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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

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

New from CDC

Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans
More than one-half of noninstitutionalized women and more than one-quarter of noninstitutionalized men aged 65 and over reported a urinary leakage. Observed differences in accidental bowel leakage rates by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, poverty level, education, and marital status were not statistically significant.
Knowing BRCA Changed My Life
This blog provides perspectives on a variety of cancer-related topics. This one is written by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Wasserman Schultz represents Florida’s 23rd District in the U.S. Congress.
Cytomegalovirus: Protect Your Baby
CMV is a common virus that can be contracted through contact with the saliva or urine of children. Pregnant women who are infected can transmit CMV to their fetuses, causing a congenital CMV infection. A "congenital" infection is one that is transmitted from mother to baby during the pregnancy. Pregnant women can take steps to reduce their risk of exposure to CMV.
Recent Declines in Induction of Labor by Gestational Age
Trends in induction rates vary by gestational age, with rates for most gestational age groups declining since 2010. Induction rates for births at 36, 37, and 38 weeks have declined since 2006, with the largest decrease at 38 weeks.
Resources for Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Patients
Learn about the unique sexual health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, and get resources for making your clinical practice more welcoming.
CDC Vaccine Schedules App for Clinicians and Other Immunization Providers
Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes using the CDC Vaccine Schedules app. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Get Tested
CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that some people with risk factors get tested more often. You should also be tested if you have been sexually assaulted or if you are a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Teen Birth Rates Drop, But Disparities Persist
Improve the lives of young people—strengthen communities by reducing teen pregnancy and eliminating disparities. Learn more about CDC's communitywide initiatives to address this issue.
Million Hearts and Eating-Well Magazine Launch Heart-healthy Nutrition Resource
The resource center features lower-sodium, heart-healthy recipes and family-friendly meal plans, with an emphasis on managing sodium intake, a major contributor to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2012–2013
By sex, prevalence of any tobacco use every day or some days was higher among men (26.2%) than women (15.4%). By sexual orientation, prevalence was higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) adults (30.8%) than heterosexual/straight adults (20.5%).
Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations
CDC has issued new guidelines, now available online, for HIV testing of serum or plasma specimens. The updated recommendations allow detection of acute HIV infections that would be missed by antibody tests alone and can expedite entry of patients into care because of reduced turnaround time for test results.
Medical Costs and Productivity Losses of Cancer Survivors — United States, 2008–2011
Medical costs (total annual medical expenditures) and productivity loss among cancer survivors were estimated adjusting for age, sex, race/ethnicity, number of MEPS priority conditions, marital status, and education. Cancer survivors were more likely to be female, non-Hispanic white, in fair/poor health and insured and to have multiple chronic conditions compared with persons without a cancer history.
Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013
Among adults in age groups 18–24, 25–34, 35–44, and 45-64, men were more likely than women to lack health insurance coverage at the time of interview.
Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of Persons Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection — Medical Monitoring Project, United States, 2009
Women living with HIV are at an increased risk for developing cervical cancer. The findings in this report are consistent with previous studies showing that 77%–81% of HIV-infected women received cervical cancer screening in the past year and suggest that one of five women with HIV were not screened for cervical cancer.
Marriage, Cohabitation, and Men's Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Among men aged 18–64, those who were married were more likely than cohabiting men and other not-married men to have had a health care visit in the past 12 months. Marriage was associated with greater likelihood of a health care visit for both younger and older men, and for men with health insurance.


Thumbnail imageDiagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes among People Aged 20 Years or Older, United States, 2012
Thumbnail imageFigure 1. Induction of Labor, by Gestational Age: United States, 1990–2012
Thumbnail imageFigure 1: Age-adjusted Incontinence among Noninstitutionalized Persons Aged 65 and Over, by Type of Incontinence and Sex: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2010

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