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  • October 31, 2020 - Michael Jackson's Thriller

  • October 31, 2019 - Happy Halloween!

    Ashburn Pumpkin

    NASA Jack-o-Lantern Sun 2014
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  • October 30, 2020 - Trust in the Internet

    Trust in the Internet
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  • October 29, 2020 - October 29th is National Cat Day #NationalCatDay

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    National Cat Day
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    National Cat Day
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  • October 29, 2020 - October 29th is World Stroke Day #WorldStrokeDay

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    World Stroke day
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  • October 28, 2020 - Cassini's Grand Finale

    Cassini Final Numbers
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  • October 27, 2020 - Teens' Favorite Social Platform

    Social media and Teens
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  • October 26, 2020 - Personal Location Data

    Personal location data
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  • October 25, 2020 - October 25-31 is International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Lead is Toxic
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  • October 24, 2020 - Most Pressing Causes of Mental and Behavioral Health Issues

    Behavioral Health Causes
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  • October 23, 2020 - Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

    Red Ribbon Week
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    RED RIBBON WEEK , which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in your community or your child’s school, and raise awareness of living a drug free life. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs.

  • October 22, 2020 - Cell Phone Security Ratings

    Phone security
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  • October 21, 2020 - Generational Differences: Consumer Preference

    Generational Differences
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  • October 20, 2020 - Characteristic Evolution by Generation

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  • October 19, 2020 - October 19 - 23, 2020 is National Health Education Week

    National Health Education Week
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  • October 18, 2020 - October 18-24 is National Teen Driver Safety Week!

    National Teen Driver Safety Week
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  • October 17, 2020 - Who is Online Almost Constantly?

    Online Constantly
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  • October 16, 2020 - October 16th (3rd Friday in October) is National Mammography Day

    National Mammography Day
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  • October 16, 2020 - October 16th is Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day

    Global Cat Day on October 16th recognizes the need to adopt and foster cats.

  • October 16, 2020 - International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW): October 16 - 22, 2020 "Break the Chain of Infection."

    International Infection Prevention Week
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  • October 15, 2020 - October 15th is Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day
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  • October 15, 2020 - October 15th is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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    National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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    Latino and HIV
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    Latino MSM and HIV
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    Latinos and HIV
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    For more information, see National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • October 14, 2020 - October is SIDS Awareness Month

    For more information, see Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and About SUID (sudden unexpected infant deaths) and SIDS

  • October 13, 2020 - October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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    For more information, see National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

  • October 12, 2020 - October is ADHD Awareness Month

    ADHD Awareness Month
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    For more information, see Learn More About ADHD and ADHD

  • October 11, 2020 - October 11 is World Obesity Day

    World Obesity Day
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    For more information, see Obesity Resources on the Internet

  • October 10, 2020 - October 10th is World Mental Health Day, 2020: Suicide Prevention

    World Mental Health Day
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  • October 9, 2020 - October is National Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy
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    Populations with Below Basic Health Literacy

    Below Basic Health Literacy
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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:

  • October 8, 2020 - October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Protect your hearing month
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    Hearing Loss Triage

    For more information, see National Protect Your Hearing Month � October 2016 and Hearing

  • October 7, 2020 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    For more information, see Breast Cancer

  • October 6, 2020 - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    Bullying - fighting back
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    Stop Bullying

    For more information, see Bullying

  • October 5, 2020 - October 5th is World Day of Bullying Prevention (1st Monday of October) #BlueUp

    World Day of Bullying Prevention
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  • October 4, 2020 - October 4 - 10, 2020 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

    Mental Illness Awareness Week
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    Mental Illness
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  • October 3, 2020 - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is Cybersecurity Month
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    See National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Cyber Security is Everyone's Responsibility for what you can do to remain secure in an increasingly connected world.

  • October 2, 2020 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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    Domestic Violence Stats
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    The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) infographic
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    For more information, see Domestic Violence Resources

  • October 1, 2020 - October 1, 2019 is International Day of Older Persons

    Combat Ageism
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    Older Persons Day
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    Aging Population
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    Populations getting older
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  • September 30, 2020 - Impact Exercise has on cancer

    Exercise and Cancer Risk
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  • September 29, 2020 - September 29th is World Heart Day

    World Heart Day
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    For more information, see Heart Disease and Heart Disease 2

  • January 1, 2020- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2020
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  • August 25, 2020 - is now 21 Years Old!

    21 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 20th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 21 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 21 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!!!

    3 million hits, as of 2/2012
  • February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization

    I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020
    I have always supported Healthy People's goals and objectives. Now, as a Healthy People Consortium Organization I will continue to do so in a more focused way.

    "The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives."

