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How Much Radon is In Your Home?

Focus on Radon Chemical Element from the Mendeleev Periodic Table

January is National Radon Action Month. Protect your home and your family from this invisible health risk. Knowing how much radon is in your home could save your life. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, you increase Read More >

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Looking Back: 5 Big Lessons from 2016

Looking through the rearview mirror while driving in the planes

CDC is always there – before, during, and after emergencies – and 2016 was no exception. Through it all, we’ve brought you the best and latest science-based information on being prepared and staying safe. Here’s a look back at 5 big lessons from a very eventful year. Follow the links to discover the full stories! Read More >

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My Daughter Died From a Vaccine Preventable Disease

Scarlet Anne Taylor was only 5 when she became sick with the flu and was sent home from school in December 2014. Two days later, Scarlet was admitted to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing.  Once admitted, her condition only seemed to worsen. Four hours after bringing her daughter to the hospital, her Read More >

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5 Holiday Tips for a Home Safe Home

Closeup photo of family feet in wool socks at fireplace

As the season of togetherness rolls in, regular routines roll out. You do things you don’t normally do: decorating, cooking, hosting guests (and their germs), or playing a pick-up game of football in the backyard. As you channel your inner Julia Child, Aaron Rodgers, or Martha Stewart in preparation for your holiday gatherings, here are Read More >

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This Is a Test: Georgia Practices for Bioterrorist Threats

It is November 2015, and Georgia’s emergency personnel are preparing to respond to an outbreak of plague. Don’t worry, it’s not the real plague. This is only a test. No one is actually sick or in any danger. But what if it were real? Armed with the knowledge that practice makes perfect, the Georgia Department Read More >

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This is Your Brain on Emergencies

There’s a fire in your building. Your plane is about to crash. A woman beside you on the street suddenly collapses. What do you do? Well, that depends. Every one of us is at risk for these kinds of unexpected intrusions into our day-to-day lives. What you do about it depends on whether or not Read More >

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