Preventive Health Screenings

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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April 19, 2019
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  • Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve. It can cause vision loss and even blindness if not detected early.
  • The most common form Externalof glaucoma progresses slowly over a long period of time without the person noticing vision loss until the disease is very advanced.
  • Public health professionals can work in community-based settings to increase glaucoma detection rates by reaching people at high risk, including African Americans, seniors, and people with diabetes.

October 28, 2016
  • People are living longer and better with diabetes, but that means they can have diabetes-related health complications longer, too.
  • Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent or delay complications, and early detection and treatment of complications can keep them from getting worse.
  • Healthcare and public health professionals can support patients by sharing this collection of articles created for people at risk for or living with diabetes.

November 13, 2015

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April 26, 2013
  • Although most Americans who have vision problems are aged 65 years or older, even preschoolers may not see as well as they should.
  • A comprehensive dilated eye examExternal is the only way to detect eye problems early.
  • Free resourcesExternal are available to help educate your community about the importance of dilated eye exams.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: November 13, 2015