miércoles, 31 de enero de 2018

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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"Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu
Flu activity is increasing. Learn what actions you can take to protect yourself and others from the flu.
Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Teaching adolescents healthy relationship skills is one strategy CDC promotes to help you prevent stalking in your community.
Disparities in Preconception Health Indicators — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013–2015, and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2013–2014 
Preconception health indicators provide a snapshot of the health status among U.S. women aged 18–44, which can be used as a baseline against which to evaluate state efforts to improve health in these women.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Prescription Claims Among Privately Insured Women Aged 15–44 Years — United States, 2003–2015
CDC used the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database* for the period 2003–2015 to estimate the percentage of women aged 15–44 years with private employer-sponsored insurance who filled prescriptions for ADHD medications each year. 
Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011–2014
Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, CDC analyzed obesity prevalence among adults (aged ≥20 years) by three levels of household income, based on percentage (≤130%, >130% to ≤350%, and >350%) of the federal poverty level and individual education level.
Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight — 48 States, New York City, and District of Columbia, 2011–2015
Because recent trends in prepregnancy normal weight have not been reported, CDC examined 2011–2015 National Vital Statistics System natality data, which included prepregnancy BMI.
Prevent Birth Defects
Learn how you can prevent infections before and during pregnancy to help protect you and your developing baby from birth defects.
Update: Providing Quality Family Planning (QFP) Services — Recommendations from CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs, 2017
CDC and the Office of Population Affairs developed QFP recommendations by conducting an extensive review of published evidence, seeking expert opinion, and synthesizing existing clinical recommendations from CDC, agencies such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and professional medical associations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2017 CDC Contributions to Women’s Health
Read about CDC contributions to women's health from 2017.
Exercise to Ease Arthritis Pain
Health care providers can talk to arthritis patients about physical activity and exercise as an option to ease arthritis pain. Physical activity and exercise ease arthritis pain and improve the quality of life of adults living with arthritis. More than 54 million US adults have arthritis.
CDC Research on Social Determinants of Health
The CDC Research on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) web page is now live. This page features research by CDC authors on a range of SDOH topics expands the scientific evidence that will help build the pathway to health equity.
CDC Busts Myths About Cervical Cancer
For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CDC’s Dr. Virginia Senkomago sheds light on myths about cervical cancer screening in this blog post.
Maternal Characteristics of Prenatal WIC Receipt in the United States, 2016
In this report, all states and the District of Columbia reported information on maternal receipt of WIC food during pregnancy on the birth certificate for the first time in 2016 based on the question, “Did you receive WIC food for yourself because you were pregnant with this child?” This report describes prenatal WIC receipt in the United States in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race and Hispanic origin, and education.
State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013–2015
This report uses linked birth and infant death data from 2013 through 2015 to describe infant mortality rates in the United States by state, and for race and Hispanic-origin groups by state.
Urban and Rural Variation in Fertility-related Behavior Among U.S. Women, 2011–2015
Using National Survey of Family Growth data from 2011 through 2015 for women aged 18–44, this report describes urban-rural differences in first sexual intercourse, marital and cohabitation status, number of births, and contraceptive use based on residence at the time of interview.
Vital Signs: Trends and Disparities in Infant Safe Sleep Practices — United States, 2009–2015
CDC analyzed 2009–2015 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data to describe infant sleep practices. Among all mothers responding, 21.6% reported placing their infant to sleep in a nonsupine position, 61.4% shared their bed with their infant, and 38.5% reported using soft bedding.
Status of HIV Epidemic Control Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 15–24 Years — Seven African Countries, 2015–2017
In this report. progress was assessed toward the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2020 targets for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Antibiotics Dispensed to Privately Insured Pregnant Women with Urinary Tract Infections — United States, 2014
To assess the effects of these recommendations, CDC analyzed the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database to examine antibiotic prescriptions filled by pregnant women with UTIs. 

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