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November 30, 2018 - November 30th is Remembrance Day for Lost Species
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.
November 19, 2018 - November 19th is World Toilet Day
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 7, 2018 - October 7-13 is National Obesity Care Week (NOCW)
October 7, 2018 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
It is hard to believe that it has been 19 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 19 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!
March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!
February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization
"The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives." http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/consortium/default.aspx
I will continue to add new links to 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!
Four in U.K. develop cancer after organ transplant. Is there cause for worry? ; How 1 organ donor transferred breast cancer to 4 recipients; How 1 organ donor transferred breast cancer to 4 recipients; Organs from a single donor spread breast cancer to 4 transplant recipients in an 'extraordinary case'; Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case;; Most Surprising Facts About Cancer; Financial Toxicity (Financial Distress) and Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version; What People With Cancer Wish You Knew; Cancer Words You Need to Know; What You Can Do to Prevent Cancer and Why It Works; What You Need to Know About Polyps; Lower Your Risk of Cancer; 15 Cancer Symptoms to Know; CAR T-Cell Therapy Infographic;
4 Ways Your Heart Can Get in Trouble (and What to Do) - Plumbing, wiring, mechanical and pumping problems, explained ; Stroke: Know These 4 Lifesaving Tips Because Every Second Counts - Only a 3- to 4 ½-hour window to treat stroke effectively; Healthy Lifestyle Trumps Genes for Stroke Risk, Fewer strokes with good exercise and diet habits, despite high genetic risk; Types of Thrombosis;
How One Photographer Captured Asians In American History; Genomic Analyses from Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Reveal Genetic Associations, Patterns of Viral Infections, and Chinese Population History; The Ultimate Guide to Chinese Noodle Styles;
Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart - Diabetes and Heart Disease; Prediabetes: Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes; Gestational Diabetes; Diabetes Myths; First GWAS analysis of 'type 1.5 diabetes' reveals links between immune and metabolic disease - Diagnosis of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults; womenshealth.gov's Diabetes; Genotype Common in Blacks Tied to Cognitive Decline in T2D; However, one genotype exclusive to African Americans may be protective;
Favorite Music Sites Best Free Music Apps for Android and iPhone; A History of Alternative Music Brilliantly Mapped Out on a Transistor Radio Circuit Diagram: 300 Punk, Alt & Indie Artists; A Massive 800-Track Playlist of 90s Indie & Alternative Music, in Chronological Order;
Fitness Active People, Healthy Nation; Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals; Walking: A Step in the Right Direction; Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd Edition; Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd Edition - Executive Summary;
Free Software Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps; Ilovepdf.com;
Graphing New section: Information Visualization; How to Represent Linear Data Visually for Information Visualization; The Principles of Information Visualization for Basic Network Data; How to Show Hierarchical Data with Information Visualization;
Maternal Child Health Trauma During Childhood Could Shorten Lifespan
Patients who experienced childhood trauma may be at an increased risk of early death, researchers say ; Genetics has learned a ton — mostly about white people. That’s a problem. The overwhelming whiteness of genetics research is holding back medicine;
Nutrition Resources FDA Bans Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Environmental Groups Sue; How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment; This is the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water; Just a single chocolate bar may boost memory, cognition, immunity, and mood; Foods You Can’t Stop Eating -- But Should; 5 Myths About Eggs That Just Won't Die; 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans;
;Your Definitive Guide To Intermittent Fasting; Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight; Study suggests childhood obesity linked to poor school performance and coping skills;
Public Health Sites A - C WHO's Alcohol Fact Sheet ; Alcohol Consumption Health Outcomes; Can You Drink Hand Sanitizer? Drinking and Getting Drunk From Hand Sanitizer; Hand Sanitizer: What's the Real Story?; Even drinking a little each day ups your risk of early death; Adolescent mental health; Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV;
Public Health Sites D-G Teen Cannabis Use Tied to Lasting Cognitive Changes - Longitudinal study provides strong evidence for adverse causal effect; New section: GHB; GHB drug use associated with long-term cognitive changes; The Struggle to Track Global Sea Rise; Signs of fracking water found in freshwater mussels; More than one in ten heavy cannabis users experience withdrawal after quitting cannabis; When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves; Effects of Cannabis on the Adolescent Brain; Cellphone radiation may cause cancer in rats, report finds - “We agree that these findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage,” the FDA said; Study: Giving Up Pot for a Month Leads to Better Memory in Young Adults; Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas; New insights into the neural risks and benefits of marijuana use - Compounds in cannabis can impair or improve memory depending on age, disease; Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program’s report on radiofrequency energy exposure; HHS recommended that the DEA make kratom a Schedule I drug, like LSD or heroin;
