For this upcoming Super Bowl weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message for all sports fans: Protect your hearing! Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Turn The Volume Down!
As part of a new 5-year strategic global health plan, the World Health Organization recently issued its list of top 10 health threats to children and adults around the world. More could surely be added to the list — … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged global health, immunizations, prevention, public health, public policy, vaccines | Comments Off on One Big Global Health Threat
Last Friday, the governor of Washington declared a public health emergency for that state because of an outbreak of an extremely contagious and potentially life-threatening disease. The reason for the outbreak is entirely predictable, reports the AP: The number … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged immunizations, prevention, public health, public policy, vaccines | Comments Off on Yet Another Measles Outbreak
When I was around five or six years old, I had chickenpox. The rash started right after my older brother’s illness had resolved and he had returned to school. His case was relatively mild, according to Ketyer Family folklore, … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged immunizations, prevention, public health, vaccines | 1 Comment
Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (arcamax.com/thefunnies)Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Sunday Funnies | Comments Off on Sunday Funnies
“I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference.” (Connect4Climate on YouTube)Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged climate change, Cool Video of the Week | 1 Comment
*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on January 25, 2016: Pb Its atomic number is 82 on the periodic table. Pb — Plumbum in Latin. Lead is a heavy metal that is present deep within Earth’s … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged *Flashback Friday*, brain development, child development, environmental health, prevention, public health, public policy | Comments Off on *Flashback Friday*
Sunny days Sweeping the clouds away On my way to where the air is sweet Can you tell me how to get How to get to Sesame Street? Come and play Everything’s a-okay Friendly neighbors there That’s where we … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged autism | Comments Off on Sweeping The Clouds Away ← Older posts