtraining/onlinecourse.html

    Below Basic Level Definition: Adults at the below basic level have only the most elementary literacy skills. These skills range from being non-literate in English to being able to locate easily identifiable information in short, commonplace prose text. An adult at the below basic literacy level might be able to locate and circle the date of a medical appointment on a hospital appointment slip. (Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/findtraining/onlinecourse.html)

  • October 8, 2021 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Protect your hearing month
    Graphic source: http://swfhealthandwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/October-is-National-Protect-Your-Hearing-Month.jpg

    Hearing Loss Triage
    https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/suppl/2018/06/22/bmj.k2219.DC1/ftos250418.wi.pdf

    For more information, see National Protect Your Hearing Month and Hearing

  • October 7, 2021 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    For more information, see Breast Cancer

    Drink Less for Your Breasts

  • October 6, 2021 - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is Cybersecurity Month
    Graphic source: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/isgs/photo/ISGS-Cyber_Infographic_da.jpg

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    Graphic source; https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/

    For more information, see National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

    See National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Cyber Security is Everyone's Responsibility for what you can do to remain secure in an increasingly connected world.

  • October 5, 2021 - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    Bullying - fighting back
    Graphic source: https://www.tonasgraphics.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Bully-Prevention.jpg

    Stop Bullying

    For more information, see Bullying

  • October 4, 2021 - October 4th is World Day of Bullying Prevention (1st Monday of October) #BlueUp

    World Day of Bullying Prevention
    Graphic source: https://www.pinterest.com/stompoutbullyng/2014-blue-shirt-day-world-day-of-bullying-preventi/
  • October 3, 2021 - October 3 - 9, 2021 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

    Mental Illness Awareness Week
    Graphic source: http://i2.wp.com/img1.dzmind.com/images/mental-illness-awareness-week.png

    Mental Illness
    Graphic source: https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2016/05/13/6359870722615541791545011302_odyssey.jpg

  • October 2, 2021 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM)

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Graphic source: USA.gov 10/9/2015 E-mail

    Domestic Violence Stats
    Graphic source: https://naplesshelter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/dvam-oct2016-7.png

    The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) infographic
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/infographic.html

    For more information, see Domestic Violence Resources

  • October 1, 2021 - October 1st is International Day of Older Persons

    Combat Ageism
    Graphic source: http://who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/discrimination-ageing-youth/en/

    Older Persons Day
    Graphic source: http://patienttalk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/International-Day-of-Older-Persons.jpg

    Aging Population
    Graphic source: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v3Ka6tPgD7E/UkmA9Go6nkI/AAAAAAAAT08/nYoJsHDRJrc/s1600/AgeingPopulation-1024x835.png

    Populations getting older
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/ageing/media/infographics/en/

  • September 30, 2021 - Impact Exercise has on cancer

    Exercise and Cancer Risk
    Graphic source: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/exercise-lowers-risk-these-13-cancer-types-n574776
  • September 29, 2021 - September 29th is World Heart Day

    World Heart Day
    Graphic source: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J6m6wtCFXdY/Wc3DozvipcI/AAAAAAAAIow/Bvu2TUcijocn5M1lxC92NEHadS43Wrs8ACLcBGAs/s1600/05%2BWorld%2BHeart%2BDay.jpg

    For more information, see Heart Disease and Heart Disease 2

  • September 28, 2021 - The share of total digital minutes occupied by the Entertainment and Search/Social categories for US adults in June 2017, sorted by age group and device.

    Total digital minutes occupied by the Entertainment and Search/Social categories for US adults in June 2017
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/digital-81428/attachment/nielsen-top-2-digital-categories-by-age-device-nov2017
  • September 27, 2021 - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27, 2021 #NGMHAAD

    Gay Men Awareness Day

    New Cases
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

    Continuum of care
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

    gay and bisexual men and HIV
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

    New HIV Diagnoses in the U.S. and Dependent Areas for the Most-Affected Subpopulations, 2017

    hiv DX
    Graphic source: Source: CDC, HIV in the United States and Dependent Areas, Jan. 2019; https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics

    HIV Diagnoses in the U.S. and Dependent Areas, 2012-2016

    HIV Dx
    Graphic source: CDC, HIV in the United States and Dependent Areas, Jan. 2019; https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics

