lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

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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Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013
Data from the 2011–2013 National Survey of Family Growth found that during a 1-month period, approximately 3.3 million women in the United States were at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy.
Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities — Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2016
Reducing health disparities is a major goal of public health. Despite the persistence of disparities, progress is being made. Since 2011, CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Reports and the inaugural Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities reporthave highlighted effective public health programs that have demonstrably reduced disparities. The reports in this supplement add to this record of progress.
Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016
CDC has updated its interim guidelines for U.S. health care providers caring for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbreak. This update also expands guidance to women of reproductive age who reside in areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission.
Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
Sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible, and is of particular concern during pregnancy. Current information about possible sexual transmission of Zika is based on reports of three cases. This report provides interim recommendations for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus.
Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United States, 2014
This is the first published report to document state-based estimates of self-reported healthy sleep duration for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. On average, 65.2% of adult respondents reported a healthy sleep duration.
QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Were Prescribed Medication by a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014
In 2014, the percentage of adults who were prescribed medication by a doctor or other health care professional during the past 12 months increased as income increased.
The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes
86 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—haveprediabetes. Prediabetes puts people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15%-30% of people with prediabetes will go on to have type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, is observed on March 10. The goals of this event are to raise awareness about the need for all women, especially pregnant women, to be tested and treated for HIV.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older — United States, 2016
In October 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2016. This schedule provides a summary of ACIP recommendations for the use of vaccines routinely recommended for adults aged 19 years or older.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults with Chronic Joint Symptoms, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States 2013–2014
During 2013–2014, women were more likely than men to have chronic symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint for >3 months. This pattern was observed regardless of race/ethnicity.
Influenza-Related Hospitalizations and Poverty Levels — United States, 2010–2012
A collaborative initiative among 14 states that examined the association between census tract-level poverty and incidence of influenza-related hospitalization found increasing rates of influenza-related hospitalization with increasing census tract poverty.
Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2014
Data for 2014 for adult vaccination coverage in the United States indicate that aside from a few minor improvements, vaccination coverage among adults in 2014 was similar to estimates from 2013.
HIV Testing and Service Delivery Among Black Females — 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, 2012–2014
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy goal to reduce disparities in the rate of new HIV diagnoses among black females in the United States by at least 15% compared with diagnoses in the overall population from 2010 to 2020 was met 8 years early, in 2012.
QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years with Two or More Visits to the Emergency Department in the Past 12 Months, by Health Insurance Coverage Status, and Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, 2014
In 2014, non-Hispanic black (11.4%) adults aged 18–64 were the most likely to have had two or more emergency department (ED) visits in the past 12 months compared with non-Hispanic whites (6.1%) and Hispanics (5.6%).



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