September 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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September 13, 2013
The latest estimates [PDF-1.6MB] show there are about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US each year, costing the health-care system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs.
20 million [PDF-1.6MB] new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year. Left untreated, some STDs can cause severe health consequences.
- CDC recently released an
STD Treatment Guidelines mobile app, which helps healthcare providers access diagnostic information and the current STD treatment guidelines.
- Healthcare providers can download the free app on an
September 6, 2013
- At least
200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke each year are preventable.
- We’re all at risk. However, men have a higher risk of death from
heart disease and stroke across all races and ethnic groups, and black men are most at risk.
- State and local officials can work with health care systems to monitor national quality indicators and encourage use of health information technology to
control high blood pressure.