CDC Health & Safety Features: Holiday Health Safety, National Diabetes Month and More!Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 11/21/2012 03:56 PM EST
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It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday MealWhether you're a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook your turkey.Epilepsy in U.S. AdultsPublic health agencies can work with the Epilepsy Foundation (EF), EF state affiliates, and other health and human service providers to eliminate barriers to care for people with epilepsy.
Gather and Share Your Family Health HistoryIf you are concerned about a disease running in your family, collect your family health history and talk to your doctor at your next visit. A doctor can evaluate all of the factors that may affect your risk of some diseases, including family health history, and can recommend ways to reduce that risk.
Managing Diabetes During the HolidaysHaving diabetes shouldn't stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning and a little work, you can stay healthy on the road and at holiday gatherings with friends and family.
November is National Diabetes MonthIn the United States, 26 million are living with diabetes and 79 million more have prediabetes. Now is the time to Take Charge of your diabetes.
Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot!If you're pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illness from the flu. A flu shot can protect pregnant women, their unborn babies, and even the baby after birth.
Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Norovirus causes about 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the United States. There's no vaccine to prevent infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay healthy.
Returning Home after a Disaster: Be Healthy and SafeStay safe from hazards a storm may leave in your home.