Health Care

Sort by:
Updated: April 29, 2021

COVID AND HOME INDOOR AIR QUALITY

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS GREATER RISK OF COVID TRANSMISSION INDOORS Virus aerosols expelled by coughing, sneezing and talking can travel much farther than six feet and across small rooms.
Updated: February 7, 2021

Why Extension Needs Relationship Education

This fact sheet documents the fit of relationship education (RE) programs to Cooperative Extension programming goals. The research base behind RE programming, in addition to its alignment with Extension program areas is discussed.
Updated: January 22, 2021

Methods for the Detection of Vibrio Species

Vibrio bacteria naturally inhabit coastal waters and are frequently isolated from a variety of raw seafood, particularly oysters. Detection of Vibrio species in seafood and growing water has traditionally been problematic because of the limitations of conventional techniques based on plate culture methods. Moreover, no culture method is able to discriminate pathogenic populations. In order to provide education and training to individuals involved in seafood testing, a hands-on training course has been developed and offered through cooperative efforts of University of Maryland Extension (UME) and University of Maryland’s Joint Institute of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN). The methods described in this manual are designed for detection and enumeration V. parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus, and V. cholerae in oysters. The analytical methods are combination of procedures from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) and other sources, and have been used as training protocols for the hands-on training course on Vibrio Detection.
Updated: January 19, 2021

Keep Track of Your Important Health Insurance and Health Care Papers

You can save hours of frustration if you have a plan for organizing and keeping your health insurance plan and family health care papers. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help you understand the importance of organizing and keeping health care papers handy and easy to locate when you need them.
Updated: January 19, 2021

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT): Know the Symptoms and What to Do if Your Flock is Affected (FS-966)

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute respiratory disease of chickens and occasionally, pheasants and peafowl, which often leads to severe losses in the poultry industry as well as backyard flocks.
Updated: January 19, 2021

Infectious Coryza (IC): Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Infectious Coryza (IC) is a rapidly spreading respiratory disease that mainly affects chickens and, occasionally, pheasants and Guinea fowl of all ages. Currently, there is an ongoing outbreak in some poultry flocks in the northeastern U.S. This publication addresses the most frequently asked questions about IC and how to prevent and control it.
Updated: January 13, 2021

With Buildings Preparing to Reopen, It’s Time to Think About Stagnant Water and Health Risks

This is an infographic increasing awareness of potential water quality and health risks (lead, copper and Legionella bacteria) associated with reopening buildings that have been closed for an extended period.
Updated: January 12, 2021

How to Report a Foodbourne Illness in Maryland

The purpose of this fact sheet is to 1) give consumers addtional information on whom to contact when sick, 2) how a sick person would be diagnosed, and 3) the questions your health care provider may ask. The fact sheet also provides a list of Maryland Health Departments, how reporting is important to your community and how this data is used, and lastly an optional list of foodbourne pathogens most problematic in Maryland
Updated: January 10, 2021

Get Hooked! Seafood’s Role in a Healthy Diet

Seafood provides essential nutrients that can help prevent disease and improve quality of life. The FDA and EPA advise eating eight to twelve ounces of seafood every week. However, national data indicates Americans are under consuming seafood products (only five ounces per week) and may be foregoing health benefits. This fact sheet discusses the importance of seafood in a healthy diet—essential nutrients, recommended servings, and suggested varieties—to promote increased consumption.