Fighting the Flu
14
October

Fighting the Flu

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

STUDI: [ Speaking in Cherokee ] I know the problems the spread of illness can cause native people. Each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu. Like all Americans, native peoples and tribal communities need to protect themselves. Flu spreads mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing. MAN: [ Coughs ] […]


Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies
13
October

Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES>>This is about improving and saving people’s lives.>>Unfortunately, because of the secondhand smoke in the air, I had an asthma attack within 10 minutes, so I was forced to leave.>>The cancer, how I got it, was due to my exposure to secondhand smoke in […]


5 Things to Know About TB
11
October

5 Things to Know About TB

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /

5 Things to know about Tuberculosis or (TB) 1. Anyone can get TB. TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with TB disease coughs,speaks,or sings. 2. TB is not a disease of the past – CDC estimates up to 13 million people in the United States have latent TB infection. People with […]


CDC’s Tracking Program: Informing Smarter Asthma Centers in New York City
11
October

CDC’s Tracking Program: Informing Smarter Asthma Centers in New York City

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma is a significant problem in New York. We know the rates in certain parts of the city are much higher than other parts of the city, and higher than the country as a whole. The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network data has allowed us to look at seasonal differences in asthma and to share […]


CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Nathan’s Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma
11
October

CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Nathan’s Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(Nathan) When you smoke, it affects more than just your health. I love to dance. That’s something that I handed down to my family. I was pretty good at it too. Before my doctor told me that secondhand smoke at work caused me to have asthma attacks, infections, and lung damage. And I never smoked. […]


CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Tiffany and Sharon’s Ways to Quit Tips Commercial
11
October

CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Tiffany and Sharon’s Ways to Quit Tips Commercial

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(TIFFANY) I quit smoking. But I still get those cravings. So, I talked to my doctor and with counseling, exercise and using the nicotine patch and gum I quit for good. My tip is: get help to find the best way for you to quit smoking. (Announcer) You can quit. For free help, visit CDC.GOV/TIPS.