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Your Environment and Your Health

  • Reducing Risk from Wildfire Smoke

    Posted on 9/11/2019 at 4:02 PM

    Wildfires are increasing in size and frequency and are making headlines. Wildfires can start suddenly and spread rapidly. If you are not in immediate danger from the fire itself, you may still be in harm’s way because these fires create huge plumes of smoke, which can travel in unpredictable directions and distances. If that smoke is coming your way, how can you protect yourself, your family, and your community? The 2019 Wildfire Smoke Guide for Public Health Officials is a user-friendly, comprehensive resource for public health officials. Compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Disease Control and five

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  • To Stop and Prevent Food Outbreaks with Environmental Assessments

    Posted on 9/3/2019 at 7:00 AM

    Jackie Jones*, a recent university graduate who majored in environmental health, just started a job as the new food safety specialist at Hillside County Health Department. Rick, her manager, seemed happy she was there. “We had a new policy come down from the state that said we had to conduct environmental assessments on all reported outbreaks, but I told my boss that we just don’t have the people to commit to that. I told them if they wanted us to do them, we needed another staff member. And that’s how we got you!” A few days after Jackie started her

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JAMA Current Issue

  • Global Effect of Childhood Cancers

    Posted on 9/17/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Childhood cancers claim 11.5 million years of healthy life every year worldwide, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology.

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  • African Women’s Preferences for HIV Prevention

    Posted on 9/17/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is initially high among young African women but wanes after 3 months, while a high rate of using an antiviral ring persists for many months, according to 2 studies presented by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) researchers at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City.

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