Latest #publichealth Posts
- CHUG! CHUG! CHUG! Water, that is. 😉 Have you had some water today? If the answer is no, grab a glass! Although recommendations vary, a common rule is to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses daily.
Whether you are a student or a full-time worker, staying hydrated is key! Here are a few reasons why:
💧Water promotes cardiovascular health. Dehydration lowers blood volume, so your heart must work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and get enough oxygen to your cells.
💧Water keeps your body cool (especially in the SUMMER). Your body releases heat by expanding blood vessels close to the skin’s surface (this is why your face gets red during exercise).
💧Water helps cleanse your body. Your kidneys need water to filter waste from the blood and excrete it in urine.
💧Water helps prevent dry mouth. Dry mouth can cause bad breath and can promote cavities.
And some tips to help:
💙Keep a bottle of water with you during the day and take small sips consistently, even if you aren’t thirsty. This will help prevent dehydration.
💙If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add in a slice of lemon, some cucumber, and/or mint.
💙Order water when you go out to eat, even if you order another beverage. Not only are you more likely to drink it if it’s in front of you, but also (at most places, at least) it’s free! 😉
- It is wound awareness week this week!! 15-21st July. Wound awareness week is raising awareness of the complications and adverse health impacts of hard to heal wounds. I’m aware that this may be a health issue that many people are unfamiliar with despite it affecting so many people at various stages of life.
Chronic wounds cost Australia’s public healthcare system $3 billion annually, cause constant chronic pain, suffering and many serious complications for patients and create significant financial stress. People over the age of 65 are at greater risk of hard to heal wounds which can be exacerbated by social isolation or mobility and accessibility issues.
Symptoms of hard to heal wounds include: pain, fluid, odour and wound not healing over 30 days. If you or a loved one are experiencing a hard to heal wound please contact your GP for a wound check up.
#woundweek #woundawareness #publichealth #healing @woundsaus
- Me preguntaron: ¿y tú cuánto lloras por/con tus pacientes?
Tuve el impulso de responder: Nada, jamás, porque soy profesional.
Pero en un segundo tuve que nombrar la verdad: Poquito, lo justo.
Hoy, por ejemplo, me quedé con el coraje en el pecho, cuando una persona me contaba su odisea en el seguro social. ¿Cómo le explico que el sistema de salud está roto? Que es verdad lo de los recursos limitados, que no hay personal suficiente, que tenemos jornadas mortales, sobrecarga, ambientes laborales negativos... Y que, por si no fuera poco para entender las peripecias que nos tocan como usuarias, hay muchos “profesionales” de la salud que no les importa nada más que su nariz.
Queda animarles (animarnos) a ser parte activa de su bienestar, tomar mejores decisiones y tener paciencia... ¿Qué estamos haciendo para que nuestra gente esté bien? .
#enfermera #enfermería #salud #saludparatodos #saludlaboral #nurse #Nursing #nursinglife #health #globalhealth #publichealth #nurseincluded #occupationalhealthnurse #occupationalhealthandsafety #occupationalhealth
- Momma, is that beef for me? 🥩
- Today is #primeday on Amazon. Can you guess what makes Prime Day deals even better? Using #amazonsmile to make your purchases! You shop great deals and @Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to the Unstoppable Foundation. Now you can shop guilt free! Just use our link below to direct you to the Amazon Smile site and your purchase will automatically help save and empower lives in our Unstoppable communities!
You can also shop Amazon Smile all year long and pick the Unstoppable Foundation as your charity of choice and they will donate every time you shop. ^link in bio^
- Did you know? Our Health Education team assist patients with Health Insurance and Cal Fresh Enrollment. For more information, call our Health Education team at 562-264-3115 #TCCcares
- At any given time, over half a million adult New Yorkers are estimated to have depression, yet less than 40 percent report receiving care for it. Stigma around mental health often discourages people from seeking the treatment they need or even talking about how they feel. We offer free Mental Health First Aid training six days a week in all five boroughs. Courses are tailored to people who regularly interact with youth ages 12 to 18, older adults, or veterans and people who work in higher education and public safety. Search "mental health first aid" on our website to sign up for a training near you.
Image description: Illustration of a veteran and older woman talking at a bus stop. Text reads, “Thank you for listening. Choose the best words.”
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #substanceuse #thrivenyc #worldpridenyc #pridemonth #veterans #veteranhealth #publichealth #nyc #nychealthy
- First, let’s just go ahead and admit that long-distance relationships can be tough! That’s true even without having to balance class and other responsibilities while in college, but add those to the mix and it is definitely difficult to keep it all together.
