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  • June 30, 2020 - June 30th is Asteroid Day

    June 30th is Asteroid Day
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  • June 30, 2020 - Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

  • June 30, 2020 - National Healthy Homes Month 2020

  • June 29, 2020 - #1 Ingredient for a Happy Retirement

    The most important ingredient for a happy retirement is...
    Health for happy retirement
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  • June 28, 2020 - To Scale: The Solar System

  • June 27, 2020 - National HIV Testing Day

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

  • June 26, 2020 - 5th Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 States

    Gay Marriage
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    Same Sex Marriages
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  • June 25, 2020 - June 25, 2020. The 11th anniversary of the passing of 2 celebrities who were iconic in their time: #Farrahfawcett and #MichaelJackson

    Farrah Fawcett

    Michael Jackson

  • June 26, 2015 Supreme Court Ruling

  • June 24, 2020 - Information Overload - Education and Economic Differences

    Education and Economic Differences
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  • June 23, 2020 - Information Overload - American Demographics

    Demographics of those who feel overloaded with information
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  • June 22, 2020 - Information Overload - Now & 10 Years Ago

    Now and 10 years ago
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  • June 21, 2020 - Happy Father's Day!

    Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day
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    For more statistics, see 6 facts about American fathers

  • June 20, 2020 - Happy First Day of Summer!

    National Daylight Appreciation Day

    Summer Longest day

    Equinoxes Solstices by NASA
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    June 20, 2020 solstice
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  • June 20, 2020 - Reasons for why research papers were retracted

    Retraction Reasons
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    Why articles are retracted: a retrospective cross-sectional study of retraction notices at BioMed Central 11/2016

  • June 19, 2020 - Handling Unwanted E-mails

    Unwanted E-mails
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  • June 18, 2020 - 13% of Americans are not online - who are they?

    Not online
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  • June 17, 2020 - Over time, more and more Americans are going online

    Not online trend
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  • June 16, 2020 - Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths, by Gender

    Heart and Cancer Deaths
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  • June 15, 2020 - June 15-21, 2020 is Men's Health Week

    Cheat Sheet for Men's Cancer Screenings and Good Health
    Men screen
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    Man Up - Wear the Gown

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

    For additional information, see Men's Health
    Men's Health Week/Month (June)
    Men's Health Network

    Men's Health Month

  • June 15, 2020 - June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    CDC's Elder Abuse Page

    For more information, see Senior Health

  • June 14, 2020 - June 14, 2019 is Wear Blue Day

    Wear Blue
    Graphic source: National Men’s Health (NMHW) NMHW is charging into its 25th anniversary finale with Wear Blue Friday - June 14.

    Wear Blue
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    Men's health
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    Wear Blue Day is "To raise awareness and money for education about men's need to seek regular checkups, or testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education, or other health issues that affect men. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.)"
    Wear BLUE Day 2020

  • Keeping Active and Healthy Eating for Men
  • June 13, 2020 - Age-standardized death rates (ASDR) and the observed and predicted number of cancer and heart disease deaths from 1969 through 2020 for men and women combined

    Heart and Cancer Deaths, by gender
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  • June 12, 2020 - Demographics of Social Media Users

    Social Media Demographics
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  • June 11, 2020 - Most Effective and Difficult SEO Tactics

    Content is king
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  • June 10, 2020 - Hey, Bro, It's Men's Health Month!

    Men and Heart Disease
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    Men's Health Tips
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    For more information, see Men's Health Month - Helping Men Stay On Top of Their Game

  • June 9, 2020 - Negative Effects of Smoking

    11 minutes shorter
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    Second-hand smoke
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  • June 8, 2020 - June 8th is World Oceans Day!

  • June 8, 2020 - A Guide to Quit Smoking Methods

    quit smoking methods
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    A Guide to Quit Smoking Methods PDF format

  • June 7, 2020 - Changes in Device Ownership Over Time

    Changes in Device Ownership
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  • June 7, 2020 - World Food Safety Day #WorldFoodSafetyDay

    World Food Safety Day
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    World Food Safety Day
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    Food poisoning pathogens
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  • June 6, 2020 - The Personal Data We Give Away For Free

    Consumer Data
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  • June 5, 2020 - June 5th is World Environment Day

    World Environment Day
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  • June 4, 2020 - June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

    Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Alzheimer's Disease and Senior Health

  • June 3, 2020 - June 3rd is National Cancer Survivors Day

    Cancer Ribbons, First Sunday in June
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    National Cancer Survivors Day Social Media Toolkit

  • June 2, 2020 - June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

    PTSD Awareness Month
    Graphic source: National Resource Directory Bulletin June 2, 2017
  • June 1, 2020 - June is National Safety Month

    National Safety Month
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    For more information, see Consumer Safety and Environmental Health

  • May 31, 2020 - World No Tobacco Day!

    World No Tobacco Day
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    WHO No Tobacco Day
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    2018 World No Tobacco Day
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    No tobacco day
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    Vision Loss and smoking

  • May 31, 2020- Perceived Weight Loss Methods

    Weight Loss Methods
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  • May 30, 2020 - Perceived Barriers to Losing Weight

    Barriers to Weight Loss
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  • May 29, 2020 - One Cigarette a Day...

