lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

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

Health Matters for Women - Celebrating 20 years of promoting women's health - CDC Office of Women's Health

Health Matters for Women

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Invasive Cancer Incidence - United States, 2010
The age-adjusted annual incidence for all cancers was 405 per 100,000 in females (compared with 414 in 2009). By cancer site, rates were highest for cancers of the prostate, female breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum. These four sites accounted for half of cancers diagnosed in 2010.
Likely Female-to-Female Sexual Transmission of HIV - Texas, 2012
This report describes a case of HIV transmission likely by sexual contact between female partners. In this case, other risk factors for HIV transmission were not reported by the newly infected woman, and the viruses infecting the two women were virtually identical.
“The Burning Truth” Initiative Launched
On March 24, CDC launched the Burning Truth communication initiative to encourage young people to keep their skin healthy and beautiful for life by protecting themselves from too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds. Posters and Web buttons are provided.
Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women
This eight-page fact sheet for health professionals and researchers discusses the links between the two issues, study findings, and addresses what’s being done.
Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS
Learn how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV by getting tested, using condoms, and checking with their health care provider about medicines that prevent and treat HIV.
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV Among Women
At the end of 2010, one in four people living with HIV in the United States were women. Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races/ethnicities.  
STEM Careers in Public Health for Girls and Young Women
Girls and young women should consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes and degrees. Learn how some of the women who work at CDC use their STEM expertise to help keep the nation and world safe and healthy.
Physicians are a Leading Source of Prescription Opioids for the Highest-Risk Users
CDC’s new analysis shows that highest risk users get opioids through their own prescriptions 27 percent of the time, as often as they get the drugs from friends or family for free or buy them from friends. This finding underscores the need for prevention efforts that focus on physicians’ prescribing behaviors and patients at highest risk for overdose.
Say "I Do" the Healthy Way
Add health to your wedding checklist and commit to staying healthy and safe before, during, and after the wedding.
Do You Know about Blood Clots and Travel?
Blood clots can be a serious risk for anyone traveling more than four hours. Learn how to prevent dangerous blood clots. Some of the risk factors for blood clots include: older age, obesity, recent surgery or injury, use of estrogen-containing contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy and the period after birth, previous blood clot or family history of them, limited movement, and varicose veins.
Routine Prenatal Care Visits by Provider Specialty in the United States, 2009–2010
This report quantifies the amount of routine prenatal care delivered by non-ob/gyn providers among women aged 15–54 who were seen in physicians’ offices, community health centers, and hospital outpatient departments (OPDs).
Notes from the Field: Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous MycobacteriumWound Infections Among Medical Tourists Undergoing Cosmetic Surgeries in the Dominican Republic - Multiple States, March 2013–February 2014
All patients are female (aged 18–59 years) and 13 (72%) were born in the Dominican Republic. Fourteen (74%) were hospitalized in the United States and required multiple therapeutic and corrective surgical procedures and long courses of antibiotics; five were treated as outpatients.
Alcohol-Attributable Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost - 11 States, 2006–2010
The median age-adjusted AAD rate for men (42.4 per 100,000) was more than twice the median age-adjusted AAD rate for women (15.8 per 100,000). The median YPLL rate for men (1,215 per 100,000) was more than twice the median rate for women (456 per 100,000).
Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - 2014
This report updates CDC's 2002 recommendations regarding screening tests to detect C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae infections and provides new recommendations regarding optimal specimen types, the use of tests to detect rectal and oropharyngeal C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeaeinfections, and information regarding when supplemental testing is indicated.
Special Considerations for Prophylaxis for and Treatment of Anthrax in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
The purpose of this meeting summary is to provide updated clinical information to health care providers and public health professionals caring for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating (P/PP/L) women (because of their unique immunology and physiology and the complexities of balancing maternal and fetal risks) in the setting of a bioterrorist event involving anthrax. A CME activity exists for this Emerging Infectious Disease journal article.
Trends in Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990–2012, NCHS Data Brief, No. 144
Although out-of-hospital births are rare in the United States, they have been increasing recently. If this increase continues, it has the potential to affect patterns of facility usage, clinician training, and resource allocation, as well as health care costs. This report updates previous analyses to examine recent trends and characteristics of out-of-hospital births, including home and birthing center births, and compares selected characteristics with hospital births.
Preventing Maternal Deaths in Africa Blog
Maternal health has improved in most regions of the world, with far fewer women dying during pregnancy and childbirth than 20 years ago. Progress in sub-Saharan Africa, however, has been much slower.

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Thumbnail imageFIGURE. Number of U.S. patients (N = 19) with rapidly growing nontuberculous Mycobacterium infections associated with cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic, by week of procedure - March 2013–February 2014
Thumbnail imageQuickStats: Birth Rates for Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2012
Thumbnail imageFigure 1. Routine prenatal care visits among women aged 15–54, by age and provider specialty: United States, 2009–2010

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