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doctor putting a band-aid on a patient after a shot
Week of July 26, 2021

Information about the characteristics of COVID-19 variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Learn more about COVID-19 variants at our page.

city baking under the hot sun
Week of July 19, 2021

High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 700 people die from extreme heat every year in the United States.

we can do stickers
Week of June 14, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at our page.

office desk with mask on it
Week of June 7, 2021

Stagger vaccination appointments so that you are not vaccinating all workers at the same time in a single department, service, or unit where continued operations are required. Find this and more considerations to minimize the effect of post-vaccination signs and symptoms on employees and the workplace at our page.

hurricane
Week of May 31, 2021

Be ready for hurricane season. If you need to evacuate, prepare a “go kit” with personal items you cannot do without during an emergency. Include items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person.

World TB Day
Week of March 22, 2021

Each year, we recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. Learn more about what we and our partners are doing to eliminate this devastating disease.

Kidney Disease risk factors
Week of March 15, 2021

More than one in seven American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as they should. If left untreated, CKD can progress to kidney failure and early cardiovascular disease. Learn about the risk factors for CKD.

toddler nutrition banner
Week of March 8, 2021

Good nutrition during the first 2 years of life is vital for healthy growth and development. Starting good nutrition practices early can help children develop healthy dietary patterns. Explore our Infant and Toddler Nutrition page to find nutrition information to help give your child a healthy start in life.

Man and woman embracing
Week of March 1, 2021

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you are 50 years old or older, get screened now.

Heart Disease at any age
Week of February 22, 2021

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Learn more about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.

man preparing vegetable salad
Week of February 15, 2021

Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn what you can do to reduce sodium consumption.

Couple with the sun behind them
Week of February 8, 2021

February is American Heart Month and our Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Learn more about how to help manage high blood pressure in your community.

American Heart Month Feb 2021
Week of February 1, 2021

Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer. Learn more facts about women and heart disease.

man practicing yoga
Week of January 4, 2021

Adults should move more and sit less throughout the day. Some physical activity is better than none. Adults who sit less and do any amount of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity gain some health benefits. Learn more about physical activity and other strategies to help prevent chronic disease in the new year.

Page last reviewed: July 22, 2021