#PrepYourHealth to Drive During Winter
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
2w ago
Winter is here, and it’s not alone. It comes bearing weather that can make it dangerous to travel. Driving in wintery conditions such as snow, freezing rain, and ice puts drivers at increased risk of car accidents.(1) About 21% (or 1,235,000) of the over 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year are weather-related. Most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement (70%) and during rainfall (46%). A smaller but no less significant number of them occur during snow or sleet (18%), on icy pavement (13%), and on snowy or slushy pavement (16%).(2) Over 70% of the nation’s roads are in regions that ave ..read more
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Resolve to Be Ready, Part II
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
1M ago
January is the time many of us make resolutions for the new year. Sometimes resolutions feel too big and long drawn out. As a result, our motivation to see them through can peter out before the end of the year. Last year, we suggested 12 micro-resolutions to help you prepare your health for emergencies. Here are a dozen more ways to resolve to be ready this year. January Be prepared to prevent data loss. Data loss happens more often than you might think. This month’s micro-resolution is to back up your important files. These include medical records, financial documents, family photos, and ema ..read more
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#PrepareSuSalud para los apagones
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by nky8
1M ago
Publicado el 18 de octubre del 2022 por el administrador del blog English: #PrepareSuSalud para los apagones | Blogs | CDC Octubre es el mes de concientización sobre la energía Los apagones (es decir, cuando la luz se va inesperadamente) y los cortes de electricidad como medida preventiva ocurren más y más a menudo debido a emergencias y para prevenir emergencias. Estas emergencias incluyen desastres, como los huracanes y los incendios forestales. La Administración de Información de Energía de los EE. UU. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA) dice que, en promedio, los consumidores de ..read more
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#PrepareSuSalud para los apagones
CDC | Public Health Matters
by nky8
1M ago
Publicado el 18 de octubre del 2022 por el administrador del blog English: #PrepareSuSalud para los apagones | Blogs | CDC Octubre es el mes de concientización sobre la energía Los apagones (es decir, cuando la luz se va inesperadamente) y los cortes de electricidad como medida preventiva ocurren más y más a menudo debido a emergencias y para prevenir emergencias. Estas emergencias incluyen desastres, como los huracanes y los incendios forestales. La Administración de Información de Energía de los EE. UU. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA) dice que, en promedio, los consumidores de ..read more
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In Case You Missed It: Favorite Blog Posts of 2022
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
1M ago
Late December is a good time to reflect on the happenings of the past 12 months. The Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) published 26 posts to the Public Health Matters blog in 2022. The posts explored various topics related to personal and public health preparedness. All were written with the intention of helping readers build individual resilience to emergencies, including disease outbreaks and natural disasters. Here are some of our favorites. 10 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Pharmacists are trained to help you manage and improve your health every day. They can give you patient ..read more
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Mejore su alfabetización en salud para enfrentar emergencias
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by nky8
1M ago
Fuente: https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2022/10/health-lit/Octubre es el Mes de la Alfabetización en Salud Que sea la persona adecuada quien da el mensaje correcto en el momento adecuado salva vidas, pero solo si la audiencia puede entender el mensaje. Las personas necesitan información que puedan encontrar, comprender y usar para tomar siempre las mejores decisiones para su salud. Lo mismo es cierto antes y durante una emergencia, cuando hay un aumento en la cantidad de información y la rapidez con la que se difunde. La alfabetización en salud significa poder encontrar, compre ..read more
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#PrepYourHealth: Tips for Holiday Travel
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
2M ago
Holiday travel often includes visiting loved ones or taking a vacation. Whether you’re seeking a winter wonderland or an escape from subzero temperatures, follow these travel tips to stay healthy and safe during the holiday travel season. Before Your Trip No matter where you plan to travel, check CDC’s destination pages for travel health information. These pages include information about vaccines and medicines you may need, and diseases or health risks that are a concern at your destination. Get up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and seasonal flu vaccine. CDC recommends getting the ..read more
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Alzheimer’s & Public Health Emergencies
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by myi8
2M ago
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and possibly the loss of the ability to carry a conversation and respond to the environment. It involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, reasoning, and language.(1) People living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can face unique challenges during emergencies. These challenges can put them at increased risk for injury and wandering. Planning ahead is important.(2) Gather Supplies E ..read more
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10 Ways to Show Kindness During Emergencies
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
3M ago
November 13 is World Kindness Day Kindness is good for you. According to researchers, helping others release hormones that boost your mood and wellbeing.(1, 2) Kindness is most beneficial to you and others when it’s made part of your routine. Acts of kindness take on increased meaning during an emergency when people need care, concern, and consideration. Here are 10 ways you can show kindness to yourself and others before, during, and after an emergency. Join someone’s personal support network. A personal support network is a group of people who volunteer to help a family member, friend, nei ..read more
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#PrepYourHealth for Power Outages
CDC | Public Health Matters
by myi8
3M ago
October is Energy Awareness Month Power outages (i.e., when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly) and precautionary power shutoffs are happening more often because of and to prevent emergencies. These emergencies include disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says, on average, U.S. electricity customers experienced just over 8 hours of electric power interruptions in 2020. That was the most since EIA began collecting electricity reliability data in 2013.(1) The EIA further reported that customers in Alabama, Iowa, Connecticut ..read more
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