    New HIV Infections by Race and Transmission Group, U.S. 2010 vs. 2016

    HIV Transmission Groups
    Graphic source: CDC, HIV Incidence: Estimated Annual Infections in the U.S., 2010-2016, Feb. 2019; https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics

    For more information, see HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men CDC.gov

  • September 26, 2021 - Where Teens Get Their News From

    Teens News Sources
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/what-are-teens-primary-news-sources-75562/attachment/commonsensemedia-us-teens-news-sources-mar2017/
  • September 25, 2021 - Scientific Journal Sharing

    Scientific Topics on Twitter
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/12/28/health-issues-topped-the-list-of-scientific-studies-reaching-wide-audiences-in-2016/
  • September 24, 2021 - September 24 is World Cancer Research Day

    World Cancer Research Day
    Graphic source: https://twitter.com/theNCI/status/1174484252517425154
  • September 23, 2021 - Health Topics of Interest on Social Media

    Health topics on social media
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/12/28/health-issues-topped-the-list-of-scientific-studies-reaching-wide-audiences-in-2016/
  • September 22, 2021 - 13th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (#FPAD2021)

    Fall Prevention Awareness Day
    Graphic source: CDC

    Falls Statistics
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/images/graphics/falls_startling_stats-800x512.jpg

    Slips trips and falls
    Graphic source: http://images.ccohs.ca/products/infographics/lightbox/slips_trips_falls.jpg

  • September 22, 2021 - Happy First Day of Fall!

    Buzzfeed

    Meow! (Listen up!) Fall is here! Break out the sweater! How can you guess? I like the green one the best! Meow. (Good night.) (Source: Buzzfeed Cats)

    Fall Kitty
    Graphic source: https://www.iizcat.com/post/4117/31-cats-who-are-ready-for-fall

    Equinox and Solstice
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-september-equinox

    For more information, see All you need to know: September equinox

  • September 21, 2021 - Comorbid Drug Use

    Comorbid drug use
    Graphic source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/longdesc/table-1-comorbid-substance-use-disorders

    Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders

  • September 21, 2021 - Mid-Autumn Festival

    mid-autumn festival

    Joy Luck Mooncakes

  • September 20, 2021 - Fungal Disease Awareness Week is September 20-24, 2021

    Fungal Disease Awareness Week
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html

    For more information, see Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

  • September 20, 2021 - Septic Smart Week: September 20 - 24, 2021

    SepticSmart Week
    Graphic source: https://www.epa.gov/septic

    Be Septic Smart
    Graphic source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-05/documents/septicsmart_infographic_052318.pdf

    This annual event focuses on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems.

  • September 19, 2021 - National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19 - 25, 2021.

    Passenger Safety
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/passengersafety/index.html

    For more information see Child Passenger Safety

  • September 19, 2021 - September 19 - 24, 2021 is Pollution Prevention Week (3rd Monday of September)

    Waste Management
    Graphic source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/styles/large/public/2015-04/p2hierarchy_0.jpg?itok=_z0Ys3Y1
  • September 18, 2021 - Global Climate Mortality

    Global Climate Mortality
    Graphic source: https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/worlds-largest-study-of-global-climate-related-mortality-links-5-million-deaths-a-year-to-abnormal-temperatures

    World's largest study of global climate related mortality links 5 million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures 7/2021

  • September 17, 2021 - Hottest June on Record

    Hottest June 2021
    Map source: https://www.noaa.gov/news/june-2021-was-hottest-june-on-record-for-us
  • September 16, 2021 - U.S. Population, by Age and Gender, 2019

    Generations 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/charts/us-population-distribution-by-age-and-gender-in-2019/attachment/censusbureau-us-population-distribution-by-age-group-and-gender-july2020
  • September 15, 2021 - Remembering Cassini's Crash into Saturn September 15, 2017

    Grand finale
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/space/cassinis-saturn-plunge-september15-mission-milestone

    Cassini's Final Plunge
    Source: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/cassini-s-final-saturn-plunge-approaches

    Cassini's Travels at a Glance
    Graphic source: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/cassini-s-final-saturn-plunge-approaches

    Cassini milestones before the final plunge

  • September 14, 2021 - Logic model for behavioral health surveillance

    Behavioral Health Surveillance
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2018/17_0459.htm
  • September 13, 2021 - 2020 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years) Parent-Friendly Version

