Centers for Disease Control: 2008 Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Resources:

If you are under a hurricane watch or warning, please invest time in understand preparation and recovery resources ahead of time. These areas are important:

DAY-to-DAY PREPARATION and RECOVERY RESOURCES

THE HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN

6 HANDWASHING TIPS YOU KNOW

 

Climate Change and Health

There is a relationship between climate change and health, and these links are great resources for your review.

All is Not What It Seems

All is not what it seems in health outcomes for African Americans and heaet disease. Despite progress in many areas, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has set a significant goal to reduce cardiovascular disease disparity gap by 20% by 2020. Read more about their insights, goals, and plans here.

Obesity treated as a disease

Doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss, according to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society.

The guidelines are essentially an instruction manual for treatment. New strategies in the guidelines released in early November include prescribing patients a diet that cuts out 500 or more calories a day and an exercise plan that gets patients moving at least 2 ½ hours each week.  Also, included is behavioral counseling to help patients stick with the plan. Read more

72% of Online Adults Use Social Networking Sites

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has been studying online adults’ social networking site use since 2005, and has seen substantial growth since then. Today, 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely social media users, one of the more striking stories about the social networking population has been the growth among older internet users in recent years. Those ages 65 and older have roughly tripled their presence on social networking sites in the last four years—from 13% in the spring of 2009 to 43% now. Read more insights here. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/social-networking-sites.aspx