Digital Press Kit 2014
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics and Paralympics
CDC wants you and your travel team to enjoy the Winter Games and bring home a suitcase full of gold, silver, and bronze memories. Plan ahead for safe and healthy travel!
Reducing sodium in restaurant food is an opportunity for choice
The average American eats out at a fast food or dine-in restaurant almost five times a week. CDC is collaborating with the food industry to reduce sodium in the food supply and providing technical assistance to the public health community for work on sodium reduction, as it is a public health priority.
New CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Screening and Counseling
Only one in six adults -- and only one in four binge drinkers -- say a health professional has ever discussed alcohol use with them even though drinking too much is harmful to health, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Protecting Against Disease Epidemics
CDC works with global partners to build countries’ global health security capacities to better protect the world from infectious disease epidemics. In our interconnected world, a health threat anywhere is a threat everywhere.
New CDC Vital Signs: Child Passenger Safety
One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. CDC analyzed 2002–2011 data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to determine the number and rate of motor-vehicle occupant deaths, and the percentage of child deaths among children age 12 and younger who were not buckled up. Motor vehicle crash deaths among children age 12 and younger decreased by 43 percent in the past decade (2002-2011), however, more than 9,000 children died in crashes during that period.
New CDC Vital Signs: Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk
Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but poor prescribing practices put hospital patients at risk for preventable allergic reactions, super-resistant infections, and deadly diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. These practices also drive antibiotic resistance, further endangering the future of these miracle drugs and the patients who need them. For some hospital patients, it is already too late. We must change prescribing practices now.
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