Public Health Matters Blog Posts

Food Preservation: Home Canning Safety

Many people discovered new hobbies during the pandemic. Some learned to bake bread. Others took up knitting and crocheting. Still others found self-care in gardening and preserving the literal fruits—and vegetables—of their labors. Food preservation is an excellent way to extend the shelf life of produce, meats, and seafood, and add to your emergency food Read More >

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Therapy Dogs Work from Home to Help Young Readers

This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPR or CDC. Blake wears a hat to his Read More >

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Be Prepared for a Day at the Beach

Millions of people in the U.S. have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and are resuming normal activities like going to the beach without a mask.(1) Be prepared for a day at the beach. Take steps to protect your skin and eyes from the sun, avoid heat-related illness, and stay healthy and safe during your visit. Know Read More >

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Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. The nation’s blood supply needs your help. Donating blood is a simple, safe way to get involved and help save lives in your community. Why donate? Think of the nation’s blood supply like the gasoline in a car’s fuel tank. The supply of blood must be refilled regularly Read More >

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A Shared Approach to Preventing Opioid Overdoses

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges to most Americans, but the pressures experienced by some people who use drugs have been particularly severe. Provisional data indicate that opioid overdoses have increased during the pandemic, but preventing overdose is possible. There are specific actions that we can take to save lives. Spot the signs of Read More >

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Farm Animal Emergency Preparedness

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Raising farm animals can bring lots of joy and is a great learning opportunity for families. However, they can have special needs when it comes to preparing for emergencies. Their owners should make sure they have a plan before a disaster happens. Plan ahead to keep animals safe Plan Read More >

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