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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 21, 2016

  • Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in the back teeth (molars), where most cavities occur.
  • School-aged children without dental sealants have almost 3 times more cavities than those with sealants―according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • States can protect millions more children from cavities by starting or expanding dental sealant programs in schools.

October 14, 2016

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June 14, 2013

  • More than two thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have multiple chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes, that require ongoing medical attention or limit their daily activities.
  • In 2011, 93 percent of Medicare spending, or $276 billion, was allocated for caring for beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.
  • Researchers and health professionals can use the new Chronic Conditions Dashboard to find data on the prevalence and costs of chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.

March 1, 2013

  • More than 20 million US adults [PDF-486KB] are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of them are unaware of their condition.
  • CDC’s new CKD Surveillance System tracks CKD in the US population over time and highlights federal efforts to prevent, detect, and manage the disease.
  • Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States; March is designated National Kidney Month to raise awareness of this condition.

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