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According to 1/3/2015's Sciencemag.org's "The simple math that explains why you may (or may not) get cancer":
"...most cancer cases are the result of biological bad luck.
Here’s how it works: Take the number of cells in an organ, identify what percentage of them are long-lived stem cells, and determine how many times the stem cells divide. With every division, there’s a risk of a cancer-causing mutation in a daughter cell.
Thus, Tomasetti and Vogelstein reasoned, the tissues that host the greatest number of stem cell divisions are those most vulnerable to cancer. When Tomasetti crunched the numbers and compared them with actual cancer statistics, he concluded that this theory explained two-thirds of all cancers.
Plotting the total number of stem cell divisions over a lifetime against the lifetime risk of cancer in 31 different organs revealed a correlation. As the number of divisions rose, so did risk.
Colon cancer, for example, is far more common than cancer of the duodenum, the first stretch of the small intestine. This is true even in those who carry a mutated gene that puts their entire intestine at risk. Tomasetti found that there are about 1012 stem cell divisions in the colon over a lifetime, compared with 1010 in the duodenum.
For Vogelstein, one major message is that cancer often cannot be prevented, and more resources should be funneled into catching it in its infancy. “These cancers are going to keep on coming,” he says.
Although the randomness of cancer might be frightening, those in the field see a positive side, too. The new framework stresses that “the average cancer patient … is just unlucky,” Clevers says. “It helps cancer patients to know” that the disease is not their fault."
"Today's retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no small margin, having your health. Sure, other things are important, like being financially secure and having a loving family and friends, but a new study reveals that health trumps all as the key factor to having a happy and satisfying retirement." (Huffington Post's 9/15/14 article,"Study Reveals The #1 Key To A Happy Retirement"; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-dychtwald/retirement-planning_b_5800234.html)
According to "Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown": "Health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, according to 81% of retirees. Meanwhile, paying for health care costs is Americans' greatest financial concern."
Key insights from the study also include:
The double threat of health challenges to retirement financial security
Five critical health care conversations couples and families should be having—but often aren't
Important enhancements to our health care system needed to prepare for an aging population
Four unique "Boomer HealthStyles," defining different approaches boomers are taking to managing their health and preparation for health care expenses (http://www.wealthmanagement.ml.com/wm/Pages/Age-wave-Survey.aspx)
June 19, 2018 - Share of the US population, by age and gender (including # of people), as of July 1, 2016.
Wear Blue Day is "To raise awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups, or testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education, or other health issues that affect men. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.)" Wear BLUE Day 2018
June 15, 2018 - June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A 2013 Gallup Poll found that 92% of successful ex-smokers did not use the nicotine patch, gum, Zyban, Chantix or Champix, that most quit smoking cold turkey.
"Most current smokers in the U.S. would like to give up smoking. Perhaps as a testimony to their desire to quit, 85% of smokers say they have in fact tried to quit at least once in their lifetime, including 45% who have tried at least three times.
The finding that smokers have tried on average 3.6 times to quit smoking over their lifetimes -- only to return to their habit -- is more understandable in light of the fact that 72% of smokers claim that they are "addicted" to cigarettes.
The quarter of Americans who have successfully quit smoking, when asked to name the strategies or methods they used to quit, are most likely to attribute their success to just deciding to quit "cold turkey." Smaller percentages of reformed smokers name willpower, support from family and friends and prayer, use of the nicotine patch, ceasing to be around people who smoke, using chewing gum or candy, and using an electronic cigarette.
Fewer former smokers say they quit because of the expense of smoking, because smoking was a bad or disgusting habit, or because of their family and friends.
Smokers on average are engaging in a habit they wish they didn't have, and, in fact, the average smoker has attempted to quit at least three times in their lifetime. The difficulty in quitting is attested to by the fact that more than seven in 10 smokers say they are addicted to cigarettes.
The majority of former smokers say their concern for their health was the main factor that caused them to quit smoking. This is an important finding, but given that 91% of smokers already admit that smoking is harmful to smokers' health and 79% admit that smoking is a cause of lung cancer, it is clear that the specter of bad health, disease, and death has not been enough in and of itself to get smokers to stop."
Make sure you stay around to watch your kids grow up. Besides eating healthy and exercising daily, make sure your health is in tip-top shape. Make the appointment and get screened. Man up and wear the gown!
