May 2015

Did You Know?


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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May 29, 2015
May 22, 2015
  • Thalassemia major is a rare but serious disease that causes people to produce fewer red blood cells than usual (anemia).
  • People with severe thalassemia require ongoing treatment to reduce complications such as enlarged spleen, bone disease, infections, and too much iron in the body.
  • By seeking care at a thalassemia treatment center and carefully following a treatment plan, people with thalassemia can live a healthy life.
May 15, 2015
May 8, 2015
  • According to this month’s Vital Signs, on average, 1 in 3 Hispanics in the US don’t speak English well, which limits their ability to understand health information in English.
  • Hispanics are 50% more likely to die from diabetes or liver disease than non-Hispanic whites.
  • Health professionals can collaborate with promotores (community health workers) to help Hispanics get appropriate educational materials in Spanish and to learn about their specific risk factors.
May 1, 2015

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