    Shots for kids 1 to 6
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread.html
  • September 12, 2021 - Indicators Recommended by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Working Group on Surveillance Indicators for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

    Substance abuse Mental Health Indicators
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2018/17_0459.htm
  • September 11, 2021 - 20th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

    20 years later. Never forget
    Graphic source: Facebook

    20 years later
    Graphic source: NBC News

    Patriot Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/september-11-2019-patriot-day-and-national-day-of-service-and-remembrance-national-make-your-bed-day-national-hot-cross-bun-day/

    9/11
    Graphic source: USA.gov

    9/11
    Graphic source: http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance

    9/11/2001
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/2017/09/10/september-11-2017-patriot-day-and-national-day-of-service-and-remembrance-day-national-bossemployee-exchange-day-national-hot-cross-bun-day-national-make-your-bed-day/

    9/11 remembered - http://www.elbeco.com/September_11.aspx

    9/11 we will never forget

    WTC SOL

    HHS 9/11

    Let us never forget all the innocent lives that were lost on that fateful day, and once again thank all the brave civil servants who died in the line duty. Many thanks to Suzanvitti.org for these wonderful graphics.

    See 9/11 Commission Records of Archives.gov

  • September 10, 2021 - 15 YEARS OF TERROR | A time-lapse map

  • September 9, 2021 - September 9th is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day

    FASD
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/fasd-awareness-day/index.html

    For more information, see International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day NIH.gov

  • September 8, 2021 - September 8th is Star Trek Day

    Star Trek Day

  • September 8, 2021 - September is Menopause Awareness Month

    Menopause Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/WomensHealthTopics/ucm117978.htm

    September is Menopause Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/8b/97/2b8b972ff2d784c17fac11eba2fa4ddd.jpg

    For more information, see FDA.gov's Menopause Page and Women Life Cycles

  • September 7, 2021 - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Childhood Obesity
    Graphic source: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fb/3f/44/fb3f44b428fe10af27366252a10e7c08.jpg

    Childhood Obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.smiles-for-kids.com/blog/59

    Childhood Obesity
    Graphic source: http://www.arhomevisiting.org/Blog/sarah_infographic.jpg

  • September 6, 2021 - September 6th is National Read a Book Day

    Read a book day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/september-6-2019-national-read-a-book-day-national-lazy-moms-day-national-food-bank-day-national-coffee-ice-cream-day-national-be-late-for-something/
  • September 5, 2021 - September 5 - 11, 2021 is National Suicide Prevention Week

    Suicide Prevention Week
    Graphic source: http://heartlandfamilyservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/600x300NatSuicidePreventinoWeek.jpg

    Suicide
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/diagnosable-mental-disorder

    Suicide Warning Signs
    Graphic source: https://twitter.com/TWLOHA/status/1038783782185304064

    Suicide Facebook
    Graphic source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/infographics/facebook

    For more information, see Suicide Prevention Resources

  • September 4, 2021 - September 4th is World Sexual Health Day

    World sexual health day
    Graphic source: http://www.worldsexology.org/news/world-sexual-health-day/ https://twitter.com/sexualhealthday
  • September 3, 2021 - September is Food Safety Education Month

    Food Safety Education Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/education-month.html

    For more information, see Food Safety Education Month

  • September 2, 2021 - September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://whatjocraves.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ovarian-cancer-awareness-month-infograph_draft-2_9-21-15.jpg

    For more information, see Gynecologic Cancers

  • September 1, 2021 - September is National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month
    Graphic source:http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx?page=115

    Be Calm Be Prepared

    Personal preparedness

    Get Toolkit

  • August 31, 2021 - Princess Diana Spencer (7/1/1961 - 8/31/1997) (24th anniversary of her death)

    Diana Spencer

    Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

  • August 31, 2021 - International Overdose Awareness Day

    Overdose Awareness Day

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Graphic source: http://interfaith-works.org/wp-content/uploads/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay-Aug31-2016-hpSlider.png

    Overdose awareness day
    Graphic source: https://www.overdoseday.com/

    Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes 2017

    Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder 8/2021

  • August 30, 2021 - Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year


    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 30, 2021 - Source Where Pain Relievers Were Obtained for Most Recent Misuse among People Aged 12 or Older Who Misused Pain Relievers in the Past Year: 2019

    Sources for pain relievers
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 29, 2021 - Opioid Misuse