Last week, 215 of you responded to our story poll about LDRs, and 66 (30%) said you were in one.
Many of you also shared tips for making it easier to handle (thanks!), and here is the breakdown of what you told us:
1. Commit to scheduling time to be together. If y’all are busy with classes, then this avoids a lot of missed calls, delayed responses and misunderstandings. You can’t be everywhere at once — nor can you be everything to everybody — so put some time aside each day to FaceTime or talk.
2. Watch the same movies and/or read the same books. This gives you all something special to do together, and let’s you share a common experience — which can be important as you all experience new things independently for the first time.
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Feel what you feel because all feelings are valid, but also know that feelings are not facts. Don’t freak out when you don’t get a text back super quickly or you get brief responses in return — people are busy! The last thing you all need is an unnecessary argument due to a misunderstanding. Be cool 😎
4. Find creative ways to show appreciation for and affection toward one another. This might involve sending one another simple surprise gifts online, buying one another dinner with a takeout delivery app, or even sending handwritten letters.
5. Give one another space. This kind of goes along with #3 on this list, but nobody wants extra pressure and stress. Respect your partner(s) enough to give them freedom to explore and be independent.
This is not a tip, per se, but finally... it’s okay if it doesn’t work out. Relationships may come and go, but know that you will still be amazing and deserving of love regardless! ❤️ Anything else? Tell us in the comments!
- To me being healthy goes beyond the physical...you must have a balance that includes emotional, spiritual and mental health.
This past weekend I was able to attend the Woman Evolve Conference. An amazing and life-changing experience!
I've never been in an atmosphere of such genuine, strong, God-fearing, vulnerable, transparent, spirit-filled (I can go on and on) women! I met women from all over the country. We shared tears, prayed together, worshipped together and we are evolving together. Sisters in Christ are the people I need and have been yearning for in my life.
I've gone deep into some broken and hurt places and God is filling me up, preparing me, healing me and getting ready to grow the seed within me. It's time to EVOLVE!!! I refuse to lose! #womenevolve #bruisedheelsociety #letgooftheold #newcreation #letGodwork #fillmeup #itsnotaboutme #publichealthprofessional #publichealth #nursesofinstagram #newnurseonamission #ilovenursing #fitnurse #servingiswhatido #purposedriven #findyourpurpose #gympics #veteran #nurseswhoslay #elderlycare #veteran #healthyaging #preventchronicdiseases #healthpromotion #nutrition #healthyeats #blackgirlhealth #smallbutmighty #letyourlightshine #blessed
- Although Pride Month has come and gone, it is never too late for community members to support LGBTQ youth of color, especially youth living with HIV, by putting forth the effort to advocate alongside youth for inclusive comprehensive sex education. Community members can also educate themselves and loved ones on HIV and the impact of stigma.
In addition, community members can support youth-led efforts that address sexual health disparities. I feel that young people need to know that they are seen and supported in order to thrive and feel safe in their everyday communities.
- Are you signed up for for the Alive in Detroit monthly email? Get insights into the documentary filmmaking process, updates on the project and more stories on public health and the safety net in southeast Michigan (and beyond!), just once a month. Link in bio!
- Our first Behavioral Design Bootcamp for Strengthening Global Health training workshop in Uganda!⠀
Over the past several years, we've collaborated with health practitioners around the globe 🌍 to make health care services more accessible and behaviorally informed. 🧠 ⠀
Throughout these projects our partners consistently raised one question: How can we learn to apply these behavioral insights ourselves?⠀
That’s why we launched the Behavioral Design Bootcamp for Strengthening Global Health, a new training model in behavioral design tailored for people working on health issues in different contexts. ⠀
The Behavioral Design Bootcamp is a 20-month program consisting of three in-person workshops, structured assignments, and ongoing support and feedback from our coaches to⠀
1️⃣ Define a problem of focus that practitioners have defined within their own operations⠀
2️⃣ Diagnose behavioral barriers contributing to the problem⠀
3️⃣ Design an intervention to address those barriers⠀
Click the link in the bio to learn more about how we're equipping global health workers with a behavioral lens ☝️☝️☝️⠀
#publichealth #health #globalhealth #training #eastafrica #uganda #tanzania #malawi #zimbabwe #southsudan #familyplanning #doctors #nurses
- Meet the new junior ranger of Mendenhall glacier #105 and of the Tongass National Forest #106 (largest protected forest in North America). Mendenhall glacier sits at the lowest point of a vast glacial ice field that is the border between Canada and the US. Juneau “happened” because of the gold rush, and once the intitial fever subsided, Filippino’s came to develop the Capitol city. In gratitude for this, the state named the main square, Manila square.
