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  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day

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  • May 31, 2021 - World No Tobacco Day! #TobaccoExposed #WNTD #WorldNoTobaccoDay

    World No Tobacco Day
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    WHO No Tobacco Day
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    Not ever
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    2018 World No Tobacco Day
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    No tobacco day
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    Vision Loss and smoking

    WHO tobacco to kids
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  • May 31, 2021- Perceived Weight Loss Methods

    Weight Loss Methods
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  • May 30, 2021 - Perceived Barriers to Losing Weight

    Barriers to Weight Loss
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  • May 29, 2021 - One Cigarette a Day...

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

  • May 29, 2021 - Social Networking Platforms User Demographics Update 2019

    Soci al Media Demographics
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  • May 28, 2021 - May 28th is National Sunscreen Day (Friday before Memorial Day)

    National Sunscreen day
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  • May 28, 2021 - May is Healthy Vision Month

    Healthy Vision Month
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    CDC vision eye problems
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    CDC vision eye problems
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    For more information, see May is Healthy Vision Month

  • May 27, 2021 - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    WHO hearing app
    Get this free WHO app at: hearWHO

    Hearing loss
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    technology and hearing
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  • May 26, 2021 - May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Stroke Awareness Month


    Quit Smoking reduce stroke risk
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  • May 25, 2021 - May 25th - GDPR Compliance Went Into Effect in 2018!

    GDPR Keyboard
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  • For more information, see General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • May 24, 2021 - May is Older Americans Month! (#OAM)

    May is Older Americans Month
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    For more information, see Senior Health

  • May 23, 2021 - Healthy and Safe Swimming Week May 23-29

    Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
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    Healthy Swimming Tips
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    Don't pee in the pool
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    Don't leave your mark
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    Diarrhea and swimming
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  • May 22, 2021 - U.S. & Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

    2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

    2018 PAG
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    US Physical Activity Guidelines
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    See 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    Adult Exercise
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    A History of Physical Activity Guidelines

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

    Canada's Exercise Guidelines
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    For more information, see Fitness Resources and Obesity

  • May 21, 2021 - May Is National Physical Fitness Month #PHFSM

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    Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

    Staying Active While Social Distancing: Questions and Answers

  • Activity Planner Ready to get more active this week?

    Physical activity infographic
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  • How much physical activity do adults need?
  • May 20, 2021 - May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
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    For more information, see Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Chinese Culture

  • May 19, 2021 - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #APIMay19

    API May 19
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    API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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    For more information, see Asian & Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • May 19, 2021 - May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day! Get Tested

    Hepatitis Awareness Month
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    Hepatitis Testing Day May 19th. For more information, see CDC's Viral Hepatitis Page and Hepatitis

  • May 18, 2021 - May 18th World AIDS Vaccine Day

    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
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    For more information, see HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

  • May 17, 2021 - Choose Health!

    WHO 12 tips to be healthy
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  • May 17, 2021 - May 17th is World Hypertension Day

    World Hypertension Day
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    For more information, see Hypertension

  • May 16, 2021 - May 16-22, 2021 National EMS Week

    Sepsis EMS Card
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    Did you know Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel are often the first medical providers to see patients with sepsis? Sepsis starts outside the hospital in 80% of cases. Your fast recognition and treatment in the field can increase your patients' chances of survival.

  • May 15, 2021 - Immunization Schedule For Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy vaccines
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    Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger How to use the child/adolescent 2021

    Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older 2021

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  • May 15, 2021 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Practice Safe Behaviors

    Safe Behaviors
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  • May 14, 2021 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Mental Health Is Just As Important as Physical Health

    Mental Health
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  • May 13, 2021 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Stay Active

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  • May 12, 2021 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Eat Well

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  • May 12, 2021 - May 12th is International Nurse Day

    International Nurses Day
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  • May 10, 2021 - National Women's Check-up Day (2nd Monday in May)

    National Women's Check-up Day
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    Women's health checklist
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    Check out's Screening Tests for a comprehensive listing of screening tests you should be getting to stay healthy. The table is organized according to screening test and age.

