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#PrepareSuSalud para los apagones

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Publicado el 18 de octubre del 2022 por el administrador del blog English: #PrepareSuSalud para los apagones | Blogs | CDC Octubre es el mes de concientización sobre la energía Los apagones (es decir, cuando la luz se va inesperadamente) y los cortes de electricidad como medida preventiva ocurren más y más a menudo debido Read More >

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#PrepYourHealth for Power Outages

A young woman and boy make hand shadow puppets using a flashlight against a white wall.

October is Energy Awareness Month Power outages (i.e., when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly) and precautionary power shutoffs are happening more often because of and to prevent emergencies. These emergencies include disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says, on average, U.S. electricity customers experienced just over 8 hours of Read More >

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Improve Health Literacy Before an Emergency

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October is Health Literacy Month Getting the right person to deliver the right message at the right time saves lives, but only if the audience can make sense of the message. People need information they can find, understand, and use to make the best decisions for their health every day. The same is true before Read More >

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Mejore su alfabetización en salud para enfrentar emergencias

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English: https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2022/10/health-lit/ Octubre es el Mes de la Alfabetización en Salud Que sea la persona adecuada quien da el mensaje correcto en el momento adecuado salva vidas, pero solo si la audiencia puede entender el mensaje. Las personas necesitan información que puedan encontrar, comprender y usar para tomar siempre las mejores decisiones para su salud. Read More >

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10 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

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September 25 is World Pharmacists Day Pharmacists are a bridge between you and your doctor. Your pharmacist might also be the health professional you see and talk to most often about your health.(1) Pharmacists are trained to help you manage and improve your health every day. Your pharmacist—along with your doctor or nurse—can give you Read More >

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Parents & Teachers: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

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Public health emergencies affect millions of children worldwide each year. These emergencies include natural and man-made disasters. It is difficult to predict how some children will respond to emergencies or the trauma of losing their homes or being separated from school, family, and friends. These events can cause stress and anxiety in children. Because parents, Read More >

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