    Opioid Misuse
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 28, 2021 - Initiation of Marijuana Use

    Marijuana Initiation
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 27, 2021 - People Aged 12 or Older with a Past Year Substance Use Disorder (SUD): 2019

    People Aged 12 or Older with a Past Year Substance Use Disorder (SUD) 2019
  • August 26, 2021 - August 26th is National WebMistress Day

  • August 26, 2021 - Women's Equality Day: The 19th Amendment and the right to vote - 100th Anniversary

    :Women
    Graphic source: https://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2013/08/26/womens-equality-day-the-19th-amendment-and-the-right-to-vote/

    For more information, Women's Equality Day: The 19th Amendment and the right to vote

  • On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees American women's right to vote, was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. Ratification and certification of this amendment meant that United States citizen could not be denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. This amendment was a long time in the making; it was first introduced in 1878 by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton but it took 41 years until Congress submitted the amendment to the states for ratification.

  • August 25, 2021 - www.bettycjung.net is now 22 Years Old!

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

    Happy 22nd birthday!
    Graphic Source: https://besthqwallpapers.com/holidays/22nd-happy-birthday-3d-balloons-letters-birthday-background-with-balloons-22-years-birthday-happy-22nd-birthday-103825
    It is hard to believe that it has been 22 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 22 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!

  • August 24, 2021 - Substance Use Disorder (Alcohol or Illicit Drugs)

    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Illicit Drug Use Disorder (IDUD)
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm

  • August 23, 2021 - Co-Occurring Major Depressive Episode (MDE) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) among Adolescents

    Teen SUD MDE
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm

  • August 22, 2021 - Contact Lens Health Week 2021, August 22 - 26

    Contact Lens Week
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/index.html

    Contact Lens and Sleeping
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6732a2.htm

    For more information, see Contact Lens Week

  • August 22, 2021 - 21st Century Total Solar Eclipses

    Total Solar Eclipses in North America in the 21st Century
    Map source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16179716/total-solar-eclipses-future-unites-states-2024

    For more information about coming eclipses, see Did you miss yesterday's total solar eclipse? Here's your next chance

  • August 21, 2021 - Remembering the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Eclipse Across America Poster
    Graphic source: http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov


    Graphic created from: http://gatehouseprojects.com/eclipse/Solar-Eclipse/site/thetimesnews.com

    Great American Eclipse
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-solar-eclipse-on-august-21
    See the tiny black dot crossing the United States in this this animation of the August 21 solar eclipse? It�s only here that you can see a total eclipse of the sun. But everyplace within the much larger gray circle will see a partial eclipse

    NASA solar eclipse
    Graphic source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/total-solar-eclipse-2017-upcoming-celestial-event/story?id=48859509

    August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Path
    Map source: http://www.today.com/health/solar-eclipse-eye-safety-how-protect-your-vision-t114206

    A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse -- and sought science afterward 8/2018

  • August 20, 2021 - August 20th is World Mosquito Day!

    World Mosquito Day
    Graphic source: https://hicare.in/blog/world-mosquito-day/

    Mosquito-borne diseases
    Graphic source:http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvcr/files/201707/mosquito-borne-disease-hero1.png

    Mosquito-borne diseases
    Graphic source: http://clinical-laboratory.blogspot.com/2016/08/mosquito-borne-diseases.html

    For more information, see Mosquito Bites: Everyone is at Risk! @CDC_NCEZID

  • August 19, 2021 - Today is #NationalAviationDay! @NASAaero

    National Aviation Day
    Graphic source: NASA Aeronautics @NASAaero
  • August 19, 2021 - August 19th is World Humanitarian Day

    World Humanitarian Day
    Graphic source: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/multimedia.shtml

    World Humanitarian Day
    Graphic source: http://www.fao.org/un-expo/en/un-days/world-humanitarian-day.html

    For more information, see WHO's World Humanitarian Day
    FAO's World Humanitarian Day

  • August 18, 2021 - July 2021 Earth's Hottest Month On Record

    July 2021 hottest ever
    Graphic source: https://earthsky.org/earth/july-2021-earths-hottest-month-on-record/

    Warmest July
    Graphic source: https://twitter.com/NOAA/status/1426195214880870403/photo/1

