viernes, 29 de agosto 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

New from CDC

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time
This new national HIV and AIDS awareness campaign is a call to action for the general Hispanic/Latino community to talk about HIV and AIDS, increase HIV and AIDS awareness, and decrease HIV-associated stigma and shame. It highlights the importance of each and every conversation to reduce HIV and AIDS in this community.
Millions of Underserved Women in the US have Benefitted from CDC’s Breast and Cervical Screening Program
More than 4.3 million women with limited access to health care received breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services in the first 20 years of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Now, 2 Out of Every 5 Americans Expected to Develop Type 2 Diabetes During Their Lifetime
A new CDC study shows that close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA are now expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. The major study notes that the numbers look even worse for some ethnic minority groups. The largest increases were in Hispanic men and women, and non-Hispanic black women, for whom lifetime risk now exceeds 50%.
STD Webinar - Effective Interventions: Partner Services Webinar, Thursday September 11th at 2:00 PM ET
The Partner Services webinar will be the first of a series sharing the findings of the Effective Interventions Research Synthesis Project. The presentation will provide a summary of the literature review and the Partner Services paper. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion about possible approaches to improving Partner Services. Requires Registration.
STD Webinar – Reconceptualizing Screening for Chlamydia Control: Process Considerations, Targets and Outcomes
September 25, 2014: 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST

In this presentation, chlamydia control efforts will be considered using a sexually transmitted infection (STI) cascade perspective to demonstrate opportunities for improving current chlamydia screening efforts. In addition, we will begin to consider whether chlamydia rates represent the appropriate metric for assessing the impact of current chlamydia control efforts.
ATSDR Study Finds Higher Risk of Some Causes of Death for Civilian Workers at Camp Lejeune
Key findings included this: compared with the Camp Pendleton workers, the Camp Lejeune workers had higher mortality rates for the following causes of death: Cancers of the female breast, kidney, lung, oral cavity, prostate, and rectum; Kidney diseases; Leukemia; Multiple myeloma; and Parkinson’s disease.
Women and Diabetes
Of the 25.6 million adults with diabetes in the United States in 2010, 12.6 million were women. Death rates for women aged 25-44 years with diabetes are more than 3 times the rate for women without diabetes.
Information for Health Care Providers and Public Health Professionals: Preventing Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
This factsheet provides useful information and resources for healthcare and public health professionals on the health effects and prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy and what can be done to help pregnant women be tobacco-free.
National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940–2013
The 2013 preliminary rate (26.6 per 1,000 aged 15–19) is less than one-third of the historically highest rate (96.3 in 1957). The drop in teen birth rates translates into an estimated 4 million fewer births to teenagers from 1992 through 2012.
Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States
Nonmarital births and birth rates have declined 7% and 14%, respectively, since peaking in the late 2000s. Nonmarital birth rates fell in all age groups under 35 since 2007; rates increased for women aged 35 and over. Birth rates were down more for unmarried black and Hispanic women than for unmarried non-Hispanic white women.
Prevent Shingles
Almost 1 out of 3 people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk of shingles increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease.
Health Disparities in Cancer
Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of a disease and the related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups.1 Disparities affect many populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, residents of rural areas, women, children and adolescents, the elderly, people with disabilities, and the uninsured.
Six Tips for College Health and Safety
Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. College is a great time for new experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy.
Closure of Varicella-Zoster Virus–Containing Vaccines Pregnancy Registry - United States, 2013
From inception of the registry in 1995 through March 2012, no cases of congenital varicella syndrome and no increased prevalence of other birth defects have been detected among women vaccinated within 3 months before or during pregnancy. Vaccines that contain live attenuated varicella-zoster virus are contraindicated during pregnancy.
Update on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccine
ACIP maintained its current recommendation that herpes zoster vaccine be routinely recommended for adults aged ≥60 years.
Racial Disparities in Access to Maternity Care Practices That Support Breastfeeding - United States, 2011
Women living in zip code areas with a higher percentage of blacks might have less access to facilities implementing recommended maternity care practices, which might contribute to lower breastfeeding rates among blacks compared with other racial groups.
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization
Live attenuated influenza vaccine should not be used in the following populations: pregnant women; persons aged <2 years or >49 years; those with contraindications listed in the package insert; immunosuppressed persons; persons with a history of egg allergy; children aged 2 through 4 years who have asthma or who have had a wheezing episode noted in the medical record within the past 12 months… (see more in article); or persons who have taken influenza antiviral medications within the previous 48 hours.
Women’s Health and the Environment: A Tool Kit
This toolkit can be used to help meet the communication goals set by CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network).
Q&A with Missy Franklin: Olympic Gold Medalist and Healthy Swimming Champion
Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin gives tips on keeping swimming healthy, safe, and fun
Breastfeeding Report Card 2014
There are many ways that communities can support mothers and babies that breastfeed, and everyone plays a role. The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.
Breastfeeding is one of the most effective steps a mother can take to protect the health of her baby. Learn more about the promotion and support of breastfeeding in the United States.
Pregnant? Get Tdap in Your Third Trimester
Only you can give your baby protection against whooping cough before your little one is even born. Talk to your doctor or midwife about getting the Tdap vaccine during your third trimester.


Thumbnail imageQuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Weight Status* Among Adults Aged ≥20 Years with Diabetes,† by Sex — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2009–2012
Thumbnail imageFigure 1. Number of births, birth rate, and percentage of births to unmarried women: United States, 1940–2013
Thumbnail imageFigure 1. Number of births and birth rates for teenagers aged 15–19: United States, 1940–2013

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