I love this graphic that shows how important collaboration is to addressing the tobacco problem. Tobacco is an environmental problem because of health effects associated with second-hand and third-hand exposures. Collaboration among government entities at various levels, along with coalition building among advocacy groups make for a more effective approach.
Scientific assessments such as dose effect curves seek to evaluate the health risk associated to second-hand smoke exposure.
"The Surgeon General released a report in 2006 regarding the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS). One of the claims in the report is:
There is NO risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure, with even brief exposure adversely affecting the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
We know that secondhand smoke harms people's health, but many people assume that exposure to secondhand smoke in small doses does not do any significant damage to one's health. However, science has proven that there is NO risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Let me say that again: there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can damage cells and set the cancer process in motion. Brief exposure can have immediate harmful effects on blood and blood vessels, potentially increasing the risk of a heart attack. Secondhand smoke exposure can quickly irritate the lungs, or trigger an asthma attack. For some people, these rapid effects can be life-threatening. People who already have heart disease or respiratory conditions are at especially high risk."
It is hard to believe that it has been 18 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 15 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!
March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!
February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization
"The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives." http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/consortium/default.aspx
I will continue to add new links to and post pertinent updates on my Public Health Blog.
For starters, click on "Map-It" graphic for "MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community." Also, check out: Healthy People 2020 program planning tools, a toolkit for program development!
Academic Resources It’s official: College men think they’re smarter than they really are; Who's smarter in the classroom — men or women? New ASU study shows it’s all about perception; Who perceives they are smarter? Exploring the influence of student characteristics on student academic self-concept in physiology; Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life; Flipping the classroom approach in public health -- does student performance improve?; Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading; The secret to honing kids' language and literacy - Researchers found that a child's ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run; 'Will this be on the test?' Even if it isn't, students might remember it; Give up on ‘finding your passion’ and try this instead;
Cancer Disparities; Obesity and Cancer; Metastatic Cancer Gorges on Fructose in the Liver; New section: HTLV-1; Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia; Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1-Associated Diseases; HTLV-1 Community; human T-cell leukemia virus type 1; The discovery of the first human retrovirus: HTLV-1 and HTLV-2; The HTLV-1 neurological complex; TECHNICAL REPORT: Geographical distribution of areas with a high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection; What is HTLV-1? Ancient "cousin" of HIV spreading "off the charts";
How A Virus Called HTLV-1 From 1500-Year-Old Mummies Infected 40 Percent of Adults In Rural Australia; The Real Mystery Behind Spreading Australian Virus is Why it's Been Ignored. HTLV-1 is nothing new.; The dangerous ancient virus that is ‘off the charts’ in Australia; Cousin of HIV virus ‘infecting 40% of the adult population in rural Australia; Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer,Part I: National Cancer Statistics; Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer; Interactive Cancer Risk Matrix - Discover how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk; Summary of Strong Evidence on Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer; Summary of Conclusions; Throat Cancer’s Link to Oral Sex: What You Should Know; How Genetic Changes Lead to Cancer; United States Cancer Statistics;
Chronic Disease Index The State of US Health, 1990-2016 - Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Among US States; Physical Activity Prevents Chronic Disease;
Heart Disease Death Rates Among Blacks and Whites Aged ≥35 Years — United States, 1968–2015; Cruciferous and Total Vegetable Intakes Are Inversely Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Older Adult Women; Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs; Heart Disease Death Rates Among Blacks and Whites Aged >= 35 Years — United States, 1968–2015;Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease; Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs); Hypertension / High Blood Pressure; Unexpected Heart Attack Triggers;
Preventing Stroke Deaths;
Chinese Culture Is the Chinese Language a Superstition Machine?; Sexual Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities; Asian-American Mothers: Demographic Characteristics by Maternal Place of Birth and Asian Subgroup, 2016; HIV & Intimate Partner Violence Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Women; The Caribbean-Americans Searching for Their Chinese Roots - Hakka Conferences are allowing distant relatives to meet and untangle their complex genealogy;Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration ‘DNA’; Elder Abuse in Asian Families:
