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Food Borne Illness and Food Safety

The ABC's of Hand Washing PDF Document
Source: State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

BotulismPDF Document
Source: Department of Health - Washington State

E. coli O157:H7 PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Fish Facts for Good HealthPDF Document
Source: Washington State Department of Health - Division of Environmental Health

Food Safety is in Your Hands
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, WA
video Video

Handwashing [Poster] PDF Document
Source: University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service

Keep Your Food Safe/Pov Hwm Koj Cov Zaub Mov PDF Document
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration/Healthy

Sound Audio:

ListeriosisPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada

Safety Tips about Fish PDF Document
Source: California Department of Public Health

Salmonella PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Salmonellosis PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Salmonellosis PDF Document
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Seafood Poisoning
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish PDF Document
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Yersiniosis PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Your Guide to Food Safety PDF Document
Source: Department of Human Services - Victoria, Australia


Foot Care

Foot CarePDF document
Source: Deptartment of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

Give Your Feet the Care They DeservePDF document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Stay on Your Feet with Safer ShoesPDF document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Gambling

Asian Gambling Awareness Videovideo
Source: Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling/ Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

Having Real Fun? Problems with Gambling PDF Document
Source: Asian Services/Problem Gambling Foundation - Auckland Regional Public Health Service, New Zealand

Gambling
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

Preparing for Change Gambling Handbook PDF Document
Source: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba - Canada

Problem Gambling PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Problem Gambling PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: A Guide for Families PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: The Issues, The Options PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Assessment Questions PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Avoiding Relapse PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Gambling Screen PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Canadian Problem Gambling Index Short Form PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Twenty Questions PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Self Monitoring PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Signs and Symptoms PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Problem Gambling: Winning Ways PDF Document
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/ University of Toronto, Canada

Responsible Gambling Guidelines PDF Document
Source: California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Your First Step to Change (Problem Gambling) PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling/ the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders at Harvard Medical School

Youth Gambling: Tips for Parents PDF Document
Source: California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs


Germs and Hygiene

The ABC's of Hand Washing PDF Document
Source: State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Chickenpox (Varicella) PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Children's infectious diseasesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Clostridium Difficile PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Cold and FluPDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Common Respiratory Infections (Bronchitis, Influenza, and Pneumonia)PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Cover Your Cough PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cover Your CoughPDF Document
Source: Toronto Public Health - Ontario, Canada

Cover Your Cough and Stop the Spread of the Flu [Audio]Sound
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Hand SanitizingPDF Document
Source: Toronto Public Health - Ontario, Canada

Hand washingPDF Document
Source: Toronto Public Health - Ontario, Canada

Handwashing [Poster] PDF Document
Source: University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service

Learning how to control the spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)PDF Document
Source: Washington State Department of Health - Division of Environmental Health

ListeriosisPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

MeaslesPDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Measles PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

MumpsPDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

NorovirusPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada

Norovirus PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Personal and Home Hygiene PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Pneumococcal DiseasePDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Preventing the spread of germsPDF Document
Source: Department of Health - Washington State

RabiesPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada

Rubella (German Measles) PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Salmonella PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Salmonellosis PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Salmonellosis PDF Document
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Shigellosis PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Sore Throat PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians/St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Boston, MA

Wash Your Hands, Like Me [Audio]Sound
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

What is MRSA? PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Yersiniosis PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State


Heart Health

See also:

AnginaPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Atrial FibrillationPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Cardiac Nuclear Medicine ExamPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Chest X-rayPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

CholesterolPDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Control Your Cholesterol: Keep Your Heart HealthyPDF Document
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Congestive Heart Failure: Daily Check-upPDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Don't Burn Your Life Away--Be Good to Your Heart PDF Document
Source: U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Echocardiogram PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Exercise Echocardiogram PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Exercise Thallium Test PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Heart AngioplastyPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Heart Attack – Cardiac Arrest – Stroke Warnings PDF Document
Source: Illinois Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - Illonois Department of Public Health

Heart Attack - Myocardial Infarction (MI): Your Guide to Recovery PDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Heart Cath and Heart AngioplastyPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Heart DiseasePDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Heart Disease - How Treatments Can HelpPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Heart Failure PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Heart Failure Signals PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Heart Healthy EatingPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada

Holter Monitoring PDF Document
Source: Missouri Hospital Association

Keep Your Heart in Check--Know Your Blood Pressure NumberPDF Document
Source: U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Know Your Numbers (BMI, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar) PDF Document
Source: Illinois Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - Illonois Department of Public Health

Living with heart disease PDF Document
Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Mental Health and Coronary Heart Disease PDF Document
Source: Multicultural Mental Health Australia

Nitroglycerin PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Serve Up a Healthy Life--Give the Gift of Good NutritionPDF Document
Source: U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Stress Test of the HeartPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Taking Control: Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke PDF Document
Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Two Reasons to Prevent DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program


Hepatitis

See also:

ABC's of HepatitisPDF Document
Source: Hepatitis Foundation International/EthnoMed

Viral Hepatitis
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong

Viral Hepatitis A-E PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Hepatitis A PDF Document
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State

Hepatitis A PDF Document
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Hepatitis A Vaccine PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control/Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C