    It's official: July was Earth's hottest month on record

  • August 18, 2021 - Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

    SUD and SMI, 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm

  • August 16, 2021 - Overdose Deaths Spiked After Start of the Pandemic, Driven by Synthetic Opioids Like Fentanyl

    COVID and Overdose Deaths from Fentanyl
    Graphic source: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2021/spike-drug-overdose-deaths-during-covid-19-pandemic-and-policy-options-move-forward
  • August 15, 2021 - Rise in Fentanyl Deaths

    Fentanyl deaths
    Graphic : https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/fentanyl.html

  • August 14, 2021 - Overdose Deaths Increased in Almost Every State During the First Eight Months of 2020

    2017-2018 Drug OD Deaths
    Graphic source: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2021/spike-drug-overdose-deaths-during-covid-19-pandemic-and-policy-options-move-forward

  • August 13, 2021 - U.S. Financial Statistics, by Generation

    Financial Stats, by generation
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/these-financial-stats-show-why-brands-shouldnt-focus-too-much-on-millennials-75298/attachment/epsilon-financial-stats-us-adults-by-generation-mar2017/

  • August 12, 2021 - August 12th is National Vinyl Record Day

    August 12 is Vinyl Record Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/2018/08/11/august-12-2018-national-middle-child-day-national-vinyl-record-day-national-spirit-of-45-day-national-julienne-fries-day/

  • August 11, 2021 - Top 25 States for Drug Overdoses, 2001-2011

    Drug overdoses 2001-2011
    Graphic source: https://drugabuse.com/featured/decade-of-drug-overdose/
  • August 10, 2021 - National Connecticut Day

    National CT Day
  • August 10, 2021 - Substance Use among Adults, by Mental Illness Status (Source: SAMHSA)

    Substance Use and Mental Illness, 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 9, 2021 - Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior among Adults (Source: SAMHSA)

    Suicide Behaviors, 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 8, 2021 - August 8th is International Cat Day

    International Cat Day
    Graphic source: https://www.petsworld.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Internatinal-Cat-Day.png

    Cat Day
    Graphic source; Facebook

  • August 7, 2021 - Receipt of Services for Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Issues, 2015-2019

    Teen SUD Depression
    Graphic source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR090120.htm
  • August 6, 2021 - Deaths from Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, 1980 - 2014

    Mental Health Deaths
    Map source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-you-live-may-determine-how-you-die/
  • August 5, 2021 - Modifiable Shared Risk Factors of Noncommunicable Diseases

    Chronic Disease shared risk factors
    Graphic source: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/s526x296/62024_790791397602409_1979226964_n.jpg
  • August 4, 2021 - Social Network Penetration Forecast, 2014 - 2020

    Social Platforms 2014-2020
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/us-social-network-penetration-forecast-65909/attachment/emarketer-social-platform-penetration-forecast-2014-2020-feb2016/
  • August 3, 2021 - U.S. Mortality, 2020 (Provisional)

    3rd leading cause of death
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7014e1.htm

    JAMA leading causes of death
    Graphic source: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2778234

    US mortality
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7014e1.htm

  • August 2, 2021 - August is National Immunization Awareness Month #NIAM

    National Immunization Month
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html

    National Immunization Month
    Graphic source: http://www.chathampublichealth.com/health-information/august-is-national-immunization-awareness-month/

    For immunization information, see Immunization Schedules CDC

  • August 1, 2021 - August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day

    World Lung Cancer Day
    Graphic source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b4/ba/d0/b4bad07cef8f6633219a97b6296d0e3f--brest-lung-cancer.jpg

    For more information, see Lung Cancer and Smoking

  • August 1, 2021 - Remembering MTV August 1, 1981 (First televised 40 years ago)

    MTV
    Graphic source: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a0eOWP9wxWo/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAABDJ4/0cM36A0hMG8/s0-c-k-no-ns/photo.jpg

  • August 1, 2021 - August is National Wellness Month

    National Wellness Month
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/2018/07/31/new-month-proclamation-national-wellness-month-august/
  • July 31, 2021 - The Four Seasons

  • July 30, 2021 - What does your Online Image say about you?

