sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Disease of the Week | Disease of the Week | CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 House falling apartSilence isn't always golden, especially when it comes to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. When power outages occur after severe weather (such as hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause CO to build-up in a home and poison the people and animals inside.

Cerebral Palsy

 Boy with cerebral palsyCerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood, and children with cerebral palsy and their families need support.

Cervical Cancer

 Three womenAll women are at risk for cervical cancer, although it occurs most often in women over age 30. Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Screening tests and a vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.

Chickenpox (Varicella)

 Father taking sons temperatureChickenpox is a contagious disease. It causes an itchy rash, fever and tiredness. Most children with chickenpox completely recover within a week. However, it can be serious. Two doses of chickenpox vaccine is the best protection against the disease.


 MosquitoChikungunya is a viral disease spread to people by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms can be debilitating and commonly include a high fever, joint pain and a rash; usually starting 3-7 days after being bitten. Most people are sick for a week or longer.

Chronic Kidney Disease

 Kidney illustrationMost people with kidney disease aren’t aware they have it. Talk with your doctor about getting tested for kidney disease. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, make a plan to keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control.

Colorectal Cancer

 Doctor consulting with man and womanOf cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Screening saves lives. If you are 50 years old or older, get screened now.

Common Cold

 Girl sneezing into elbowSore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of the common cold. Most people recover within 7-10 days. Reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands.


 ConcussionsDon't get in over your head and ignore a concussion. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. TBIs can also happen when a fall or blow to the body makes the head and brain move quickly back and forth.


 Man and woman blowing bubblesChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma.

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