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Skin Cancer Awareness

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Disease of the Week

Tourette syndrome is a condition of the nervous system that causes people to have tics. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly, such as blinking over and over or grunting unwillingly. Having tics is a little bit like having hiccups. 

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Image of the Week

Microscopic image of Actinomyces viscosus bacterial microcolonies

This image depicted the morphologic characteristics displayed by a number of Gram-positive, Actinomyces viscosus bacterial microcolonies, which had been cultivated for a time period of 24-hours, on a growth medium of brain heart infusion (BHI) agar, and under anaerobic conditions. 

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration

CDC is shifting from an emergency response to incorporating COVID-19 activities into routine public health practice. Most tools, like vaccines, treatments, and testing, will remain available. But, some tools, like certain data sources and reporting, will change.

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