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  • August 31, 2017 - International Overdose Awareness Day

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Graphic source: http://interfaith-works.org/wp-content/uploads/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay-Aug31-2016-hpSlider.png
    Overdose awareness day
    Graphic source: https://www.overdoseday.com/
  • August 30, 2018 - Drug Overdose Deaths, Propel Rise in Mortality Rates (1999-2014)

    Drug Overdoses by race, ethnicity, gender
    Graphic source: http://www.itervis.com/death-by-medicine-drug-overdose-deaths/
  • August 29, 2018 - Drugs Involved in U.S. Overdose Deaths, 2016

    Overdose deaths, 2016
    Graphic source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates
  • August 28, 2018 - Opioid Painkiller and Heroin Overdose Deaths, by State

    Overdose deaths by state
    Graphic source: https://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/9433099/opioid-painkiller-heroin-epidemic
  • August 27, 2018 - Opioid Painkiller and Heroin Overdose Deaths

    Drug Overdoses
    Graphic source: https://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/9433099/opioid-painkiller-heroin-epidemic
  • August 25, 2018 - www.bettycjung.net is now 18 Years Old!

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

    Happy 19th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 19 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 19 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!

  • August 24, 2018 - Opioid Deaths

    Opioid Overdoses
    Graphic source: CDC

    Graphic source: CDC
  • August 23, 2018 - Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, by type of Opioid, US 2000-2015

    Opioid Deaths, by type
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/analysis.html
  • August 22, 2018 - 21st Century Total Solar Eclipses

    Total Solar Eclipses in North America in the 21st Century
    Map source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16179716/total-solar-eclipses-future-unites-states-2024

    For more information about coming eclipses, see Did you miss yesterday’s total solar eclipse? Here’s your next chance

  • August 21, 2018 - Remembering the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Eclipse Across America Poster
    Graphic source: http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov


    Graphic created from: http://gatehouseprojects.com/eclipse/Solar-Eclipse/site/thetimesnews.com
    Great American Eclipse
    Graphic source: http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-solar-eclipse-on-august-21
    See the tiny black dot crossing the United States in this this animation of the August 21 solar eclipse? It’s only here that you can see a total eclipse of the sun. But everyplace within the much larger gray circle will see a partial eclipse
    NASA solar eclipse
    Graphic source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/total-solar-eclipse-2017-upcoming-celestial-event/story?id=48859509
    August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Path
    Map source: http://www.today.com/health/solar-eclipse-eye-safety-how-protect-your-vision-t114206

  • August 20, 2018 - Contact Lens Health Week 2018: August 20 -24

    Contact Lens Week
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/index.html

    For more information, see Contact Lens Week

  • August 20, 2017 - August 20th is World Mosquito Day!

    World Mosquito Day
    Graphic source: https://hicare.in/blog/world-mosquito-day/

    Mosquito-borne diseases
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    Mosquito-borne diseases
    Graphic source: http://clinical-laboratory.blogspot.com/2016/08/mosquito-borne-diseases.html

    For more information, see Mosquito Bites: Everyone is at Risk! @CDC_NCEZID

  • August 19, 2017 - August 19th is World Humanitarian Day

    World Humanitarian Day
    Graphic source: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/multimedia.shtml

    For more information, see WHO's World Humanitarian Day

  • August 17, 2018 - Percentage of drug overdose deaths involving selected drug categories: United States, 2010, 2014, and 2015

    Selected drug overdoses
    Graphic source:https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db273.htm
  • August 16, 2018 - Drug Overdose Deaths, by Agegroups, 1999-2015

    Drug Overdoses by agegroup
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db273.htm
  • August 15, 2018 - Drug Overdose Deaths, 2014

    OD deaths
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  • August 14, 2018 - Top 10 Drugs in Overdoses (2010-2014)

    Top 10 drugs of Overdose
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_10.pdf"
  • August 13, 2018 - Drug-Induced Overdose Deaths, 2013

    2013 Drug-induced Deaths
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
  • August 10, 2018 - Top 25 States for Drug Overdoses, 2001-2011

    Drug overdoses 2001-2011
    Graphic source:https://drugabuse.com/featured/decade-of-drug-overdose/
  • August 9, 2018 - U.S. Illicit Drug Use

    IllicitDrug Use
    Map source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hpdata2020/HP2020MCR-C40-SA.pdf
  • August 8, 2018 - August 8th is International Cat Day

    International Cat Day
    Graphic source: https://www.petsworld.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Internatinal-Cat-Day.png
  • August 7, 2018 - USA County map of mortalities from mental and substance use disorders, 2014

    Mental Health Deaths, by sex and age
    Graphic source: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/510877151466845702/
  • August 6, 2018 - Deaths from Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, 1980 - 2014

    Mental Health Deaths
    Map source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-you-live-may-determine-how-you-die/
  • August 3, 2018 - Age-Adjusted Rates for the Top 10 Causes of Death

