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WiRED News Timeline, 2018

January 2 2018
The holiday season is over, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges us to follow these tips to get the New
January 6 2018
What is good parenting? There is more than one “right” way to parent, but keeping your child healthy and safe is at the top
January 10 2018
In the past few years, cholera outbreaks have occurred in Haiti and Yemen and now in Zambia. Why does a disease that has been
January 13 2018
WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Philip Pumerantz, Ph.D., on December 26, 2017. Dr. Pumerantz, who served on
January 17 2018
Nearly 15% of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. WiRED International just released a Postpartum Depression Module — part of WiRED’s 24-part Mother and
January 23 2018
Flu season is here and already claiming victims. A flu vaccine, which offers the only protection, is still the first defense. In addition, WiRED
January 28 2018
Nearly 200 countries conclude that climate change is real and growing worse and accordingly have entered an agreement to do something about it. They
January 29 2018
The ill effects of climate change are not about to disappear anytime soon. In fact, our period now is the warmest in the history
February 3 2018
Misinformed people in Brazil are shooting and beating howler monkeys out of fear of yellow fever transmission, according to a CNN report. But it
February 4 2018
Yellow fever is a potentially deadly viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South
February 9 2018
The Medical Journal of Southern California Clinicians (MJSCC) recently published an article titled, "The Importance of a One Health Perspective in a Changing Environment."
February 18 2018
Climate change, yellow fever in Brazil, this year’s severe influenza season, a newly released module on postpartum depression — these are all topics of
February 23 2018
Pregnancy can be exciting, but it also can be stressful for a mother-to-be and her loved ones. WiRED International’s latest health education module introduces
February 28 2018
February is not just about Valentine’s Day, but is American Heart Month! Dedicate yourself this year to a healthy happy lifestyle that you can
March 5 2018
Hillary Fiona Owuor values WiRED’s health training program. This young woman studies WiRED’s health education modules at the Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programmes (KUAP) Pandipieri
March 11 2018
Brazilian health workers are racing to vaccinate urban populations against the yellow fever virus in order to prevent a pandemic in its largest cities.
March 17 2018
Birth defects affect millions of families worldwide every year. About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect caused by genetics
March 20 2018
Mark your calendars for two important health observances this week. Thursday, March 22, is World Water Day, and Saturday, March 24, is World TB
March 25 2018
The media are awash with pointers about how to live a healthy life: eat well, exercise, don’t smoke, watch how much alcohol you drink.
March 29 2018
Opening up access to its materials for millions more people, WiRED International just took a major technological leap forward. Its innovative Health Module Access
April 6 2018
WiRED International observes the 70th anniversary of World Health Day on April 7, the day on which the World Health Organization urges everyone to
April 10 2018
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics lead to antibiotic resistance (AR). WiRED International cautions that without urgent attention and action, many modern medicines could become
April 18 2018
Cancer can strike anyone, but today 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries without adequate medical and economic resources. So far
April 19 2018
We at WiRED International observe Earth Day this year with heightened concern. As WiRED’s health education work focuses increasingly on the One Health perspective
April 20 2018
Threats to the health of our planet — such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and species extinction — make this Earth Day, Sunday, April
April 23 2018
WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Faye F. Cohen on April 10, 2018. A local and national political
April 24 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Immunization Week with the theme, “Protected Together, Vaccines Work,” to encourage people to make efforts to increase
April 28 2018
Veterinarians work to protect the health of animals. They know that keeping animals and pets healthy also protects the health of people and the
May 5 2018
Being healthy at birth is crucial to a healthy life. Yet, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that during the first 28 days of
May 12 2018
Ebola is back. The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for the worst as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak declared by
May 17 2018
Spring is here. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing — and the insects are spreading infections at an alarming pace. The Centers
May 20 2018
Sepsis is a common and dangerous infection in pregnant women and a leading cause of maternal death, killing around 35,000 women and one million
May 24 2018
May is National Stroke Month. Every year 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke, yet stroke is both preventable and treatable.
May 30 2018
Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year; yet tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death.
June 5 2018
People Centered Internet (PCI) recently published an online article about WiRED International. WiRED board member Sameer Verma, Ph.D., works with PCI, and he and
June 17 2018
Sufficient nutrition during infancy is essential not only for survival but for lifelong health and well-being. WiRED International just released a module on infant
June 24 2018
Do animals have the power to benefit human health? For the past 10 years the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded an ongoing
July 2 2018
According to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, “Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. As the conflict enters its fourth year, more than 22
July 5 2018
Proper sustenance is vital for all living things. WiRED International just launched two modules on nutrition into its Health Learning Center: Nursing Mother’s Nutrition
July 10 2018
When it comes to global health issues, we at WiRED International welcome rational debate, believing that outcomes of informed discussions guide clinicians and patients
July 14 2018
Today, poverty, scarce healthcare resources and the lack of reliable medical information are creating a healthcare crisis for the people of Armenia, and WiRED
July 20 2018
Obesity is a global crisis, now on the rise in low-income countries, and together with overweight, is linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight.
