CDC 24-7 Fact of the Week

CDC 24/7 Fact of the Week

April 18th is National Transgender HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Click here to learn more about the specific HIV/AIDS prevention challenges for transgender people and what CDC is doing to help.
Week of April 15, 2019

April 18th is National Transgender HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Click here to learn more about the specific HIV/AIDS prevention challenges for transgender people and what CDC is doing to help.

2019
road blocked by flooding
Week of April 8, 2019

Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on your home and your family. Take steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding.

baby in stroller smiling at mom
Week of April 1, 2019

By the age of 2 months, a baby should begin to smile at people. Learn more about important developmental milestones for children at our Learn the Signs. Act Early. website.

man coughing
Week of March 25, 2019

Symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) can include a bad cough that lasts three weeks or longer, or pain in the chest. Learn more about TB here.

father feeding his son
Week of March 18, 2019

Good nutrition starts early! By the time your child is 7 or 8 months old, he or she can eat a variety of foods from different food groups.

Girl at airport on cell phone
Week of March 11, 2019

Blood clots, also called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be a serious risk for some long-distance travelers. The longer you are immobile, the greater your risk of developing a blood clot.

Pregnant woman with her hands on her belly
Week of March 4, 2019

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of many causes of birth defects that CDC is working to better understand. CMV can cause long-term problems, such as hearing loss, developmental and motor delays, vision loss, an abnormally small head, and seizures. Find out more about CMV.

In 2018, more than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students used tobacco product in the past 30 days. Read our latest Vital Signs,
Week of February 25, 2019

In 2018, more than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students used tobacco product in the past 30 days. Read our latest Vital Signs, “Tobacco Use By Youth is Rising.”

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.

girl on bench listening to music
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.

woman working with petridish sample
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.

Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019