Healthy People 2020 — Webinar: Partnering with lawyers to address the social determinants of health
Join Healthy People 2020, ChangeLab Solutions, Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership, the Cincinnati Health Department, and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership on Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how you can build non-traditional partnerships to improve your community’s health. You will learn how a medical-legal partnership operates, how geomarking and social risk screening can identify communities and patients harmed by low-quality housing, and how communities can enact and implement laws to improve housing quality.
USA Today — CDC: 14 new reports of possible sexually transmitted Zika virus
Officials are investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Several of the cases involve pregnant women, whose only means of infection was through a male partner who had recently traveled to an area with Zika virus, according to the CDC. “In all events for which information is available, travelers were men and reported symptom onset was within two weeks before the non-traveling female partner’s symptoms began,” the CDC said in a statement. According to the CDC, there is no evidence that women can sexually transmit the disease to their sex partners.
UPI — Graphic images on packs may not scare smokers away, study says
While smokers and non-smokers agree in their disdain for graphic images on packs of cigarettes, smokers say the pictures still won’t stop them from lighting up. Researchers at the University of Illinois found the images made people feel like their freedoms were being infringed on, and in some cases encouraged people’s smoking habit. Large warnings, images of diseased body parts, and pictures of people dying from smoking-related diseases have decreased smoking rates in countries where they’ve been added to cigarette wrappers. Many regulations in other countries were coupled with new taxes or restrictions, which researchers note may also have caused smoking to decrease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved larger, more graphic warnings for cigarettes in 2012 but they have not been used because of lawsuits to prevent the government requirement from going into effect.
Delmarva Daily Times — How to survive an active shooter situation
An active shooter event can happen anywhere. “You can’t escape the potential for this type of event,” Trooper 1st Class Stephen Hallman said. Hallman, a trooper at the Maryland State Police Salisbury barrack, and his colleague, Cpl. Ted Antal, led a free Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training at Providence Presbyterian Church in Salisbury on Friday night. “You have a role in these incidences,” Hallman told the attendees.