A roundup of great content from NIH on the web
Tox Town: Spot Everyday Health Risks
What environmental health risks are hiding in your neighborhood? The National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town website 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.
Quit Smoking with Help from Smokefree.gov
If you’re looking to quit smoking, the National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree.gov 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. Smokefree.gov 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 in New York.
The February event is part of “The Heart Truth®” campaign , 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.