    Online Image Data Privacy
    Graphic source: http://c.s-microsoft.com/en-us/CMSImages/data_privacy_day_DPD_2012_Infographic.jpg
  • July 29, 2021 - Earth Overshoot Day 2021

    Earth Overshoot Day

    In 2021, Earth Overshoot Day lands on July 29. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity has exhausted nature's budget for the year. For the rest of the year, we are maintaining our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

    Source of graphics: https://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/past-earth-overshoot-days/

  • July 29, 2021 - Chronic Diseases of Lifestyles

    Chronic Disease shared risk factors
    Graphic source: http://www.mrc.ac.za/chronic/schematic.htm
  • July 28, 2021 - July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/Features/WorldHepatitisDay/index.html

    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/
    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/

  • July 27, 2021 - Sources of Identity Theft

    ID Theft
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-our-hunt-for-hackers-reveals-phishing-is-far-deadlier-than-data-breaches/
  • July 26, 2021 - How Galaxies are Classified

    Galaxy Distances
    Graphic source: https://www.space.com/23285-galaxies-classification-type-explainer-infographic.html
  • July 25, 2021 - What Kind of Twitter User Are You?

    Twitter user
    Graphic source: https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/information-visualization-who-needs-it
  • July 24, 2021 - The AuthaGraph Map of the World

    AuthaMap
    Map source: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/weird-globe-folding-map-isnt-perfect-close/
  • July 23, 2021 - Measuring the Good Life

    Good Life Table
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/29/measuring-the-good-life-around-the-world/
  • July 22, 2021 - Watch 25 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Disappear in 1 Minute

  • July 21, 2021 - What Matters Most to Patients

    What matters most
    Graphic created by bcjung from http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/health_systems_and_services/debunking_common_myths_about_healthcare_consumerism

  • July 20, 2021 - 52nd Anniversary - July 20, 1969

    National Moon Day

    50th Anniversary First Man on the Moon
    Graphic: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-releases-logo-to-mark-apollos-50th-anniversary

    USPS Man on the Moon stamps
    Graphic source: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-us-postal-service-is-issuing-first-moon-landing-forever-stamps

    Man on the Moon
    Graphic Source: http://justasmalltowngirlinabigcity.blogspot.com/ 2015_07_01_archive.html

    man on the moon stamp
    Graphic Source: http://nasa-appolo-11.blogspot.com/

  • July 19, 2021 - Moms are source of health information

    Mom as source of health information
    Graphic source: https://www.transamericacenterforhealthstudies.org/docs/default-source/research/healthcare-consumers-in-a-time-of-uncertainty.pdf
  • July 18, 2021 - The Two Epidemics

    Obesity and Diabetes
    Graphic source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2842212/Obesity-costs-global-economy-war-terrorism-totalling-2TRILLION-year.html
  • July 17, 2021 - July 17th is World Emoji Day!

    July 17th is World Emoji Day
    Graphic source: https://vice-images.vice.com/images/content-images-crops/2015/07/17/happy-world-emoji-day-vgtrn-063-body-image-1437149504-size_1000.jpg
  • July 16, 2021 - Remembering John F. Kennedy Jr. Born: November 25, 1960, Washington, D.C. Died: July 16, 1999, Martha's Vineyard, MA

    JFK jr
    Graphic source: https://www.eonline.com/news/1001130/inside-the-heartbreakingly-tragic-final-days-of-john-f-kennedy-jr-family-strife-financial-woes-and-talk-of-divorce
  • July 15, 2021 - Where do people go online to look for health information?

    Online Health Information Sources
    Graphic source: https://www.transamericacenterforhealthstudies.org/docs/default-source/research/healthcare-consumers-in-a-time-of-uncertainty.pdf
  • July 14, 2021 - There's no place for lies on a resume

    Resume Lies
    Graphic source: http://www.clark.com/worst-resume-lies
    Seriousness of Resume Lies
    Graphic source: http://www.clark.com/worst-resume-lies
  • July 13, 2021 - National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

    National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://livingresilientlyblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/its-national-minority-mental-health/

    For more information, see Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - July

  • July 12, 2021 July 12-18, 2021 is World Mask Week #WorldMaskWeek

    World Mask Week
    Graphic source: https://pandemicactionnetwork.org/press-release/world-mask-week-aims-to-inspire-global-movement-to-wear-face-coverings-in-public-to-help-stem-exponential-spread-of-covid19/

    For more info: World Mask Week

  • World Mask Week aims to inspire global movement to wear face coverings in public to help stem exponential spread of COVID-19

  • July 12, 2021 - Tracking Awareness Week: July 12-16, 2021

    Tracking Awareness Week
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/taw.html

    Environmental Tracking
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/BetterInfoBetterHealth.htm

    CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is hosting the sixth annual Tracking Awareness Week from July 12-16, 2021. CDC, state and local health departments, partners, researchers, and people interested in environmental health are coming together to highlight important nationwide environmental health issues as well as recognize the work of the Tracking Program.