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

  • May 28, 2020 - May is Healthy Vision Month

    Healthy Vision Month
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    For more information, see May is Healthy Vision Month

  • May 27, 2020 - 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, 2020 - May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Stroke Awareness Month


    Quit Smoking reduce stroke risk
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  • May 25, 2020 - 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, 2020 - May is Older Americans Month! (#OAM)

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

  • May 23, 2020 - May 23th is National Sunscreen Day (Friday before Memorial Day)

    National Sunscreen day
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  • May 23, 2020 - Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

    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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - May Is National Physical Fitness Month

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!

    Physical activity infographic
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  • How much physical activity do adults need?
  • May 20, 2020 - 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, 2020 - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #APIMay19

    API May 19
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    API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Graphic source: MTWDistrictHealth‏ @MTWHD

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

  • May 19, 2020 - 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, 2020 - May 18th World AIDS Vaccine Day

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

  • May 17, 2020 - National EMS Week May 17-23, 2020

    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 17, 2020 - May 17th is World Hypertension Day

    World Hypertension Day
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  • May 16, 2020 - Social Networking Platforms User Demographics Update 2019

    Soci al Media Demographics
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  • May 15, 2020 - Immunization Schedule For Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy vaccines
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    See Pregnancy Immunizations .

    Check out Vaccines for the ones you need. Also, see and

  • May 15, 2020 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Practice Safe Behaviors

    Safe Behaviors
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  • May 14, 2020 - 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, 2020 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Stay Active

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  • May 12, 2020 - National Women's Health Week - Be a Well Woman! Eat Well

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  • May 12, 2020 - May 12th is International Nurse Day

    International Nurses Day
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  • May 11, 2020 - 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 10 2020 - May 10 - 16 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 10, 2020 - Happy Mother's Day!

    Happy Mother's Day!
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    Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day

    Baby Tigers

    Happy Mother's Day

    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 10, 2020 - May 10 - 16, 2020 is National Prevention Week

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  • May 9, 2020 - Privacy Issue: Who to Avoid Being Avoid or Seen By

    Who to Avoid
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  • May 9, 2020 - May 9th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2020

    National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
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  • May 8, 2020 - 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, 2020 - National Arthritis Awareness Month May 2020

    Arthritis Stats
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    National Arthritis Awareness Month
    Graphic source: CDC

  • May 6, 2020 - May 6th - 12th is 6th 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, 2020 - May 6th - 12th is National Nurses Week! (ANA NNW19)

    May 6-12, 2020, Nurses Week
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  • May 5, 2020 - May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day

    Clean Hands
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    Keep calm and wash your hands

  • May 5, 2020 - May 5, 2020 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, 2020 - May the 4th Be With You!

    Star Wars Day
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    Star Wars Day
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    May the 4th be with you
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  • May 4, 2020 - May 4 - May 8, 2020 is Air Quality Awareness Week

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

  • May 4, 2020 - May 4 - 10 is Privacy Awareness Week

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

  • May 4, 2020 - May 4 - May 10, 2020 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, 2020 - May 3 - 9, 2020 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020!

    Hurricane Preparedness Week
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    For more information, see Hurricane Preparedness Week

  • May 3, 2020 - 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, 2020 - Privacy Issue: Sensitive Data

    Sensitive Data
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  • May 1, 2020 - May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (#AAAM)

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    May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
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    May is Asthma Awareness Month
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  • April 30, 2020 - Live Long - What Really Extends Lifespan?

    Lifestyle Factors
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  • April 29, 2020 - Difference gender perceptions of what causes obesity

    Gender differences regarding obesity
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  • April 28, 2020 - 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, 2020 - U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2015 - 2020

    Dietary Guidelines 2015 - 2020

  • April 26, 2020 - April 26 - May 3, 2020 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW 2019)

    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 25, 2020 - Take Back Drugs Day (#Takebackday)

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

  • April 25, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - U.S. Top 10 Fears in 2018

    Top 10 Fears 2018
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  • April 23, 2020 - U.S. Top 10 Fears in 2016

    Top 10 Fears 2016
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  • April 22, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day!

    Volunteer Recognition Day
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    Health Benefits of Volunteering
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  • April 19, 2020 - April 19th to 25th is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

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

  • April 18, 2020 - 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, 2020 - VO2 Max as an indicator of cardiovascular health

    VO2 Max Chart
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  • April 16, 2020 - April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day

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

  • April 15, 2020 - 1st 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, 2020 - 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 National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

  • April 13, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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 11, 2020 - April 11th is National Pet Day

    National Pet Day
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    Pet Health Benefits
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    Health benefits of owning a pet
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  • April 10, 2020 - April 10th is National Youth HIV &a ,/mp 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, 2020 - April 10th is National Siblings Day!

    national siblings day
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  • April 9, 2020 - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    3 types of Distracted
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    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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  • April 8, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - April 6-12 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 6, 2020 - 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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  • April 5, 2020 - 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, 2020 - April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Alcohol Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Alcohol

  • April 3, 2020 - 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 2, 2020 - April is National Minority Health Month: Active and Healthy

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

  • April 1, 2020 - National Walking Day! (First Wednesday of April)

    National Walking Day

    Walking Benefits
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    See Walking for your Health
    100 Reasons to Walk

  • January 1, 2020- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2020
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    France fireworks
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  • August 25, 2019 - is now 20 Years Old!

    20 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 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!!!

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  • February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization

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

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

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

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

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