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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC to Provide Free, Ready-to-Publish Health Content


CDC's Division of Media Relations is announcing a new formatted news release service, providing free, formatted, ready-to-print health articles that can be used in any publication.


CDC is providing free formatted releases for download and use in newsletters, newspapers, magazines, community publications, web sites, and more. These mat releases, also known as matte or formatted releases, cover a variety of health topics and are ready for use in any publication.

Anyone can sign up to receive e-mail notification when new articles are added. Articles such as "Collecting Your Family's Medical History Could Save Your Child's Life" and "CDC Encourages Screening for Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancers" are now available. The page will be updated with seasonal health messages and new articles.


The formatted articles are available now. Sign up for updates here.


The service is available at

Important Instructions:

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Listen-Only Audio Webcast

This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at


A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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