jueves, 31 de marzo 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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CDC Emergency Partners Newsletter – Special Zika Virus Edition
Zika virus (Zika) is spreading in multiple countries and territories. Please share the this information with those who may find it useful.
Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016
CDC has updated its interim guidance for U.S. health care providers caring for women of reproductive age with possible Zika virus exposure to include recommendations on counseling women and men with possible Zika virus exposure who are interested in conceiving.
Zika Virus Infection Among U.S. Pregnant Travelers — August 2015–February 2016
Among nine pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus disease, no hospitalizations or deaths were reported. All nine women reported at least one of the four most commonly observed symptoms (fever, rash, conjunctivitis, or arthralgia), all women reported rash, and all but one woman had at least two symptoms.
Estimating Contraceptive Needs and Increasing Access to Contraception in Response to the Zika Virus Disease Outbreak — Puerto Rico, 2016
As of March 16, 2016, the highest number of Zika virus disease cases in the United States and U.S. territories were reported from Puerto Rico. Increasing evidence links Zika virus infection during pregnancy to adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.
Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
CDC issued interim guidance for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus on February 5, 2016. The following recommendations apply to men who have traveled to or reside in areas with active Zika virus transmission and their female or male sex partners.
Transmission of Zika Virus Through Sexual Contact with Travelers to Areas of Ongoing Transmission — Continental United States, 2016
During February 6–22, 2016, two confirmed and four probable cases of Zika virus sexual transmission were reported to CDC by health officials from multiple states. 
Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016
Although there are no reports of transmission of Zika virus from infected patients to health care personnel or other patients, minimizing exposures to body fluids is important.
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
This guideline provides recommendations for primary care providers who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
Vital Signs: Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Hospitals — United States, 2014
For this Vital Signs report, CDC assessed HAIs, includingClostridium difficile infections, and the role of six antibiotic-resistant bacteria of highest concern nationwide in various types of health care facilities.
Trends in Attitudes About Marriage, Childbearing, and Sexual Behavior: United States, 2002, 2006–2010, and 2011–2013
From 2002 to 2011–2013, there was an increase in the percentages of men and women who agreed with premarital cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, the right for gay and lesbian adults to adopt children, same-sex sexual relations, and premarital sex for those aged 18.
QuickStats: Difference in Life Expectancy Between Females and Males at Birth and at Age 65 Years — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2014
Females born in 2014 can expect to live 4.8 years longer than males born in the same year. This difference in life expectancy between females and males has not changed since 2010, but decreased from 5.4 years in 2000 and 7.0 years in 1990.
Increase in Reported Prevalence of Microcephaly in Infants Born to Women Living in Areas with Confirmed Zika Virus Transmission During the First Trimester of Pregnancy — Brazil, 2015
By January 2016, a total of 3,530 suspected microcephaly cases had been reported, many of which occurred in infants born to women who lived in or had visited areas where Zika virus transmission was occurring, suggesting a relationship between these two epidemiologic events.
Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline
The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancer sites for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations.
Characteristics of Physician Office Visits for Obesity by Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2012
In 2012, 49 visits per 1,000 persons aged 20 and over were made to physician offices in the United States for obesity. Women had a significantly higher obesity visit rate (60 visits per 1,000) than men (37 visits).
QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Delayed or Did Not Receive Medical Care During the Past 12 Months Because of Cost, by Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005–2014
From 2005 to 2014, the percentage of adults aged 18–64 years who delayed or did not receive medical care because of cost increased from 11.0% (20.2 million) in 2005 to 15.1% (28.7 million) in 2009, and then decreased to 11.2% (21.7 million) in 2014.
Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence — United States, 2013–2015
After 2 decades of progress toward tuberculosis (TB) elimination with annual decreases of ≥0.2 cases per 100,000 persons (1), TB incidence in the United States remained approximately 3.0 cases per 100,000 persons during 2013–2015.
Know Hepatitis B Campaign
CDC has launched the third phase of the Know Hepatitis Bcampaign designed to promote hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans. The Know Hepatitis B campaign represents the first national multi-lingual communications campaign on hepatitis B among Asian Americans.  
Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots)
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE) are serious but preventable medical conditions caused by blood clots that form in a vein. It is important to know about DVT because it can happen to anyone at any age and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death.
ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Portal
ATSDR's Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and citizens to find information about toxic chemicals and related health effects. Learn how toxic substances can affect health and how to prevent exposure.
Hib Disease & Vaccination
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease can be prevented by Hib vaccines. All children younger than 5 years old should be vaccinated with Hib vaccine.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage, of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past 5 Years, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014
During 2011–2014, 71.2% of adults aged ≥20 years had their blood cholesterol checked in the past 5 years. A larger percentage of non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic women had their cholesterol checked compared with their male counterparts.
CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard
Use this free, online tool to measure the health of your workforce, and evaluate workplace efforts to help employees improve their health.
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults
Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. In the United States, 2.4 million adults aged 18 years or older have active epilepsy. About 1% of adults 65 years of age and older have active epilepsy, which is about 447,000 people.
Say “I Do” the Healthy Way
Before you say "I Do," make health a priority. Remember to put yourself on the wedding checklist with good health and safety habits.


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