Contexts and Dynamics;The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter;
Consumer Health Hot Cars Can Hit Life-Threatening Levels in Approximately One Hour. Interior temperatures can rise to 116° F, potentially causing fatal injuries to children trapped inside; Extreme Heat and Your Health;
Cool Sites A- L The Beginner's Guide to Product Photography [Tutorial + Examples]; The Best Editing Apps for Photos;Taking photos impairs memory of the object or event — but it’s unclear why; Freeze or Blur? The Two Ways to Capture Movement in Photography;
Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes in Adults by Diabetes Type — United States, 2016; You're Doubling The Glycemic Index Of A Sweet Potato When You Bake It; Glycemic Index of Sweet Potato as Affected by Cooking Methods; Cooking Treatment Effects on Sugar Profile and Sweetness of Eleven-Released Sweet Potato Varieties;Diabetes and Women; Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes; Diabetes and Women;Blood Sugar Basics: Terms You Should Know; Blood Sugar Basics: Terms You Should Know; Diabetes Diet, Eating, & Physical Activity; HbA1c, OGTT, Fasting Glucose & More: How to Pick Best T2D Screener;
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about... What is Daylight Savings Time, how it came to be, and why we should probably get rid of it; What is an exoplanet?; 23 Countries That No Longer Exist and the History Behind Them; Embalming & mummification — everything you wanted to know;
Favorite Movie Sites Tired of Netflix? Here’s where to find free, legal movies online; The 33 Best Movie Songs of All Time; 50 Box-Office Bombs That Are Actually Great @Thrillist; The 45 Best Travel Films of All Time; Every Pixar Movie Ranked; Pixar's Short Films, Ranked @Thrillist;
Favorite Music Sites Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication - Anti-hypertensive drugs improving heart rate more in patients who listen to music after taking medication 4/2018; How to write a hit song; Musical trends and predictability of success in contemporary songs in and out of the top charts; Learning music or a foreign language can help your brain be more efficient; People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain - Higher empathy people appear to process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter -- in the brain regions for reward, social awareness and regulation of social emotions;
Fitness 100 Reasons to Walk…; Move More; EXERCISE CALORIE CALCULATOR; Physical Activity; Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults; How to Start Strength Training; Exercise contagion in a global social network; What Does Your Walk Say About You?; Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health;
Free Software Free File Convert.com; The 17 Best Photoshop Filters & Plugins of 2018;
Grants Grant Writing Tips if You’re Not a Grant Writer;
Healthcare Quality Data Logging in: Using Patient Portals to Access Health Information;June 2018 Report: Logging in - Using Patient Portals to Access Health Information;
Healthcare Quality StandardsLeveraging Clinical Data for Public Health and Hypertension Surveillance; World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics First edition (2018) - Executive Summary; Trauma Call Timeline;
What is antibiotic resistance: everything you need to know; EBOLA RESPONSE - Key technical documents; How a virus can cause joint-crippling arthritis;
M - Z Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe; Zika Infectious in Semen Mostly in First Few Weeks
RNA detectable for months, but does not appear to be cause for concern; Zika Virus Shedding in Semen of Symptomatic Infected Men; Illnesses on the rise from mosquito, tick, and flea bites; Malaria Surveillance — United States, 2015;Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes; Bedbugs Slideshow: An Informative Look at Bedbugs; What's Under Your Skin? Bugs That Burrow;Treating and Preventing a Head Lice Infestation; Identifying Bugs and Their Bites; TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA A Reference Manual for Physicians; The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Zoonotic & Vectorborne Diseases;Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — Six Sites, 2005–2016;Ticks; Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — Six Sites, 2005–2016;
Maternal Child Health Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention Strategies; 2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old; The WIRED Guide to Crispr; Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr; Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up;Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases; Understanding Child Trauma; Basics of Trauma-Informed Care; Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk; CRISPR–Cas9 genome editing induces a p53-mediated DNA damage response;
Nutrition Resources Adults Over the Age of 45 that Consume Large Amounts of Sugary Drinks May Have Higher Risk of Dying from Heart Disease or Other Cause; What's in a Fat Cell?; Scientist debunks 5 food allergy myths;2 things in food mess up fat cells in just 24 hours; Zero-calorie sweeteners might be just as bad for you as sugar; Infant and Toddler Nutrition; Benefits of Water: Science Proved 5 Great Reasons to Stay Hydrated; New section: Food labeling; Menu Labeling; Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments Final Regulatory Impact Analysis FDA–2011–F–0172; Menu Labeling Requirements;The new global plan to eliminate the most harmful fat in food, explained
