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ALS Registry Helps Individuals and Scientists Learn More About the Disease
The information gathered by the National ALS Registry can help researchers: more accurately estimate the number of new cases of ALS identified each year, more accurately estimate the number of people with ALS at a specific point in time, better understand who gets ALS and what factors affect the disease, and improve care for people with this disease.

ATSDR Health Survey of Pre-1986 Personnel at Camp Lejeune
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will conduct a health survey of persons who resided or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before 1986 and might have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning
Most people don't think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick from eating contaminated food. It can happen to anyone.

Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone
Alcohol-impaired drivers are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009. Driving drunk is never OK. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.

Drowning - United States, 2005–2009
During 2005–2009, overall, an average of 3,880 persons died from unintentional drowning (including boating incidents) annually in the United States. The death rate for males (2.07) was nearly four times that for females (0.54).

Energy Drink Consumption and Its Association with Sleep Problems Among U.S. Service Members on a Combat Deployment — Afghanistan, 2010
Service members drinking three or more energy drinks a day were significantly more likely to report sleeping ≤4 hours a night on average than those consuming two drinks or fewer. Those who drank three or more drinks a day also were more likely to report sleep disruption related to stress and illness and were more likely to fall asleep during briefings or on guard duty. Service members should be educated regarding the potential adverse effects of excessive energy drink consumption on sleep and mission performance and should be encouraged to moderate their energy drink consumption in combat environments.

Easy Read Family Health
Learn tips and information to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Get CDC Health Tips & Alerts via Text Message
Mobile technology is revolutionizing how CDC communicates important health information. Sign up to receive text message alerts and weekly health tips.

Giardiasis More Often Reported among Males
Analysis of rates by age and sex revealed that giardiasis was more often reported among males in each age group (Figure 3). This difference was most pronounced among men aged 35–54 years.

Easy Read Having a Super Bowl Party?
If you are having or going to a party for the big game, make sure it’s safe and healthy.

Health Care Access and Utilization Among Young Adults Aged 19–25: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–September 2011
Men were less likely to visit a doctor in the past 12 months.

Health Characteristics of Adults Aged 55 Years and Over- United States, 2004-2007
Overall, 22.9 percent of adults aged 55 and over were in fair or poor health, ranging from 19.6 percent of those aged 55-64 to 32.1 percent of those aged 85 and over. Men and women were about equally likely to be in fair or poor health in all but the oldest age group; among adults aged 85 and over, men were more likely than women to be in fair or poor health.

Easy Read Healthy Living Calendars
View illustrated calendars and tips for a safe and healthy year.

Easy Read Healthy Valentine
Give the gift of health to yourself and your loved one with these tips.

Marriage and Cohabitation in the United States: A Statistical Portrait based on Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth
This report provides an overview of marital and cohabiting relationships in the United States among men and women 15-44 years of age in 2002, by a variety of characteristics.

Easy Read Men's Checklist for Health (AHRQ)
Learn how you can stay healthy and prevent disease by getting certain screening tests, taking preventive medicine if you need it, and practicing healthy behaviors.

Men's Health at CDC
Learn what CDC does to improve men's health and what you can do to improve yours.

Easy Read Men's Health-e-Cards
Send an e-card for Father's Day and/or National Men's Health Week! General Health-e-Cards are also available for other times of the year.

Men's Health Feature
Learn how to stay safe and healthy.

Men’s Health in Health, United States, 2010
Tables on a variety of topics (population, deaths and life expectancy, health status, access and utilization of care, inpatient care, personnel, health expenditures, and health care coverage and federal programs) are provided.

Easy Read Men's Healthy Living
Learn health and safety tips during certain holidays, seasons, and other times of year.

Easy Read Men's Summer Health and Safety Tips
Be safe and healthy while having fun this summer. Protect your health, prevent illness and injury, and be prepared for possible emergencies.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (ACF)
This website provides access to print and electronic publications, information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources.

On a Budget? Learn Cheap Ways to Be Healthy
Anytime is a good time to save money, be healthy, and be informed. Making healthy choices can help prevent injury, disease, and disability. Stay healthy on the cheap by including smart choices that are low cost or free.

Prepare Now for Unpredictable Spring Weather
Get ready now for unpredictable spring weather.

QuickStats: Percentage of Men Aged 25–64 Years with Activity Limitation and Veteran Status
During 2007–2010, male veterans aged 25–64 years reported higher levels of activity limitation than nonveterans (21% among veterans, compared with 11% among nonveterans). Significant differences were observed in activity limitation between veterans and nonveterans in males aged 35–44, 45–54, and 55–64 years. Activity limitation increased with age for veterans and nonveterans.

Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk
Raw milk can carry harmful germs that can make you very sick or kill you. The risk of getting sick from drinking raw milk is greater for infants and young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as people with cancer, an organ transplant, or HIV/AIDS, than it is for healthy school-aged children and adults.

Easy Read The 12 Ways to Health Holiday Song
Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others with this festive song, sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Holiday health song, e-card, tips, and podcast are available.

Easy Read Tips for a Healthy Life
Learn how you can start living healthier today!

Travelers’ Health
Find out what’s happening around the world and how to stay safe and healthy.

Where’s the sodium? There's too much in many common foods
About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.

World Trade Center WTC Health Program: Monitoring and Treatment
Are you eligible for benefits through the World Trade Center Health Program? On July 1st, the WTC Health Program went into effect. The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 ("9/11 Act").

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