May 2013 Archive
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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May 24, 2013
- Exposure to UV radiation, either from sunlight or
indoor tanning devices, is the most important and avoidable risk factor for skin cancer.
- People who indoor tan before age 35 have a
75 percent greater risk of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
- Serious skin infections can result from using an unclean tanning bed. You can promote the truth about tanning using this
user-friendly infographic and
May 10, 2013
Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage and even liver cancer, yet up to three in four people who have it don’t know they are infected.
- According to a new CDC report, baby boomers (adults born from 1945 through 1965) account for
67 percent of cases and 72 percent of deaths among people with hepatitis C.
- CDC offers
hepatitis C testing guidance for clinicians to help them identify people with the condition and link them to lifesaving medical care; CDC also offers
resources for the public.