Archive for the ‘Websites’ Category
The 2014 International Infection Prevention Week theme was antibiotic resistance. http://bit.ly/ZUzbRv
This infographic was developed to illustrate when antibiotics work and when they don’t, explains what can happen if antibiotics are used improperly, and shows that you play a key role in preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms. The opposite side of the infographic highlights a fact sheet on antibiotic resistance, which includes the top 5 questions you should ask your healthcare professionals about antibiotic. Download the infographic here. http://bit.ly/1xwDUUH
“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.
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
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Provides access to results for this annual survey focused on substance abuse and mental health issues. Includes information on prevalence and services. Rural-specific data is available in detailed tables that list “geographic characteristics.” Data is also made available by state and for regions within states. http://1.usa.gov/1tg20F0
Bag IQ recently launched in beta form and aims to use the food purchase history from loyalty programs to help users make better choices about the foods they eat. It works by linking to the a user’s accounts at the stores they shop at; linked grocers and stores include Harris Teeter, Target, Santoni’s, and many more. In fact, they claim to link to over 500,000 individual locations at which people may by food nationwide and online. It can also capture food purchase history from paper receipts.
To read more: http://bit.ly/1wmVzil
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS have launched From Coverage to Care, an “initiative to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them”. This initiative includes written resources, images, videos, and various ways to connect with CMS.
Visit From Coverage to Care on the CMS website: http://1.usa.gov/1yh9Dgu
The National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Student Portal has added “Mercury and Our Health,” an animation about the uses of mercury and how exposure can impact human health.
The animation introduces children to mercury and its basic properties, discusses mercury exposure routes, outlines health impacts of mercury, describes mercury containing products, discusses mercury contamination in the environment, outlines the proper disposal of mercury containing products, discusses bioaccumulation and mercury contamination of fish, and describes additional sources that children could use to find credible health information on mercury.
The Environmental Health Student Portal connects middle school students and science teachers with free, reliable, and engaging environmental health education resources. The Student Portal offers a diverse array of engaging educational materials such as videos, games and activities, lesson plans, experiments and projects, fun challenges, as well as additional resources for further reading.
“Mercury and Our Health,” NLMNIH YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1r4OH6M
“Mercury and Our Health,” Environmental Health Student Portal: http://1.usa.gov/1pkLYlM
Environmental Health Student Portal: http://1.usa.gov/Zsh8CC
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) added a new section to its website that focuses on trauma. Children and families involved in child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and court systems often have significant, prolonged, and generational exposure to traumatic environments and experiences. This new section offers links to resources that focus on trauma within the substance abuse treatment, child welfare, and court systems and its impact on the children and families who enter those systems. http://1.usa.gov/1qhIxws
HHS and OMH recognize September 15-October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Join us in celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Visit the website for the history, health concerns, the Affordable Care Act and Latinos, as well as ways to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. http://1.usa.gov/YVTEWp