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National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Month

Throughout the month of September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For Preparedness Month 2015, the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) supports the Office of Public Health Read More >

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Meet the Scientist: Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb

Meet Research Chemist Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb, who works in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Chemistry Branch. The downside of organic chemistry for most students was the interesting upside for Dr. Kalb. Organic chemistry is a tough pre-requisite course for medical school. “It’s less memorization, and it’s more about Read More >

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A Story of Health

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This new eBook is an interactive document with multiple chapters that features prompts for embedded information and links to online resources on how to promote health and prevent disease. Download your free copy today! What is A Story of Health? A Story of Health is an interactive eBook that explains the many factors that influence Read More >

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Climate Change: Where do we go from here?

What are “Grand Rounds”? Grand Rounds are an important part of medical education that began as a way to teach medical residents new information and give them practice in clinical reasoning. Presenters focus on current or interesting cases or share new research. At CDC, the Public Health Grand Rounds are monthly presentations of major public Read More >

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ATSDR Publishes Historical Overview of Hazardous Substance Emergency Events Surveillance in Nine States 1999-2008

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During January 1991-September 2009, ATSDR operated the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system to describe the public health consequences of chemical releases and develop activities aimed at reducing the harm. Read on to learn more about ATSDR’s surveillance work on acute chemical incidents that spanned nine states over a 10-year period. Report Highlights: During Read More >

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Hurricane Readiness

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to prepare for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. Read More >

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Meet the Scientist: Chinaro Kennedy

CDC/ATSDR’s Dr. Chinaro Kennedy, photo by Rosland B. Martin

The NCEH/ATSDR “Meet the Scientist” series provides insight into the work of NCEH/ATSDR scientists. The series also aims to give you a sense of the talented people who are working to keep you safe and secure from things in the environment that threaten our nation’s health. Read on to learn more about NCEH/ATSDR’s Chinaro Kennedy, Read More >

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ATSDR at Work: Camp Lejeune, NC, Part 3

ATSDR holds public information session

Third in a Series of Three Posts Working with the Community: Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel What are Community Assistance Panels? If you don’t know much about the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), you may not realize that it is one of the federal agencies that recognize the importance of community and Read More >

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ATSDR at Work: Camp Lejeune, NC, Part 2

ATSDR Public Health Activities at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Second in a Series of Three Posts ATSDR Gathers Information about Health When they learned that drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune had been contaminated from the 1940s to the 1980s, many people who lived or worked there in those years became concerned about their health. ATSDR has completed four studies to learn Read More >

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ATSDR at Work: Camp Lejeune, NC, Part 1

This is the First in a Series of Three Posts What’s in the Water? You’re out working in your yard on a steamy summer day when you realize you need a break. You run inside to pour yourself a tall glass of ice water. But do you stop to test it before you drink it? Read More >

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