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African American Health: Creating Equal Opportunities for Health - Digital Press Kit

African American Health: Creating Equal Opportunities for Health - Digital Press Kit

The death rate for African Americans dropped 25% from 1999-2015, but they are still more likely to die at a young age than white Americans.

5/2/2017 1:03:00 PM

Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

Dental cavities are one of the most common chronic conditions among children and teens. Left untreated, cavities can cause pain and infection and problems in eating, speaking, and learning.

10/18/2016 10:05:00 AM

Older Adult Fall Protection

Older Adult Fall Protection

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury.

9/22/2016 4:01:00 PM

Adults Need More Activity

Adults Need More Activity

Regular physical activity is vital for healthy aging. It can help delay, prevent, or manage many costly chronic diseases. Physical activity can also reduce the risk of premature death.

9/15/2016 9:26:00 AM

What Works in Public Health

What Works in Public Health

On June 22-23, the national experts of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) will meet in Atlanta to weigh the evidence on which strategies work to reduce the impact of some of the most challenging health issues facing the country including:

6/20/2016 5:02:00 AM

YRBS 2015 Results

YRBS 2015 Results

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of e-cigarettes among students poses new challenges according to the 2015 survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

Clean Hands Count

Clean Hands Count

This World Hand Hygiene Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched "Clean Hands Count," a new hand hygiene campaign focused on improving adherence to hand hygiene recommendations, dispelling myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, and empowering patients.

5/5/2016 4:00:00 AM

Healthy Pets Healthy People

Healthy Pets Healthy People

CDC's redesigned website Healthy Pets Healthy People provides a wealth of information about zoonotic diseases, illnesses that can spread to people from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.

10/8/2015 5:45:00 AM

Hospital Support for Breastfeeding

Hospital Support for Breastfeeding

Hospitals play a vital role in supporting moms to breastfeed, and that support has improved. The percentage of US hospitals using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding increased from about 29 percent in 2007 to almost 54 percent in 2013, a nearly two-fold increase in six years.

10/6/2015 9:00:00 AM

Hispanic Health

Hispanic Health

The latest CDC Vital Signs is CDC's first national study on Hispanics' leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors, and access to health services in the United States.

5/5/2015 9:03:00 AM

World Health Day

World Health Day

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the World Health Organization(WHO) and other public health partners in recognizing World Health Day, which this year spotlights vector-borne diseases.

4/7/2014 9:01:00 AM

20 Years of Success: CDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Vaccines for Children Program

20 Years of Success: CDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Vaccines for Children Program

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of passage of the legislation that created the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), one of our nation's most successful public-private partnerships for improving public health.

9/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

Stay cool, hydrated and informed this summer

Stay cool, hydrated and informed this summer

A new study shows that heat-related deaths are on the rise. In a 2-week period in 2012, excessive heat exposure resulted in 32 deaths in 4 states, four times the typical average for those states for the same 2-week period from 1999-2009.

6/6/2013 3:27:00 PM

Make a Splash!

Make a Splash!

As schools let out and summer approaches, it is important for us to remember to stay healthy and safe under the sun and in the water. Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the most deadly kind of skin cancer.

5/23/2013 5:30:00 AM

Give the Gift of Health and Safety: Healthy Living Holiday Tips

Give the Gift of Health and Safety: Healthy Living Holiday Tips

The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others this holiday season by paying special attention to your health.

12/12/2012 7:00:00 AM

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