    I will continue to add new links to Healthy People 2020 Webpage 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!

    Get Healthy People 2020 program planning tools: MAP-IT - Healthy People 2020

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  • Academic Resources Enrolling in health education courses may help change student's beliefs about stress;
  • Annotated Academe Bibliography ;
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  • Annotated Great Books Bibliography The Girl Who Lived Twice;
  • Annotated Health Education Methods Bibliography ;
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  • Brief Intro to Epi Lectures
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  • Heart Cell Atlas; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists released a new algorithm for the management of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease;
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  • Chinese Culture 'A sad and glorious history': One of NYC's last Chinese hand laundries closes ;
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  • Washing Masks; Dermatologic Issues and COVID-19; COVID-19 can affect the heart; Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19. Researchers recommend population-wide screening for detecting mutation carriers; Travel During COVID-19; Weather impact on airborne coronavirus survival; Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect; During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans; Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends; A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years—11 top experts look into the future; COVID-19 spurs anxious, upsetting dreams - Women especially affected, studies show; Asian Americans most likely to live in multigenerational homes. How Covid has taken a toll; "I think many of us come from cultures where putting family and community before yourself is highly valued."; COVID-19 safety: Tips for restaurants, salons and the gym; COVID-19 Trends Among School-Aged Children — United States, March 1–September 19, 2020; As Europe’s Coronavirus Cases Rise, So Do Voices Crying Hoax; Nine in ten recovered COVID-19 patients experience side-effects - study; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in COVID-19: an international cohort study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry;

    A Theory About Conspiracy Theories - In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs; Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states; COVID-19 transmission – learning how to protect yourself and others; COVID-19 Can Damage Hearts of Some College Athletes; Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings; Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts; U.S. Coronavirus Rates Are Rising Fast Among Children; Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report; US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths; Track COVID-19 data daily by state and county; Experimental infection of domestic dogs and cats with SARS-CoV-2: Pathogenesis, transmission, and response to reexposure in cats; Recent Increase in COVID-19 Cases Reported Among Adults Aged 18–22 Years — United States, May 31–September 5, 2020. MMWR; Multiple COVID-19 Clusters on a University Campus — North Carolina, August 2020; Donald Trump Is the 'Single Largest Driver' of COVID Misinformation, Study Says; Why are Americans so confused about Covid-19? Blame Trump, Cornell study says; Tracking Covid-19 infections among President Trump's contacts; What we know about the Covid-19 status of those who have been around the president recently; Rose Garden announcement of Supreme Court nominee potential 'super spreader' event, with Trump plus six others getting COVID; Tracing Trump's movements: A timeline of the days leading up to his COVID diagnosis; A review of his public schedule shows several possible "super-spreader" events;

    Mask Mandate Exemptions Put Pulmonary Patients at Risk — Exemptions aren't evidence based, respiratory group says; COVID-19: What Is the Primary Route of Transmission?; US most likely to reach COVID-19 herd immunity in second half of 2021; Pandemic death toll is far higher than 200,000 in the US; COVID-19 Antibodies Lasted At Least 4 Months in Icelandic Study -But does this prevent reinfection?; Corticosteroids; COVID-19: How Long Do Symptoms Last?; Charting a Coronavirus Infection; Trump has been the biggest source of Covid-19 misinformation, study finds “The President of the United States was likely the largest driver of the COVID-19 misinformation ‘infodemic.’”; CDC finally acknowledges airborne COVID-19 spread, for real this time; How COVID-19 Spreads; COVID-19 - a global pandemic. What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 andCOVID-19? 05 June 2020; Nearly One-Third of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State; COVID-19 ICU Patients Have High Risk of Clots; Who infected President Trump? This genetics tool could easily pinpoint the source; If White House officials want to find the origin of its outbreak, they could use viral genomics to identify a source and a location. But time is quickly running out; COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children; Face masks: what the data say; What We Know So Far About Masks and Coronavirus; Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing; Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity. When political leaders suggest basic precautions appear unmanly, men are less likely to follow health and safety advice, experts say; Nine Days in Wuhan, the Ground Zero of the Coronavirus Pandemic;

    Human Coronavirus Types; As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 “Long Haulers” Stump Experts; 2019-novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts & Misconceptions (Multilingual); Debunking COVID-19 (coronavirus) myths; The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, C.D.C. Acknowledges; Covid-19 superspreader events emerge as focus of concern The White House cluster is the kind of incident that infectious disease experts are focusing on as a crucial way to understand how the coronavirus spreads; The Coronavirus Unveiled; COVID-10 Global Tracker; Even 'mild' Covid-19 can be a lengthy, challenging illness; Anticoagulation for Sickest COVID-19 Patients: Tread Carefully - ASH recommendations on preventing blood clots in COVID-19; Characteristics Associated with Adults Remembering to Wash Hands in Multiple Situations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, October 2019 and June 2020;

