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MAPA November PSA

 

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 12 – 18 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. The goal is to decrease inappropriate / unnecessary use of antibiotics, help prevent antibiotic resistance and avoid side effects from misuse of antibiotics.

MAPA encourages you to download and print this brochure on Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer” to learn more.  Here are two very important facts:
• 
Antibiotics do not work on viruses, such as colds and flu, or runny noses, even if the mucus is thick, yellow, or green
• Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. At least 23,000 people die as a result.

 

Click here for additional educational resources offered by The Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

 

November 2018 PSA 60 SEC.mp3
November 2018 PSA 30 SEC.mp3
November 2018 PSA 15 SEC.mp3

 



MAPA October PSA

 

National PA Week

October 6-12 is National PA Week.  PAs have been providing high quality, cost effective care for over 50 years.PAs are nationally certified by the NCCPA and, in Minnesota, licensed by the Board of Medical Practice.The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has a host of information available including:

Ø  What are the advantages of seeing a PA for medical care?

Ø  What is a PA?

Ø  What education does a PA have?

Ø  What do PAs do?

Ø  Where do PAs work?

Ø  How do PAs work with physicians?

Ø  What is the public perception of PAs?

 

 

October 2018 PSA 60 SEC.mp3
October 2018 PSA 30 SEC.mp3
October 2018 PSA 15 SEC.mp3

 


 

  

MAPA September PSA


National Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. This exceeds the rate of death from homicide and AIDS combined. More people die by suicide than from automobile accidents.


While suicide is the second leading cause of death for those ages 15 to 34, in 2013 (the latest year for which data is available) the highest number of suicides among both men and women occurred among those aged 45 to 54. The highest rates of suicides (suicides per 100,000) occurred among men aged 75 and up and among women aged 45 to 54. [ https://www.samhsa.gov/suicide-prevention ]  


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  That number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

MAPA recommends the following valuable resources:

https://save.org/about-suicide/mental-illness-and-suicide/

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Preventing-Suicide

 

September 2018 MENTAL HEALTH PSA 60 SEC.mp3
September 2018 MENTAL HEALTH PSA 30 SEC.mp3
September 2018 MENTAL HEALTH PSA 15 SEC.mp3


MAPA August PSA


National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. MAPA cares about you and your family’s health and wants to share with you the recommended vaccination schedules:

This schedule summarizes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for children birth through 6 years.

This schedule summarizes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for preteens and teens from 7 through 18 years of age.

This schedule summarizes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for adults 19 years and older.

 

The various CDC websites contain a wealth of information and provides the answers to Immunization understanding, basics and common questions.

Review Six Things you Need to Know about Vaccines

Immunization: Why is it Important?

Immunization Basics

Immunization Common Questions

 

August 2018 VACCINATION PSA 60 SEC.mp3
August 2018 VACCINATION PSA30 SEC.mp3
August 2018 VACCINATION PSA15 SEC.mp3



 

MAPA July PSA


Herbal/Prescription Drug Interaction Awareness Month

July is Herbal/Prescription Drug Interaction Awareness Month. Many people believe that “natural products” are by their very nature safe.  However, that is not necessarily true.Herbal medications have potential health consequences when taken alone and these increase when combining herbal and prescription medications. In addition, herbal medications are not tested or regulated by the FDA; concentration and ingredients lists may be not be present and can change with each bottle received.  MAPA reminds you to share with your PA, and all your Health Care Providers, a complete list of all prescription, over the counter and herbal products you are taking – not just in July but with each encounter.

 

We recommend these National Institutes of Health websites as valuable sources of information:

 

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/herb-drug

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/know-science/how-medications-supplements-interact

 

July 2018 HERBAL DRUG INTERACTION PSA 60 SEC.mp3
July 2018 HERBAL DRUG INTERACTION PSA30 SEC.mp3
July 2018 HERBAL DRUG INTERACTION PSA15 SEC.mp3

 


 

 

MAPA June PSA


National PTSD Awareness Month

It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

 

Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic) or even short-term (acute) PTSD. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward as the course of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. Yet in some people, the condition becomes chronic.

