Maternal & Child Health
"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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October 18, 2013
- Obstetric and neonatal healthcare providers can quickly access patient-specific guidance on managing group B
Streptococcus (strep) infections with a new
CDC mobile app.
Group B strep can cause pneumonia, blood infections, and meningitis and is one of the most common causes of infectious illness and death for US newborns in the first week of life.
- You can download the free app from the
CDC iTunes App Store or access a
web version on your computer.
April 5, 2013
Nearly 1 in 5 teen births are
repeat births. Of approximately 365,000 teen births in 2010, 66,800 were repeat births.
Repeat teen births can severely limit a mother's ability to finish her education or get a job and carry substantial health, emotional, social, and financial
costs for teen mothers and their children.
- CDC provides
guidelines for healthcare professionals to counsel sexually active teens on the most effective types of birth control and resources for
parents to talk to their teens about preventing repeat pregnancies.