sábado, 6 de mayo de 2017

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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Celebrate National Minority Health Month!
April is National Minority Health Month. The theme for 2017 is "Bridging Health Equity Across Communities." Learn what CDC is doing and help raise awareness of the health disparities that affect minorities.
April is STD Awareness Month
Know the facts about syphilis and how to protect yourself.
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). NYHAAD is the first annual observance day set aside to recognize the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on young people.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Division of Violence Prevention at CDC works to better understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and to prevent it before it begins.
Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning
Anybody can get food poisoning, but most people don't think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick after eating contaminated food.
Health Disparities in Cancer
Health disparities in cancer can be reduced by expanding access to cancer screening tests, high-quality treatment, and better follow-up after treatment, and by increasing awareness about healthy lifestyle choices that can lower the risk of getting cancer or having cancer come back after it has been treated.
Travel & Natural Disasters
Consider these tips to prepare and protect yourself in the event of a natural disaster.
Wash Your Hands
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
Restaurant Food Allergy Practices — Six Selected Sites, United States, 2014
Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million persons in the United States and are responsible for approximately 30,000 emergency department visits and 150–200 deaths each year. Although most restaurants have ingredient lists or recipes for at least some menu items, few have separate equipment or areas designated specifically for the preparation of allergen-free food.
National Infertility Awareness Week, April 23–29, 2017
April 23–29 is National Infertility Awareness Week and is intended to increase awareness of infertility, which affects the reproductive systems of both women and men.
Sleep Awareness Week, April 23–29, 2017
Sleep Awareness Week, the National Sleep Foundation’s annual campaign to educate the public about the importance of sleep in health and safety, will be observed April 23–29, 2017.

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