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November is the National Diabetes Month

DiabetesThis November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you're at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent it. Diabetes affects 26 million Americans, with 19 million people diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed. And an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing the disease.

Research shows that type 2 diabetes and much of the illness and premature death caused by diabetes can be prevented or delayed. Learn about diabetes and how it relates to your family history. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by learning your risk factors and making lifestyle changes with a group there in your community.

Learn more about Diabetes Prevention

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Union Bank
Fall Back Festival Children's Historical Street Faire

presented by  Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

Come one, come all to join the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) as it hosts its 14th Annual Fallback Festival: Children's Historical Street Faire Sunday, Nov. 9, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Fourth between Market and J Streets.

Hundreds of kids and their families will enjoy this adventure back to the 1880s as three blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter is transformed into a western town of the past, with traditional western storefronts, a Sarsaparilla (root beer) Saloon, a town jail, entertainment, cotton candy, popcorn, and hot dogs.

Join in the fun that includes panning for gold, blacksmithing, pony rides, butter churning, candle dipping, ol' fashioned carnival rides*, pie-eating and pumpkin-spitting contests, and much more!

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Daylight Savings Time also a reminder to test the smoke detectors.

Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 2ND, 2014. When setting your Daylight savings time also a time to test the smoke detectorsclocks back, take a moment to change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms.

Did you know that having a working smoke alarm reduces a person’s chance of dying in a fire by half? More than half of all fatal home fires happen at night. Inexpensive household smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. Smoke detectors have a test button. Press the button, and the detector should make a sound. If it doesn't, the batteries need to be changed. It could save your life!

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Shall We Dance? Bailamos?Shall we dance- Bailamos- Chula Vista


Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits.
Shall We Dance? Bailamos? is a free dance for seniors!
Come and feel the rhythm of Harana Band dancking Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba and more!
Come make new friends! There will be Dancing hosts/hostesses available to get you moving!
When:Saturday, November 30, 2014- Time:3 P.M to 8 P.M- Where:Loma Verde Recreation Center, 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista, 91911- Info: Call the Loma Verde Recreation Center for more information (619) 691-5082


Food Safety Month

“Food safety is a priority year-round for the nation’s nearly one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and we celebrate that commitment with September’s National Food Safety Month,” said Paul Hineman, executive vice president of the National Restaurant Association.

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. Each year, a new theme with training resources is created to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures. For more information and resources, visit the NFSM website, or join the conversation on Twitter using #foodsafetymonth.


MON.OCT. 27- 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Google has celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk

When Dr. Jonas Salk envisioned the idea of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, it was with the idea of creating a vibrant, intellectual community, dedicated to pursuing the kinds of scientific achievements that had made him an international figure only five years before.

Salk came to La Jolla following a career in clinical medicine and virology research. After obtaining his M.D. degree at the New York University School of Medicine in 1939, he was a staff physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

He then joined his mentor, Dr. Thomas Francis, as a research fellow at the University of Michigan. There, he worked to develop an influenza vaccine at the behest of the U.S. Army. In 1947, he was appointed director of the Virus Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

It was in Pittsburgh that Salk began to put together the techniques that would lead to his polio vaccine.

Continued at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies site

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DA’s Office to Hold ‘Scam Stopper’ Event at Liberty Station


San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced a Senior Scam Stopper event will be held in conjunction with the Contractors State Licensing Board next
week in an effort to protect seniors in San Diego County from falling prey to online and
phone scams. The free event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, October
27th at the McMillan Center in Liberty Station located at 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego,
CA 92106.
“We continue to see too many cases of financial elder abuse in our office where aggressive
and heartless criminals take advantage of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said DA
Dumanis. “It’s our hope that this event will give seniors the tools they need to recognize a
scam and protect themselves.” Members of the public interested in attending the Senior Scam Stopper event may RSVP to: or call 619-531-3439.

THURS. OCT. 23- 2014 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lemon Grove Kids to Whip Up Fresh Food

About 25 students from Lemon Grove Academy Elementary will whip up some fresh, seasonal recipes together with Chef Jeff Rossman, owner and executive chef of Terra American Bistro, an award-winning, farm-to-table restaurant.

Terra American Bistro’s Chef Jeff and Farm2School Club Members to Prepare Seasonal Dishes.
Chef Jeff has been and will continue to participate in the Healthy Eating Active Living Zone in Lemon Grove, which is designed to help combat obesity by making healthy choices accessible to more people in underserved communities across Southern California and to expand garden-to-cafeteria options for school meals.

The third grade through sixth grade students, all members of their school’s Farm2School Club, will prepare roasted butternut squash, Mary’s chicken wrap, apple cobbler, quinoa and persimmon chutney. When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Lemon Grove Academy Elementary (Auditorium)
7885 Golden Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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HHS Partnership Center w/ Text Transparent


We continue to work to make sure faith-based and community partners are aware of the ongoing efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In case you missed the call this past weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a second conference call on the West Africa Ebola Outbreak with this Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.

