Gardening can be a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green. However, it is important to protect yourself and take precautions as you work and play in the sun and around insects, chemicals, and lawn and garden equipment.
Social media allow you an opportunity to raise awareness about health issues important to women. Add a button or badge to your site or page. Each badge or button focuses on staying healthy and the prevention of disease, illness, and disability.
Adjusting National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Sample Weights for Women of Childbearing Age
Maternal risk factors have been tabulated for women of childbearing age using defined age ranges.
Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005β2010
Increased consumption of added sugars has been linked to a decrease in intake of essential micronutrients and an increase in body weight. Women aged 20β39 consumed an average 275 kcals from added sugars, women aged 40β59 consumed 236 kcals from added sugars, and women aged 60 and over consumed 182 kcals from added sugars.
Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin
Teen birth rates fell steeply in the United States from 2007 through 2011, resuming a decline that began in 1991 but was briefly interrupted in 2006 and 2007. The overall rate declined 25% from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15β19 in 2007 to 31.3 in 2011-a record low.
Suicide Among Adults Aged 35β64 Years - United States, 1999β2010
The suicide rate for women increased 31.5%, from 6.2 to 8.1. Among women, suicide rates increased with age, and the largest percentage increase in suicide rate was observed among women aged 60β64 years (59.7%, from 4.4 to 7.0).
Women’s Health at Work
While workplace exposures can affect both male and female reproduction, issues related to reproduction and pregnancy are of particular concern to women. Find summaries with links to more research of some hazards faced by women in the workplace as well as links to industry-specific research from CDC that relates to women.
Cancer and Women
Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than a quarter of a million women in America. Women can reduce their cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting the right cancer screening tests for their stage of life.
Skin Cancer Awareness: Protect Your Skin
While you enjoy the outdoors this summer, protect yourself from skin cancer by seeking shade, wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sun-protective clothing, and using sunscreen.
CDC Announces New Members for the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women
Seven new members will serve on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. The Committee was chartered in 2010 and consists of external experts and stakeholders.
Program Increases Teen Contraceptive Use
Learn about a clinic-based program for adolescent girls that has improved contraceptive use and other health-related behaviors through personal case management and peer leadership opportunities.
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Page last modified: June 10, 2013
Page last reviewed: June 10, 2013