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Released September 13, 2016 Researchers identified compounds that inhibit the Zika virus and reduce its ability to kill brain cells. The findings could lead to novel therapies to help combat the Zika public health crisis.
The Obesity Toolkit addresses many facets of this complex disease including: • Child, adolescent, and adult assessment criteria and treatment algorithms • Guidelines for comorbidities • Tips on how to talk to patients about weight issues • Key messages in nutrition and physical activity • Referral options specific to South Dakota and much more
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Choose Wisely Video
Fun, educational video for patients and the public. A parody of Pharrell Williams' "Happy".
Your heart may be older than you are – and that’s not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age. This means they are at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. (September 2015) http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/11334b0
The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities.