Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food
Recipes for easy, healthy meals your family can make at home when you want healthy fast food. Ideas for time-saving shortcuts and how kids can help.
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Getting Organized
A little organization can go a long way towards helping you feel ready to handle the unexpected. Having an emergency plan and an emergency supplies kit for your household can help you and your family be better prepared for any kind of disaster.Developing an emergency planPutting together an emergency plan is easy: Choose a friend or relative as a contact person for family members to call if they .
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Responding to a Disaster
Dealing with injuries In any disaster situation, transportation and communication may be interrupted, and health professionals may be overwhelmed. You may need to evaluate or treat minor or major injuries or provide first aid, since medical care may not be immediately available. You may feel more confident when an emergency arises if you know what to do in advance and have resources at hand. The .
Umbilical Cord Care - Topic Overview
After the umbilical cord is cut at birth, a stump of tissue remains attached to your baby's navel (umbilicus). The stump gradually dries and shrivels until it falls off, usually between 1 and 2 weeks after birth. It is important that you keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding skin clean and dry. This basic care helps prevent infection. It may also help the umbilical cord stump to fall off .
Preparing for disasterNatural disasters, disease outbreaks, accidents involving hazardous substances, terrorist attacks using biological or chemical weapons-these public health threats are unfortunate realities of modern life. Disasters can affect air quality, cause shortages of safe water and food, and cut off your access to electricity, gas, telephone, and other services. Family members may be .
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Bioterrorism and Vaccinations
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed plans on how to respond to bioterrorism threats. Certain diseases have been identified as posing the greatest threat. These diseases are:Anthrax.Smallpox.Botulism.Plague. Tularemia.Viral hemorrhagic fevers.Although the CDC is addressing all of these potential threats, vaccines are available only for anthrax and smallpox. ...
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Food and Water Contamination
Chemicals, heavy metals like lead and mercury, and living organisms such as bacteria and viruses can all be threats to a safe water supply. These substances can also contaminate food.Unintentional contamination of water as a result of chemical leaks or spills, natural disasters, and other causes has been a much bigger problem than deliberate contamination. Likewise, accidental food contamination .
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Disease Transmission From Humans, Animals, and Insects
Some bacteria, viruses, and other biological agents can be spread from person to person or from animals or insects to people. The ease of international travel has made many of these health threats more difficult to contain. Recent health threats such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), the West Nile virus, and monkeypox have made people more aware of how easily disease can spread not ...
Terrorism and Other Public Health Threats - Air Contamination
Chemicals are the most likely source of air contamination. An accident at a plant or factory or a train wreck might release large amounts of a hazardous chemical into the air, for instance. A terrorist attack could involve the deliberate release of a toxic chemical or gas. In a bioterror attack, bacteria or viruses causing diseases such as anthrax, pneumonic plague, smallpox, or tularemia could ..
Help for Parents of Children With Hearing Loss
Here are tips on recognizing a hearing problem in your child and getting the assistance he or she needs.