CDC 24-7 Fact of the Week

CDC 24/7 Fact of the Week

1 in 4 new prescriptions for blood pressure medications are never filled. Health care professionals can help patients take blood pressure medicines as directed with our Blood Pressure Communications Kit.

Week of February 11, 2019

1 in 4 new prescriptions for blood pressure medications are never filled. Health care professionals can help patients take blood pressure medicines as directed with our Blood Pressure Communications Kit.

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Week of February 4, 2019

Quitting smoking improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. Download CDC’s free QuitGuide mobile app to start your quit plan now.

About 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Half of people with glaucoma don't know they have it. Learn more glaucoma facts here, and know your risks.
Week of January 28, 2019

About 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Learn more glaucoma facts here, and know your risks.

If stranded while driving in winter weather, tie a brightly colored cloth to the car antenna as a signal to rescuers. In adults, drowsiness is a sign of hypothermia. Learn more facts about winter safety on our Winter Weather Frequently Asked Questions page.
Week of January 22, 2019

If stranded while driving in winter weather, you should tie a brightly colored cloth to the car antenna as a signal to rescuers. In adults, drowsiness is a sign of hypothermia. Learn more facts about winter safety on our Winter Weather Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Week of January 11, 2019

CDC is a leader in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance has the potential to impact all Americans at every stage of life. Find out what we are doing to help combat and slow this global threat.

CDC urges all women of reproductive age to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day. Visit our page for free resources and learn more about the importance of folic acid.
Week of January 7, 2019

CDC urges all women of reproductive age to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day. Visit our page for free resources and learn more about the importance of folic acid.

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