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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, and useful public health information and recommendations. Read the latest MMWR articles about chronic disease.

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Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Read the latest issue.

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Highlighted Journal Articles

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Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Perceived Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers among overweight and obese womenexternal icon. Hall IJ, Soman A, Smith JL, White A, Crawford A.

Annual Out-of-Pocket Expenditures and Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors Aged 18–64 Years — United States, 2011–2016external icon. Ekwueme DU, Zhao J, Rim SH, de Moor JS, Zheng Z, Khushalani JS, Han X, Kent EE, Yabroff KR.

Prevalence of indoor tanning among U.S. high school students from 2009 to 2017.external icon Holman DM, Jones SE, Qin J, Richardson LC.

Public Health Efforts to Address Mental Health Conditions among Cancer Survivors.external icon Ekwueme DU, Lunsford NB, Khushalani JS, Rim SH.

Skin Cancer Prevention Behaviors among Agricultural and Construction Workers – United States, 2015: Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Ragan KR, Buchanan Lunsford N, Thomas CC, Tai EW, Sussell A, Holman DM.

Sunburn prevalence among US Adults, National Health Interview 2005, 2010, 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).external icon Holman DM, Ding H, Berkowitz Z, Hartman AM; Perna FM.

Preventive Care Service Use Among Cancer Survivors with Serious Psychological Distress: An Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data: Preventive Medicineexternal icon. Rim SH, Yabroff KR, Dasari S, Han X, Litzelman K; Ekwueme DU.

Division of Diabetes Translation

Trends and Disparities in Cardiovascular Mortality among US Adults with and without Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus, 1988 – 2015external icon. Cheng YJ, Imperatore G, Geiss LS, Saydah HS, Albright AL, Ali MK, Gregg EW.

Trends in cause-specific mortality among adults with and without diagnosed diabetes in the USA: an epidemiological analysis of linked national survey and vital statistics dataexternal icon. Gregg EW, Cheng YJ, Srinivasan M, Lin J, Geiss LS, Albright A, Imperatore G.

Impact of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Disability-Free Life Expectancy: The Look AHEAD Studyexternal icon. Gregg EW, Lin J, Bardenheier B, Chen H, Rejeski WJ, Zhuo X, Hergenroeder AL, Kritchevsky SB, Peters AL, Wagenknecht LE, Ip EH, Espeland MA; Look AHEAD Study Group.

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Trends in Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines Among Urban and Rural Dwelling Adults – United States, 2008-2017external icon. Whitfield GP, Carlson SA, Ussery EN, Fulton JE, Galuska DA, Petersen R.

Changes in Obesity Among US Children Aged 2 Through 4 Years Enrolled in WIC During 2010-2016external icon. Pan L, Freedman DS, Park S, Galuska DA, Potter A, Blanck HM.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Adult Obesity in the United States: CDC’s Tracking to Inform State and Local Actionexternal icon. Petersen R, Pan L, Blanck HM.

Receipt of Breast Milk by Gestational Age — United States, 2017external icon. Chiang KV, Sharma AJ, Nelson JM, Olson CK, Perrine CG.

Screening and Referral for Childhood Obesity: Adherence to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendationexternal icon. Imoisili OE, Goodman AB, Dooyema CA, Harrison MR, Belay B, Park S.

Daily Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among U.S. Adults Varies by States and Sociodemographic and Behavioral Characteristics: Findings from 9 States ― BRFSS, 2016. Lundeen EA, Park S, Pan L, Blanck HM.

Vital Signs: Prevalence of Key Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors for Million Hearts 2022 — United States, 2011–2016. Wall HK, Ritchey MD, Gillespie C, Omura JD, Jamal A, George MG.

Division of Oral Health

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016. Thornton-Evans G, Junger M, Lin M, Wei L, Espinoza L, Beltran-Aguilar E.

Awareness Among US Adults of Dental Sealants for Caries Prevention. Junger ML, Griffin SO, Lesaja S, Espinoza L.

Division of Population Health

Binge Drinking and Prescription Opioid Misuse in the U.S., 2012-2014.external icon Esser MB, Guy GP Jr, Zhang K, Brewer RD.

Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density: An Overview of Strategies for Public Health Practitioners.external icon Sacks JJ, Brewer RD, Mesnick J, Holt JB, Zhang X, Kanny D, Elder R, Gruenewald PJ.

Results of the Workplace Health in America Surveyexternal icon. Linnan LA, Cluff L, Lang JE, Penne M, Leff MS.

State-Specific Severe Joint Pain and Physical Inactivity Among Adults with Arthritis – United States, 2017.external icon Guglielmo D, Murphy LB, Boring MA, Theis KA, Helmick CG, Hootman JM, Odom EL, Carlson SA, Liu Y, Lu H, Croft JB.

Vision Impairment and Subjective Cognitive Decline-Related Functional Limitations – United States, 2015-2017.external icon Saydah S, Gerzoff RB, Taylor CA, Ehrlich JR, Saaddine J.

Characteristics of Self-Reported Sleep and the Risk of Falls and Fractures: The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).external icon Cauley JA, Hovey KM, Stone KL, Andrews CA, Barbour KE, Hale L, et al.

Erectile Dysfunction Is Highly Prevalent in Men With Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease.external icon Shmidt E, Suárez-Fariñas M, Mallette M, Moniz H, Bright R, Shah SA, Merrick M, Shapiro J, Xu F, et al.

Examining differences in the implementation of school water-quality practices and water-access policies by school demographic characteristics.external icon Cradock AL, Everett Jones S, Merlo C.

Geospatial distribution of periodontists and US adults with severe periodontitisexternal icon. Eke PI, Lu H, Zhang X, Thornton-Evans G, Borgnakke WS, Holt JB, Croft JB.

Using spatially adaptive floating catchments to measure the geographic availability of a health care service: Pulmonary rehabilitation in the southeastern United States.external icon Matthews KA, Gaglioti AH, Holt JB, Wheaton AG, Croft JB.

Walking and the 2-year risk of functional decline: An observational study of US adults with arthritis.external icon Cisternas MG, Murphy LB, Carlson SA.

Division of Reproductive Health

Condom Use With Long-Acting Reversible Contraception vs Non–Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Hormonal Methods Among Postpartum Adolescentsexternal icon. Kortsmit K, Williams L, Pazol K, Smith RA, Whiteman M, Barfield W, Koumans E, Kourtis A, Harrison L, Bauman B, Warner L.

Recorded Diagnoses of Depression During Delivery Hospitalizations in the United States, 2000–2015external icon. Haight SC, Byatt N, Moore Simas TA, Robbins CL, Ko JY.

Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011-2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013-2017. Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, Cox S, Mayes N, Johnston E, Syverson C, Seed K, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Callaghan WM, Barfield W.

Severe Maternal Morbidity, A Tale of 2 States Using Data for Action-Ohio and Massachusettsexternal icon. Conrey EJ, Manning SE, Shellhaas C, Somerville NJ, Stone SL, Diop H, Rankin K, Goodman D.

Sleep-Related Infant Suffocation Deaths Attributable to Soft Bedding, Overlay, and Wedgingexternal icon. Erck Lambert AB, Parks SE, Cottengim C, Faulkner M, Hauck FR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK.

Office on Smoking and Health

Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2018external icon. Gentzke AS, Creamer M, Cullen KA, Ambrose BK, Willis G, Jamal A, King BA.

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