We hope you can participate, 

HHS Partnership Center

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Do you have questions about your medications? Bring them to the SoCAN Fall event:

Meet the Pharmacist &Senior Health FairMeet the Pharmacisy & Senior Health fair

Local pharmacists will be available to review your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements.
South County Action Network (SoCAN) is pleased to announce the upcoming Fall event taking place next month, Tuesday, October 21st from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Kimball Senior Center in National City (1221 D Ave., National City 91950).

This is a FREE event and we are encouraging folks to call 619-336-6761 to register and reserve your spot at this event. We are offering a lot of free health screenings as well as providing Flu Shots. A light lunch will be provided so we need interested individuals to call the number and RSVP so we have an idea on the attendance and amount of food to order. We are grateful to all of our generous sponsors in making this event possible.

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Partner Expo

Wellness fair and ExpoPlease join us for our Live Well San Diego in Action! Partner Expo on October 21st! The Expo will take place from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm at the beautiful new Waterfront Park at the County Administration Center along Pacific Highway.

This exciting event will mark the 4th year of the Live Well San Diego initiative, and the annual report and the roll out of the Thriving component will be released that day. The Partner Expo is a special event to highlight our formal Live Well San Diego partners and will include food, demonstrations, and fun activities for visitors to enjoy!


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Scam & Fraud Prevention

Local Scammers beware! Your victims have a chance to attend our next fraud prevention program.

The Scam & Fraud Prevention program is scheduled to take place this Monday, October 20th from 10 AM – Noon at the SD County Library, Bonita Branch-Community room (4375 Bonita Rd., Bonita 91902). Please feel free to share this information. They will be providing a lot of materials and handouts regarding this topic so we want the community to get as much information to protect you from being a victim of Scams and Fraud.

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak: .................................................Update!
Faith and Community Based Partners CallConference call


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a conference call on Oct. 18, 2014, from 11 am -12 noon EDT (Note the eastern time zone) to discuss CDC's ongoing efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The link below provides all the necessary information. You can copy the link and paste it in your email. Please pass the info along to others. Thank you.

> Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conference call on Oct. 18, 2014

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Pathways to Play Kickoff Event at South County Park

Pathways to Play

In a first for any park in San Diego County, play pockets designed with natural elements will be added to paths at the Tijuana River Valley Sports Park. Play pockets are little areas sprinkled alongside paths where tykes can balance on a log or climb a wall or go down a slide. As they walk along, they’ll discover yet another play pocket and then another motivating them to see what lies ahead. The idea is to inspire young children up to age 5 to break into spontaneous play as they explore the facility to keep them more active. The community is invited to the sports park Saturday to learn more about nature-based play features and give input on the project.

County Parks and First 5 San Diego are working together to bring play pockets to Tijuana River Valley Sports Park to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors. First 5 promotes the health and well-being of children from ages 0 through 5 and that mission ties in with the County’s vision for a County that is healthy, safe and thriving. When: Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where:Tijuana River Valley Sports Park- 2687 Sunset Ave. San Diego, CA 92154

Find out what happens at the event > Play pockets will soon be cropping up in the South County!

SAT.OCT. 18- 2014 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barkt-ber Fest


Don’t miss BARKTOBERFEST on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Any dog (4 months or older) that has no black fur on it will be available for $44--that is $25 off the regular fee! Plus, for the entire month any dog or cat with any black fur is $10.31.

Note: The BARKTOBERFEST adoption event is both Friday and Saturday at all three County shelters.

OCTOBER. 18- 25 2014 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is October19-25, 2014.

alcohol awareness week

Colleges and universities across the country sponsor programming, educational events, and social activities aimed at raising awareness of alcohol related issues on collegiate campuses. This year’s focus is on helping students better understand alcohol abuse, impaired driving, and making healthier decisions surrounding alcohol.


SAT.OCT. 18- 2014 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5to Congreso Binacional De Autismo 2014 5to Congreso Binacional De Autismo 2014


Los invitamos a nuestro V Aniversario del Congreso Binacional de Autismo, el día 18 de Octubre 2014, en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de California en San Diego. Este evento se celebrará como parte de la semana BINACIONAL DE SALUD USA-MEXICO, y por esta ocasión nuestro objetivo es cubrir las dificultades que presentan los niños dentro del espectro autista en la época más conflictiva del crecimiento como es la adolescencia. También contaremos con mesas de recursos de las más renombradas Orfanizaciones de SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA, y de las cuales podrán abastecerse de información sobre el tema del Autismo además de otros temas de interes.
Attn. Comité Binacional de Salud.
Contact: Call (619)964 0368 or visit: Website

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Protect Yourself, and Spread the Word. Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:

DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

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Depression Screening Week

Five signs of Depression by  SHARP Hospital

Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer with an anxiety disorder and over 20 million will suffer from some type of depressive disorders. The cost to the economy of these terrible diseases is billions of dollars each year; the cost in human suffering is immeasurable.

