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Nov
19

Considerations for Wearing Masks

The following article is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These … Read more

Nov
6

An In-depth Look at Colds and Flu

The following is excerpted from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health What’s the Bottom Line? What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for flu and colds? No complementary health approach has been shown to be helpful for the flu. For colds: Complementary approaches that have shown some promise … Read more

Nov
4

Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing

The following is re-printed from the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website: Where are germs found? Germs are a part of everyday life. Some of them are helpful, but others are harmful and cause disease. They can be found everywhere – in our air, soil, and water. They are on our skin and in … Read more

Oct
8

Cloth face coverings and distancing can pose communication challenges

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA Communication is an important and complex transaction that depends on visual and, often, auditory (hearing) cues. Factors that influence how well our spoken language is received include our eye contact and body language, whether we stand or sit … Read more

Oct
8

Staying Connected to Fight Loneliness

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes for Health’s News in Health newsletter. Positive relationships with friends and family help us thrive. Without social connections, it’s easy to feel lonely or isolated. Many of us have been spending more time alone in our homes lately. While anyone can feel lonely, certain factors increase … Read more

Sep
16

Flu Shots – What you need to know

The following information about influenza vaccines is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get … Read more

Sep
8

Stay Safe Over the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, many people will be traveling or attending gatherings with friends and family. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you must travel, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has tips on ways to … Read more

Aug
28

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 Wear … Read more

Aug
24

Improve health and well-being for all with Healthy People 2030

Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has set goals and measurable objectives to improve health and well-being in the United States. The initiative’s fifth edition, Healthy People 2030, builds on knowledge gained over the past 4 decades to address current and emerging public health priorities and challenges. An interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts developed … Read more