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Public Health Grand Rounds Year in Review 2018

December 2018
Year in review 2018

We have selected a few moments from each of our 2018 Grand Rounds and “Beyond the Data” interviews to share with you here. After you watch this retrospective, you may want to visit Grand Rounds On Demand, where you will find recordings of all our sessions. Please join us live on January 15, 2019, as we begin our new Grand Rounds season.

Changing Lifestyles to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

November 2018, Chronic Disease
Woman and man eating salad

Diabetes is a serious public health problem. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 84 million American adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They are at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, but lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and increasing physical activity, can reduce their risk and may even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Safe Sleep for Infants

October 2018, Maternal Health
Baby sleeping in crib

Each year about 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly before they reach their first birthday due to sleep-related deaths. These tragedies, called sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), often occur during sleep or in the baby’s sleep area, and include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and other deaths from unknown causes.

Emerging Threats to Pregnant Women and Infants

September 2018, Maternal Health
crying baby

Emerging health threats are a concern for everyone, yet pregnant women and infants are particularly vulnerable. For example, infection with the Zika virus or having untreated syphilis during pregnancy can cause a miscarriage or devastating birth defects. These birth defects may include brain abnormalities, misshaped bones and hearing loss. The timely identification and understanding of these emerging health threats and others, such as the opioid epidemic, allow communities to act early to protect mothers and babies.

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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.  Experts discuss major public health issues, key challenges, cutting-edge scientific evidence, potential solutions, and recent developments. Each session is the result of a rigorous process which takes months to prepare. This attention to detail ensures that our audiences receive up-to-date, scientifically accurate, and usable information. Grand Rounds welcomes clinicians, researchers, students of public health, medicine and nursing, and the public that we serve to attend in person or watch the live webcast. Did you miss the live session?  No worries! We invite you to watch Grand Rounds on our “On Demand” page where we archive each session for your convenience. Free Continuing Education is available for most topics.

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November is “National Diabetes Month”? Diabetes is a serious public health problem. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 84 million American adults have prediabetes.

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  • Page last reviewed: December 14, 2018
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