Depression steals the every joy out of the life. People usually feel tired and not able to deal with their life, sometimes they don't care or feel to do something about, they feel restlessness, and without energy or motivation to perform everyday activities.Treatment for depression helps to feel better and improves quality of life.

Depression screenings should be a routine part of healthcare, similar to routine checkups for heart disease or diabetes. A depression-screening test is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine the severity of the disease. Screenings are free and completely confidential. Please click here for a list of screenings: CHECK YOUR MOOD Screening List . County of San Diego mental health services and resources available all-year-around, please call the County’s 24-hour Access and Crisis Line at (800) 724-7240 or 2-1-1 for more information.


National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.
Whether it's September or any other month of the year, disaster can strike at any time without warning. Cal OES encourages all Californians to be prepared for when - not if - the next emergency will occur.
How prepared are you? Join us for events highlighting preparedness and check out the tips and resources listed below for important information you can use to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Preparedness is a responsibility we all share. Let's do our part.


Eating more fruits and veggies can be fun – and it’s worth it!

Eating fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Eating healthy can also help prevent obesity and high blood pressure.

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, SALUD+HEALTH INFO is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

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Fall Prevention:Strong Today: No Falls Tomorrow

Aging and Independence Services HHSA

Fall PreventionEach year, more than 12,000 older adults in San Diego County arrive at the hospital after a fall. You are more likely to fall if you take multiple medications, have low Vitamin D, get dizzy, have problems seeing, or have trouble walking and getting around. However, there are many things you can do to stay active, independent, and fall-free. That is why the California State Legislature has designated the first week of autumn each year to be Fall Prevention Awareness Week. The San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force has been leading the way locally in education and resources to keep older adults from this type of harm. We have planned 3 events in locations around the County for Fall Prevention Awareness Week to educate older adults and caregivers on how to prevent falls. Each event will feature dynamic speakers, fall risk screenings, and exhibitors with local resources. All events are free – Participants should register by calling 1-800-827-1008


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National Grandparents Day

Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, grandchildren across the country honor their grandparents.

There is a special bond that can only be shared between grandchildren and their grandparents. Grandparents are full of hug and kisses, family history, wisdom, patience, love and guidance. National Grandparents Day gives the grandchildren the opportunity to show love and appreciation to their grandparents.

National Grandparents Day has it’s very own song. The National Grandparents Day Council of Chula Vista, California announced in 2004 that “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” by Johnny Prill would be the official song of the United States National Grandparents’ Day holiday. The Council presented Prill with the National Songwriter’s Award in recognition of his highly popular composition “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa”.

WED.SEPT. 03- 2014 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Larvicide Applications

Aerial applications of mosquito larvicide-SaludHEALThinfoSan Diego, CA : San Diego County Vector Control Program has scheduled the seventh aerial application of mosquito larvicide for the 2014 mosquito season for Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Larvicide applications will be conducted at various wetlands throughout the county.

The County of San Diego Vector Control Program contractor applies mosquito larvicide by helicopter to wetlands in an effort to reduce mosquito populations and the risk of West Nile Virus (WNV). Female mosquitoes can lay up to 200 eggs at a time in the still water found in wetlands. These eggs hatch into larvae which feed on organic material. The mosquito larvicides are made from naturally occurring bacteria which target the mosquito larvae in the water. This results in the efficient reduction of larvae before they can develop into biting adults which can spread diseases such as West Nile Virus.

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Learn to use tablets or smartphones at a free hands-on workshop

Join us for a free hands-on workshop designed to empower 50+ adults with Tablets & Smartphones. This 2-hour learning experience will cover:Touchscreen Basics, Apps,Texting, Photo Sharing and Video Chat

All participants will get hands on experience with devices as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen and take-home guidebook. This AARP event is fun and free, but seating is limited.


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CATCH Healthy Habits


Help children develop healthier lifestyles while making positive changes for yourself. Kids need more exercise and to learn healthy eating habits.

You want to make a difference. Volunteers are being sought for the CATCH Healthy Habits program to help combat childhood obesity.
A team of adult volunteers (ages 50 and older) goes into various sites (after-school programs, libraries, etc.) to lead an interactive, nutrition/fi tness curriculum that teaches healthy lifelong habits to youngsters in grades K-5 during an eight-week session, one hour each week.

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Food Safety Month

“Food safety is a priority year-round for the nation’s nearly one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and we celebrate that commitment with September’s National Food Safety Month,” said Paul Hineman, executive vice president of the National Restaurant Association.

