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- One of every 5,000 baby boys is born with hemophilia, and about 20,000 males in the US currently live with the bleeding disorder.
- Hemophilia can lead to joint disease, pain, and death if the bleeding can’t be stopped or if it occurs in the brain or other vital organ.
- Healthcare professionals can earn continuing education credits by completing CDC’s online course, Introduction to Hemophilia Care.
- Rates of teen births Cdc-pdf[PDF-387KB] and motor vehicle crash deaths Cdc-pdf[PDF-238KB] continue to fall, according to a new CDC Winnable Battles progress report.
- Use of innovative tools such as the Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States is boosting progress, but one-third of the Winnable Battles targets are trending in the wrong direction.
- Public health practitioners can help make our nation healthier by using the evidence-based strategies and programs highlighted in the CDC Winnable Battles Progress Report 2014 Cdc-pdf[PDF-1.4MB].
- More than 273,000 infants, or 750 babies per day, were born to teens aged 15 to 19 Cdc-pdf[PDF–1.8MB] in 2013, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs.
- Teen childbearing carries high health, social, and economic costs for everyoneExternal—learn how your state ranksExternal in rates of teen birth and pregnancy.
- Doctors can help prevent teen pregnancy by using CDC’s contraceptive guidance and discussing long-acting reversible contraceptives—such as IUDs and implants—as an option for teens.
- Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing—here’s what you need to know about preventing it.
- Infants are at greatest risk for getting whooping cough, so pregnant women should get vaccinated in the third trimester of each pregnancy.
- Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can use CDC’s many educational resources to teach parents about vaccines for whooping cough and other childhood diseases.
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