Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office 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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September 27, 2013
- Each year, about 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly without an obvious cause of death.
- Improved national reporting and understanding of unexplained infant deaths can inform prevention strategies.
- Nine states now conduct enhanced child death reviews and participate in CDC’s Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry.
September 20, 2013
- Children with sickle cell disease miss an average of 18 days of school each year due to illness.
- Among people with sickle cell disease, hospital admissions and emergency room visits rise dramatically after age 18, according to data from five states participating in a pilot project.
- You can use CDC's new interactive resource directory to find national agencies, specialty care centers, and community-based organizations in your state that serve people affected by sickle cell disease.
September 13, 2013
- The latest estimates [PDF-1.6MB] show there are about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US each year, costing the health-care system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs.
- About 20 million [PDF-1.6MB] new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year. Left untreated, some STDs can cause severe health consequences.
- CDC recently released an STD Treatment Guidelines mobile app, which helps healthcare providers access diagnostic information and the current STD treatment guidelines.
- Healthcare providers can download the free app on an Apple or Android device.
September 6, 2013
- At least 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke each year are preventable.
- We’re all at risk. However, men have a higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke across all races and ethnic groups, and black men are most at risk.
- State and local officials can work with health care systems to monitor national quality indicators and encourage use of health information technology to control high blood pressure.
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- Page last updated: October 14, 2016
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