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You are the help until help arrives in a health or medical #emergency. Having a well-stocked first-aid kit & the practical skills to use it can help you save a life. Learn more: ow.ly/Tb9Q50EOkqW. #PrepYourHealth #EMSWeek
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It's #EMSWeek. DYK emergency medical services (EMS) clinicians include first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, & others whose titles may not suggest their EMS duties? Everyone is vital to emergency response. More: ow.ly/M7lv50Jb0XV. #PrepYourHealth
There are several coordinated efforts underway by federal agencies to help create resilient, stable, & capable EMS systems. They include initiatives to share EMS data, develop the workforce, & enhance public health readiness. More: ow.ly/HSS250Jc1FL #PrepYourHealth #EMSWeek
CDC Health Alert Network update: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States. See recommendations for clinicians and health departments: bit.ly/3a738aZ.
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Heat stroke is a medical #emergency. Call 911 right away. You are the help until help arrives: • Help them get to a cooler place. • Apply cool cloths or give them a cool bath. • Do NOT give them anything to drink. More: ow.ly/XjsT30lBjEP #PrepYourHealth #WeatherReady
CDC and health partners responding to monkeypox case in the U.S. Case identified after monkeypox clusters in several other countries. Read full statement: bit.ly/3wBcjIo
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CDC strengthens recommendations and expands eligibility for #COVID19 vaccine booster shots. Read full statement: bit.ly/3Pq8cYe
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Children have unique needs that can require specialized planning when it comes to protecting them from environmental hazards. Learn more with #ATSDR’s Choose Safe Places Disaster Recovery Supplement: bit.ly/3yCRyPh. #PrepYourHealth
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DYK emergency medical services (EMS) clinicians include first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, & others whose titles may not suggest their EMS duties? They are all vital to emergency response. Learn more: ow.ly/M7lv50Jb0XV. #PrepYourHealth #EMSWeek
Air conditioning is the #1 protective factor against heat-related illness. Know how to #BeatTheHeat if the power goes out: Go to a library, cooling center, or other public place if you don't have AC at home. More: ow.ly/KJKe30p9g8d #PrepYourHealth #NationalHeatSafetyWeek
CDC study of nearly 300M people & 80% of U.S. counties found that higher #COVID19 vaccine coverage was associated with fewer COVID-19 cases & deaths. Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines to protect yourself from severe illness from COVID-19. More: bit.ly/3LfSAnP.
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Get personalized, confidential health check-ins by enrolling your child in v-safe. You’ll be able to quickly and easily share how your child feels after getting a #COVID19 vaccine. V-safe also helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more: bit.ly/3gNkdpZ
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Stay cool, hydrated, & informed. Learn the warning symptoms of heat-related illness & what to do if someone shows signs of #heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Learn more ways to #PrepYourHealth for extreme heat: ow.ly/fq4Q50FnBlJ #NationalHeatSafetyWeek
Be prepared & stay informed for the next hurricane season! Join @CDCgov's #EnvironmentalHealth Nexus webinar on #hurricane safety & preparedness on Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. ET. Learn more: ow.ly/2zRO50J9Ul0 #PrepYourHealth #HurricanePrep
The Atlantic basin is quiet this morning, with tropical cyclone formation not expected through the upcoming weekend. As we approach the start of hurricane season over the next 2 weeks, remember to monitor hurricanes.gov for the latest forecast!
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May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. Read our latest blog to learn about steps you, your family, and your community can take to cope after natural disasters, like hurricanes and earthquakes. bit.ly/37QYey6. #CDCEHBlog
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Teachers, parents, & guardians: Download all our #ReadyWrigley books, including “Ready Wrigley Prepares for Wildfires & Smoke,” for free. Use them in the classroom & at home to introduce the topic of #emergency preparedness: ow.ly/uXsz50Io4vy #PrepYourHealth
Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of #HeatStress. Those at a greater risk include those who are overweight, have heart disease, or take certain medications. Learn more: bit.ly/3fst693 #NIHHIS #NationalHeatSafetyWeek
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Regardless of your community’s #COVID19 level, it’s important to stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations. This means getting all recommended doses, including a booster shot, when eligible. More about how to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations: bit.ly/3u3wsHF.
Answer the call! Join the 988 Lifeline suicide & crisis network as a volunteer or employee to answer calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. Save a life, make a difference today. Find your opportunity: samhsa.gov/find-help/988/… #Answerthecall #988lifeline
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As of May 16, 257.9 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 220.6 million are fully vaccinated. More than 102.3 million people have received a COVID-19 booster dose. Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you: vaccines.gov.
