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Mental Health a focus of Center for Population Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time to work together to stop the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more understanding and compassionate community. Locally, Center for Population Health (CPH) is spearheading work to improve mental health and mental health provider knowledge in Cambria and Somerset counties. In 2023, CPH launched a [...]

Make your vision a priority in March

National Save Your Vision Month is observed every March by the American Optometric Association and is a reminder to make your vision a top priority. In rural communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly one-third of adults live with a disability and 1 in 12 adults report having three or [...]

CDC updates guidance for respiratory illnesses

On March 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new Respiratory Virus Guidance to help people lower health risks posed by a range of common respiratory viral illnesses like COVID-19, flu, and RSV. If you think you have a respiratory virus, stay home and away from others if you are experiencing respiratory [...]

Which snacks are healthy for your teeth?

Did you know that the bacteria that causes cavities is contagious through saliva? This is especially important for parents and caregivers. The best practice is to avoid sharing a plate of food or blowing on your child’s food to help prevent spreading cavity-causing bacteria. Remember, the best way to prevent cavities is to brush every [...]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Developing good dental hygiene and visiting the dentist from an early age is important for lifelong healthy teeth and gums. Every February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cavities are the [...]

Health-related social needs, a top priority

Understanding how social determinants of health (SDOH) and health-related social needs (HRSN) affect a person’s overall health is critical to reducing health disparities. Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, work, and play. Healthy People 2030 categorizes SDOH into five groups: Economic Stability Education Access and Quality [...]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This is an opportunity to prepare for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. FEMA’s theme this year is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3.” According to Ready.gov, this year’s campaign will focus on older adults, especially those that are disproportionately affected by all-health hazards. What can you [...]

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Get your child ready for school with these Back-to-School tips

The new school year is just around the corner. Back to school can place pressure on children and parents; follow these back-to-school health tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine to help you and your children have a successful year: Focus on your child’s nutrition: 17% of youth aged two to 19 in the United States are [...]

Bottlemouth can cause tooth decay in babies

Baby Bottle Tooth Syndrome (Bottlemouth Syndrome or Nursing Caries) is tooth decay caused by a child going to bed with a bottle filled with milk, juice, or anything except water. The syndrome usually affects children between ages one and two. Infants who fall asleep while breastfeeding are also at risk. According to Colgate, “when a [...]

County Health Rankings released

Each year, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute releases its County Health Rankings. The rankings give a closer look at how the health of a county is influenced by habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, exercise, physician access, and other factors called Social Determinants of Health. Cambria County now ranks 64 out of 67 counties [...]

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