Public Health Sites H-L New section: Hepatitis E; This Case Shows How You Can Catch Hepatitis E From Rats; WHO's Hepatitis E Fact Sheet; Pneumonia: What You Should Know; Hearing Disorders and Deafness Also called: Hearing loss, Presbycusis; Most Common Lung Problems: What You Should Know; Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda: CDC Achievements & Impact—2017; Nature of immune cells in the human brain disclosed; How Hepatitis C Affects Your Body;Your Liver: Your Coolest Organ;
Public Health Sites M - N Scenes from the Japanese Internment Resonate Today; New Study Links Mindfulness, Brain Changes, and Pain Sensitivity; The Psychiatric Shortage Causes and Solutions March 28, 2017;Testicular Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version; Acute Flaccid Myelitis; Medlineplus-Men's Health; Testicular Cancer; Seasonal Affective Disorder;
Public Health Sites O-Z Anal cancer explained: Farrah Fawcett, Marcia Cross and the unspoken HPV cancer killing women as well as men; Weird Things That Happen to Your Skin as You Age; Suicide Prevention - If You Know Someone in Crisis; Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions;
Public Health Software The Culture of Social Comparison Map; US Health Map Viz Hub; Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic's Archives; The Opportunity Atlas; Maps Have the Power to Shape History; Use these interactive tools to view and download real-time, full-resolution satellite imagery.;
The brain replays memories as you sleep to make sure you don’t lose them; Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency; 16 Ways Daylight Saving Could Affect Your Health, According to Science; Good sleep quality encourages better recovery after sport-related concussion; Daylight saving time: 4 surprising health effects of 'falling back'; Daylight savings time and myocardial infarction; The clocks 'fall back' and daylight saving time ends on Sunday. Here's how to survive the darker days.;Disrupted circadian rhythms may drive anxiety and exacerbate brain disorders - New studies reveal critical role of healthy sleep and powerful role of circadian rhythm regulation in the brain; Lab guinea pigs put to the test to see when we burn the most calories;
Social Media Your Facebook friends don't mean it, but they're likely hurting you daily, study finds; How Facebook friends hurt our feelings and our thinking; Children and Adolescents and Digital Media; Media and Young Minds; Family Media Plan; Facebook posts with these words can predict depression; Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds;
Statistical Functions Statistical forecasting: notes on regression and time series analysis; 8 facts about Americans and Facebook;
Temperament The faults in our personalities are all expressions of our ‘dark core’;
Special Report: Juul copycats flood e-cig market, despite FDA rule; Sales of JUUL e-cigarettes skyrocket, posing danger to youth; Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults; Teens Who Vape More Likely to Smoke and Vape in Early Adulthood; Tobacco industry’s carbon footprint mirrors entire countries — cost of cigarettes should reflect the environmental damage, WHO says; Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash; Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years; Vaping might be more dangerous than smoking;FDA Says Vape Liquid Contains Erectile Dysfunction Drug - Company warned to stop selling the illegal products; Study: Men Who Smoke Unaware of Erectile Dysfunction Risk - Impotence warnings might motivate men to kick the habit; Adding flavors to e-cigarette liquids changes chemistry, creates irritants; Researchers Explore Health Effects of E-Cigarettes;Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2017;
US Government Statistics The Distribution of Household Income, 2015 November 2018; This Chart Shows How Much Money Everyone in America Actually Makes;
Web Resources Wi-Fi is rebranding itself: Here's how to understand the new naming; Infographic: The history of AR and VR, and what the future holds; Alert (AA18-284A) Publicly Available Tools Seen in Cyber Incidents Worldwide;What is WiGig, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?; 10 Tips To Reduce Cell Phone Radiation;13 Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation;
Women's Health Issues A Review of the Literature on Sexual Assault Perpetrator Characteristics and Behaviors; Comparing serial and nonserial sexual offenders: alcohol and street drug consumption, impulsiveness and history of sexual abuse; Sexual Violence; Moving toward prevention A guide for reframing sexual violence; Legal Systems Toolkit: Understanding & Investigating Technology Misuse Technology Safety - exploring technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women; Dreams Deferred: A Survey on the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Survivors' Education, Careers, and Economic Security;
Writing Detecting fake news, at its source; Media Bias Fact Check as a resource; Give Merriam Webster the Year You Were Born and They'll Give You the Hot New Words From Then; How Writing in a Journal Helps Manage Depression;
Career Resources The Dunning Kruger Effect: Why Your Coworkers Believe They're Way Smarter Than They Actually Are;Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments;
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