Anyone can get food poisoning: 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family. The 4 simple steps to food safety are CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL. go.usa.gov/ctWdQ
ALS continues to be more common in whites, males, and people between the ages of 60-69. If you missed this week’s CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on ALS, watch the video and earn free continuing education. [ Bit.ly Link ]
“I was able to share my expertise gained from working in a CDC laboratory to support this effort,” says CDC responder Panayotta Delinois. For three weeks in September 2016, Delinois worked in a Florida laboratory performing a job that is critical for CDC’s response to Zika. Delinois stepped in to make sure that standard operating procedures were clearly understood and followed. Read more about... View details ⇨
About 1 out of 10 people may have a seizure in his or her lifetime. That means seizures are common, and one day you might need to help someone during or after a seizure. Would you know what to do? Get seizure smart with first aid tips from CDC. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Pandemic flu can happen at any time. Luckily, it isn’t hard to help protect yourself and those around you from infection. Learn more about what you can do to help keep your community healthy by reading our new guides about Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) and planning for pandemic flu at .
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us in working to stop abuse and neglect before they start. We all benefit when all kids have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Help assure them in your community. Share & learn more: go.usa.gov/csxTu.
Interested in public health laboratory science and leadership? CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellowship prepares early-career laboratory scientists to become future public health laboratory leaders. Apply now for the 2018 class. [ Cdc.gov Link ]
Syphilis is on the rise among women, which has triggered a surge in the rate of cases among babies who were miscarried, stillborn, or born with syphilis (also known as congenital syphilis). To reverse these trends, we must get back to the basics of prevention! Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they’re not immune. It can cause serious complications and death. Protect your child with measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad. [ Bit.ly Link ]
This National Minority Health Month is a great time to remember that a major goal of public health is to reduce health disparities. CDC has sponsored multiple initiatives that address health disparities with the goal of advancing health equity. You can learn more about these initiatives at [ Bit.ly Link ]. What’s being done in your community?
Do you know someone with a new baby? Cronobacter is a rare germ that can cause serious sickness in young babies. It can live in powdered baby formula, baby feeding items, and other places in the environment. Read more about Cronobacter: go.usa.gov/x9Sq4.
Do you know someone affected by cancer? Certain types of cancer affect some groups of people more than others. Learn which groups are at a higher risk and how to lower your risk of getting cancer. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Becky was diagnosed with ALS 5 years ago. 80% of the people who were diagnosed when she was are now gone. Watch the next session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds live on Facebook today, at 1pm ET and learn more about ALS. [ Bit.ly Link ]
ALS patient Becky talks about her diagnosis and the one word that has become a part of her ALS vocabulary. Join us for the next session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds live on Facebook April 18, at 1pm ET. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The National ALS Registry is linking interested persons with ALS (PALS) with researchers. PALS who register with the National ALS Registry may choose to receive notifications about ALS epidemiological studies and clinical trials for which they are eligible. Two studies about identification of ALS risk factors and the VA Biorepository Brain Bank ALS Study have begun. PALS who are enrolled in... View details ⇨