jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

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 newsletter from the CDC - US Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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A Tan Is Not a Sign of Health: Sharon McKenna, Melanoma Survivor, Shares Her Story Blog
My battle with melanoma began in 2002, after I noticed a small, irregular mole on my lower back.
Optimal Serum and Red Blood Cell Folate Concentrations in Women of Reproductive Age for Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: World Health Organization Guidelines
Evidence was evaluated regarding the 1) genetic, biologic, and sociodemographic determinants of blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age; 2) threshold concentration of blood folate associated with lowest NTD risk; 3) response of blood folate concentrations to nutrition interventions; and 4) performance of laboratory assays for blood folate assessment.
Occupational Traumatic Injuries Among Workers in Health Care Facilities — United States, 2012–2014
Nurses (38%) and nursing assistants (19%) accounted for 57% of identified OSHA-recordable injuries. Between 70%–90% of OSHA-recordable patient handling; slips, trips, and falls; and workplace violence injuries occurred among female employees.
Interpregnancy Intervals in the United States: Data From the Birth Certificate and the National Survey of Family Growth
Jurisdiction-specific median IPI ranged from 25 months (Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin) to 32 months (California) using birth certificate data.
STD Awareness
Half of all sexually active young people in the United States will get an STD by the time they're 25—and most won't know it.
Work-Related Asthma — 22 States, 2012
The prevalence of current asthma significantly differed by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and education. Prevalence was highest among persons aged 45–64 years (9.4%), women (11.4%), blacks (12.5%), and those with less than a high school education (9.5%).
Emergency Department Visits for Drug Poisoning: United States, 2008–2011
Among persons aged 35–49, the ED visit rate for drug poisonings was higher among females (51.2 per 10,000 persons) compared with males (31.9 per 10,000 persons). The ED visit rate for females was higher among those aged 20–34 and 35–49 compared with those aged 0–19 and 50 and over. Females had a higher ED visit rate for drug poisonings that were self-inflicted compared with males.
Prevent Cervical Cancer! Podcast
Cervical cancer can be prevented. Listen as two friends—one a doctor—talk about screening tests and early detection. Learn what test you might need.
Invasive Cancer Incidence — Puerto Rico, 2007–2011
Among women the leading sites were breast, colon and rectum, and thyroid (rates of 84, 35, and 29 per 100,000 women, respectively).
Preventing Teen Pregnancy: A Key Role for Health Care Providers
LARC is safe to use, does not require taking a pill each day or doing something each time before having sex, and can prevent pregnancy for 3 to 10 years, depending on the method. Less than 1% of LARC users would become pregnant during the first year of use.
Home Canning and Botulism
Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends, but it can be risky or even deadly if not done correctly and safely.
Vital Signs: Trends in Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Among Teens Aged 15–19 Years SeekingContraceptive Services — United States, 2005–2013 
Given the estimated 4.4 million sexually experienced female teens in the United States, and the high effectiveness, safety and ease of using LARC, continued efforts are needed to increase access and availability of these methods for teens.
2015 National Conference on Health Statistics
CDC invites you to submit a poster abstract for this year’s Poster Session at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics, to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD, August 24–26, 2015. Conference registration is free and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with NCHS staff from all surveys and programs, as well as representatives from other government agencies.  
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps
This online tool allows you to search for and view maps, tables, and trend data in the areas of weight status, fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, sugar drink consumption, television viewing, and breastfeeding.

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