sábado, 31 de octubre 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

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Happy Halloween!
Learn seven ways to be safe and healthy this Halloween.
Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding
Practices in many US hospitals do not fully support breastfeeding and not enough babies are breastfeeding as recommended. The WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding. Hospitals influence how the nearly 4 million US babies born each year are fed.
Vital Signs: Improvements in Maternity Care Policies and Practices That Support Breastfeeding — United States, 2007–2013
Many U.S. mothers do not continue breastfeeding as long as they would like. This report summarizes data from 2007 (baseline), 2009, 2011, and 2013 to describe trends in the prevalence of facilities using maternity care policies and practices that are consistent with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
 #PreteenVaxScene Webinar: HPV Vaccination QI Projects & Implementation
This webinar provides an introduction about Implementation Science theory and principles and summarizes a multi-level approach to an HPV vaccine-focused quality improvement project and describes interventions and lessons learned from a collaborative QI project between WellStar Health System Medical Group and the GA Department of Public Health.
Does Breast or Ovarian Cancer Run in Your Family?
About 3% of breast cancers (about 6,000 women per year) and 10% of ovarian cancers (about 2,000 women per year) result from inherited mutations (changes) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are passed on in families.
Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18–24: United States, 2009–2013
In 2012–2013, young adult males aged 18–24 were more likely than young adult females to commit suicide. The suicide rate was highest in the AIAN population for both males and females (34.3 and 9.9 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively).
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Female Adolescents in Managed Care Plans — United States, 2013
Results from this study indicate that health plans are performing poorly overall with regard to HPV vaccination rates in female adolescents aged 13 years.
2016 Calendars Now Available
The 2016 Healthy Living calendars are now available. These one page calendars promote steps you can take each day for a safe and healthy life.  
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. Learn the symptoms, find out how you can lower your risk, and get more information.
Day of the Girl
Day of the Girl helps to raise awareness of issues that impact young girls worldwide. Learn about several issues in the United States and what we can do to promote the health and safety of girls.  
Breast Cancer in Young Women
Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.
Controlled Substance Prescribing Patterns — Prescription Behavior Surveillance System, Eight States, 2013
Rates for opioids and benzodiazepines were substantially higher for females than for males in all states. The higher prescribing rates of benzodiazepines are consistent with higher female prevalence of receiving a diagnosis of anxiety disorder, the condition for which benzodiazepines are most commonly prescribed. The excess prescribing among adult women might reflect the fact that stimulants also are prescribed for weight control.
Updated fact sheet: HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos
In 2013, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 23% (10,888) of the estimated 48,145 new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and six dependent areas. Of those, 85% (9,266) were in men, and 15% (1,610) were in women. Eighty-six percent (1,389) of the estimated HIV diagnoses among Hispanic women/Latinas were attributed to heterosexual contact.
Updated fact sheet: HIV Among People Aged 50 and Older in the United States
Women who no longer worry about becoming pregnant may be less likely to use a condom and to practice safer sex. Age-related thinning and dryness of vaginal tissue may raise older women’s risk for HIV infection.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss
The loss of a baby during pregnancy remains a sad reality for many families. Kerry shares her story about her daughter Grace, who was stillborn, and how the experience has affected her and her family.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among School Girls in a Demonstration Project — Botswana, 2013
This report summarizes HPV vaccination coverage among girls aged ≥9 years enrolled in grades 4–6 in 23 primary schools in Molepolole, Botswana, during a 2013 HPV vaccination demonstration project conducted by the Botswana Ministry of Health.
Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community
Twenty-nine percent of women and nearly 10% of men in the United States have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner and reported that the violence impacted them in some way (e.g., made them feel fearful or concerned for their safety, resulted in an injury or need for services, or they lost days from work or school).
CDC Grand Rounds: Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects — Steps to Prevention
Major birth defects (birth defects) are defined as structural abnormalities, present at birth, with surgical, medical, or cosmetic importance. Most birth defects develop during the first trimester of pregnancy, often before a woman knows she is pregnant. For this reason, pregnancy planning and obtaining prenatal care are key factors in preventing birth defects.
Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Disabilities
All women ages 50 to 74, including women with disabilities, should have a screening mammogram every two years as an important way to lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Studies show that women with disabilities are less likely than women without disabilities to receive mammograms.
Update: Shortened Interval for Postvaccination Serologic Testing of Infants Born to Hepatitis B-Infected Mothers
An estimated 25,000 infants are born to HBsAg-positive mothers each year in the United States. This report provides a CDC update recommending shortening the interval for PVST from age 9–18 months to age 9–12 months.
Using the National Survey of Family Growth
This presentation at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics outlines the purpose of the survey and how it can be used.
Sexual Orientation and Selected Health Indicators in the National Survey of Family Growth
This presentation at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics gives an overview of the National Survey of Family Growth as it relates to sexual orientation.
Diagnosed HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas—United States and Puerto Rico, 2013
Among females aged 13–24, 35–44, and 45–54 years, the HIV prevalence rates (167.1, 1,012.4, and 1,143.2, respectively) were highest in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL. Among females aged 25–34 years, the HIV prevalence rate (779.7) was high­est in Baton Rouge, LA. Among females aged 55 years and older, the HIV prevalence rate (436.3) was highest in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA.
New Health IQ Mobile App
Challenge your health IQ in this fun and educational health trivia app.
2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held on December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, and will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the spread of HIV in the United States.



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