Public Health Grand Rounds
Over the past 40 years, exposure to lead has declined in the United States. However, millions are still being exposed in their homes and environment. Lead exposure can seriously harm a child’s health and there is no known safe blood lead level in children. Yet more than 500,000 children in the United States have elevated blood lead levels.
Each year more than 4,000 U.S. women die from cervical cancer, the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide. Over 90% of cases of cervical cancer are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) and the risk of cancer varies among the different HPV strains. Fortunately, cervical cancer can be prevented through HPV vaccination and screening, which include Papanicolaou (Pap) and HPV DNA tests. These tests detect abnormal cells before they become cancerous (pre-cancers).
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.
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.
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.
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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- May 21 — Legionnaires’ Disease and Water Management
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