    For more information, see Women's Health Index I have 5 webpages devoted to women's health issues.

    Women's health screenings and shots
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  • May 9, 2021 - May 9 - 15 is National Women's Health Week (Starts on Mother's Day each year)

    National Women's Week
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    "National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. National Women's Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.

    What does it mean to be a well woman?
    It's a state of mind. It's being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it's about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:

    • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
    • Get active.
    • Eat healthy.
    • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
    • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet."
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  • May 9, 2021 - Happy Mother's Day!

    Mother Knows Best
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    Happy Mother's Day!
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    Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day

    Baby Tigers

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    Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day to all women who believe in the power of nurturing! On this day, take a moment to reflect on how important it is to take care of ourselves so we can continue to nurture those we love!

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  • May 9, 2021 - May 9 - 15, 2021 is National Prevention Week

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  • May 9, 2021 - Privacy Issue: Who to Avoid Being Avoid or Seen By

    Who to Avoid
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  • May 9, 2021 - May 9 - 15, 2021 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020!

    Hurricane Preparedness Week
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    For more information, see Hurricane Preparedness Week and Hurricanes

  • May 8, 2021 - National Arthritis Awareness Month May 2021

    Arthritis Stats
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    National Arthritis Awareness Month
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  • May 8, 2021 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

    May is Mental Health Month
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    Teen Mental Illness Warning Signs
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    For more information, see Mental Health Resources

  • May 7, 2021 - May 7th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2021

    National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
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  • May 7, 2021 - May 7 - 13 is 7th Annual U.N. Global Road Safety Week!

    UN Global Road Safety Week
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    Road Safety Stats
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    Road Safety Stats
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  • May 6, 2021 - May 6th - 12th is National Nurses Week! (ANA NNW21)

    May 6-12, 2021, Nurses Week
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  • May 5, 2021 - May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day

    Clean Hands
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    Keep calm and wash your hands

  • May 4, 2021 - May 4, 2021 is National Teacher Appreciation Day! (first Tuesday in May)

    National Teacher Appreciation Day
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    National Teacher Appreciation Day
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    National Teacher Day
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    Teacher's Day
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  • May 4, 2021 - May the 4th Be With You!

    Star Wars Day
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    May the 4th be with you
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  • May 3, 2021 - May 3 - May 7, 2021 is Air Quality Awareness Week

    Air Quality Chart
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    For more information, see Air Quality Awareness Week; and Teacher's Air Quality Resources

  • May 3, 2021 - May 3 - 9, 2021 is Privacy Awareness Week

    Privacy Awareness Week
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    Be Smart About Privacy
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    For more info, see Privacy: From principles to practice

  • May 3, 2021 - May 3 - May 9, 2021 is Screen-Free Week! (First full week in May)

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

  • May 3, 2021 - May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day!

    World Press Freedom Day
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    Freedom of the Press
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  • May 2, 2021 - Privacy Issue: Sensitive Data

    Sensitive Data
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  • May 1, 2021 - May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (#AAAM)

    May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
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    May is Asthma Awareness Month
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  • April 30, 2021 - Health Behaviors and Grades

    Health Behaviors and grades
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    Health Behaviors and grades
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    For more information, see Making the Connection: Health Risk Behaviors and Academic Grades

  • April 29, 2021 - Types of Scientific Evidence

    Scientific evidence
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  • April 28, 2021 - April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health Day
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    Occupational hazards

    For more information, see World Day for Safety and Health at Work

  • April 27, 2021 - Indiana Jones Meets 'Akira' in a Wordless Animated Short

  • April 26, 2021 - U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2020 - 2025

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  • April 25, 2021 - April 25th is National DNA Day!

    DNA Day
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    For more information about Genomics, see Genomics and CDC's Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th!

  • April 25, 2021 - April 25th is World Malaria Day!

