Category: #prepyourhealth

Hero Hobbyist: Student Prints Face Shields for Special Education Organization

Boy holds up a face shield he made on a 3D printer

In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) will publish posts in September that highlight ways people and organizations are helping to “create community” where they live. This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Read More >

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Give & Take Bins Serve as Small-Scale Food Pantries

A person reaches into a plastic bin filled with nonperishable food and other supplies

In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) will publish posts in September that highlight ways people and organizations are helping to “create community” where they live. This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Read More >

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It’s National Radio Day, Over.

Hand turning knob on vintage radio

August 20 is National Radio Day (#NationalRadioDay), an annual observance dedicated to the invention and history of radio. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The same could be said for radio. Radio was in its heyday and remains—more than a century later—an effective medium of mass communication. For a long time, Read More >

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A Summer Like No Other: How to Stay Safe and Healthy This Season

Summer lawn with Child

If you’ve been hearing the phrase “the new normal” lately and wondering what it means, the writers of the Oxford Dictionary define it as “a previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual or expected.” (1) Summer this year is going to be a little different than it has been in years past, Read More >

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The Hero Within: Knowing Hands-Only CPR & How To Use An AED Can Save Lives

Performing CPR

The first week of June was National CPR/AED Awareness Week. In belated observance, Public Health Matters looks at how people can confidently help someone in cardiac arrest. The numbers are staggering. About 350,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital each year, and about 9 in 10 of them die. (1) Bystanders and Read More >

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Older Americans Month: How You Can Help Protect Their Health

May is Older Americans Month. When President John F. Kennedy designated May as “Senior Citizens Month” in 1963, approximately 17 million Americans were age 65 or older.(1) Today, that number is 45 million.(2) It’s a demographic comparable in size to the population of Argentina.(3) Who Are Older Adults? Older adults are our parents, grandparents, aunts, Read More >

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