Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter UpdateCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/31/2013 08:30 AM EDT
Health Matters for Women
New from CDCAdjusting National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Sample Weights for Women of Childbearing Age
Maternal risk factors have been tabulated for women of childbearing age using defined age ranges. When calculating statistics for women of childbearing age, the decision to adjust for age or not to adjust appears to be more important than the choice of adjustment method.
Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin
Teen birth rates fell steeply in the United States from 2007 through 2011, resuming a decline that began in 1991 but was briefly interrupted in 2006 and 2007. The overall rate declined 25% from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15–19 in 2007 to 31.3 in 2011-a record low. The number of births to teenagers aged 15–19 also fell from 2007 to 2011, by 26% to 329,797 in 2011.
Women’s Health at Work
While workplace exposures can affect both male and female reproduction, issues related to reproduction and pregnancy are of particular concern to women. Find summaries with links to more research of some hazards faced by women in the workplace as well as links to industry-specific research from CDC that relates to women.
Cancer and Women
Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than a quarter of a million women in America. Women can reduce their cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting the right cancer screening tests for their stage of life.
Program Increases Teen Contraceptive Use
Learn about a clinic-based program for adolescent girls that has improved contraceptive use and other health-related behaviors through personal case management and peer leadership opportunities.
Skin Cancer Awareness: Protect Your Skin
While you enjoy the outdoors this summer, protect yourself from skin cancer by seeking shade, wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sun-protective clothing, and using sunscreen.
Healthy Things Every Mother Should Do
Moms should make their health a priority and take simple steps to live a safer and healthier life. While being a mother means caring for others, here are a few things moms can do to take care of themselves. Moms of every age can take steps to live a safer and healthier life.
CDC Announces New Members for the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women
Seven new members will serve on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. The Committee was chartered in 2010 and consists of external experts and stakeholders. The committee members serve two- to four-year terms.
Adult Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activities - United States, 2011
For 2011, 20.6% of U.S. adults were classified as meeting both the aerobic and muscle-strengthening guidelines, including 23.4% of men and 17.9% of women.
Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005–2010
Increased consumption of added sugars has been linked to a decrease in intake of essential micronutrients and an increase in body weight. Women aged 20–39 consumed an average 275 kcals from added sugars, women aged 40–59 consumed 236 kcals from added sugars, and women aged 60 and over consumed 182 kcals from added sugars.
Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years - United States, 1999–2010
The suicide rate for women increased 31.5%, from 6.2 to 8.1. Among women, suicide rates increased with age, and the largest percentage increase in suicide rate was observed among women aged 60–64 years (59.7%, from 4.4 to 7.0). Among AI/ANs, the suicide rate for women increased 81.4%, from 5.7 to 10.3. Among whites, the rate for women increased 41.9%.
CDC GrantsGrants for Injury Control Research Centers [RFA-CE-14-001]
These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities that support CDC’s priorities and mission. Closing Date: November 4, 2013.
Cooperative Research Agreements Related [PAR-12-126]
CDC is soliciting applications for scientifically rigorous research to help answer critical questions about physical and mental health conditions related to the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Major areas of interest include: biomarkers of exposures or health outcomes; epidemiologic studies; exposure-response relationships; improvements in diagnosis and treatment; patterns of illness (age, gender, etc.); risk factors for disease; and other research studies on WTC-related health conditions or emerging conditions. Closing Date: Oct 24, 2014.
From Other U.S. Federal AgenciesU.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
FDA Releases New Graphic on Mammography Myths
HHS Announces the Winners of the Reducing Cancer among Women of Color Challenge
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Valproate Anti-seizure Products Contraindicated for Migraine Prevention in Pregnant Women due to Decreased IQ Scores in Exposed Children
New Online Teen Pregnancy Resource Center (HHS OAH)
FDA Warns about Potential Medication Errors Resulting from Confusion Regarding Nonproprietary Name for Breast Cancer Drug Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine)
FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive Without a Prescription for Women 15 Years of Age and Older
FDA Video for Pregnant Women and New Moms
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement: Screening and Behavioral Counseling to Reduce Alcohol Misuse
Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery (White House)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for HIV
Study Establishes Basis for Genomic Classification of Endometrial Cancers (NIH)
Progress on Pelvic Floor Disorders (NIH)
Endometrial and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Genomes Characterized (NIH)
FDA Issues Proposal to Increase Consumer Awareness of Tanning Bed Risks
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health Publishes A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors (ACF)
National, State and LocalNew York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative
ACOG Elects New Officers
TOOLBOX: Improving the Receipt of Clinical Preventive Services among Women with Disabilities (AMCHP)
Lupus Educational Curriculum Developed to Address Diagnosis Challenges (Lupus Foundation of America)
Visualizing Health Policy: The Role of Medicaid and Medicare in Women’s Health Care (Kaiser)
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