CDC Health & Safety Features: Safe Travel for Students, Returning Home after a Disaster, Get Smart about Antibiotics and more!Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 11/15/2012 01:08 PM EST
Advice for Safe and Healthy Travel for StudentsPrepare for a safe and healthy study abroad experience by following CDC's travel health tips for students.
Antibiotics Aren't Always the AnswerAntibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option.
Breast Cancer DisparitiesBlack women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.
Document Your Family's Health HistoryYour family's health history could be important for determining your child's health risks. Learn more about how to document your family's health history and share it with your child's doctor.
Engaged Parents Have Healthier AdolescentsStudents whose parents are engaged in their school lives are more likely to practice healthy behaviors and succeed academically.
Families with Special NeedsBeing informed, getting support, and taking care of yourself can help you and those you care for stay safe and healthy.
Free Yourself from Smoking on November 15Quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout (GASO) November 15. Join others around the country and make plans to quit smoking for good!
Pregnant? Don't Smoke!Quitting smoking can be hard, but it is one of the best ways a woman can protect herself and her baby's health. For free help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Returning Home after a Disaster: Be Healthy and SafeStay safe from hazards a storm may leave in your home.
Save Energy and Resources This Holiday SeasonMake “green” holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, sending cards, decorating, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.