    Malaria Life Cycle
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    For more information, see The President's Malaria Initiative Tenth Annual Report to Congress | April 2016

  • April 24, 2021 - April 24 - May 1, 2021 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW 2021)

    National Infant Immunization week
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    Baby vaccines
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    Infant Immunization Schedule
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    For more information, see NIIW (National Infant Immunization Week)

  • April 24, 2021 - April 24 - 30, 2021 is World Immunization Week

    World Immunization Week

    For more info, see Immunizations

  • April 24, 2021 - Take Back Drugs Day (#Takebackday)

    Take back drugs
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    Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

  • April 23, 2021 - U.S. Top 10 Fears in 2016-2019

    Top 10 Fears 2016-2019
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  • April 22, 2021 - April 22nd is Earth Day!

    National Earth Day
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    April 22 is Earth Day
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    Earth from Mercury
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    Global Warming at Different Latitudes By Year Vs 1961-90 Average

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    For more information, see Environmental Health and NASA's There's No Place Like Home and Our Home World From Afar

  • April 21, 2021 - VO2 Max & Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    VO2 Max and CVD Risk
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    VO2 Max and CVD Risk
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  • April 20, 2021 - April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day!

    Volunteer Recognition Day
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    Health Benefits of Volunteering
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  • April 19, 2021 - April is National Donate Life Month

    April is Donate Life Month
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    For more information, see America National Donate Life Month and Organ Donation Information

  • April 18, 2021 - April 18th to 24th is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

    National Infertility Awareness Week
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    For more information, see Women's Health

  • April 18, 2021 - April 18th is National Velociraptor Day

    Velociraptor Day
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  • April 18, 2021 - April 18th National Transgender HIV Testing Day

    Transgender Testing Day
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    Transgender Testing Day
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    HIV Diagnoses Among Transgender People in the United States by Race/Ethnicity, 2009-2014

    Transgender HIV
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    Find out where you can get tested at: Act Against AIDS

    For more info, see TRANS HIV TESTING TOOLKIT

  • April 17, 2021 - VO2 Max as an indicator of cardiovascular health

    VO2 Max Chart
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  • April 16, 2021 - April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day

    Be calm and stress aware
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    For more information, see Stress information

  • April 15, 2021 - 2nd Anniversary of Notre-Dame de Paris fire

    Graphic source: #NotreDameCathedralFire The Burning Spire from @JeanBirnbaum

    NDC Schematic
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    Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris France
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    Notre Dame
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    Notre Dame
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    Notre Dame
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  • April 14, 2021 - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child Abuse Prevention Month
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    Child Abuse Prevention Month
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    Child Abuse Prevention Month
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    For more information, see Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

  • April 13, 2021 - April is STD Awareness Month Treat Me Right

    Top risks factors for getting STD
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    Treat Me Right
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    If partner is infected
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  • April 12, 2021 - April 12 - 16, 2021 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week #NYVPW

    Youth Violence Prevention Week
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    For more information, see A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors

  • April 11, 2021 - April 11th is National Pet Day

    National Pet Day
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    National Pet Day

    Pet Health Benefits
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    Health benefits of owning a pet
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  • April 10, 2021 - April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD)

    HIV and Youth
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    HIV and youth
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    For more information, see National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day #NYHAAD

  • April 10, 2021 - April 10th is National Siblings Day!

    national siblings day
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  • April 9, 2021 - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    3 types of Distracted
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    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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  • April 8, 2021 - Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors (PHENOM)

    Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors
    Are you looking for a challenging career? Then join a diverse group of public health professionals who work all over the world, protecting mankind from itself and others and championing the beauty and the gift of Nature that is our environment.

    Who are public health professionals?