The WHO wants to ban a food ingredient that causes 500,000 premature deaths worldwide each year; The FDA just ordered food companies to stop using trans fat. Here's what it means for you; Hospital Admissions for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Before and After the Trans-Fatty Acid Restrictions in New York; Why it took the FDA nearly 40 years to ban trans fats; Occurrence of trans Fatty Acids in Human Tissue; The Scientific Case for Banning Trans Fats; Is eating fat really bad for you? Here's what the science says; Labeling of Foods Derived From Genetically Engineered Plants; G.M.O. Foods Will Soon Require Labels. What Will the Labels Say?; These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’;
Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals; National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard - A Proposed Rule by the Agricultural Marketing Service on 05/04/2018; There’s No Such Thing as a Single 'Best' Diet; Sugar or Fat: What’s Worse for Your Waistline?; Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health; Are some calories better than others? Yes, suggests new research; 12 Ways Too Much Sugar Harms Your Body; What Are Antioxidants?;Phytonutrients: Plant-Based Perks;
Sleepy kids may struggle with obesity later; Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2015–2016; The Science of Obesity Management: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement; Health Problems Related to Obesity; Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories; The truth behind the most popular diet trends of the moment;
Public Health Data Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants — United States, 2015–2016; Percentage of Deaths Associated With Inadequate Physical Activity in the United States; Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation among Adolescents;Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Full-time College Students; Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adolescents and Young Adults in the
United States and 6 Dependent Areas 2011–2016; Diagnoses of HIV Infection
among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas— United States and Puerto Rico, 2016 - 5/2018; 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) NATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS ON DRUG USE, 1975–2017 Volume I Secondary School Students 6/2018;
Public Health Data Trends in State Suicide Rates — United States, 1999–2016 and Circumstances Contributing to Suicide — 27 States, 2015;
Public Health Practice So Informative Content Helps. But What Kind of Information?; National Cancer Survivors Day®
Social Media Toolkit;
Public Health Sites A - C Pollen; What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?; Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders; Common Physical and Mental Health Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders; Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction; This is what love does to your brain “It’s really an addiction.”;
Alcohol Awareness Month Organizer's Guide; Drinking more than five pints a week could shorten your life, study finds; Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies; Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide: No Amount of Substance Use Is Safe for Adolescents; . Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices; A neurobiological link between PTSD and addiction - Remembering a traumatic experience may increase sensitivity to the rewarding effects of drugs; A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis; The chemistry of indulgence; Physical Activity for Arthritis; Key Public Health Messages; Teen Depression; HIV Among Asians; False-Positive HIV Test Results; Pharmacotherapies Used to Treat Alcohol, Nicotine, and Opioid Use Disorders; New details suggest how cardio could treat addiction; What Causes Addicts to Relapse?; Human drug addiction behaviors tied to specific impairments in 6 brain networks; Video game addiction; WHO sees gaming addiction as mental condition, opens door for smartphone, social media disorders; Gaming behaviour; Public health implications of excessive use of the Internet and other communication and gaming platforms;
Public Health Sites D-G Framework for Assessing Health Impacts of Multiple Chemicals and Other Stressors; Eating out increases exposure to toxic phthalates; Drugs World; New section: Opioid Overdose Prevention; SAMHSA - Opioid Overdose Prevention TOOLKIT; Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose; Current Marijuana Use by Industry and Occupation — Colorado, 2014–2015; Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise; Multiple Naloxone Administrations Among Emergency Medical Service Providers is Increasing; STEPS OF NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION; 5 Important Considerations for EMS Naloxone Administration; FDA Advisory Committee on the Most Appropriate Dose or Doses of Naloxone to Reverse the Effects of Life-threatening Opioid Overdose in the Community Settings; Trends in Multiple Naloxone Administrations among EMS Personnel; Treatment Information;Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders; Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction; Cannabis Use Tied to Schizophrenia Conversion - Similar links found with amphetamine and opioid abuse; Association between alcohol, cannabis, and other illicit substance abuse and risk of developing schizophrenia: a nationwide population based register study;The True, Deadly Scope of America’s Fentanyl Problem; Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Protecting the Public’s Health During a Financial Emergency; Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management - A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Mapping Tools