MMWR News Synopsis for May 2, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/02/2013 02:58 PM EDT
MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for May 2, 2013
1. Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010
The increasing suicide rate among middle-aged Americans underscores the importance of prevention efforts for this population.
2. Adult Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activities — United States, 2011
About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government’s physical activity recommendations.
3. State-Specific Prevalence of Walking Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2011
Most adults with arthritis do no or low amounts of walking, which is an effective and safe way to achieve the proven arthritis benefits of physical activity.
4. Progress Toward Eradication of Polio — Worldwide, January 2012–March 2013
The number of polio cases confirmed globally and the geographic extent of wild poliovirus transmission have reached the lowest levels ever reported.