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These CDC podcasts are intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

These CDC podcasts are intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
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United States

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These CDC podcasts are intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

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English


Episodes

Prevent Snow from Blocking your Tailpipe

12/11/2014
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If it's snowing, make sure your vehicle’s tailpipe is clear of snow before starting the engine to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Duration:00:01:02

Boots on the Ground: Maryland

10/24/2013
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In this podcast, we talk to CDC public health advisor Artensie Flowers to see how her work with the Maryland State Health Department increases local health preparedness and response.

Duration:00:03:36

Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?

9/24/2012
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Hurricanes are one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces. Host Bret Atkins talks with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health Director Dr. Chris Portier about the main threats of a hurricane and how you can prepare.

Duration:00:04:28

Food for Disasters

7/23/2012
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When disaster strikes, you might not have access to food or water. This podcast discusses types of emergency food supplies you should keep on hand in your emergency kit.

Duration:00:02:20

Wildfire Smoke Health Watch

7/23/2012
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Smoke from wildfires can be dangerous to your health. In this podcast, you will learn the health threats of wildfire smoke and steps you can take to minimize these effects.

Duration:00:02:58

Quarantine: An Effective Public Health Tool

10/1/2008
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This podcast discusses quarantine as an effective public health tool.

Duration:00:02:39

Shelter In Place

10/1/2008
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This podcast gives instructions for sheltering in place when local authorities believe chemical or radiological contaminants have been released into the air.

Duration:00:03:15

Preventing Chain Saw Injuries After a Disaster

9/24/2008
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If you must use a chain saw, follow the instructions to be safe. Wear a hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, thick work gloves, chaps, and boots.

Duration:00:00:49

Rodent Control After a Natural Disaster

9/18/2008
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This podcast discusses the importance of rodent control after a natural disaster.

Duration:00:00:45

Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage

8/20/2008
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Home fires are a threat after a natural disaster and fire trucks may have trouble getting to your home. If the power is out, use flashlights or other battery-powered lights if possible, instead of candles.

Duration:00:00:49

Staying Safe in Your Home During a Hurricane

8/13/2008
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If you are not ordered to evacuate, and you stay in your home through a hurricane, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Duration:00:00:48

Preparing for a Hurricane: Prescription Medications

7/17/2008
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What you should do to protect yourself and your family from a hurricane. As you evacuate, remember to take your prescription medicines with you.

Duration:00:00:50

History of Bioterrorism: Anthrax

12/20/2007
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Anthrax made the headlines earlier this decade when it was sent through the mail in powder form, infecting and killing people who came in contact with the deadly agent. But anthrax is not new to the bioterrorism arsenal. It has a long history.

Duration:00:06:57

Recognizing Frostbite

12/13/2007
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Protect yourself from frostbite. When outdoors, wear warm clothing, such as hats, gloves and jackets.

Duration:00:00:50

Preventing Hypothermia and Frostbite

12/13/2007
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Protect yourself against hypothermia and frostbite during cold weather. Wear warm clothing that covers your skin and remove any wet clothing immediately.

Duration:00:00:50

Recognizing Frostbite

12/13/2007
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Protect yourself from frostbite. When outdoors, wear warm clothing, such as hats, gloves and jackets.

Duration:00:00:50

Coping With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide After a Disaster

11/30/2007
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After a natural disaster, it is normal to feel sad, mad, or guilty—you may have lost a great deal.

Duration:00:00:48

Emergency Wound Care After a Disaster

11/16/2007
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Apply first aid to treat cuts and scrapes and prevent infection. To care for a bleeding cut, put pressure on it until the bleeding has stopped.

Duration:00:00:49

Driving Through Water After a Disaster

11/1/2007
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After a storm, many roads may be flooded. Avoid driving through these areas, especially when the water is moving fast.

Duration:00:00:53

History of Bioterrorism: Introduction

10/30/2007
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Terrorism comes in many forms, from a sole suicide bomber to weapons of mass destruction. But weapons of disease have also been used to cause widespread panic by intentionally using germs to infect people. Discover how bioterrorism has been used historically, and today.

Duration:00:02:26