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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

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn more about how HIV affects women and girls in the United States and how they can protect themselves.
Are You at Risk for Blood Clots?
Learn the signs and symptoms of blood clots and how to protect yourself. Get free tools from the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign to share with friends and family.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you’re 50 years old or older, get screened!
Put Your Best Fork Forward!
March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward!" Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active.
Loud Noises Damage Hearing
Loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss. And once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. Hearing loss from loud noise can be prevented and here’s how.
Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk
Raw milk can contain harmful germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can make you very sick or possibly kill you. If you're thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options.
Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2015
Screening can lead to early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, when cancers might respond better to treatment, thereby reducing deaths.
Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality — United States, 1999–2015
Malignant mesothelioma is a neoplasm associated with inhalation exposure to asbestos fibers and other elongate mineral particles (EMPs). Despite regulatory actions and decline in asbestos use, the annual number of malignant mesothelioma deaths remains substantial.
World Water Day — March 22, 2017
World Water Day is sponsored by the United Nations and observed each year on March 22. This year, World Water Day focuses on wastewater, which includes sewage, storm water, and discarded water used in the community.
World TB Day 2017 – March 24, 2017
Every March 24, CDC recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day – a day when organizations from around the world Unite to End TB by calling attention to the continued threat of this ancient and deadly disease and what’s needed to eradicate it.
Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease
You may have a strong stomach and your heart may be in the right place, but how well are your kidneys working? If you have risk factors for kidney disease, ask your doctor about getting tested to find out your kidney health.
World Down Syndrome Day
Down syndrome is a genetic condition some babies are born with and have the rest of their lives. Read one mother’s reflection on the birth of her son, Caleb, who has Down syndrome. You can also learn what CDC is doing to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.
Don't Blame Your Salt Shaker
A little bit of salt (sodium) is important for health, but too much can raise blood pressure levels. This puts you at risk for heart attack and stroke. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans say a safe amount for most people is less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, but 9 in 10 Americans get much more than that.
Getting Medical Care? How to Avoid Getting an Infection
Learn 10 things you can do to avoid getting an infection. Be informed. Be empowered. Be prepared.
Healthy Eating Tips To Try This Month
It can sometimes feel as if we’re bombarded with information about the latest eating trend or buzzworthy ingredient. But good nutrition is really about having a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun.
Fruit and Vegetable Safety
Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits when you select and prepare them safely.
Learn the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis
Learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis. Find out if you should get tested or vaccinated by taking a quick, online Hepatitis Risk Assessment.
Better You Know
Did you know that up to 1.5 million women in the United States may have a bleeding disorder, and most don’t know it? March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, and you can spread the word about bleeding disorders to help women with bleeding disorders get diagnosed and the care they need to lead healthier lives.

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