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- Just one recreational water illness outbreak can sicken thousands.
- Recreational water illnesses are spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in pools, hot tubs, water parks, lakes, rivers, or oceans.
- You can use the new Model Aquatic Health Code to create or update pool codes and reduce the risk for recreational water illness outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.
- One in four adults who thought they had sickle cell disease (SCD) did not actually have it or even the gene (sickle cell trait) that causes it.
- About 3 million people living in the US do have sickle cell trait, but many are unaware of their status Cdc-pdf[PDF-222KB].
- You could have a baby with SCD Cdc-pdf[PDF-1.3MB] if both you and your partner have sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait, or another abnormal hemoglobin gene. A local sickle cell center can help you get screened and learn your status.
- Nine in 10 US children eat too much sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure Cdc-pdf[PDF-830KB].
- Every meal can add sodium to a child’s diet—more than 40% of sodium comes from 10 common foods.
- Communities can help by supporting Cdc-pdf[PDF-238KB] sodium-reduction standards and strategies Cdc-pdf[PDF-219KB] in restaurant meals, processed foods, and school meals and snacks Cdc-pdf[PDF-1.8MB].
- More than 1 in 3 US adults (86 million) have prediabetesCdc-image, but only 11% know it.
- Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15%–30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetesCdc-image within five years.
- The National Diabetes Prevention Program—led by CDC—has helpful resources that promote healthy habits and lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
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