and Lessons Learned; Developing a Volcano Emergency Plan; Volcanoes; Volcano Preparedness; Indicators of Climate Change in California; Volcanoes are awe-inspiring. Here are 7 things to know about them; Kilauea, Hawaii Eruption 2018; Kilauea’s eruption reminds us that volcanoes are beautiful, dangerous, and closer than we may realize; K2/Spice: An Unpredictable Danger; Mindfulness Exercises; Clorox won’t cut it. Volcanologists explain what it takes to clean up after Kilauea;What You Should Know About Opioids; The Economics of Fracking: Is Fracking Worth the Health and Environmental Risks?; A Visual Guide to Balance Disorders; Synthetic cannabinoids: What are they? What are their effects?; About synthetic cannabinoids; Synthetic Cannabinoids: An Overview for Healthcare Providers; Transgenerational Effects of Di-(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) on Stress Hormones and Behavior; Gestational Exposure to Bisphenol A Produces Transgenerational Changes in Behaviors and Gene Expression; Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders; The judge in a federal climate change lawsuit wants a science tutorial Here are answers to eight questions the judge wants to address during his climate crash course; Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for people who consume alcohol and use opioids; Hawaii volcano: How many people do volcanoes kill?; Warning signs of opiate addiction; Q&A: How do climate models work?; Injection Wells of Hydraulic Fracking Causing More Earthquakes and Other Damage; Yes, You Can Become Addicted to Marijuana. And the Problem is Growing; Is marijuana addictive?; Social rejection is painful and can lead to violence; Your Guide to Your Gallbladder; Antarctica has lost three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent;
Public Health Sites H-L Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis – United States, 2016; 14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About (Thanks to Vaccines); Resources for Professionals; Learn About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis; Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD); 5 Signs of Hearing Loss You Shouldn’t Ignore;
Public Health Sites M - N 2018 Cigna U.S. Loneliness Index; Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden; Cigna's U.S. Loneliness Index; Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men; Double Depression; Personal Inventory for Depression and SAD; Self-Assessment Version (PIDS-SA); Automated Online Confidential Self-Assessments; Mood Disorders: How to Recognize and Treat Them;Guide to Personality Disorders; A Visual Guide to Sciatica; Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version; Risks to mental health: an overview of vulnerabilities and risk factors; Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications; Tips for Traveling When You Have Back Pain; How to Ease Sciatic Nerve Pain; Reasons Your Neck Hurts; Why Does Your Back Hurt?; Back Pain Myths; Prescription Drugs That Cause Depression; Why being left-handed matters for mental health treatment;
Left, right and center: mapping emotion in the brain;
Public Health Sites O-Z Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea; Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2016; STDs during Pregnancy - CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed); Reported STDs in the United States, 2016 High Burden of STDs Threaten Millions of Americans; Update on investigation of UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone acquired abroad; Transmitting HIV Is a Crime in Most States. Is HCV Next?; INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA (IDSA) AND HIV MEDICINE ASSOCIATION (HIVMA) POSITION ON THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV,
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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR ACTION A report of the U.S. Surgeon General
and of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; Transforming communities: Key elements for the implementation of comprehensive community-based suicide prevention; Suicide rising across the US
More than a mental health concern; Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase; A Visual Guide to Cataracts;
Senior Health 2018 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES; Walking for Your Health; Walking Safely in Rural Areas; Walking Safely in Urban Areas; Mall Walking; The Emotional Benefits of Exercise - Feel Good with Go4Life; Go4Life members; YOUR HEALTHIEST SELF Physical Wellness Checklist; Exercise Guide: Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging; Yoga and Older Adults; 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey; Gender And Marital Status Comparisons Among Workers; Forgetfulness and Aging: What's Normal?; Improve Your Endurance; Sleep Help for Seniors; Improve Your Strength; Improve Your Balance; Do Exercise and Physical Activity Protect the Brain?;Maintaining a Healthy Weight;Sun Safety;