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Stay safe this summer. Know the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and what to do. bit.ly/2sklxsi#NationalHeatSafetyWeek #NIHHIS
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Getting too hot can make you sick when your body can’t properly cool itself off. Beat the heat this summer by remembering to: • Stay cool • Stay hydrated • Stay informed More tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses during #NationalHeatSafetyWeek: bit.ly/2SBrtgj
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#COVID19 has impacted people all over the U.S., especially those ages 65 yrs and older. Among this population are those in the Retired & Senior Volunteers Program under AmeriCorps Seniors. Learn more about how they serve older people: bit.ly/3wjCyo4. #OlderAmericansMonth
Environmental & public health professionals: @CDCEnvironment's Disaster Recovery Supplement can help you identify environmental hazards after a disaster in places where children spend time. Learn more: ow.ly/Cr1h50J6fcj #PrepYourHealth
Do you have an emergency plan for your pet? Check out our Pet Disaster Checklist to make sure you have everything your pet needs during an emergency. Download the checklist: bit.ly/preppets #petprep
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If you can’t find infant formula for your baby, check this new HHS fact sheet with resources for locating safe formula: go.usa.gov/xu6MR
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It's important that everyone has real-time access to information during an emergency. In Ariz., @AzEIN created an ASL glossary of over 150 #emergency management terms to help people who are Deaf & hard-of-hearing stay informed. Learn more: ow.ly/oXu750IkAtR #PrepYourHealth
Wildfire smoke is a mix of gases & fine particles from burning trees & plants, buildings, & other materials. Breathing it in can cause you to cough, have trouble breathing, etc. Learn how to protect yourself & others from wildfire smoke: ow.ly/g5x150J7ukB. #PrepYourHealth
Parents and caregivers: Never make or feed homemade infant formula to infants. This could make your baby very sick. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xusjv.
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DYK #COVID19 & seasonal allergies share some symptoms, but not others. Use this chart to compare the symptoms of COVID-19 & allergies so you can tell the difference. If you're still unsure & interested in self-testing for COVID-19, learn how here: ow.ly/UQUz50HUo7a.
If you are a nurse looking to help improve health in your community, consider volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps. Use your unique skills & perspective as a nurse to help energize efforts in your community to improve health & safety. aspr.hhs.gov/MRC/Pages/Beco… #NursesWeek
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After a natural disaster, clean-up begins. Environmental & public health professionals: Learn how to protect children during disaster recovery with @CDCEnvironment's Disaster Recovery Supplement: ow.ly/Cr1h50J6fcj #PrepYourHealth
You are the help until help arrives in a health or medical #emergency. Having a well-stocked first-aid kit & the practical skills to use it can help you save a life. Learn more: ow.ly/Tb9Q50EOkqW #PrepYourHealth
Public health officials and emergency planners: The @MinorityHealth Social Vulnerability Index can help your team identify communities that may be disproportionately impacted before, during, and after a crisis. Learn more at bit.ly/3rhdlHU. #PlaceAndHealth #ATSDR
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During wildfire season, use the current and forecasted Air Quality Index (AQI) to plan your outdoor activities: airnow.gov.
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Do you live in an area that gets wildfire smoke each year? Find out what you can do to prepare for fire season and protect your health: bit.ly/37z5MWc. #PrepYourHealth
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Is your pet prepared for an emergency? Microchipping your pet can help you reunite after being separated. Make sure that your pet’s microchip information is up to date and have this info ready in case of an emergency. Learn more: bit.ly/petprepCDC #PrepYourHealth
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Children have unique needs that can require specialized planning when it comes to protecting them from environmental hazards. Learn more with @CDCEnvironment's Choose Safe Places #Disaster Recovery Supplement: ow.ly/X8ui50J53G6 #PrepYourHealth
Knowing how to read Nutrition Facts labels is a practical skill that can help you build a healthy & safe emergency food supply. You can use the info on labels to compare brands & make informed food choices. Learn more: ow.ly/E04Q50IvWML #PrepYourHealth #FoodAllergyAwareness
Clinicians: Today, CDC issued a health advisory regarding its investigation of cases of hepatitis of unknown etiology in the U.S. Updated guidance is available: bit.ly/3FAWIww.
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Do you think you or someone you know got sick from food? Report it to your local health department even if you don’t know what food made you sick. Reporting it can help identify a foodborne disease outbreak and keep others from getting sick. go.usa.gov/xuk45
For #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, take some time to learn about the relationship between #ClimateChange and mental health. Read the latest #CDCEHblog: bit.ly/3KVDMcR
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Learn how to protect yourself and your family from a #wildfire with these resources from @CDCgov: bit.ly/3KY1hSN. #PrepYourHealth
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Did you #ResolveToBeReady in 2022? This month’s micro-resolution is for people who live in areas at risk for wildfire. Creating "defensible space" by removing flammable things from around your home helps protect it from catching fire. More: ow.ly/I3zM50HOe3i #PrepYourHealth
Parents: CDC is investigating cases of children w/ hepatitis of unknown cause. Hearing about severe liver disease in children can be concerning. If you have questions about your child’s health, call their healthcare provider. bit.ly/3FuGncI
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Regardless of your community’s #COVID19 level, it’s important to stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations. This means getting all recommended doses, including a booster shot, when eligible. More about how to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations: bit.ly/3u3wsHF.
As of May 9, 258.2 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 220.2 million are fully vaccinated. More than 101.3 million people have received a COVID-19 booster dose. Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you: vaccines.gov.
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It’s #FoodAllergyAwareness Week! Properly reading a food label can significantly decrease risk of allergic reactions. Tips on reading labels & other things you need to know about food allergies at go.usa.gov/xuKeq #FoodSafety #FAAW
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#PlanAhead for medical emergencies. Advance care planning is a preparedness step that makes sure you get the medical care you want when you cannot speak for yourself. A plan saves family from wondering if they did the right thing. More: ow.ly/kNsr50IOEAW #PrepYourHealth
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