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CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). On January 31, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, WHO publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 13, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 o
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What Men and Women Lie to Their Doctor About
The TermLife2Go team surveyed 500 people to find out if they’ve ever lied to their doctors, and 23% said they have. Here are some of the white lies, stretched truths, and complete fictions they admit to telling:
46% lied about smoking habits.
43% lied about exercise (or lack thereof).
38% lied about drinking habits.
29% lied about their sexual partners.
These results don’t add up to 100% because some respondents admitted to lying about more than one thing.
Around 14% of Americans smoke, according to the CDC. We found it interesting that nearly that same percentage (a total of 10% of the 500 we surveyed) admitted to lying to their doctors about smoking.
Additionally, more men lied to doctors about alcohol consumption than women (50% men vs. 32% women). Interestingly, men are nearly twice as likely as women to binge drink (23% vs. 13%, respectively), according to the CDC. On the flip
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AccuWeather, Plume Labs Partnership to put users of popular, free app in more control of their health and wellbeing
Global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Paris-based Plume Labs, an innovative company dedicated to making air quality information more accessible to people worldwide. The partnership represents the only collaboration to incorporate localized air quality information into weather forecasts for every location around the world, providing AccuWeather app, web and mobile web users with the most complete intelligence regarding how weather impacts their health and wellbeing.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally are linked to ambient air pollution, mainly from heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections in children. More specifically, the WHO attributes worldwide ambient air pollution as the cause of 29 p
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HeartMath® Institute Giving Away 100,000 Copies of New Online Program to Help Kids Learn to Manage Emotions
New Initiative Aims to Put Kids on the Path to Avoid Depression and Anxiety, Learn to Manage Emotions
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 31% of high school students have depression. They also report one in every four students say they have been bullied in school. It’s clear that children from a young age need to learn more about managing emotions. One nonprofit organization is on a mission to help kids learn about how to manage their emotions in a healthy way. HeartMath Institute has created a new online interactive program, called HeartSmarts Adventure, to teach kids all about emotional well being and heart-healthy living. Through the “100,000 Coherent Kids Initiative,” they are giving away 100,000 copies of the program.
“We have spent two years creating this program that will teach kids what they need to know to be able to identify emotions and man