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yesterday at 23:00. Facebook
Hospital admission rates increase for non-adherent patients with chronic illness by up to 69 percent. If you missed this week’s CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on overcoming barriers to medication adherence watch the video and earn free continuing education. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 22:00. Facebook
Attention Public Health Nerds: Stay up-to-date with latest featured training opportunities, e-learning design information, and more by getting CDC Learning Connection’s syndicated content on your website. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 18:00. Facebook
Through Healthy Athletes – a CDC and Special Olympics partnership- more than 136,000 healthcare professionals have been trained to treat people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about how Special Olympics and CDC are working to help meet the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile sent 22 responders to US territories to provide on-the-ground support for Zika prevention, including management of mosquito spraying contracts. Overall, 68 stockpile personnel worked both in the field as well as behind the scenes at CDC’s headquarters to support logistics, finance, science, and warehouse shipping and distribution. Read more about their work.
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02/23/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
“I love helping people, and I think that what we do here at the CDC Dengue Branch helps not only the people here in Puerto Rico but also the people in the United States and people worldwide. It has a real, tangible impact on people’s lives. Scientists from all over the world come to us for advice. Our products, like our Zika and dengue diagnostic kits, end up all over the world, and that is...
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02/23/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
Did you know? African American women have a greater risk of breast cancer at an early age. Take action to lower your risk. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/23/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
Raw milk isn’t worth the risk. Learn more about pasteurization and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting sick from raw milk. Young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sick. go.usa.gov/x9exC

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CDC
02/22/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
“We know in the United States that a young person under the age of twenty five is injured every minute, and these injuries are life threatening and life altering. And they're all the more tragic because we know that they can be predicted and prevented.” Rebecca Guerin discusses her work with NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CDC. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Medical and Veterinary Students: Apply by Feb 28 to the 2017 Fall Epidemiology Elective Program. Don’t miss the chance to work with CDC experts and gain experience in public health, preventive medicine, & applied epidemiology.
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02/22/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
Staff at CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile stepped outside their traditional roles by using their specialized expertise in medical logistics and supply chain operations to help with the Zika response in a new way. During the early stages of the response, stockpile responders worked to rapidly assemble and ship an initial 5,000 Zika Prevention Kits to help protect pregnant women in areas with...
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02/21/2017 at 22:02. Facebook
Bring Your Brave and call your family to discuss your health history this week. Knowing your family’s health history can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/21/2017 at 18:02. Facebook
A staggering one half of patients in the US stop taking their medications within one year of being prescribed. Watch today’s CDC Grand Rounds session on overcoming barriers to medication adherence for chronic diseases live now!
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02/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Today at 1:00 PM watch CDC Public Health Grand Rounds live on Facebook. Our speakers will discuss research, interventions, education, and emerging tools and technologies that may help overcome barriers to medication non-adherence for chronic disease. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Norovirus is a dreaded stomach bug that causes many people to become ill with vomiting and diarrhea each year. Learn how to protect yourself and others by washing your hands often and following simple tips to stay healthy. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/17/2017. Facebook
Did you know that loud sounds away from work can hurt your hearing just as much as noise at work? More than 1 in 2 US adults with hearing damage from noise do not have noisy jobs. [ Bit.ly Link ].
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02/17/2017. Facebook
Does heart disease run in your family? If so, you might be more likely to get heart disease yourself. Share your family health history info with your doctor so you can work together to take steps to prevent heart disease. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Share Your Family History

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CDC
02/17/2017. Facebook
If you have symptoms of flu and are at high risk of serious flu complications, call your doctor early in illness. Prompt treatment with flu antiviral drugs is recommended for people who are at high risk of serious flu complications and who have flu infection or suspected flu infection. People who are at high risk of serious flu complications include pregnant women, young children, older...
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02/17/2017. Facebook
One half of patients in the US stop taking their medications within one year of being prescribed. Poor medication adherence is linked with poor clinical outcomes. Affordability, a lack of understanding of the importance of medications, and unpleasant side effects are some examples patients cite for not taking their medication as directed. Watch our next CDC Public Health Grand Rounds live on...
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02/16/2017. Facebook
Acute bronchitis (often called a “chest cold”) is usually caused by a virus, and antibiotics won’t help. Visit [ Go.usa.gov Link ] to learn more about bronchitis and the correct way to treat it. Be Antibiotic Smart.
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02/16/2017. Facebook
Did you know? Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect about 40,000 births per year in the United States. Learn what CDC is doing to improve the lives of people with CHDs. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Living with a Heart Defect

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