    The theme of this year's Tracking Awareness Week is Powered by Tracking. This theme will highlight unique data and tools on the Tracking Network that lead to public health action. Tracking is more than data! This theme will also highlight the network of people and partners that power the Tracking Network, and their contributions to creating healthier communities.

    Tracking Awareness Week - July 12-16, 2021

  • July 12, 2021 - Where do people go off-line to get health information?

    Offline Health Information Sources
    Graphic source: https://www.transamericacenterforhealthstudies.org/docs/default-source/research/healthcare-consumers-in-a-time-of-uncertainty.pdf
  • July 11, 2021- Visual Treat

  • July 10, 2021 - July 10th is National Kitten Day

    National kitty day

    National Kitten Day

  • July 9, 2021 - NASA Astrophysics

  • July 8, 2021 - Diabetes

     Diabetes Health Effects
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

    Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

    A1c
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month >

    A1c
    Graphic source: https://storify.com/APHA/diabetes-month

  • July 7, 2021 - COVID-19 Global Spread and New Cases

    July 7, 2021
    July 7, 2021
    Graphic source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-map-confirmed-cases-2020-n1120686

    July 7, 2021
    July 7, 2021
    Graphic source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-map-confirmed-cases-2020-n1120686

  • July 7, 2021 - Health Information Sources

    Health Information Sources
    Graphic source: https://www.transamericacenterforhealthstudies.org/docs/default-source/research/healthcare-consumers-in-a-time-of-uncertainty.pdf
  • July 6, 2021 - What People Do to Manage Stress?

    Stress Management Activities
    Graphic source: https://www.transamericacenterforhealthstudies.org/docs/default-source/research/healthcare-consumers-in-a-time-of-uncertainty.pdf
  • July 5, 2021 - Why American Adults Save Money

    Reasons for saving
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/customer-centric/spending-trends-81481/attachment/yougov-why-american-adults-save-money-dec2017
  • July 4, 2021 - Happy Birthday, America!

    Source: https://twitter.com/NIMHgov/status/1410944251223937025

    July 4, 2021 DC Fireworks

    2021 DC fireworks

    2021 DC fireworks

    Lotsafireworks
    Graphic source: https://giphy.com/gifs/26tOZ42Mg6pbTUPHW/download

    Statute of Liberty and Fireworks

    Patch Fireworks - static

    US Census - 13 Colonies
    Graphic source: https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/comm/fourth-of-july.html

    Patriotic cat
    Graphic source: WP FactChecker

    Mickey Happy 4th

    HB America, eagle
    Graphic source: http://www.texasfred.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Happy-Birthday-America-600x407.jpg

    HB America
    Graphic source: http://www.usa4thofjuly.com/happy-birthday-america-pictures.html/happy-birthday-america-pictures-2

    Happy 4th of July
    Graphic source: http://finkorswim.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/statue.jpg

    animated fireworks
    Graphic source: http://www.popsci.com/fireworks-bring-exhileration-joyand-air-pollution

  • July 3, 2021 - Alcohol and July 4th Car Crashes

    July 4th car crashes
    Graphic source: http://www.richlandhealth.org/upload/images/news/buzzed_halfjuly4_v7.jpg
  • July 3, 2021 - July 3rd is Global Interdependence Day!
    Global Interdependence Day
    Graphic source: https://www.makegoodtogether.com/global

    A day to celebrate our togetherness.
    If there is anything we've learned over the past year it is that we are unquestionably connected. There are millions of people across the globe who are taking action to prioritize the health and well-being of the entire global Human Family. #GlobalInterdependenceDay is a day to acknowledge and celebrate our togetherness. Together, we can elevate and amplify the actions of those trying to create a better tomorrow.

  • July 2, 2021 - July is National Fireworks Safety Month!

