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November 30, 2019 - November 30th is Remembrance Day for Lost Species
November 25, 2019 - Public Health Thank You Day #PHTYD19
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 24, 2019 - November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM)
November 3, 2018, marks the third 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)
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, 2019 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
It is hard to believe that it has been 20 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 20 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!
High dose and long-term statin therapy accelerate coronary artery calcification; Plaque Paradox: Statins Increase Calcium in Atheromas Even as They Shrink Them Not all coronary calcium is the same, analysis shows;
Do Statins Promote Coronary Calcification? Study Says. Yes, and It Might Be a Good Thing ;
Chinese Culture Will luxury towers edge out the last of the working-class Chinese in New York’s iconic Chinatown? One of the city’s few remaining neighborhoods for lower-income residents is fighting to preserve a way of life; The Taiping Rebellion;
Prenatal exposure to famine and the development of hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes in adulthood across consecutive generations: a population-based cohort study of families in Suihua, China; Cigarette Smoking: A Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes;
Health Education Resources Comprehensive Health Education; HECAT: Module CHE Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum; The Real Cost of Vaping (ELA • Math • Science/Technology/Health • Social Studies Grades 6–12) ;
Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines In 2019; 2019 AR Threats Report;
Maternal Child Health Child Welfare Financing 101; What men eat and drink may affect their babies’ health; Symptoms of Childhood Trauma We Don't Talk About; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs);
Nutrition Resources A New Theory of Obesity/ “Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet; Energy Drinks: Quick Pick-Me-Up or Health Hazard?; Vitamin D and Health Outcomes
Then Came the Randomized Clinical Trials;
A New Theory of Obesity/ “Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet; State of Childhood Obesity;
Public Health Practice The Elixir Tragedy, 1937
A mass poisoning of 105 patients treated with an untested medication spurred Congress to empower the US Food and Drug Administration to monitor drug safety; Community Needs Assessment; Worksite Health 101 Program Planning and Implementation;
Public Health Sites A - C Interrupted Memories: Alcohol-Induced Blackouts; Alcohol Use Disorder and Depressive Disorders; Behavioral Interactions Between Stress and Alcohol; Can You Overdose on Happiness? The science and philosophy of deep brain stimulation;
Public Health Sites D-G How much are you polluting your office air just by existing?; What are the dangers of snorting Adderall?; New section: Fires; Smoke and Fire From Space: Wildfire Images From NASA Satellites; What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test; New section: Tailings Dams; ‘Sense of Dread’: How a Mining Disaster in Brazil Raised Alarms in Minnesota. Mine-waste dams around the world have drawn new scrutiny after a collapse in Brazil this year killed hundreds; Why (And How) To Resist Drug Use in College; Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate; Marijuana and Vaping: Shadowy Past, Dangerous Present;World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency; The Truth About Climate Change; Scientists declare a climate emergency. Two new reports highlight the severity of our problem; PFAS and Protecting Your Health; What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 2006–2016; PFAS Chemicals, And You;
Better sleep makes for better grades, MIT reports; Healthy Sleep, Also called: Sleep Hygiene; Changing your sleep habits; How Sleep Affects Your Blood Sugar; Why You Keep Dreaming About Being Naked; Daylight Saving Time has long-term effects on health;
Social Media National Politics on Twitter: Small Share of U.S. Adults Produce Majority of Tweets; Is Social Media a Risk Factor for Mental Health?; Quitting Facebook could boost exam results;
Statistical Procedures US senator introduces privacy bill that would jail CEOs for user privacy violations; Sen. Wyden introduces new consumer privacy bill that puts even the EU's GDPR to shame.; Mind Your Own Business Privacy Act; Gather Credible Evidence; Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information. Majorities think their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and believe it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked;
