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Tox Town: Spot Everyday Health Risks

What environmental health risks are hiding in your neighborhood? The National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town website Opens new window provides animated scenes of different locations—like cities or coastal towns—and their environmental health concerns.

The website’s fun, animated format allows you to search by chemicals or location. Tox Town also provides resources for teachers and people interested in environmental health careers.

Photo: AdobeStock

Quit Smoking with Help from

If you’re looking to quit smoking, the National Cancer Institute’s Opens new window online resources, information, and support can help. Create your own “quit plan,” download a free app, or sign up for a text message program to get 24/7 help.

Have a question you need an answer to quickly? Speak to a trained quit specialist at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or chat with them on the website using LiveHelp. is available in English and Spanish.

Photo: Nichelle S. Lewis/NHLBI

Stars Step Out for Women’s Heart Health Awareness

Go red for women’s heart health! Celebrities, designers, and survivors joined together for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 “Go Red for Women” red dress runway event Opens new window in New York.

The February event is part of “The Heart Truth®” campaign Opens new window, launched in 2002 by NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the AHA. The campaign brings awareness to heart disease in women. The disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.

Spring 2018 Issue: Volume 13 Number 1 Page 30