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Stay Informed of Your Family Health History

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Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. Most people have family history of at least one chronic disease that makes them more likely to get that disease.(1) Staying informed of your family’s health history can help you and your Read More >

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Epilepsy and Emergency Preparedness

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month Epilepsy is common. In 2015, about 3.4 million people reported having active epilepsy in the United States. Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity.(1) There Read More >

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Burn Institute Teaches Kids Burn Prevention, Fire Safety

This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPR or CDC. A cast of green and purple Read More >

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Project Firstline Reaches Frontline Healthcare Workforce with Infection Control Training

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing gaps in infection control knowledge and understanding among the frontline healthcare workforce. Since the onset of the pandemic, healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic-resistant infections have increased, reversing national progress made before 2020. Infectious disease threats like Ebola, COVID-19, and antibiotic resistance will continue to emerge. It’s more important than ever Read More >

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Rx Prep: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 23 Many of us have a medicine cabinet in our homes. It may contain first-aid supplies, personal hygiene items, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and other personal needs. Keep tabs on your medicines to help you keep them out of the wrong hands. Each year in the United Read More >

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Healthy State of Mind to Cope with an Emergency

October 10 is World Mental Health Day Mental health is as important as physical health to your overall well-being. Taking care of both your physical and mental health will help you protect yourself and your family during an emergency. What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can affect Read More >

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