Vital Signs

About Vital Signs

CDC launched a program called CDC Vital Signs, which includes an MMWR Early Release, a fact sheet and website, a media release, and a series of announcements via social media tools.

Vital Signs will be released the first Tuesday of every month. Issues include colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, HIV testing, seat belt use, cardiovascular disease, teen pregnancy and healthcare-associated infections, asthma, and foodborne disease.

CDC Vital Signs

General Vital Signs
CDC Vital Signs™ – Learn about the latest public health data. Read CDC Vital Signs™…
CDC Vital Signs™ – Learn about the latest public health data. Read CDC Vital Signs™…

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Tell your patients they need to get screened for colorectal cancer starting at 50.

HIV tests determine the next step to staying healthy: HIV treatment or prevention tools like PrEP.

Recognize ACEs risk in children, history of ACEs in adults, and connect to family support services.

Help protect mothers and their babies from pertussis and flu by vaccinating moms during pregnancy.

Monitor for risk of opioid overdose, prescribe or dispense naloxone when risk factors are present, and counsel patients on how to use it. external icon

 Timing is critical in AFM. Sudden limb weakness in patients - think AFM, collect specimens, and report to health department. Early action is key for better care, finding cause, and detecting outbreaks.external icon

Ask patients about recent animal bites or scratches. Contact your state or local health dept for help with risk assessments & PEP recommendations.external icon

Help patients receive quality care and look for signs of complications before, during, and after delivery. external icon

Help patients stay in care and on treatment.external icon

Prevent staph infections and its spread to protect patients.external icon

In 2018, more than 1 in 4 high schoolers currently used tobacco products. E-cigarettes were the main reason for the increase.external icon

Page last reviewed: February 14, 2020