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CDC E-Cards Highlight Diabetes, Salmonella, and Zombies

With a CDC e-card, you can send a friend a gentle reminder to get his colon checked

Remember when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told you how to prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse? Now there’s a new way to share the joke with your friends, plus a few more reality-based health tips.

At the CDC’s “Health-e-Cards” portal, you can send e-cards to all your e-mail contacts with tips and suggestions for staying happy, healthy, and zombie-free. The cards include such groan-worthy lines as “Diabetes doesn’t take a vacation” (tips for managing diabetes while traveling); “Salmonella . . . don’t let it sneak up on you” (food-safety advice); and, over a picture of a goofy, grinning professor, “Controlling your asthma is academic!”

They’ve even come up with cards for holidays. This Father’s Day card plays music: “Dad, you taught me many things by example,” it reads. “Thanks for becoming my nonsmoking role model.” And another set to music: “Dad, you always took such good care of me. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.”

Check out the more than 100 e-cards here.

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