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Cdc Growth Charts : United States

By: Department of Health and Human Services

SOURCE: Developed by the National Center for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2000). Published May 30, 2000.

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Orau Team Dose Reconstruction Project for Niosh

By: Carol D. Berger

INTRODUCTION: Technical Basis Documents and Site Profile Documents are general working documents that provide guidance concerning the preparation of dose reconstructions at particular sites or categories of sites. They will be revised in the event additional relevant information is obtained about the affected site(s). These documents may be used to assist the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the completion of the individual work required f...

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Cdc Quick Tips. Recommendations for Operating and Using Public Swi...

By: epartment of Health and Human Services

Pool Operation -- Obtain state or local authority-recommended operator training. Suggested national training courses are listed at -- Maintain free chlorine levels continuously between 1-3 parts per million -- Maintain the pH level of the water at 7.2-7.8 -- Test disinfectant levels at least daily (hourly when in heavy use) -- Scrub pool surfaces, particularly tile, to remove any slime layer -- Maintain filtration and recirculation systems according to manufacturer recom...

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Health Indicator Maps

By: Department of Health and Human Services

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States: Mortality data as presented in Healthy Women: State Trends in Health and Mortality.

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Conference Report : Highlights of Obesity and the Built Environmen...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

What event could bring together physicians, urban planners, dietitians, meteorologists, architects, social activists, policy planners, and politicians? The answer is a conference, Obesity and the Built Environment, which was organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate how our built environment promotes a sedentary lifestyle and obesity.

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Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Carbon Tetrachloride

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This guideline is intended as a source of infromatiom for employees,employers,physicians, industrial hygienists,and other occupation health professionals who may have a need for such information.

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Vital Statistics Rates in the United States 1900-1940Q

By: Robert D. Grove, Ph. D.

INTRODUCTION: The year 1940 completes a period of 41 years for which the Bureau of the Censps has compiled and published annual vital statistics reports. Starting with mortality data for only 10 States and a number of cities in 1900, the annual publications prepared by the Division of Vital Statistics have expanded both in detail of tabulation and in geographic coverage. The collection of birth statistics was initiated in 1915, and since 1933 data for both births and dea...

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Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Workers with ongoing posureto natural rumer la, tax should take the following steps to protect them, selves: 1. Use nonlatax gloves for activities that are not likely to involve contact with infectious materials (food preparation, routine housekeeping, maintenance, etc.). 2. Appropriate barrier protection is necessary when handling infectious materials? ll you chmse lata g-s, use powder-free gloves with reduced protein content. When wearing latex gloves, do not use oil-b...

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Health Insurance Coverage for the Self-Employed with No Employees

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Library of Congress-in-Publication Data Allen, Karen, 1944– Health insurance coverage for the self-employed with no employees [Karen Allen and Christina Park]. p. cm. — (DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 99–1024 (SENE report) ‘‘March 1999.’’ Includes bibliographical references. At head of title: Vital and health statistics ISBN 0–8406–0554–4 1. Insurance, Health—United States Statistics. 2. Self-employed— United States Statistics. 3. Self-employed—Insurance requirements— Unit...

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The Health Consequences of Smoking the Surgeon General's Report

By: Department of Health and Human Services

El tabaquismo entre adultos: enfermedades coronarias y accidentes cerebrovasculares -- Las enfermedades coronarias y los accidentes cerebrovasculares (derrames cerebrales)—los tipos principales de enfermedades cardiovasculares causadas por el tabaquismo—son la primera y la tercera causa principal de muerte en Estados Unidos. Mas de 61 millones de estadounidenses sufren de algun tipo de enfermedad cardiovascular, incluida hipertension arterial, enfermedades coronarias, ac...

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Questions and Answers on Skin Cancer Prevention

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Studies show that even a few serious sunburns can increase your risk of getting skin cancer in the future. Fortunately, skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. By taking a few simple steps towards reducing your exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, you can keep your skin protected year-round and still have fun in the sun. Sun Exposure Q: When do I need to protect myself from sun exposure?A: Protection from sun exposure is important all year round, not ...

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Hoja Inf Ormativa Sobre El Trastorno Por Deficit de Atencion E Hip...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Que es el tras torno por deficit de atencion e hiperactividad o TDA/H? El trastorno por deficit de atencion e hiperactividad (tambien conocido como ADHD, por sus siglas en ingles) es uno de los trastornos neurologicos del comportamiento mas comunes en la infancia. Generalmente se diagnostica en la infancia y a menudo perdura hasta la edad adulta. Los nin: os con TDA/H tienen dificultad para prestar atencion, controlar comportamientos impulsivos (puede actuar sin pensar e...

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Mine Rescue and Response

By: Ronald S. Conti

this paper describes technology and training that has been identified for underground emergency responders.

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Guidelines for Review Consultants P30 Marine and Freshwater Biomed...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

An NIEHS P30 Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center (MFBS) award supports centralized resources and facilities shared by investigators having existing funded, peer-reviewed research projects. Its intent is to stimulate the greater utilization of marine and freshwater organisms as models for elucidating mechanisms of toxicity of environmental agents that will ultimately address problems of human health. A P30 award should help to integrate and promote research i...

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The Effect of the Sixth Revision of the International Lists of Dis...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

A deathrate takes on added significance when it is comparedwith the death rate for anotherplace, or for the same place for another year. An important considerationin the comparisonof deathrates is that the two rates are comparable,that is, the collection and classificationproceduresemployedin the compila.. tian of data for the rates must be reasonablysimilar. The cauperabilityof statisticsrelatingto causes of death assumes particular imp&tsnce at this time because of the...

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Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Contro...

By: Alvin Hall

Respiratory Protective Devices, 42 CFR 84 Regulation, OMB No. 0920– 0109—Extension—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The regulatory authority for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certification program for respiratory protective devices is found in the Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 577a, 651 et seq., and 657(g)) and the Occupational Saf...

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Intercoder Agreement in Analysis of Responses to Open-Ended Interv...

By: James W. Carey

Introduction: Social scientists commonly conduct surveys to learn about beliefs, attitudes, reported behaviors, or experiences prevalent in a population. These interviews often involve the use of structured questions with closed-ended responses (e.g., true/false, agree/disagree, or multiple choice). Open-ended questions can also yield useful information, especially when researchers need to explore complex issues that do not have a finite or predetermined set of responses...

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Polio V Vaccine

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters a child’s (or adult’s) body through the mouth. Sometimes it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can’t move arm or leg). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the muscles that help them breathe.

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Infant Mortality Statistics from the Linked Birth/Infant Death Dat...

By: Marian F. Macdorman, Ph. D.

Objectives: This report presents infant mortality statistics from the linked birth/infant death data set (linked file)–1995 period data by a variety of maternal and infant characteristics. Trends in birthweight-specific infant mortality rates from 1985–95 are also discussed. Methods—Descriptive tabulations of data from the linked file are presented. The data include infant deaths in 1995, which are linked to their corresponding birth certificates, whether the birth occur...

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Professional Area Breakdown - Advisory Committee on Immunization P...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

CURRENT MEMBERS TERM ENDING EXPERTISE MINORITY/FEMALE PROF/LAY GEOG. DIST. Deseda-Tous 06/30/04 Private Physician/Infectious Disease -- PR Levin 06/30/04 Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases X CO Zimmerman 06/30/04 Family Practice/Preventive Medicine X PA Birkhead 06/30/05 Public Health/Preventive Medicine X NY Hanson 06/30/05 Pediatrics/Immunology -- TX Salamone 06/30/05 Consumer Representative X DC...

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