    Causes of Death by Gender
    Graphic source: https://inequality.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/Pathways_SOTU_2018.pdf
  • August 2, 2017 - August is National Immunization Month

    National Immunization Month
    Graphic source: http://www.chathampublichealth.com/health-information/august-is-national-immunization-awareness-month/

    For immunization information, see Immunization Schedules CDC

  • August 1, 2018 - August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day

    World Lung Cancer Day
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    World Lung Cancer Day
    Graphic source: https://www.iaslc.org/patient-resources/world-lung-cancer-day-2018

    For more information, see Lung Cancer and Smoking

  • August 1, 2018 - Remembering MTV August 1, 1981 (First televised 37 years ago)

    MTV
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  • July 31, 2018 - A Gorgeous Animated Sculpture Reveals the Physics of Kung Fu

  • July 30, 2018 - NASA’s 4K View of April 17, 2016 Solar Flare

  • July 28, 2018 - July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/Features/WorldHepatitisDay/index.html

    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/
    World Hepatitis Day
    Graphic source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/messages/en/

  • July 27, 2018 - Hyperlapse video captures Paris like you've never seen before

  • July 26, 2018 - VOID

  • July 25, 2018 - Measuring the Good Life

    Good Life Table
    Graphic source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/29/measuring-the-good-life-around-the-world/
  • July 24, 2018 - What Employers are Looking For

    Skills employers are looking for
    Graphic source: http://lifehacker.com/the-top-5-job-skills-employers-are-looking-for-1718019990

  • July 23, 2018 - 47% of US jobs are at risk of automation

    Jobs that can be computerized
    Graphic source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/stephen-hawking-this-will-be-the-impact-of-automation-and-ai-on-jobs
  • July 20, 2018 - 49th Anniversary - July 20, 1969

    Man on the Moon
    Graphic Source: http://justasmalltowngirlinabigcity.blogspot.com/ 2015_07_01_archive.html
    man on the moon stamp
    Graphic Source: http://nasa-appolo-11.blogspot.com/
  • July 19, 2018 - La La La

  • July 18, 2018 - Titan Touchdown

  • July 17, 2018 - July 17th is World Emoji Day!

    July 17th is World Emoji Day
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  • July 16, 2018 - Anatomical Illustrations of Steampunk Crab Machines

  • July 14, 2018 - Global Warming Over Time

  • July 13, 2018 - Watch 25 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Disappear in 1 Minute

  • July 12, 2018 - Arctic Climate Map

    Arctic Climate Map
    Map source: http://www.livescience.com/56935-north-pole-heats-up-36-degrees.html
  • July 11, 2018 - One Hot Planet (11/17/2016)

    Global Warming
    Map source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/17/the-north-pole-is-an-insane-36-degrees-warmer-than-normal-as-winter-descends/
  • July 10, 2018 - April 2018 - Climate Anomalies

    April 2018 Anomalies
    Graphic source:https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/april-earths-400th-consecutive-warmer-average-month/
  • July 9, 2018 - March 2018 - Climate Anomalies

    March 2018 Climate Anomalies
    Map source: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201803
  • July 6, 2018 - Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events in 2016

    2016 hottest
    Graphic source: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/global/201612
  • July 5, 2018 - Americans see different expectations for men and women

    Gender Expectation Differences
    Graphic source: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/12/05/americans-see-different-expectations-for-men-and-women/
  • July 4, 2018 - Happy Birthday, America!

    Lotsafireworks
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    Patriotic cat
    Graphic source: WP FactChecker
    HB America, eagle
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    HB America
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    Happy 4th of July
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    animated fireworks
    Graphic source: http://www.popsci.com/fireworks-bring-exhileration-joyand-air-pollution
  • July 3, 2018 - Alcohol and July 4th Car Crashes

    July 4th car crashes
    Graphic source: http://www.richlandhealth.org/upload/images/news/buzzed_halfjuly4_v7.jpg
  • July 2, 2018 - Why American Adults Save Money

    Reasons for saving
    Graphic source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/customer-centric/spending-trends-81481/attachment/yougov-why-american-adults-save-money-dec2017
  • July 1, 2018 - July is National Fireworks Safety Month!

    Fireworks Safety Month
    Graphic source: https://n-o-v-a.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/firework-safety-infographic1.png
  • June 30, 2018 - Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]


  • January 1, 2018- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2018
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    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0

    going to be 2018
    Graphic source: Pri-med email

  • August 25, 2017 - www.bettycjung.net is now 18 Years Old!

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

    Happy 18th birthday!
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    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!!!