 

To be diagnosed with PTSD, an adult must have all the following for at least 1 month:

  • At least one re-experiencing symptom such as flashbacks, bad dreams and frightening thoughts
  • At least one avoidance symptom such as staying away from places or events that are reminders of the traumatic event or avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the event
  • At least two arousal and reactivity symptoms such as being easily startled, feeling tense, having difficulty sleeping or having angry outbursts
  • At least two cognition and mood symptoms such as distorted feelings of guilt or blame, negative thoughts about oneself or the world or loss of interest in enjoyable activities

 

Physician Assistants or other Primary Care Provider can help locate a mental health professional with expertise in treating this condition. MAPA recommends the following resources for additional information:

 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/ptsd-overview/basics/what-is-ptsd.asp

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

 

June 2018 PTSD 60 SEC.mp3
June 2018 PTSD 30 SEC.mp3
June 2018 PTSD 15 SEC.mp3

 


 

MAPA May PSA


National Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and MAPA wants to remind you to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Johns Hopkins Lyme Research Center offers advice on prevention of tick bites and risk of Lyme Disease

  • Create a tick-free zone around your house
    • Keep lawn mowed
    • Create a tick barrier between lawn and woods
  • Enjoy the outdoors safely
    • Avoid tall grass
    • Stay in the middle of hiking trails
  • Protect yourself and your children by wearing protective clothing treated with tick pesticides and treating your skin with insect repellent
    • Wear long sleeves and long pants tucked into socks avoiding sandals 
    • Apply Permethrin to clothing and insect repellent to your skin
  • Perform tick checks after coming in from the out of doors and showering
    • Inspect both visually and by feeling 
    • Showering can wash off ticks before they attach
  • Remove ticks once found immediately by grasping them with a tweezers and pulling them off the skin
    • Removing a tick in the first 24 hours dramatically reduces the risk of Lyme disease, and is your best protection in preventing yourself from getting Lyme disease

 

The CDC website offers a wealth of information on signs & symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

 

brochure called Lyme Disease: What you need to know

 

May 2018 Lyme Disease 60 SEC.mp3MP3 (2.35 MB)
May 2018 Lyme Disease 30 SEC.mp3MP3 (1.18 MB)
May 2018 Lyme Disease 15 SEC.mp3MP3 (591 KB)

 


 

MAPA April PSA


National Donate Life Awareness Month

MAPA wants to help raise your awareness of the need and how you can make a real difference.
The following information is from the US Organ Donor website.

 

One Donor Can Save Eight Lives

 

This is the website for Minnesota residents to register as an organ donor: https://www.lifesourcedonorregistry.org/

 

Here is what you will see:

 

Minnesota residents can use this form to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Information entered will be used only for verifying your donation decision. If you support donation, please register. Almost anyone can be a donor, regardless of age or pre-existing medical condition. Call 1-888-5-DONATE with questions. 

More Minnesota specific information information can be found at http://www.donatelifemidwest.org/mn/

 


April 2018 Organ Donation 60 SEC.mp3MP3 (2.35 MB)
April 2018 Organ Donation 30 SEC.mp3MP3 (1.17 MB)
April 2018 Organ Donation 15 SEC.mp3MP3 (591 KB)

 



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March 2018 Colorectal Cancer 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.17 MB) Administration 3/20/2018
March 2018 Colorectal Cancer 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (596.39 KB) Administration 3/20/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 60.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 2/8/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 30.mp3 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 2/8/2018
February 2018 Heart Health 15.mp3 MP3 (593.33 KB) Administration 2/8/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 60.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 1/2/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 30.mp3 MP3 (1.16 MB) Administration 1/2/2018
January 2018 Glaucoma 15.mp3 MP3 (589.25 KB) Administration 1/2/2018
December 2017 SAD 60.mp3 MP3 (2.32 MB) Administration 11/29/2017
December 2017 SAD 30.mp3 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 11/29/2017
December 2017 SAD 15.mp3 MP3 (589.25 KB) Administration 11/29/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 60 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 10/30/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 10/30/2017
November 2017 Stop Smoking 15 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 10/30/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 10/2/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 10/2/2017
October 2017 What is a PA 15 MP3 (590.27 KB) Administration 10/2/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 60 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 9/5/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 9/5/2017
September2017 Childhood Obesity 15 MP3 (594.35 KB) Administration 9/5/2017
August2017_Immunization 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 7/28/2017
August2017_Immunization 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 7/28/2017
August2017_Immunization 15 MP3 (590.27 KB) Administration 7/28/2017
July2017_Eye Health 60 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 7/10/2017
July2017_Eye Health 30 MP3 (1.15 MB) Administration 7/10/2017
July2017_Eye Health 15 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
June2017 Mens Health 60 SEC.mp3 MP3 (2.29 MB) Administration 6/1/2017
June2017 Mens Health 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.14 MB) Administration 6/1/2017
June2017 Mens Health 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (599.45 KB) Administration 6/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 60 SEC.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB) Administration 5/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 30 SEC.mp3 MP3 (1.16 MB) Administration 5/1/2017
May2017 Allergy PSA 15 SEC.mp3 MP3 (592.31 KB) Administration 5/1/2017
April2017 Health Equality 60 MP3 (2.31 MB) Administration 4/18/2017
April2017 Health Equality 30 MP3 (472.31 KB) Administration 4/18/2017
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