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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

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

Health Matters for Women

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Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results
This report provides interim guidance for the interpretation of Zika virus antibody test results.
Screening of Blood Donations for Zika Virus Infection — Puerto Rico, April 3–June 11, 2016
In February 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommendations for donor screening, donor deferral, and product management to reduce the risk for transfusion-transmitted Zika virus in the United States and its territories.
Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness — New York City, 2015–2016
As of June 17, 2016, a total of 3,605 patients had been tested for Zika virus in NYC, 182 (5.0%) of whom had confirmed Zika virus infection. Twenty cases were in women who were pregnant at the time of diagnosis, and two cases of Zika virus–associated Guillain-Barré syndrome were diagnosed.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Prevalence, of Hypertension Treatment Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Hypertension, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014
During 2011–2014, 74.6% of adults aged ≥18 years with hypertension reported taking antihypertensive medication. Overall, a smaller percentage of non-Hispanic Asian adults (63.8%) with hypertension reported taking antihypertensive medication compared with non-Hispanic white (75.8%), non-Hispanic black (77.3%), and Hispanic (70.7%) adults with hypertension.
Overwhelmed by Too Much Health Advice? Cheat Sheet for Women’s Cancer Screenings and Good Health
CDC's Dr. Lisa Richardson provides a "cheat sheet" for women's cancer screenings in this blog post.
Webinar: Reductions in Teen Birth Rates and Persistent Disparities
CDC highlighted findings from the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on reductions in teen birth rates and persistent disparities and program partners in North Carolina and South Carolina described their efforts to address the social determinants of health through the Office of Adolescent Health/CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative.
Births: Preliminary Data for 2015
The 2015 preliminary number of U.S. births was 3,977,745, down slightly (less than 1%) from 2014.
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.
Occupational Differences Among Employed Adults Who Met 2008 Federal Guidelines for Both Aerobic and Muscle-strengthening Activities: United States, 2008–2014
Among all employed adults aged 18–64, those in production and related occupations were the least likely to meet the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities performed during their leisure time.
The Effect of Changes in Selected Age-specific Causes of Death on Non-Hispanic White Life Expectancy Between 2000 and 2014
Between 2000 and 2014, life expectancy increased by 3.6, 2.6, and 1.4 years, respectively, for non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white persons.
Vital Signs: Deficiencies in Environmental Control Identified in Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease — North America, 2000–2014
During 2000–2014, the rate of reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease increased from 0.42 to 1.62 per 100,000 persons.
Electronic Cigarette Use Among Working Adults — United States, 2014
Among the estimated 146 million working adults, 3.8% (5.5 million) were current (every day or some days) e-cigarette users; the highest prevalences were among males, non-Hispanic whites, persons aged 18–24 years, persons with annual household income <$35,000, persons with no health insurance, cigarette smokers, other combustible tobacco users, and smokeless tobacco users.
QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014
In 2014, 20.6% of pregnant women who smoked cigarettes during the first or second trimester, in a reporting area of 46 states and the District of Columbia, stopped smoking during pregnancy.
Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
About 1 in 4 women in the United States carry the bacteria that cause group B strep infection. Babies can get very sick and even die if their mothers pass group B strep bacteria to them during childbirth.
Physical Activity for Older Adults
For adults over 65 years old, exercise helps maintain healthy and longer lives and can prevent many health problems that come with age such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
Helping Children with Congenital CMV
Some children with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may have hearing or vision loss, or other health problems. Parents can help children with congenital CMV develop to their full potential  by having specific health checks and treatments.


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