The calendar is full of months and days dedicated to prevention and awareness of many health topics. Below you will find a growing collection of activities you can use and share to celebrate health, learn about prevention, and raise awareness of campaigns related to health topics.
November is American Diabetes Month.
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You see health claims all the time in the news, in ads, on social media, and talking with your family and friends. Sometimes they are powerful, like a headline shouting “Miracle cure discovered!” Other times they are familiar, like a friend telling you to eat spicy food to reduce arthritis pain. It is hard to figure out the facts from the scams. This series of seven short activities (less than 10 minutes) will give you a few simple rules about what makes health information trustworthy. They can help you find the right information you need to make health decisions.
Activity 1: Treatments can harm
Activity 2: Personal stories are unreliable
Activity 3: Expert opinion is not enough
Activity 4: The role of comparison
Activity 5: Comparing like with like
Activity 6: The role of blinding
Activity 7: Size matters
Actividad 1: Los tratamientos pueden ser perjudiciales
Actividad 2: Las historias personales no son confiables
Actividad 3: No basta con la opinión de un especialista
Actividad 4: El papel de la comparación
Actividad 5: Comparar manzanas con manzanas
Actividad 6: El papel del cegamiento
Actividad 7: El tamaño importa
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