    SARS-CoV-2 Matter Found in Autopsied Brain Tissue - But neuropathological changes are likely immune-mediated, findings suggest; Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19; Transmission Dynamics by Age Group in COVID-19 Hotspot Counties - United States, April–September 2020; Novel coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency, Australian study finds. "It really reinforces the importance of washing hands and sanitizing where possible," said the study's lead researcher Shane Riddell; 6 feet may not keep musicians safe during the pandemic; Factors Influencing Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Among Young Adults Aged 18–23 Years - Winnebago County, Wisconsin, March–July 2020. MMWR; Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes, March-July 2020; Media trust correlated with COVID-19 prevention behaviors, study finds; People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors - Traditional media and government are leading sources of information, but trust in government has declined; Dutch woman dies after catching Covid-19 twice, the first reported reinfection death; Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study;

    Coronavirus Reinfections Are Real but Very, Very Rare; First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong; Living with Covid19 Published on 15 October 2020 doi: 10.3310/themedreview_41169; A dynamic review of the evidence around ongoing Covid19 symptoms (often called Long Covid); Coronavirus: 'Long Covid could be four different syndromes'; What counts as a ‘superspreader’ event?; Early COVID-19 Cases in Southern California Linked to New York; Misinformation During a Pandemic; Researchers Blast 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Herd Immunity Strategy — "Practically impossible and highly unethical," group argues; Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now; More Evidence Points to Role of Blood Type in COVID-19 - Two studies find ties to infection susceptibility, severity, but with caveats; Why understanding superspreaders is key to controlling COVID-19; Superspreading and the effect of individual variation on disease emergence; Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong; Aerosol emission and superemission during human speech increase with voice loudness; Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 — United States, May–August 2020; Sewage From Toilet in Chinese City Infected Six People with Coronavirus in First Known Case of Its Kind; Sewage as a Possible Transmission Vehicle During a Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak in a Densely populated Community: Guangzhou, China, April 2020; Efficacy of masks and face coverings in controlling outward aerosol particle emission from expiratory activities; With the holidays coming, Covid cases likely to surge during 'six weeks of superspreader events'; Will the COVID-19 Virus Become Endemic?; COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds; A rare Covid-19 complication was reported in children. Now, it's showing up in adults. "This needs to be in the forefront of every intensive care unit physician's mind," said one expert; An Outbreak of COVID-19 Associated with a Recreational Hockey Game — Florida, June 2020; COVID-19 linked to sudden hearing loss; Why COVID-19 kills some people and spares others. Here's what scientists are finding; Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates; The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency; Inside the Fall of the CDC;

  • Intratrial Exposure to Vitamin D and New-Onset Diabetes Among Adults With Prediabetes: A Secondary Analysis From the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study;
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  • Nutrition Resources Intratrial Exposure to Vitamin D and New-Onset Diabetes Among Adults With Prediabetes: A Secondary Analysis From the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study; Vitamin D;How to Choose and Use Healthy Cooking Oils ;
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  • Public Health Data HIV Mortality 2018; Trends in Diagnosis of HIV Infection, Linkage to Medical Care, and Viral Suppression Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, by Race/Ethnicity and Age - 33 Jurisdictions, United States, 2014-2018;
  • Public Health Data Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation or Suicide Attempt, 2008-2017; Increase in drug overdose deaths involving cocaine: United States, 2009–2018. NCHS Data Brief; Development and validation of the CHIRTS-daily quasi-global high resolution daily temperature data set; ;
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  • Public Health Sites H-L: Sudden Deafness; The body fires 'blobs of fat' packed with toxic proteins to fight bacteria;
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  • New Study Finds Largest Population Increase Among U.S. Adult Electronic Cigarette Users is in Younger Adults That Have Never Smoked Combustible Cigarettes; ;
  • US Government Statistics Capital Punishment, 2018 – Statistical Tables;
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  • Women's Health Issues Alcohol's Unique Effects on Cognition in Women: A 2020 (Re)view to Envision Future Research and Treatment; The Role of Stress, Trauma, and Negative Affect in Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in Women;
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  • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke; For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease; Heart Disease and Stroke are important health issues for all women;
  • Writing How to guard your social feeds against election misinformation; Protecting the Editorial Independence of the CDC From Politics; 100 Slang Terms From the 20th Century No One Uses Anymore; 20 Slang Terms From the '80s No One Uses Anymore; 33 Old Slang Terms Kids Born After 2000 Will Never Understand;

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