jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2014

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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Health Matters for Women

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New from CDC

Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Screening - United States, 2007-2012
In 2012, the percentage of women who had not been screened for cervical cancer in the past 5 years was estimated to be 11.4%; the percentage was larger for women without health insurance (23.1%) and for those without a regular health care provider (25.5%). The proportion of inadequately screened women is higher among older women, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
ATSDR Study Suggests Women’s Exposures to Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune Might Be Associated with Adverse Birth Outcomes
Women who were pregnant and were exposed to the contaminated drinking water between 1968 and 1985 were more likely to have increased risk of pre-term birth or children with forms of fetal growth retardation, according to the study results. These birth outcomes have been previously found to increase the risk for negative health outcomes later in life.
Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data -United States and 6 Dependent Areas -2012
The percentage of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression could be increased by expanding HIV testing efforts so that all people living with undiagnosed HIV know their status and are linked to and engaged in ongoing HIV medical care. Early and regular treatment with ART can protect health and extend life.
Family Health History
Collect your family health history and talk to your doctor at your next visit. A doctor can evaluate all of the factors, including family health history, that may affect your risk of diseases and can recommend ways to reduce that risk.
Introducing CDC’s New VetoViolence Website
The website, which was originally launched in 2009, was recently refreshed. Its newest features continue to provide and assist violence prevention practitioners in finding useful, free, online tools, trainings, and resources.
Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot!
If you're pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious flu illness. A flu shot can protect pregnant women, their unborn babies, and even the baby after birth.
Talking with Your Teens about Sex: Going Beyond “the Talk”
This fact sheet offers practical actions for parents to help strengthen their efforts to engage positively with their teens and to have meaningful discussions with them about sex.
Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
Get smart about when antibiotics are needed -to fight bacterial infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to harmful side effects and future antibiotic-resistant infections.
West Africans in the United States
Fact sheets, infographics, posters, and audio resources for West African communities and those serving West African community.
Top 10 Things You Really Need to Know about Ebola
From animals to food to mosquitoes, neighbors, airline travel, and hugging. Learn the basics about Ebola.
Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012
Seventy-two percent of residents in residential care communities were female. The percent female was somewhat lower in communities with 4-25 beds (68%) than in communities with 26-50 beds and more than 50 beds (73%).
Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance - United States, 2011
This report provides state-specific information on U.S. ART procedures performed in 2011 and compares infant outcomes that occurred in 2011 (resulting from procedures performed in 2010 and 2011) with outcomes for all infants born in the United States in 2011.
NCHS Data Brief, No. 169 - Trends in Fetal and Perinatal Mortality in the United States, 2006-2012
The percentage of births delivered at 39 weeks of gestation or more rose and preterm birth and infant mortality rates declined. Fetal mortality rates were essentially stable for non-Hispanic white (4.91 per 1,000 in 2012), non-Hispanic black (10.67), and Hispanic women (5.33) during 2006-2012. The overall perinatal mortality rate declined 4% from 6.51 per 1,000 in 2006 to 6.26 in 2011, with an 8% decline for non-Hispanic black women (10.80 in 2011).

Implications of Latrines on Women’s and Girls’ Safety
Dr. Hynes and Dr. Dynes have been involved in public health activities linking the safety of women and girls to the locations and privacy of latrines in humanitarian settings. Their team wanted to better understand women and girls’ sense of safety in the camps and to know if solar lights were acceptable, useful, and durable.
New Continuing Education Opportunities and Provider Tools for CDC’s U.S. MEC and U.S. SPR
Many of the tools are charts, diagrams, and algorithms presented in the U.S. MEC and U.S. SPR. The slide presentations can be used by health care providers who want to increase knowledge about the U.S. MEC, U.S. SPR, and teen pregnancy and/or earn continuing education credits. The presentation and speaker notes can also be used or adapted to give presentations on these topics.
The U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013 (U.S. SPR) provides recommendations for common, yet sometimes complex, management issues in initiating and using contraceptive methods. CDC has developed the following new tools to assist health care providers in using the U.S. SPR:
Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
This is a web-based training course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pelvic inflammatory disease. Also,Ready to Use Module for Clinical Educators
Check Your Knowledge: Diabetes and Pregnancy
How much do you know about diabetes during pregnancy? Check your knowledge.
Recommendation Regarding Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure - Community Preventive Services Task Force
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive tobacco control programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Evidence indicates these programs reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among adults and young people, reduce tobacco product consumption, increase quitting, and contribute to reductions in tobacco-related diseases and deaths.
Estimated Burden of Keratitis - United States, 2010
Nearly 1 million clinical visits for keratitis occur annually. The largest single risk factor for microbial keratitis is contact lens wear. Data reports that women made 63.3% of office visits and 54.7% of emergency department visits.
Guidance for Screening and Caring for Pregnant Women with Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Providers in U.S. Hospitals
Guidance on how to screen pregnant women for Ebola virus disease (Ebola) and how to care for pregnant women with known or suspected Ebola, including considerations for pregnant healthcare workers.
Evaluation of the Association of Maternal Pertussis Vaccination With Obstetric Events and Birth Outcomes
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound that Tdap vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm birth, or having a baby who is small for his or her gestational age.
United States Life Tables, 2010
In 2010, the overall expectation of life at birth was 78.7 years. Between 2009 and 2010, life expectancy at birth increased for all groups considered. Life expectancy increased for both males (from 76.0 to 76.2) and females (80.9 to 81.0)
Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2012
From 2008 through 2012, the annual estimated number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the U.S. remained stable; however, the estimated rate decreased. In 2012, the estimated rate was 15.3. From 2008 through 2012, the rate for females decreased; the rate for males remained stable. In 2012, males accounted for 80% of all diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents. The rate for adult and adolescent males was 29.9, and the rate for females was 7.2.
Cervical Cancer is Preventable
More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year. Up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Even though screening works, 10% of women in the US in 2012 reported they had not been screened in the last 5 years. Every visit to doctors and nurses is an opportunity to discuss cervical cancer prevention. No woman should die of cervical cancer.
Trends in Low-risk Cesarean Delivery in the United States, 1990-2013
The low-risk cesarean delivery rate reached a low of 18.4% in 1997 and then rose steadily to a high of 28.1% in 2009. The rate decreased from 2009 through 2013, reaching 26.9%. Declines were widespread during this time. The largest declines were for women under 40 (6%-8%) and for non-Hispanic white women (6%); rates for these groups decreased at all term gestational ages.
Updated Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Clinical Training Now Available
This web-based training course is designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pelvic inflammatory disease. Continuing education credits available.
Ready to Use Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Curriculum for Clinical Educators - Comprehensive curricular materials that can be downloaded by clinical educators for classroom use. Each module contains a slide presentation, an instructor's guide, a case study, and test questions.


Thumbnail imageFigure 2. Selected Characteristics among Residential Care Residents, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012
Thumbnail imageFigure. Cervical Cancer Incidence and Death Rates* - United States, 2011 (top half of figure)
Thumbnail imageEffectiveness of Family Planning Methods

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