July 24 2018
WiRED International’s board and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of actress Elmarie Wendel on July 21, 2018, at age 89.
July 27 2018
Each year on July 28, we acknowledge World Hepatitis Day. One in 12 people worldwide lives with either chronic hepatitis B or C.
July 29 2018
An earlier article this year announced the release of WiRED International’s breakthrough Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP). Now WiRED can deliver free health education
August 1 2018
I worked my way through college many years ago as a disc jockey. Listeners would often phone the station with requests for a favorite
August 2 2018
WiRED International is proud to announce the release of its 24-part Mother and Child Health Series. WiRED has created a uniquely comprehensive training program,
August 8 2018
Climate change, which brings warmer temperatures to higher latitudes and elevations, may be one of the causes of an increase in the tick population,
August 13 2018
Yen-Len Tang, M.D., a pediatrician with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, recently returned from Haiti, where he regularly provides volunteer medical care in the
August 18 2018
This spring the World Health Organization (WHO) unanimously adopted a global resolution calling for action to prevent rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease
August 24 2018
WiRED International now offers a health learning module on Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited progressive brain disease that causes cells to
August 28 2018
The August/September issue of AARP The Magazine published a piece from Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, and board member
September 1 2018
Since healthy eyes are essential to a healthy body, WiRED International now offers a health learning module on vision.
September 7 2018
WiRED International’s board of directors and its volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of the Honorable Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq., on September 4,
September 10 2018
Awareness of mental health is on the rise these past few years. Suicide Prevention Day, established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide
September 11 2018
Sepsis is more common than heart attacks and claims more lives than cancer; yet, even in the most developed countries, many people have never
September 16 2018
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said, “Every woman should have the right to decide whether, when and with
September 20 2018
WiRED International-Armenia trainer Anush Kharabaghtsyan recently taught a group of young people ages 13 to 17 about nutrition using WiRED’s Adult Nutrition Module. WiRED’s
September 25 2018
In the 1980s the clothing company Hanes launched an ad campaign featuring commercials with the now iconic Inspector 12. The idea was that no
September 29 2018
On September 29 the World Heart Federation is sponsoring World Heart Day, created to call attention to cardiovascular health and to inspire people to
October 2 2018
This September in Kisumu, Kenya, WiRED International graduated its inaugural class of recipients of the Faye Cohen Certificate for Mother and Child Health (M&CH).
October 10 2018
This September in Kisumu, Kenya, WiRED International distributed 300 pairs of reading glasses to middle-aged and older people who had deteriorating eyesight and no
October 14 2018
What is the first line of defense against almost all infectious diseases? Yes, that’s right — handwashing. Handwashing is key to the prevention of
October 17 2018
Diarrhea is a common problem most people face one or two times a year. It is also a global killer. Of deaths brought about
October 18 2018
Making Charitable Gifts from IRA Accounts Gives Tax Advantage BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN Did you know that if you are over
October 23 2018
Halloween is right around the corner — and so are the scary effects of sugar. The American Dental Association states that certain trick or
October 27 2018
Are you ready for flu season? The best way to prevent flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Influenza or flu is a contagious
October 30 2018
WiRED International’s board of directors and volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of Lewis D. Eigen, Ed.D., on October 28, 2018, at age
November 2 2018
November 3, 2018, is One Health Day. One Health Day reminds us of the critical link among humans, animals and the environment we all
November 6 2018
Dehydration can be life threating if severe and untreated. WiRED International’s module on dehydration and oral rehydration therapy covers the prevention and causes of
November 11 2018
On this Veterans Day WiRED International would like to recognize members of our board who served their country in uniform and now donate volunteer
November 15 2018
WiRED International is pleased to announce the launch of an electronic medical record (EMR) system at the KUAP-Pandipieri Clinic in Kisumu, Kenya. EMRs, which
November 18 2018
Many of WiRED’s board members, staff and volunteers live in California, and, as I write this essay, we are holed up in our homes,
November 26 2018
Here's a great opportunity to support health education in low-resource regions. This is WiRED’s 21st year of providing community health education to underserved populations
November 28 2018
November is National Diabetes Month — a time to spread the word about diabetes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 422 million adults
December 1 2018
December 1 is World AIDS Day, this year commemorating the observance’s 30th anniversary. This year’s theme is “Know Your Status.” Today, only three in
December 3 2018
Diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day — more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. WiRED International’s Diarrhea in Children Module describes the condition in
December 6 2018
What is a principal line of defense against many infectious diseases? Yes, that’s right — handwashing — the key to the prevention of the
December 12 2018
Pregnant women can get overwhelmed by all the do’s and don’ts of how to have a healthy pregnancy. WiRED International offers a health learning
December 15 2018
Because WiRED International is volunteer-driven, approximately 95% of all donations we receive go directly to our programs. As 2018 comes to a close, we
December 19 2018
WiRED launched its breakthrough Health Module Access Program (HealthMAP), opening up access to its materials for millions more people. HealthMAP can now
December 22 2018
All of us at WiRED International would like to wish happy holidays to the many people who have become part of our family since
December 31 2018
The holiday season is over, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges us to follow these tips to get the New