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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents “Promoting Hearing Health across the Lifespan”

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Promoting Hearing Health across the Lifespan” which will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Read More >

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Radiation in Medicine: Medical Imaging Procedures

medical imaging procedures

Medical imaging tests are non-invasive procedures that allow doctors to diagnose diseases and injuries without being intrusive. Some of these tests involve exposure to ionizing radiation, which can present risks to patients. However, if patients understand the benefits and risks, they can make the best decisions about choosing a particular medical imaging procedure. Read More >

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Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Hurricane or Tropical Storm

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

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Going Out to Eat with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Rick, Lois, Angus, and Samantha visit a new restaurant to celebrate Rick’s birthday. They are excited to try the restaurant they’ve heard so much about. The host seats them and they start looking over their menus to decide what to order. Lois is allergic to peanuts, so she wonders about the ingredients in the eggrolls. Read More >

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Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge

Innovation + Technology to Protect Public Health

In order to improve monitoring of air quality during fire events, CDC, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, and the non-profit organization Tall Timbers Research Station, is cosponsoring a Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge. Wildland fires are increasing Read More >

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Research Moves the Fight Against ALS Forward

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May is ALS Awareness Month. The National ALS Registry is working to better understand the risk factors that affect the disease. Learn how to support the Registry and strengthen the fight against ALS. Read More >

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When should you think about air quality?

AQI

Today’s the day to start thinking about air quality. What can you do? Pay attention to the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is a tool that tells you when high levels of air pollution are predicted and tells you how air pollution affects your health. Finding the AQI is easy. It’s on the Web, Read More >

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Hearing damage

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month,” a time to raise awareness about what you need to do to protect your hearing. Read More >

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Announcing CDC’s Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge!

health app challenge

CDC’s Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge Launches! Create Apps that Explore Connections between the Environment and Health. CDC wants to increase public awareness that tracking data may help people understand the connections between environmental hazards and chronic illness. The goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s Read More >

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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions”

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions” which will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Read More >

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