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10 Holiday Tips

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Here are 10 holiday tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during this holiday season. http://1.usa.gov/13cQ7nY

 

Send a Health-e-Card to Celebrate the Season

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The CDC has more than 100 free Health-e-Cards (or “electronic greeting cards”) to send to friends, family, and co-workers! Simply select a CDC Health-e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a colorful greeting that encourages healthy living, promotes safe activities, or celebrates a health- and safety-related event!  Click here to find the perfect holiday health e-card for your family and friends. http://1.usa.gov/16tPoBa

 

Joint Commission: Speak Up infographic on Medical Imaging Tests

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Medical imaging tests help diagnose health problems. It is sometimes difficult to understand what the tests are and the risks and benefits. Patients and healthcare providers will find this newly released Infographic http://bit.ly/1J4228S from the Joint Commission helpful http://bit.ly/1BZZhk7 .

 

 

 

Bleeding Disorders in Women

Monday, December 8th, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 11% of women with heavy menstrual periods have a bleeding disorder. The CDC has information about signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders and tips for talking to your doctor.

Bleeding Disorders in Women (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ziE3Ox

November CDC Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Not enough women are being screened for cervical cancer, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in this month’s issue of Vital Signs. More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year. Up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps prevent infection with the HPV types that cause most cervical cancers.

To see the complete report, visit CDC Vital Signs: http://1.usa.gov/1BoOO5e 

Is it a cold or a flu?

Monday, November 10th, 2014

It’s the time of year for runny noses, sore throats and coughing. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a chart to help determine if seasonal symptoms indicate a cold or influenza. The chart is in PDF format and can be printed for sharing or posting.

English: http://1.usa.gov/1tU2PBi

Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1tU2YVs

Cervical Cancer Screening: new MedlinePlus Health Topic Page

Monday, November 10th, 2014

MedlinePlus has published a new health topic page on Cervical Cancer Screening. The page has resources about the Pap smear and HPV test and includes easy-to-read materials, tutorials and health check tools.

Cervical Cancer Screening (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1xCFSTX

Prostate Cancer Screening: New MedlinePlus Health Topic Page

Monday, November 10th, 2014

MedlinePlus has published a new health topic page on Prostate Cancer Screening. The page covers screening methods, risks of screening, a prostate cancer risk questionnaire, as well as research and patient handouts.

Prostate Cancer Screening (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1xCEfpg

Ebola and Health Literacy

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

“A lot of media outlets have made a good effort to clarify how a person can and cannot get Ebola. But confusion persists. Could it be a health literacy issue?” This entry from the We Love Health Literacy Blog http://bit.ly/12TxWnH will help you understand what terms may cause confusion when explaining Ebola transmission and offer other alternatives.

Managing Your Fear about Ebola

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The American Psychological Association’s Help Center  has some suggestions on how to manage your fears and anxieties concerning Ebola. Many of them are essential ingredients for a healthy lifestyle; adopting them can help improve your overall emotional and physical well-being.

APA Help Center: http://bit.ly/1yFRqGA

Managing your fear about Ebola: http://bit.ly/10zr7XN