Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- Hepatitis B affects 1 in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- Two out of three Asian Americans with hepatitis B don’t know they are infected; you can send an eCard to alert people to the potential risk.
- CDC has a short, private, online Hepatitis Risk Assessment to help people find out whether they should be tested or vaccinated for viral hepatitis.
- Exposure to UV radiation, either from sunlight or indoor tanning devices, is the most important and avoidable risk factor for skin cancer.
- People who indoor tan before age 35 have a 75 percent greater risk of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
- Serious skin infections can result from using an unclean tanning bed. You can promote the truth about tanning using this user-friendly infographic and web button.
- Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage and even liver cancer, yet up to three in four people who have it don’t know they are infected.
- According to a new CDC report, baby boomers (adults born from 1945 through 1965) account for 67 percent of cases and 72 percent of deaths among people with hepatitis C.
- CDC offers hepatitis C testing guidance for clinicians to help them identify people with the condition and link them to lifesaving medical care; CDC also offers resources for the public.
- More than 75% of US adults with high blood pressure are taking medication to control it—reducing their risk for heart disease and stroke.
- When healthcare professionals and patients work as a teamExternal—such as engaging patients in their own care with self-management tools and coordinating care among team members (pharmacists, nurses, etc.)—blood pressure control improves.
- Million Hearts® toolsExternal can help healthcare professionals and patients reduce blood pressure and improve heart health.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.