Tick Tock: Your Body Clocks - Understanding Your Daily Rhythms; 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams; How to Get a Good Night's Sleep;Chronotypes in the US – Influence of age and sex; Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (AutoMEQ); Identifying and Managing Sleep Disorders in Primary Care; Sleep and Health; Metabolism and the Circadian Clock Converge; Metabolic Consequences in Humans of Prolonged Sleep Restriction Combined with Circadian Disruption; Alignment of mother and offspring body clock could prevent diseases such as heart disease and obesity; All About Your Body Clock; Body clock linked to mood disorders; Association of disrupted circadian rhythmicity with mood disorders, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study of 91 105 participants from the UK Biobank; Insomnia; Back, Side or Stomach: Which Sleep Position Is Best for You? How to make sure your spine's in alignment when you sleep; Just two days of night-shift alter the activity of more than 100 blood proteins; Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer; Sleep and obesity; Sleep Disorders; The Risks of Sleeping “Too Much”. Survey of a National Representative Sample of 24671 Adults (INPES Health Barometer); Social jetlag: misalignment of biological and social time; Recommended Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Adult: A Joint Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society; How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health; What Is Night Eating Syndrome?; Signs Your Lack of Sleep Is Slowly Killing You (And How to Turn Around); Bad sleep may predict pot and alcohol use; Sleep Help for Seniors;
Social Media Americans’ complicated feelings about social media in an era of privacy concerns; Bots in the Twittersphere; News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017; 5 facts about Americans and Facebook; Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Privacy Concerns Run High; How to Get Your FOMO Under Control;Social Networks Are Great, But They’re a Terrible Place to Get News; Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018;U.S. Teens Have Mixed Feelings About Social Media; Social Media May Harm a Woman's Body Image;Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet; The Top 58 Most Popular Hashtags to Get Likes and Retweets on Twitter;Negative vs. positive social media experiences and depressive symptoms; Social media post types that consumes want to see versus those that marketers post. (e.g. Discounts, posts that teach, entertain, showcase employees.); Kids want parents to obey these 7 technology rules;
Americans’ Views About Data Collection and Security; Methods of Comparison, Compared
Statistical Programs ALT Codes for Symbols and Characters; How to use Excel's Data Model to turn related data into meaningful information; How to Learn Excel Online: 17 Free and Paid Resources for Excel Training; Excel Online: Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features You Should Know;
‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion; Teens Are 'Juuling' At School. Here's What That Means; Electronic Cigarettes (CDC); Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco ACTION STEPS for Clinicians; The FDA is trying to crack down on Juuling, the latest e-cigarette craze
In high school bathrooms and on Instagram, Juul e-cigs have gained a cult following; Association of Cigarette, Cigar, and Pipe Use With Mortality Risk in the US Population; Feds Target E-Cig Liquids with Kid-Friendly Packaging
Brands resemble juice boxes, cookies, candy; FDA, FTC take action against companies misleading kids with e-liquids that resemble children’s juice boxes, candies and cookies; E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products; New section: E-Liquids; Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop youth use of, and access to, JUUL and other e-cigarettes; Do You Vape? See These Tips on How to Keep E-Liquids Away from Children;HVAC systems spread thirdhand smoke, Old smoke causes new problems; Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Facts;
Thirdhand Smoke: State of the Science and a Call for Policy Expansion;
Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick; Adolescent Exposure to Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarettes; E-Cigarettes: Inhaling More Than You Bargained For; U.S. Fire Administration - Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States 2009 - 2016 July 2017 from FEMA.gov 7/2017; 5 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Quitting Smoking; Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks; Quitting smoking is very good for you. Cutting back, not so much; Even a single cigarette a day can be devastating for your health; Higher formaldehyde risk in e-cigarettes than previously thought; Mission Possible: Protect Yourself From Secondhand Smoke;Smoking E-Cigarettes Daily Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks
When Combined with Daily Cigarette Use, Heart Attack Risk Rises Five-Fold, Study Finds;The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul; Coalitions: State and Community Interventions User Guide Best Practices for Comprehension Tobacco Control Programs User Guide; Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke global gaps in awareness and implications for action; Ban e-cigarette flavourings and misleading adverts to protect young people, say international lung health experts;Electronic cigarette use in youths: a position statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies; Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2017; Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2017;
He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'; FDA Targets JUUL E-Cigs in Crackdown on Underage Sales - Requires company to examine appeal of brand among teens; Youth Tobacco Use: Results from the National Youth Tobacco Survey; Electronic cigarette use in youths: a position statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies; E-Cigarette Flavorings May Harm Blood Vessels - Cell studies show short-term endothelial disruption with exposure;E-Cigarettes: Inhaling More Than You Bargained For; E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know; How Does Addiction Taste? Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigs Are No Safer than Unflavored;
US Government Statistics Indicators of
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