    • We are health communicators and educators spreading the word about how to live well and long;
    • We are epidemiologists studying disease while developing strategies to prevent its spread;
    • We are sanitarians ensuring that our food and water will not make us sick;
    • We are health care providers working to ensure that everyone can get the preventive services needed to stay healthy, and that the health services provided meet the standards of medical care;
    • We are policy makers advocating for and developing laws to protect the Public good;
    • We are disaster preparedness experts supporting the important work of first responders;
    • We are professors teaching future practitioners the basic principles needed to develop effective interventions that are evidence-based;
    • We work at all levels of government, and in any organization that share our vision of Public Health; and
    • We are grass roots advocates and coalition builders interested in empowering communities short on resources;
    • But, most of all, we collaborate with anyone and everyone to get the work done;
    • And, we do our best work totally unnoticed, because when the work doesn't get done, you will know it.

    Yes, we are all these things and more! Checkout our online directory of 70 Public Health Professionals.

    The Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors (PHENOM) has been around for over 20 years. Contact anyone of these professionals listed and learn more about what they do and what you can do if you join us, as we all work the field of Public Health!

  • April 7, 2021 - National Walking Day! (First Wednesday of April)

    National Walking Day

    Walking Benefits
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    100 Reasons to Walk

  • April 7, 2021 - April 7 is World Health Day

    Health for all
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    World Health Day
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    For more information, see Focus on Universal Health Coverage

  • April 6, 2021 - April 6th is World Day for Physical Activity

    World Day for Physical activity
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    WD for PA 2020
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    Physical Activity Guidelines for School-Aged Children and Adolescents 2021

  • April 5, 2021 - April 5-11 is National Public Health Week

    national public health week

    The first full week of April has been declared National Public Health Week (NPHW) since 1995. It's nice to have one week devoted to celebrating the importance of Public Health. For more information, see Public Health Practice and National Public Health Week

  • April 5, 2021 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sexual Assault History
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    Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Using Evidence-based Strategies in Your Violence Prevention Efforts & Domestic Violence Information

  • April 4, 2021 - Happy Easter Sunday

    Chocolate Bunny in Masks

    Thai baby with mask

  • April 3, 2021 - April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Alcohol Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Alcohol

  • April 2, 2021 - April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

    Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
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    Testicular Cancer Month
    Graphic source: Healthy E-male Newsletter

    For more information, see Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in April of each year

  • April 1, 2021 - April is National Minority Health Month: Active and Healthy #nmhm2021

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    April is National Minority Health Month
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    For more information, check Minority Health Information and NIH- National Minority Health Month

  • March 31, 2021 - When lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano meets the ocean.

  • March 30, 2021 - March 30 is National Virtual Vacation Day #VirtualVacationDay

    National Virtual Vacation Day
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  • March 30, 2021 - Take a Walk in the Park Day #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay

    Walk in the park
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  • March 29, 2021 - Privacy Issue: Personal Information Online

    Online Personal Info
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  • March 28, 2021 - Optimizing sleep for night shifts

    Night Shift Sleep
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  • March 27, 2021 - Earth Hour 2021 (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm) - Raising Awareness about Climate Change

    Earth Hour 2020 Official Video - ft. "Rock the World" by The Script

    Earth Hour 2020
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    WWF Earth hour
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    Earth Hour
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  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2021
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  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2021
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  • August 25, 2020 - is now 21 Years Old!

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

    Happy 20th 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!