    Fireworks Safety Month
    Graphic source: https://onsafety.cpsc.gov/blog/2015/06/26/dont-let-fun-with-fireworks-turn-tragic/

    Firework injuries
    Graphic source: https://safety.smart911.com/top-5-fireworks-safety-tips/

    Fireworks not for everyone

    PTSD and fireworks

  • July 2, 2021 - Remembering the Solar eclipse of 2019: A RARE total eclipse will blot out the Sun over parts of South America and the Pacific

    Eclipse's path
    Graphic source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_2,_2019

    July 2, 2019
    Graphic Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_2,_2019

    What is an eclipse
    Graphic source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1146535/Eclipse-2019-totality-how-long-solar-eclipse-last-where-is-path-of-totality

    Solar eclipse 2019: A total eclipse of the Sun will occur on July 2, 2019 (Image: GETTY)

    Total Eclipse July 2, 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1146632/Solar-eclipse-2019-when-is-next-solar-eclipse-UK-next-eclipse-date

    Solar eclipse 2019: The eclipse happens when the Moon blots out the Sun in the sky (Image: GETTY)

    Total Eclipse July 2, 2019
    Graphic source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1146632/Solar-eclipse-2019-when-is-next-solar-eclipse-UK-next-eclipse-date

  • July 1, 2021 - COVID-19 Update.

    As of July 1, 2021, we still don't know who Patient Zero is. China has not been cooperative with WHO investigations and on May 26th, President Biden wants some definitive answers of how the pandemic started. Because animal spillover theories have not resulted in identifying the animal that passed it to humans, the lab leak theory has been proposed to explained the spread. Unless something definitive comes up, the only "sure" explanations right now is the report that the pandemic started on November 17, 2019 and a 55 year old (no gender given) Hubei resident may be the index case.

    The death toll from COVID-19 for the U.S. reached 600,000 on June 16, 2021. As of July 1, 2021, Biden's hope for 70% of the population to have at least one shot (even though Pfizer and Moderna require 2 shots for full protected) is being dashed as vaccination has come to almost a standstill in many counties with low vaccination rates.

    If you think of March 11, 2020 as the start of the pandemic in the U.S., (when WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic), it's been 16 months with no end in sight. Vaccinations have been slowing down in recent months in the U.S., and many countries are slow in general vaccinating their citizens. Tokyo is still holding the Olympics even though surveys of Japanese citizens say they don't want it. It all comes down to money. If Japan pulls out now, it will cost the country millions.

    As of July 1st, 47.7% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated. If you look at only U.S. adults, it's 57%, so still not the proverbial 70% (but may need to be higher, depending on how bad the variants are in transmitting the virus) for herd immunity.

    Efforts to get people vaccinated include offering free food and drinks, free trips and a chance to win big playing the lottery. There are reports that people would get the shot if they got paid $100. How avaricious people have become! Like, doing it because it's the right thing to do is no longer in the equation! This goes along with the reports of skepticism over why are people being bribed to get vaccinated? What a crazy world!

    Masking continue to be an issue with some, especially after Rochelle Walensky added to the confusion why saying those vaccinated can rip off their masks. Some posit that it has become a social class thing where the rich don't need to wear masks and the working class do. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/03/style/are-masks-a-new-signifier-of-social-class.html

    I reminded people about the October 2020 White House superspreader event where many were infected for not wearing a mask. (https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-hope-hicks-test-positive-covid-19-doubters-become-possible-ncna1241934; https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/politics/white-house-contact-tracing/index.html; https://media11.s-nbcnews.com/i/MSNBC/Components/Video/202010/nn_pal_white_house_contact_tracing_201002_1920x1080.jpg) and, that vaccinations are protecting the vaccinated from getting infected (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-28/vaccinated-attendees-west-hoxton-birthday-party-avoid-covid-19/100249612)

    Feb 14, Mar 14

    July 1st. vaccinations

    How long wearing masks

    India Variant
    Graphic source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/02/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html

    June 16, 2021 - US - 600,000 deaths from COVID-19 US death pace
    Graphic source: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/06/16/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-mask

    Who's dying
    Graphic source: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/06/16/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-mask

    Global COVID Deaths

    COVID variants

    Pandemic comparisons

    Pandemic Neoclassic Art


  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2020
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    France fireworks
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  • August 25, 2021 - www.bettycjung.net is now 21 Years Old!

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

    Happy 21th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 21 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 21 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
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    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 savvy about the health information that is found outline!

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