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How do we design healthy communities?

Guest blogger: CDR Arthur M. Wendel, MD, MPH, Team Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A city walks into her public health doctor’s office and says, “Doctor, I’ve been feeling a bit congested.” Although this sounds like the start of a bad joke, Read More >

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Seniors Stay Cool in the Summer with Missouri Tracking Program

High Heat Presents Danger for Senior Citizens in Missouri As a lifelong resident of Missouri, Rita Mae Puckett knows just how hot the summers there can be. “When you’re outside in the summertime, you’re not sure you can get another breath,” she said. And she’s not alone. Miriam Fuller of Missouri also struggles with hydration Read More >

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Find Out about Food Trucks in Your Area

Ever wonder about mobile food trucks in your area? They bring their tasty treats right to you. Make sure you know your local rules for safe handling of food on food trucks. Food truck vendors in your community must follow local food safety rules set by your city, county, district, or state. Each community may Read More >

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Voices from the Field: Behrooz Behbod

I’m Behrooz Behbod, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Read about how I helped investigate health concerns caused by a chemical leak in an Alabama neighborhood: A lightning strike in 2008 caused a storage tank at a natural gas pumping station in Prichard, Alabama, to leak a chemical called Read More >

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