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August 16
Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Fungal diseases can cause serious infections but often go undiagnosed because their symptoms look like those of other diseases. Partner with CDC to “Think Fungus” during Fungal Disease Awareness Week by joining the thunderclap campaign: 

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html​

August 16
National Immunization Awareness Month

​It's National Immunization Awareness Month. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about, thanks to vaccines. https://go.usa.gov/xRPEd

August 16
NCI Study Identifies Essential Genes for Cancer Immunotherapy
A new study from the National Cancer Institute identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nci-study-identifies-essential-genes-cancer-immunotherapy​
August 16
FDA Calls for Removal of Opioid Painkiller from the Market

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove their reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) opioid pain medication from the market. This is the first time the FDA has ever asked for removal of a previously approved medication. Read more http://thesource.com/2017/06/09/fda-calls-removal-opiod-painkiller-market/

August 04
Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook:  Issue 3 | Volume 8 |July-August 2017

The Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management produces a periodic newsletter titled Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook.  In this issue, the following topics are presented:

  • National Parks & Recreation Month
  • Protecting Against Outdoor Dangers
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's First Annual Health & Safety Fair
  • Immunization Awareness
  • Common Misconceptions About the Flu
  • Staying Fit While You Sit
  • Word Search
Click here to open the newsletter:  Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook

July 31
Ask a Doctor: Why Do My Feet Fall Asleep When I’m On the Toilet?

A gastroenterologist explains what’s making you go numb while you’re going number two​. Satish S.C. Rao, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and the director of the Digestive Health Center at Augusta University. Read more as she explains why the bathroom is one place where it doesn’t pay to take your time.

July 31
Opioid Crisis

Did you know that 91 people die each day in the United States from an opioid overdose? CDC’s response to this public health crisis includes training for public health workers. Discover opioid-related courses via the CDC Learning Connection Hot Training Topic. http://bit.ly/2usAvMK​

July 31
Check the Pool

It only takes one person with diarrhea to contaminate all of the water in a large pool. Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea! Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xNEdx


July 24
Sleep Deprivation Impact on Driver Safety

​Discover action steps to reduce the risk of sleepy drivers.  Please follow attached link.

Sleep Deprivation Impact

July 17
Leave Your Experiment Inside the Lab!

​Chemicals and potential pathogens from your laboratory experiment can come home on your skin, hair, clothes and shoes. When you go home, these substances can get onto your floors, your furniture, or in your car where your family members and pets can be exposed. Some of these substances might be dangerous, especially for children. To prevent this from happening, make sure to always wear your lab coat while working and follow these simple guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention poster.

https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/pdf/cdc_lai_prevention_poster_012313_508.pdf 

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