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. Each year, a new theme with training resources is created to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures. For more information and resources, visit the NFSM website, or join the conversation on Twitter using #foodsafetymonth.

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2014 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Healhier Living with Chronic Conditions

Aging and Independence Services HHSA

San Diego- The County is coordinating interactive and goaloriented workshops called “Healthier Living”. The workshops are held once a week for people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, depression, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, or any chronic illness. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. There are also classes strictly for people with diabetes. Designed at Stanford University this program has been proven to achieve positive health outcomes and reduced health care expenditures. The program is led by two trained peer educators, who also have a chronic condition. Topics include diet, exercise, medication management, cognitive symptom management, problem solving, relaxation, communication with healthcare providers, and dealing with difficult emotions. The Healthier Living workshops are available at sites throughout the County.




National Breastfeeding Month

By Debra Whitford, FNS Director, Supplemental Food Programs Division

WIC San Ysidro Health Center

WIC’s successful Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work is the foundation of our breastfeeding activities. The promotional campaign emphasizes the support of family and friends, the health care system, and the community as essential for a breastfeeding mother.

To highlight the importance of a healthy start in life, more than 170 countries celebrated World Breastfeeding Week earlier this month. Themed “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life,” the recognition encourages the practice to improve the health of babies around the globe. The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) takes it a step further, recognizing the entire month of August as “National Breastfeeding Month.”

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service shares this commitment. In fact, its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (better known as WIC) promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice. We support breastfeeding among WIC moms by providing counseling and educational materials, offering healthy food packages, and giving out breastfeeding aids, like breast pumps.

WIC also has peer counselors, mothers themselves, who share their personal experiences with breastfeeding to WIC moms. They are trained to provide counseling and assistance to those with similar backgrounds such as language, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. In WIC, peer counselors undergo training to provide mother-to-mother support in group settings and one-to-one counseling through telephone calls or visits in the home, clinic, or hospital. Peer counselors are also very familiar with the resources available to WIC clients, understand questions a new breastfeeding mother is likely to ask, and recognize when to refer mothers to other resources during critical periods.


SAT.AUG. 31, 2014

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE documentary film about the overTHE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and

other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery

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A special event for grandparents (and other relatives) raising grandchildren has beenscheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the San Marcos Senior Center. There will be a resource fair; one-on-one sessions with experts in legal matters, guardianship and public benefi ts; health screenings for the entire family and a special Wellness Zone; learn some basic Internet skills in the computer lab; opportunities to network with other kinship families; and a drop box for unused prescription medications. Keynote speaker will be Sade Burrell, a motivational speaker and former kinship child. Lunch will be provided. To register, call 2-1-1.


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National Immunizations Month

Immunizations help prevent disease and can save lives.

Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor's visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work.
Immunization programs optimally prevent the threat of dangerous infectious diseases that threaten the lives of our citizens, especially the Nation's children and elderly. Vaccines are among the 20th century's most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease, disability, and death.
The San Diego Immunization Coalition (SDIC) has been active since 1992, making it one of the oldest continuously operating immunization coalitions in the nation. To learn more about the Coalition, visit


November is National Family Caregivers Month

Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age. There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today. Thankfully, as family caregivers play an even more important role, new online tools are being designed to help a caregiver simplify and coordinate care for a family member, a loved one, or themselves.



Please take the time to review the Safety Tips List with your family. Remember to check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and plan an escape and meeting route.


On October 24, Food Day, hospital food services across the county will do their part to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing public health issues: antibiotic resistance and chronic disease. Kaiser Permanente, Palomar Health, Sharp HealthCare, and UC San Diego Health Systems, in cooperation with Health Care Without Harm and the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (Initiative), a project facilitated by Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), will serve up more than 600 pounds of beef and poultry raised without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The next CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss how expanding the role of Pharmacists will position them to have greater impact in health care and public health. Join us Tuesday, October 21st at 1pm ET for the live webcast.

Follow @CDC_eHealth on Twitter and participate in the event using the hashtag #CDCGrandrounds.


October 16, 2014

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.


September is better breakfast month!

Eating a healthy breakfast can improve memory, alertness, school attendance and performance, mood, concentration and problem-solving ability. Encouraging your children to eat a well balanced breakfast now will provide many useful health benefits for the rest of their lives.

To get the most out of breakfast time, try waking up just 15 minutes earlier each morning.Sitting down to eat breakfast and taking your time will allow you to savor each flavor and prepare yourself for the upcoming day. If you do this, you can tack on another benefit of breakfast to the list: a good morning!


Enjoy you and yours and have a Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882. It was originally celebrated on September 5th, but was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. Labor Day started out as a state holiday, getting voted in by individual states, but gained popularity and was voted a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894.