A Vaping-Related Illness Has Turned Deadly, Here’s What You Need to Know

In recent weeks, reports of a mysterious respiratory illness have taken the U.S. by storm, one that’s sickened at least 380 patients and turned fatal for seven. As health investigators from across the country begin to look into the issue, a common thread seems to be emerging: vaping. But medical studies are still in their preliminary stages, and there remains […]

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Valley Fever: The Mysterious Illness Affecting Farm Workers | NBC News

Many have heard of valley fever but they don’t know the details, they don’t know it’s increasing. They don’t know how bad it can become. Imelda is not alone. A potentially deadly virus known as valley fever is hitting california farm workers hard in the central valley. I see at least three to four patients with valley fever every single […]

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CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Mark’s Military Service and Illness

(Mark) I started smoking, I was about 18 years old. I was a young hard charger in the military. There was a time when you could smoke in basic training and we’d all be in formation and they’d tell you if you had cigarettes, if you wanted to take a smoke break, you could fall out and smoke. So rather […]

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Director’s Briefing: Smoking among Adults with Mental Illness

Although cigarette smoking has declined, it remains the leading preventable cause of death in this country. In this month’s Vital Signs, we report that 1 in 3 people with mental illness in this country smoke, and yet people with mental illness, like others in this country, want to quit and can quit. Treatments to help stop smoking work, but they’re […]

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Mental Health and Chronic Disease in the Workplace

Jason: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program informational webinar on mental health and chronic disease in the workplace. This is our second of five sessions that focus on special interest topics that deal with various aspects of workplace health promotion and protection. My name is Jason Lang. I’m the team lead for workplace health […]

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Children’s Mental Health Disorders – A Journey for Parents and Children

♪ Music ♪ Eartha (Josh’s Mother) – I saw symptoms of something, especially with his learning. I noticed he was having problems with colors. For me, he wasn’t articulate enough for his age. Whenever we would have guest over or friends, you know he would meet them at the door and jump on them. Josh – It feels like a […]

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