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Below Basic Level Definition: Adults at the below basic level have only the most elementary literacy skills. These skills range from being non-literate in English to being able to locate easily identifiable information in short, commonplace prose text. An adult at the below basic literacy level might be able to locate and circle the date of a medical appointment on a hospital appointment slip. (Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/findtraining/onlinecourse.html)
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It is hard to believe that it has been 20 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 20 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!
High dose and long-term statin therapy accelerate coronary artery calcification; Plaque Paradox: Statins Increase Calcium in Atheromas Even as They Shrink Them Not all coronary calcium is the same, analysis shows;
Do Statins Promote Coronary Calcification? Study Says. Yes, and It Might Be a Good Thing ;
Chinese Culture Will luxury towers edge out the last of the working-class Chinese in New York’s iconic Chinatown? One of the city’s few remaining neighborhoods for lower-income residents is fighting to preserve a way of life; The Taiping Rebellion;
Maternal Child Health Child Welfare Financing 101; What men eat and drink may affect their babies’ health; Symptoms of Childhood Trauma We Don't Talk About;
Nutrition Resources A New Theory of Obesity/ “Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet; Energy Drinks: Quick Pick-Me-Up or Health Hazard?;
A New Theory of Obesity/ “Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet; State of Childhood Obesity;
Public Health Practice The Elixir Tragedy, 1937
A mass poisoning of 105 patients treated with an untested medication spurred Congress to empower the US Food and Drug Administration to monitor drug safety;
Public Health Sites D-G How much are you polluting your office air just by existing?; What are the dangers of snorting Adderall?; New section: Fires; Smoke and Fire From Space: Wildfire Images From NASA Satellites; What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test; New section: Tailings Dams; ‘Sense of Dread’: How a Mining Disaster in Brazil Raised Alarms in Minnesota. Mine-waste dams around the world have drawn new scrutiny after a collapse in Brazil this year killed hundreds; Why (And How) To Resist Drug Use in College; Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate; Marijuana and Vaping: Shadowy Past, Dangerous Present;
US Vaping Illness Count Jumps To 805, Deaths Rise To 13; Characteristics of a Multistate Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vaping — United States, 2019; What’s really inside vaping cartridges?; Counterfeit 'Dank Vapes' among products linked to lung illnesses. "Dank Vapes" were reportedly used by many patients in Illinois and Wisconsin; Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide; NBC News commissioned laboratory tests of knock-off marijuana vapes that found a pesticide linked to hydrogen cyanide in 10 out 10 products; Before recent outbreak, vaping was on the rise in U.S., especially among young people; The Vaping Illness Outbreak: What We Know So Far; We’ve Been Fighting The Vaping Crisis Since 1937; Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why; As the Number of Vaping-Related Deaths Climbs, These States Have Implemented E-Cigarette Bans; THC-Containing Products May Play a Big Role in Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses, Officials Say; Many Vaping Illnesses Linked To Black Market 'Dank Vapes' Or Other THC Products; Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs; Myclobutanil: Why are some licensed cannabis producers using this banned pesticide?; Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI); Vape Pen Lung Disease Has Insiders Eyeing Misuse of New Additives; Amid Vape Pen Lung Disease Deaths: What Exactly Is Vitamin E Oil?; What are the respiratory effects of e-cigarettes?; Expert: Vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’; Does vaping prep teens for lifelong addiction?; Vaping Illness Update: FDA Warns Public to Stop Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products and Any Vaping Products Obtained Off the Street; Vaping in America, by the Numbers; “Cold Turkey” Works Best for Smoking Cessation; Mice heavily exposed to e-cig vapor develop lung cancer; Vaping Lung Illnesses: Tracking the Outbreak; E-Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction; Is Vaping Dangerous? Here's What Science Says So Far; E-Cigarettes and Vaping-Related Disease; Prevalence of Nicotine Vaping among Adolescents, 2017–2019; Trends in Adolescent Vaping, 2017–2019; Vaping illnesses may lead to repeat hospitalizations. The illness now has a name: EVALI, an acronym for "e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury." What’s Behind the Mysterious Illnesses and Deaths Linked to Vapes and E-Cigs?; Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping; Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells; After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like 'a 70-year-old's'; Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction; Vaping: What You Need to Know;
ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus;
Here Are the 9 Best Phone Apps for Vegans; Cancer Care Apps; Best Breast Cancer Apps of 2019; 6 Incredibly Useful Apps for Cancer Patients; Mobile Applications (Apps) and Cancer; 5 of the best smartphone apps for heart disease patients; Best Heart Disease Apps of 2019; Are Birth Control Apps An Effective Form Of Contraception?
Experts share how tracking ovulation, periods and fertility with apps like Natural Cycles stacks up against other methods; Contraception Apps and Websites Resource Digest; Drugs.com Medication Guide; Pill Identifier; Best Pregnancy Apps of 2019; 7 Apps To Help You Get Smart About Sexual Health; 7 Best Sleep Apps to Download in 2019, According to Experts; 15 Best Apps for Couples; 10 Alcohol Tracking Apps For iPhone; Best Alcohol Addiction Recovery Apps of 2019; 16 Helpful Apps for Seniors; 5 Best glycemic index apps for Android & iOS;
Writing Deepfakes: For now women, not democracy, are the main victims. Deepfakes pose a serious threat to democracy in the long run but women are likely to suffer first, a new study says.; How to Be a Better Blogger;
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