Drought and Public Health in the U.S.

Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time. Periods of drought can result in inadequate water supply and can lead to public health problems. Take action and learn how drought can impact your health and the health of your family. Overview Cycles of drought have
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4 Vaccines You Need for College

Skipping or delaying vaccinations can harm your health—and maybe your grades By Susan Feinstein Last updated: July 31, 2017 If you’re a college student—or soon to be one—making sure you’re fully vaccinated is critically important, especially if you’ll be living in a dorm or other shared space. That’s because large groups of people in close proximity provide
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World Hepatitis Day

FROM THE CDC: Eliminate Hepatitis. For World Hepatitis Day, learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what is being done to help eliminate hepatitis. Viral hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — affects millions of people worldwide, causing
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Stay safe! Planes, trains, cars, cruise ships, hotel rooms, dorms, campsites & more! Germ Busters Travel Kit provides the infection protection you need for travel, commuting, or anywhere you go. Protect your hands from contaminants or when cleaning surfaces CareMates Nitrile Gloves (2 gloves) Clean surfaces like trays, tables, countertops, doorknobs, faucets, toilet handles and
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What You Should Know About The Kissing Bug & Chagas Disease

What is the Kissing Bug? “Kissing bugs” have been invading headlines for the past two weeks as the CDC has reported the deadly bug has made its way into the United States. They’ve been found in 28 states.  Estimates of human cases of Chagas disease in the US range from 300,000 to over 1 million,
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Is it a cold or the flu? We’re breaking it down.

It’s #FluFactFriday! Did you know according to the CDC Influenza affects about 20% of Americans every year. In the United States alone, it is estimated that about 36,000 people will die of the flu or flu-related complications every season. One of the best ways to protect yourself is to get vaccinated! If you do find
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How to Practice Food Safety to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

Each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (48 million people) get sick, approximately 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. By reducing foodborne illness by just 1% about 500,000 Americans would keep from getting sick each year; reducing foodborne illness by 10% would keep about 5 million from getting sick. That is
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3 Factors For Staying Healthy This School Year!

  • September 11, 2015 /
  • by Kimberly McCay /
  • healthy school year, school health, student health /
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Let’s face it—it’s always flu season. Regardless of what month it is, being a student at any school or college is always going to put you at risk of disease. Doorknobs, handrails, chairs and countless other common objects we come in contact with every day are shared between thousands upon thousands of other young adults,
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