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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

Does Breast or Ovarian Cancer Run in Your Family?
If you have close relatives with breast and/or ovarian cancer, you may be at higher risk for developing these diseases. Learn whether your family health history puts you at higher risk and whether you might benefit from cancer genetic counseling and testing.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Are you worried about the cost? CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms.
Vaccination with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine of Pregnant Women Enrolled in Medicaid — Michigan, 2011–2013
Based on Medicaid administrative claims data and the statewide immunization information system records, 14.3% of publicly insured women who delivered their first child during November 2011–February 2013 received Tdap during pregnancy. Black, Asian, and Arab women were significantly less likely to receive Tdap during pregnancy compared with white women.
Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection Among Persons Aged 14–39 Years — United States, 2007–2012
Among sexually active females aged 14–24 years, the population targeted for routine screening, chlamydia prevalence was 4.7% overall and 13.5% among non-Hispanic black females. The 2007–2012 NHANES indicate that an estimated 1.8 million persons aged 14–39 years in the United States have a genital chlamydial infection. Prevalence was highest among adolescents and young adults aged <25 years.
Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2013–14 Influenza Season
During the 2013–14 influenza season, influenza vaccination among pregnant women was 52.2%, similar to coverage in the 2012–13 season (50.5%). Vaccination coverage among non-Hispanic black women was substantially lower compared with women of the other three racial/ethnic groups.
What Obstetrician–Gynecologists Should Know About Ebola
It is important that all health care providers are prepared to evaluate and care for patients. Specifically, U.S. health care providers, including ob-gyns, should ask patients about recent travel and should know the signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease and what to do if assessing a patient with compatible illness.
For Them and For You, Too
Read this fotonovela to learn simple steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, especially if you have a family history of the condition. Care for your family by caring for yourself first.
Flu Season is Around the Corner
Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop full protection against the flu. Get vaccinated by October to protect yourself and your loved ones!
Find Out If You Are At Risk for Viral Hepatitis
Take CDC’s online Hepatitis Risk Assessment to find out if you should be tested or vaccinated for viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can both be prevented with vaccines.
Adults: Protect Yourself with Pneumococcal Vaccines
Many adults are at risk for pneumococcal disease. There are two vaccines that provide protection against this serious and sometimes deadly disease. Talk to your healthcare professional to make sure you are up-to-date on these and other recommended vaccines.
CDC launches HIV Treatment Works, a new Act Against AIDS Campaign
This campaign shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment. On this website, you will find information encouraging people living with HIV to get in care and stay on treatment, as well as resources on how to live well. Hear Angie’s Story.
Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer: Awareness, Implementation & Population Screening
Tools for women and clinicians, and information on screening, family history, and going public.
Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence
Connecting the Dots is a new resource co-developed by CDC and Prevention Institute. This brief shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities.Presentation slides are also available.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Counseling — Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, United States, 2010
Overall, approximately 17% of mothers reported that their physician, nurse, or other health-care worker did not talk about breastfeeding during their prenatal care visits. Multicomponent interventions and supports, including prenatal breastfeeding counseling, are needed to help mothers start and continue breastfeeding.
National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — National Immunization Survey – Teen, United States, 2011
HPV vaccination has the potential to decrease substantial health and economic burdens caused by HPV-associated diseases, including cancers. If health-care reform implementation expands adolescents' access to primary care and vaccination services, it could facilitate achievement of national vaccination coverage goals and, ultimately, reduce the substantial burden of HPV-associated diseases and cancers in the U.S. population.
Chlamydia Screening Among Females Aged 15–21 Years — Multiple Data Sources, United States, 1999–2010
Fewer than half of sexually active females aged 15–21 years are screened annually. Although the methods, age groups, and units of measure varied, all the findings support the conclusion that many sexually active adolescent females in the United States were not tested as recommended, even when they visited a physician with symptoms and signs consistent with chlamydial infection.
Receipt of Reproductive Health Services Among Sexually Experienced Persons Aged 15–19 Years — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010
During the 12 months before the interview, approximately 30% of sexually experienced females aged 15–19 years did not receive contraceptive services, nearly 70% of sexually experienced females aged 15–19 years did not receive recommended STD services, and 74% of sexually experienced males aged 15–19 years did not receive STD services.
CDC’S 2013 State Obesity Map Detailing the Prevalence of Adults with Obesity
CDC released its 2013 state-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. This new data shows that the proportion of adults with obesity in the United States in 2013 remained high with estimates across states ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.1% in both Mississippi and West Virginia.
Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization - National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011
This report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and the age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.
1999–2011 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data
This Web-based report includes the official federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries that have high-quality data and cancer mortality statistics for each year and 2007–2011 combined. It provides state-specific and regional data for cancer cases diagnosed and cancer deaths that occurred each year from 1999 to 2011 and for 2007-2011 combined.
CDC Expands Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
CDC awarded six states for the State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) Cooperative Agreement (California, New York, Ohio, Illinois*, Massachusetts*, and North Carolina*). Funding will enhance the capabilities of PQCs to improve perinatal outcomes by improving the quality of perinatal care in their states. (* new states)


Thumbnail imageFigure. Trends in adult overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity among men and women aged 20–74: United States, selected years 1960–1962 through 2011–2012
Thumbnail imageQuickStats: Life Expectancy at Birth, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — United States, 2011
Thumbnail imageQuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Heart Disease and Cancer, by Sex — United States, 1980–2011

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