    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." http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/consortium/default.aspx

    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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    • Statistical FunctionsNew section:California Consumer Privacy Act; AB-375 Privacy: personal information: businesses.(2017-2018); California Consumer Privacy Act: What businesses need to know California recently passed the act, which allows users to control how their data is shared with companies; Alarming Error Common in Survey Analyses; California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change; When writing about survey data, 51% might not mean a ‘majority’; New section: Odds Ratio; Odds Ratios—Current Best Practice and Use; Understanding the t-distribution and its normal approximation;
    • Statistics Calculators - Gigacalculator.com; 43 Handy Excel Shortcuts You Can't Live Without;How to Create an Excel Pivot Table With Medians;
    • Temperament How Your Personality Can Affect Your Health; 10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself;
    • Tobacco Health Systems Change - Starter Toolkit for Clinics; Kids sneak smoking substitute into school - New undetectable JUUL device is more likely to hook kids on nicotine than free adults from cigarettes; #Hookahlife: Social media posts spread misleading information on hookah use; Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting; Vaping May Not Help Smokers Kick the Habit, E-cigarette users no more likely to quit than non-users in study; Are electronic nicotine delivery systems helping cigarette smokers quit? Evidence from a prospective cohort study of U.S. adult smokers, 2015–2016;The more you smoke, the greater your risk of a heart rhythm disorder; E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do; Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome; E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General; Study casts doubt on effectiveness of e-cigs for smoking cessation; Are electronic nicotine delivery systems helping cigarette smokers quit? Evidence from a prospective cohort study of U.S. adult smokers, 2015–2016; American Thoracic Society Amicus brief; Cigar Makers Skirt Flavor Bans With Ambiguous Labels; Flavour chemicals in a sample of non-cigarette tobacco products without explicit flavour names sold in New York City in 2015; Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2017; E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation - Effects similar to those seen in regular smokers and patients with chronic lung disease;
    • US Government Statistics 10 Things to Know About CBO; Oversight of the Congressional Budget Office; The 2015 National School Climate Survey - The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth in Our Nation’s Schools; Incomes of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the U.S., 1970 and 2016; 2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems;
    • Useful Sites ;
    • Webmastering Tools 20 of the Best Free Stock Photo Sites to Use in 2018;
    • Web Resources Defending Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Activity; What Is WPA3, and When Will I Get It On My Wi-Fi?; What is Cryptojacking, and How Can You Protect Yourself?; After 14 years, a new generation of Wi-Fi security is coming. Here’s what to know; Mini-glossary: Cryptocurrency terms you need to know; Microsoft CEO calls on Congress to regulate use of facial recognition, The executive says it’s important that lawmakers create comprehensive standards; FTC Recommends Best Practices for Companies That Use Facial Recognition Technologies; Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy; The Perpetual Line-up - Unregulated Face Recognition in America; Amazon shareholders call for halt of facial recognition sales to police-The tech giant is receiving pressure from nearly 20 groups to end the practice; Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone part of you? Extended Mind Thesis; ADHD may have modest link with teen tech use More than half of teens admit they are heavy screen users; How to Search on Google: 31 Google Advanced Search Tips; Chemists discover how blue light from digital devices speeds blindness; Blue light from smartphones or laptops may be slowly making us blind;
    • Web site Search Engines ;
    • Best meditation apps for iOS and Android to relieve stress;The best job search apps for iOS and Android to help you get hired; Apps to Stop Panic and Anxiety; Discover Herbal Products App;StepUp - The Social Pedometer App; Foodswitch App;
    • Wellness Resources Part I (1 - 5) The best job search apps for iOS and Android to help you get hired; 30 Things People Will Say If They Want to Cheat;
    • Wellness Resources Part II (6 - 11) This Is the Worst Diet Advice Nutritionists Have Ever Heard; 50 Things Nutritionists Never Eat—So You Shouldn’t Either;
    • Wellness Resources Part III (12 - 17) ;
    • Women's Health How SEX and GENDER Influence Health and Disease; How Sex/Gender Influence Health & Disease (A-Z);The waves of feminism, and why people keep fighting over them, explained;
    • Women's Health - Life Cycle Preparing for Menopause - A Woman’s Midlife Change; New section: Stillbirth; Facts about Stillbirth; Stillbirth: A Healthcare Professional’s Role;
    • Women's Health Issues US Opioid Crisis: Addressing Maternal and Infant Health; Primary Prevention and Public Health Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, 1999–2014;
    • Women's Health - Breast and Other Female Cancers Triple-Negative Breast Cancer; What is a BRCA test?; Long-Term Heart Risks After Breast Cancer Tx - Risk impact of modern radiotherapy techniques unclear;
    • Women's Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Heart Health for Women;
    • Writing Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”; Everyday Words for Public Health Communication; Checking the source: how to read a scientific paper; By the Book, Which English Is Better?; Why you shouldn’t say ‘girls are as good as boys at math’; 12 Grammatical Errors Even Smart People Make; Why we're susceptible to fake news, how to defend against it;Tips on writing for email vs. writing for social media;

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