  • March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Fish oil supplements lower the risk of heart disease—but only for patients with the right genetic makeup; Genome-wide association study of fish oil supplementation on lipid traits in 81,246 individuals reveals new gene-diet interaction loci; Your Walking Speed May Be Linked to Risk of Heart Disease - Study shows that cardiorespiratory fitness can give you the edge; Association of walking pace and handgrip strength with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: a UK Biobank observational study; Study ratifies link of processed meat to cardiovascular disease and early death. Link is with processed meat but not with unprocessed red meat or poultry;How early marijuana use affects the heart later in life; Habitual cannabis use is associated with altered cardiac mechanics and arterial stiffness, but not endothelial function in young healthy smokers; Early cannabis use linked to heart disease;
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    • Chinese Culture How Vincent Chin's Death Gave Others A Voice; 30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point; Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S.; Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely; Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors; Senate passes hate crime bill responding to wave of violence against Asian Americans; 11 Moments From Asian American History That You Should Know; Far East Deep South;
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      Symptoms of Anxiety or Depressive Disorder and Use of Mental Health Care Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, August 2020-February 2021; Sensitivity of infectious SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants to neutralizing antibodies; Real-World Data Confirm Efficacy of Covid-19 Vaccination Among HCWs; Mild Covid-19 May Lead to Lasting Neurologic Symptoms; Genomic Sequencing Of Infectious Pathogens; WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part Joint WHO-China study: 14 January - 10 February 2021; Joint Report - ANNEXES; Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study; Baylor Study: What Motivates People to Mask Up, Social Distance, Vaccinate?; COVID Vaccines' Power Could Wane Within a Year; Factors that may predict next pandemic Climate change associated with emerging disease spread; Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report; Mapping a Pandemic: SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity in the United States; It’s Much More Likely the Coronavirus Came from Wildlife, Not a Lab; Don't freak out if you get these side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine. They can actually be a good sign; Is the Second Dose Bad? If I Feel OK, Is It Working? Can I Take Tylenol? The most common questions about vaccination side effects, answered; Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19; Just How Much Was 2020 an Outlier for Deaths? - Setting cause aside, death numbers were "massive" compared with 2019; Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes in the US, March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021; The Next Pandemic Is Already Here - Tools for stopping it are readily available, if only we agree to use them; Seven keys to herd immunity; Georgia Tech - Will you mask for me?; COVID-19 patients can be categorized into three groups = Phenotypes I, II and III show distinct characteristics and show adverse, normal and favorable clinical outcomes respectively;

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      Differences in rapid increases in county-level COVID-19 incidence by implementation of statewide closures and mask mandates — United States, June 1–September 30, 2020; Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, by Region — United States, March–December 2020; COVID-19 pandemic has been linked with six unhealthy eating behaviors Study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns; COVID-19 in our dust may help predict outbreaks, study finds Finding does not mean virus can be transmitted via dust; Reactogenicity Following Receipt of mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines; Covid-19: One in three has neurological or psychiatric condition diagnosed after covid infection, study finds; During Pandemic, Higher Premature Excess Deaths in U.S. Compared to Peer Countries Partly Driven by Racial Disparities; Laboratory Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Reduction Through Physically Distanced Seating in Aircraft Cabins Using Bacteriophage Aerosol — November 2020; COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection; Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn't fully protect young people against reinfection; Why Women May Be Better Equipped to Fight COVID; So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says; Risk of rare blood clotting higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines; Young Men Not Immune to Getting COVID Twice - Study in U.S. Marines stresses importance of vaccination, author says; Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics; Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: What You Need to Know; J&J/Janssen Update; Vaccine efficacy on variants - How do we know if current vaccines will be effective against new variants?; 15 Useful Words That Were Invented During the Pandemic; Update on Excess Deaths Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, January 26, 2020–February 27, 2021; Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats; New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines? - Surprise finding in Israeli case series; Social Media & COVID-19: A Global Study of Digital Crisis Interaction among Gen Z and Millennials Key Insights;

      Post Vaccine Considerations for Workplaces; Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI); Those who had COVID-19 may only need one vaccine dose, study suggests -Second vaccine important for those who have not had COVID-19 to reach strong immunity; One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution; Efforts to stop spread of COVID-19 should focus on preventing airborne transmission, experts say; Air pollution may affect severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients; Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and death - Surpassed only by advanced age and organ transplant as a risk factor, large study shows; United Airlines said it was just PR. The CDC says airlines are full of it, Thinking of recommencing business travel? The CDC would like you to consider that airlines may not be the greatest purveyors of Covid-related science; A case study of extended in-flight transmission of SARS-CoV-2en route to Aotearoa New Zealand; Another Study Finds Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights; Filling middle seats nearly doubles airline passenger risk of catching COVID-19, says MIT researcher; Covid-19 Can Spread On Long Airline Flights, Per Two New Studies; 59 Covid-19 Cases Linked To One 7-Hour Flight To Ireland, Per Study; Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis; SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in a Liver Transplant Recipient; COVID Deaths Higher With Neuro Syndromes in Hospitalized Patients - Encephalopathy, coma most prevalent neurologic manifestations; COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting; Genomic Sequencing Fact Sheet; Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India's counting of COVID dead; Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2:

