February 2017

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a 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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February 24, 2017
February 17, 2017
  • Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke than Americans in urban areas.
  • Compared with urban residents, rural residents are more likely to smoke, be overweight, and not meet physical activity recommendations.
  • You can find ways to help reduce the difference between rural and urban disease risk in a special MMWR series and in Healthy People 2020external icon.
February 10, 2017
February 3, 2017
  • About 89,000 US women each year learn they have a gynecologic cancer.
  • Take CDC’s quick quiz to test your knowledge about the 5 main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer.
  • You can promote awareness about gynecologic cancers through CDC’s Inside Knowledge campaign—take a free continuing education course and share posters, fact sheets, buttons, badges, and PSAs.


Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: February 24, 2017