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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

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October 2012

Health Matters for Women

New from CDC

Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
CDC and FDA are working with the Tennessee Department of Health on investigating a cluster of at least 12 patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) who have injected the opioid pain reliever, Opana ER®, for nonmedical reasons since February, 2012. Most cases of drug-associated TTP occur in women.
CDC Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices Recommends Tdap Immunization for Pregnant Women
The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices voted to recommend that providers of prenatal care implement a Tdap immunization program for all pregnant women.
Treatment Works: Get Help for Depression and Anxiety
Depression is a true and treatable medical condition. Try not to let hopelessness or shame stop you or a friend from getting medical help. Get help today.
Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities
Studies show higher rates of death related to breast cancer among women with a disability, even when diagnosed at the same stage as women without a disability. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Deaths: Leading Causes for 2009 (pdf)
This report presents final 2009 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death, accounted for 46.2% of all deaths among women in 2009.
Current Contraceptive Use in the United States, 2006–2010, and Changes in Patterns of Use Since 1995 (pdf)
Sixty-two percent of women of reproductive age are currently using contraception. Of women using a contraceptive method in the month of the interview, the most common methods used are the pill (28%, or 10.6 million women) and female sterilization (27%, or 10.2 million women).
Births: Preliminary Data for 2011 (pdf)
The 2011 preliminary number of US births was 3,953,593, 1 percent less (or 45,793 fewer) births than in 2010; the general fertility rate (63.2 per 1,000 women age 15-44 years) declined to the lowest rate ever reported for the United States.
Pre-Existing Diabetes and Pregnancy: Potential Effects of Uncontrolled Diabetes Before and During Pregnancy (pdf)
This one page explains the importance of keeping diabetes under control during pregnancy and the effects of uncontrolled diabetes on pregnancy and newborns, and ways to control blood sugar to help prevent problems.
Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community
A key strategy in preventing intimate partner violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent intimate partner relationships through individual, community, and societal level change.
2012 Print Material for Pregnant Women and the Seasonal Flu Shot
Two new customizable ob/gyn cards with doctor signature/office stamp space.
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy: Problems of Diabetes in Pregnancy
Blood sugar that is not well controlled in a pregnant woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes could lead to problems for the woman and the baby.
Are Your Kids Protected from HPV-related Cancers?
Protect your sons and daughters from cancer and other diseases caused by HPV by getting them HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots over 6 months to complete the series, so make sure your child gets all 3 doses.
Breast Cancer Awareness
The best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.
HIV Testing in the U.S. Household Population Aged 15–44: Data From the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006–2010 (pdf)
Among U.S. women aged 15–44, the percentage ever tested for HIV outside of blood donation increased significantly from 35% in 1995 to 55% in 2002, and to 59% in 2006–2010.
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011 (pdf)
The age-adjusted death rate decreased from 2010 to 2011 by 1.4 percent for males and 0.5 percent for females. The gap between male and female life expectancy was 4.8 years in 2011, unchanged from the difference between the sexes in 2010.


Thumbnail image Figure 1. Age-specific and age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension among adults aged 18 and over: United States, 2009–2010
Thumbnail image Figure 1. Birth rates for teenagers aged 15-19 years, by race and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years final 1991, 2007, 2010, and preliminary 2011 (pdf)
Thumbnail image Figure 1. Percentage of population aged 2 years and over who consumed diet drinks on a given day: United States, 2009‒2010

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