      British variant is 45 percent more contagious than the original virus, study finds; Flushing a public toilet? Don't linger, because aerosolized droplets do Study explores flushing power to test risk of COVID-19 transmission; Updated advice for safe COVID-19 vaccination in people with high-risk allergy histories; SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks evade inhibition by antibodies; Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find; Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members — Chicago, Illinois, December 2020–March 2021; COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a SARS-CoV-2 R.1 Lineage Variant in a Skilled Nursing Facility After Vaccination Program — Kentucky, March 2021; Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants; More Exercise Lowers Risk of Severe COVID-19: Study; SARS-CoV-2 infection of the oral cavity and saliva; ISTH Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis and Treatment on VaccineInduced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (Updated 20 April, 2021); Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Section; Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia: Frequently Asked Questions; Why Clotting Happens When Platelets Are Low - A hematologist explains the counterintuitive concept of clots with low platelets; ONE Africa COVID-19 Tracker; COVID-NET Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations; People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?; SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia; Immune system, not COVID virus, may pose greatest risk to pregnant women; Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate, Worldwide study also found that 11 percent of babies contracted the novel coronavirus from their mothers; Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden;

      Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot; COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness; Infection Control after Vaccination; Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People; Navigating pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic How to best protect yourself and your baby; COVID-19 Data Overview -; COVID-19 for Older Adults; Know About Coronavirus Mutants and Variants that Could Have Contributed to India's Second Wave; COVID Has Created a Perfect Storm for Fringe Science. It’s always been with us, but in a time of pandemic, its practitioners have an amplified capacity to unleash serious harm; Here's Who Might Want to Avoid the J&J COVID Shot- While safe for most, certain patients may want to opt for another choice; Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines Against COVID-19 Among Hospitalized Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, January–March 2021; Post-vaccination Inertia Is Real. Readjusting our ideas about what’s safe is going to take time; Pandemic preprints—a duty of responsible stewardship; ‘Neither Alternative Was Good News’: An Immunologist Traces the Spread of P.1, the Brazilian COVID Variant; New cell atlas of COVID lungs reveals why SARS-CoV-2 is deadly and different; India Is Counting Thousands Of Daily COVID Deaths. How Many Is It Missing?; Risk phenotypes of diabetes and association with COVID-19 severity and death: a living systematic review and meta-analysis; Covid vaccine safety system has gaps that may miss unexpected side effects, experts say The U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems; What mask should I wear to protect against transmissible acute respiratory infections?; Venn diagram of the overlap of COVID-19 symptoms with seasonal allergy symptoms; COVID-19 VACCINES: PATIENT FAQs; We're starting to see how the pandemic affected births in the US; Doomsday scenario’: Lagging vaccine rates stir fears of dangerous variants Officials say the virus remains a persistent enough threat to potentially mutate into something that puts even vaccinated people at heightened risk; Factors associated with deaths due to COVID-19 versus other causes: population-based cohort analysis of UK primary care data and linked national death registrations within the OpenSAFELY platform; Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus genome data. Global-south scientists say that an open-access movement led by wealthy nations deprives them of credit and undermines their efforts; The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges; Rapid Emergence and Epidemiologic Characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 Variant - New York City, New York, January 1-April 5, 2021; The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world. Wastewater tracking was used before the pandemic to monitor for polio and illicit drug use, but interest in the field and its applications has now ballooned;

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