viernes, 30 de junio 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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Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, there are simple steps you can take to protect your fetus or newborn from infections that cause serious health problems.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease — United States, 1999–2014
To examine deaths with Alzheimer’s as the underlying cause, state-level and county-level death certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System for the period 1999–2014 were analyzed. Age-adjusted rates of Alzheimer’s mortality significantly increased in 41 states and the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2014.
Spring 2017 Health Equity Matters
Read CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity’s latest newsletter that shares news, perspectives and progress in the science and practice of health equity.
Prevalence of Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2015
To estimate the prevalence of arthritis and AAAL by urban-rural categories CDC analyzed data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The unadjusted prevalence of arthritis in the most rural areas was 31.8% and in the most urban, was 20.5%.

Maternal Depression
As many as 1 in 9 women experience depression before, during, or after pregnancy. Depression is common and treatable. If you think you have depression, seek treatment from your health care provider as soon as possible.
Does Osteoporosis Run in Your Family?
Osteoporosis is more common in women. It affects about 25% (1 in 4) of women aged 65 and over and about 6% (1 in 17) of men aged 65 and over. Many people with osteoporosis do not know they have it until they break a bone. Screening is important to find these people before this happens, so they can take steps to decrease the effects of osteoporosis.
Strategies for Preventing HIV Infection Among HIV-Uninfected Women Attempting Conception with HIV-Infected Men — United States
This report reviews laboratory and epidemiologic information regarding the prevention of HIV transmission for HIV-discordant couples, in which the male is HIV-infected and the female is HIV-uninfected, who would like to attempt conception.
Making Our Health a Priority in Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day
Breast cancer survivor Pamela Bryant says, “Having cancer forced me to understand the importance of making my health a priority, and I challenge each of you to do the same.”
Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy — U.S. Territories, January 1, 2016–April 25, 2017
To collect information about pregnant women with laboratory evidence of recent possible Zika virus infection* and outcomes in their fetuses and infants, CDC established pregnancy and infant registries. During January 1, 2016–April 25, 2017, U.S. territories†with local transmission of Zika virus reported 2,549 completed pregnancies§ (live births and pregnancy losses at any gestational age) with laboratory evidence of recent possible Zika virus infection; 5% of fetuses or infants resulting from these pregnancies had birth defects potentially associated with Zika virus infection.


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