Once a year a frozen river dam breaks above Mendenhall glacier and the valley below floods. The flood occurs for 24 hours then subsides. You can’t really time this, we just happened to be lucky enough to witness it.
Jeff, our friend and amazing host, showed us devils claw, known for its medicinal uses and a member of the nettle family. He has been showing us the sights of Juneau.
The oil painting I took a picture of here reminded me of the Navajo people, and the lineage they share with these Alaskan tribes, who historically crossed the Bering strait. The Navajo went south and settled in the desert plateaus of the southwest USA. Jeff started the wellness service programs for the Navajo nation, and came up here to Juneau 6 years ago to continue his life long dedication to being of service to the First Nations. Twenty years ago he took us the sacred sites of canyon de chelley, and here we are again, this time in Juneau. #twiceblessed #makenewfriendsbutkeeptheold #juniorranger #usforestservice #mendhenhall #mindfuloutdoorparent #enjoyyourkids #tongass #joy #nature #optoutside #filipino #filipina #findyourroots #healyourlineage #alaska #juneau #tribe #findyourtribe #heal #physicaltherapy #phs #publichealth #ritanaomi
- Florida is facing serious threats to public health, the environment & the economy that many don’t want to acknowledge. I’ve stayed away from social media b/c it's depressing to see what's going on & maddening to see the ambivalence & ignorance of people who refuse to acknowledge reality. I get it. It sucks when the truth is something you don’t want to be true. But doesn't it suck way more to not know, and end up with a deadly infection or chronic illness? Or to know your health is at risk but to choose to take a risk and end up ill? I’ve tried to stay focused on positive things while dealing with a health issue that's prevented me from teaching & keeping commitments over the past couple months. I take excellent care of myself & have enjoyed great health for many years. I work in the wellness industry & teach people how to optimize their health & avoid illness & drugs. The strange allergic/swelling reactions I’ve been having are not normal. Know what else isn't normal? Healthy people being suddenly diagnosed with asthma & allergies. Having to manage chronic ear, eye, throat irritation. Chronic coughing, digestive issues & infections. Neurological issues. Increasing #’s of people infected with flesh eating bacteria & MRSA. While it may be common for those with poor immune function or those who don’t take care of themselves to succumb to flus or respiratory & sinus infections “going around,” it’s not common- until now- for healthy, robust people to suddenly be diagnosed with chronic illnesses or have repeated bouts of respiratory infections or digestive ailments. I’m tired of learning about people’s new diagnoses. I'm more tired of people’s illnesses being ignored, dismissed, or laughed at. Dismissing someone’s illness & denying the cause b/c you don’t understand or you think are not presently affected is disrespectful and heartless. My ❤️ goes out to anyone suffering and being dismissed or written off as “crazy.” Thanks to all who share their story to bring awareness to the health crisis in FL, and thanks to all who’ve reached out with concern and kept me in prayer. 🙏 I want to maintain the good mojo from my time in Cabo🌞, but reality is hard to ignore.
- Last Thursday, Dez Eez met with over 200 @baldwinpark_cagov residents of all ages. Dez serves as a mobile museum, educating residents about mosquitoes and the virus they can transmit. #SGVmosquito #BaldwinPark 🦟🦠
Can you name a virus mosquitoes can transmit? 🧐
Top #publichealth Posts
- Just sharing yesterday’s cheese and chutney sandwich because cheese and chutney is my jam, and no diet culture, clean eating, wellness malarky is going to steal that from me 👊. Deets 🧀: two slices of lightly toasted @thebertinetbakery seeded sourdough filled with cheddar cheese and @rubiesintherubble onion & chilli relish, spinach, cherry tomatoes + lots of black pepper ✨ NOM. #mylifeisforliving
- A young girl shows her hurricane-battered home in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Her family lost all their property and was one of thousands of families who suffered from limited access to safe water, electricity, transportation, and communications for months after Hurricane Maria. #CDC supported the Puerto Rico Department of Health in disseminating information to the most vulnerable communities. #publichealth #health #CDCintheField 📷 by Ashley Andujar
- The recently inaugurated Hospital Iturraspe replaces the old hospital and is strategically located in the northern part of the city of Santa Fe. 📐Mario Corea, Francisco Quijano, Silvana Codina & Special Projects Unit, MOP Santa Fe. 📷 Mile Alessio @milealessio