US Vaping Illness Count Jumps To 805, Deaths Rise To 13; Characteristics of a Multistate Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping — United States, 2019; What’s really inside vaping cartridges?; Counterfeit 'Dank Vapes' among products linked to lung illnesses. "Dank Vapes" were reportedly used by many patients in Illinois and Wisconsin; Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide; NBC News commissioned laboratory tests of knock-off marijuana vapes that found a pesticide linked to hydrogen cyanide in 10 out 10 products; Before recent outbreak, vaping was on the rise in U.S., especially among young people; The Vaping Illness Outbreak: What We Know So Far; We’ve Been Fighting The Vaping Crisis Since 1937; Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why; As the Number of Vaping-Related Deaths Climbs, These States Have Implemented E-Cigarette Bans; THC-Containing Products May Play a Big Role in Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses, Officials Say; Many Vaping Illnesses Linked To Black Market 'Dank Vapes' Or Other THC Products; Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs; Myclobutanil: Why are some licensed cannabis producers using this banned pesticide?; Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI); Vape Pen Lung Disease Has Insiders Eyeing Misuse of New Additives; Amid Vape Pen Lung Disease Deaths: What Exactly Is Vitamin E Oil?; What are the respiratory effects of e-cigarettes?; Expert: Vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’; Does vaping prep teens for lifelong addiction?; Vaping Illness Update: FDA Warns Public to Stop Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products and Any Vaping Products Obtained Off the Street; Vaping in America, by the Numbers; “Cold Turkey” Works Best for Smoking Cessation; Mice heavily exposed to e-cig vapor develop lung cancer; Vaping Lung Illnesses: Tracking the Outbreak; E-Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction; Is Vaping Dangerous? Here's What Science Says So Far; E-Cigarettes and Vaping-Related Disease; Prevalence of Nicotine Vaping among Adolescents, 2017–2019; Trends in Adolescent Vaping, 2017–2019; Vaping illnesses may lead to repeat hospitalizations. The illness now has a name: EVALI, an acronym for "e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury." What’s Behind the Mysterious Illnesses and Deaths Linked to Vapes and E-Cigs?; Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping; Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells; After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like 'a 70-year-old's'; Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction; Vaping: What You Need to Know; E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Practices and Characteristics Among Persons with Associated Lung Injury — Utah, April–October 2019; Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children; Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019; Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
By Robert N. Proctor; Some Academics Quietly Take Side Jobs Helping Tobacco Companies In Court; Truth Tobacco Industry Documents An archive of 14 million documents created by tobacco companies about their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research and political activities, hosted by the UCSF Library; Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products; Tips for Teens: The Truth about E-cigarettes; Cigarette Smoking: A Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes; E-cigarette vapor linked to cancer in mice; Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping; e-Cigarette Use Among Youth in the United States, 2019; Vaping illness 'breakthrough' points to vitamin E oil as a cause, CDC says; It's too soon to say that vitamin E is the only cause of the more than 2,000 cases; Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame; Risk Factors for E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Among Adults Who Use E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products — Illinois, July–October 2019; Vaping Illnesses Are Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says; New York State Suspects Vitamin E May Have Played a Role in Vaping Illnesses;Cannasafe: Vapes: What are you actually inhaling?; Vitamin E acetate is a key culprit in the vaping illness outbreak; The Real Cost of Vaping (ELA • Math • Science/Technology/Health • Social Studies Grades 6–12); Quit Vaping; Tobacco Product Use and Cessation Indicators Among Adults — United States, 2018;
Useful Sites AnyPlaceAmerica.com - Topo Maps, Points of Interests and Places to Visit ; 11 Worst Travel Mishaps You Can Actually Avoid; The Most Useful Apps Every Traveler Should Download; 10 Best Identity Theft Protection Tips;
ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus;
Here Are the 9 Best Phone Apps for Vegans; Cancer Care Apps; Best Breast Cancer Apps of 2019; 6 Incredibly Useful Apps for Cancer Patients; Mobile Applications (Apps) and Cancer; 5 of the best smartphone apps for heart disease patients; Best Heart Disease Apps of 2019; Are Birth Control Apps An Effective Form Of Contraception?
Experts share how tracking ovulation, periods and fertility with apps like Natural Cycles stacks up against other methods; Contraception Apps and Websites Resource Digest; Drugs.com Medication Guide; Pill Identifier; Best Pregnancy Apps of 2019; 7 Apps To Help You Get Smart About Sexual Health; 7 Best Sleep Apps to Download in 2019, According to Experts; 15 Best Apps for Couples; 10 Alcohol Tracking Apps For iPhone; Best Alcohol Addiction Recovery Apps of 2019; 16 Helpful Apps for Seniors; 5 Best glycemic index apps for Android & iOS;
Writing Deepfakes: For now women, not democracy, are the main victims. Deepfakes pose a serious threat to democracy in the long run but women are likely to suffer first, a new study says.; How to Be a Better Blogger;List of Predatory Journals;
Links to public health pages, SCSU Thesis/Special Project documents and forms, SCSU Public Health Alumni Pages - MPH Accreditation Committee, Scholarship Committee, Service Committee (Mentor, Speaker Programs) pages; MPH Alumni Record - Main, Accomplishments, Presentations, Professional organizations, Programs & Projects, Teaching, Written Works pages