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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

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Seven Things You May Not Know about Women's Health
Lesser-known conditions and diseases affect the health or safety of millions of women or girls each year. Learn about some of them and what you can do.
Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season
During the 2014–15 influenza season approximately half of surveyed pregnant women had received influenza vaccination, similar to the percentages found for the 2013–14 (52.2%), 2012–13 (50.5%), and 2011–12 (46.4%) influenza seasons, but higher than those found for the 2010–11 season (44.0%).
HPV and Latino Health
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to many health problems for Latinos and all racial and ethnic groups. Learn how to reduce your risk and ways to prevent HPV infection.
Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Women of Childbearing Age — United States, 2011–2013
During 2011–2013, one in 10 pregnant women reported consuming alcohol in the past 30 days and one in 33 reported binge drinking; similar to nonpregnant women, about one third of pregnant women who consume alcohol engage in binge drinking.
2014 Obesity Prevalence Maps
Nineteen states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%. Three states (Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater. The Midwest had the highest prevalence of obesity (30.7%), followed by the South (30.6%), the Northeast (27.3%), and the West (25.7%).
Variation in Physician Office Visit Rates by Patient Characteristics and State, 2012
In 2012, there were an estimated 301 physician office visits per 100 persons. The visit rate among females exceeded the rate for males.
Births in the United States, 2014
The number of births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 (the general fertility rate) in the United States increased slightly in 2014, to 62.9—the first increase since 2007. Rates rose for non-Hispanic white and Asian or Pacific Islander women, but historic lows were observed for Hispanic women and American Indian or Alaska Native women.
Vital Signs: Predicted Heart Age and Racial Disparities in Heart Age Among U.S. Adults at the State Level
Overall, average predicted heart age for adult men and women was 7.8 and 5.4 years older than their chronological age, respectively. On average, men and women had a predicted heart age 7.8 and 5.4 years older, respectively, than their chronological age.
United States Life Tables, 2011
Between 2010 and 2011, life expectancy at birth increased for both males (from 76.2 to 76.3) and females (81.0 to 81.1), and for the white population (78.9 to 79.0), the black population (75.1 to 75.3), the Hispanic population (81.4 to 81.6), and the non-Hispanic black population (74.7 to 74.9).
Influences of Preparedness Knowledge and Beliefs on Household Disaster Preparedness
In this study, men were more likely to report personal preparedness than women.
Self-reported Hearing Trouble in Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2014
Among women, 45.3% stated that getting older was the main cause of their hearing loss, compared with 24.5% of men. Nearly 36% of men stated that long-term noise exposure was the main cause of their hearing loss, compared with nearly 11% of women.
If You Have Heart Disease or Have Had a Stroke, You Need to Take Steps to Fight the Flu
People with heart disease and those who have had a stroke are at high risk for developing serious complications from the flu.
CDC Funding Helps States Combat Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic
CDC is providing 16 states the resources and expertise they need to help prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids: Arizona, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Return Home from Work Safely and with Dignity
The products (4 brochures, 5 short videos, and 2 posters) encourages immigrant workers to seek help if they have a question about their workplace safety or health.
Heart Age
Is Your Heart Older Than You? Two in 5 women have a heart age 5 or more years older than their actual age. Learn your heart age and how to improve it.
Adult Vaccination: An Important Step in Protecting Your Health
Vaccines are recommended for all adults to help prevent getting and spreading diseases. Find out which vaccines are recommended for you.
Memory and Healthy Aging
Some declines in cognition and memory with age are normal, but sometimes they can signal problems. Learn the signs and symptoms of dementia and cognitive impairments so you can help the older adults in your life seek treatment at the right time.
Adults Eligible for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Counseling and Participation in Aerobic Physical Activity — United States, 2013
In 2013, an estimated 36.8% of U.S. adults met criteria to be classified as eligible for intensive behavioral counseling for CVD prevention, including 40.0% of men and 33.5% of women.
Celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month!
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1989 by Congress to a month long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15).
Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
The goal of this report is to increase walking by working together to increase access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll and to create a culture that supports walking for all Americans.
Gallbladder Cancer Incidence and Death Rates
Gallbladder cancer is more common among women (1.4 cases and 0.7 deaths per 100,000 women) than men (0.8 cases and 0.5 deaths per 100,000 men). Two-thirds of cases and deaths occurred among women.
A New Medication Adherence e-Learning Training Toolkit for Providers
Every Dose Every Day is designed to help providers support medication adherence among people living with HIV to improve the health outcomes and increase the prevention benefits of treatment. 
Take a Stand on Falls
Every day, more than 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Among this age group, falls are the leading cause of injury, making falls a growing problem for older adults across the nation. Although falls pose various health risks—they can be prevented.

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