Staying Healthy

Discover health tips and topics to help you stay well and maintain a healthy body.

Crisis Situations

Smallpox Vaccine

A case of smallpox hasn’t been seen since 1977, but it was once a serious virus. Symptoms included a rash,…

COVID-19 Face Masks

If you need to go into public in the COVID-19 pandemic, wear a face mask to contain your germs and…

Know the Facts About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It can be hard to know what’s true about COVID-19. You may hear conflicting reports from different sources. Here are…

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First Aid and Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention: The Proper Way to Store Cleaning Supplies

According to the National Capital Poison Center, household cleaning supplies—including kitchen cleaners and liquid laundry packets—are the second most common exposure to poison among children under 6 years of age. And since the COVID-19 outbreak, cleaning has been on the rise

Disinfecting Your Home

Cleaning your home isn’t just for looks. Cleaning and disinfecting your home are important for reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that cause infection and illness. Path to caring for a healthy home Many people recognized the importance of disinfecting their homes

Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries

Back injuries are common in everyday life. Follow these tips to lift safely and avoid back injuries.

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Healthy Living

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Many people enjoy being outside. It’s fun to go to the park, work in the yard, or exercise outside. While those are all good things, make sure you keep your skin sun safe while you’re outside. Path to improved health The sun

Flu Risks Greater for Racial Minorities

People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu. They are…

Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is…

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Occupational Health

Health Care Workers: Avoiding Infections at Work

Healthcare workers have a high risk of being exposed to infections through blood, coughs or sneezes, and direct contact with…

How to Protect Yourself From Job-related Skin Problems

An overview of job-related skin conditions, their causes and symptoms, and what can be done to avoid and treat…

Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is an infection that attacks your body’s immune system and can lead to…

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Pets and Animals

Spider Bites

Spiders are found everywhere. But each kind of spider is unique. Some tend to live outdoors. Some are common inside…

Avoiding Snakebites

If you enjoy being outdoors, you should recognize when snakes are active and learn how to best limit your exposure…

Cat and Dog Bites

Cat and dog bites are common injuries. A family pet or a stray animal could bite you. But you can…

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Texting and Driving

Texting while driving is illegal and can be deadly for you, your passengers, and others on the road.

International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy

International travel can be fun and adventurous. But these days, it’s important to check travel health advisories before you…

Air Travel Health Tips

One key to air travel is to prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips to make your air travel healthier…

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