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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June 27, 2014
- New Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results reveal that smoking rates among US high school students have dropped to 15.7 percent, the lowest level recorded since the student survey began in 1991.
- YRBS findings show significant declines in physical fighting [PDF-2MB] during the past 20 years; fighting on school property declined by half.
- You can use YRBS data to compare state, local, and national risk behavior rates and read fact sheets about alcohol use, drug use, obesity, sexual risk behaviors, and other youth health risk behaviors.
June 20, 2014
- Since 2001, more than 150,000 patients in the US have been potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV because of unsafe injection practices.
- Healthcare providers should not administer medication from a single-dose vial or IV bag to more than one patient, and patients should ask questions to protect themselves.
- Health departments can promote safe injection practices with this free healthcare provider toolkit.
June 13, 2014
- People of all ages with hemophilia are at risk for developing an inhibitor (or antibody) to the factor product used to treat or prevent bleeding episodes.
- Developing an inhibitor is a serious complication of hemophilia, and those affected are twice as likely to be hospitalized for a bleeding-related problem.
- People with hemophilia should be tested regularly for inhibitors, and if possible, their care should be provided at a hemophilia treatment center.
June 6, 2014
- According to the new CDC Vital Signs report, infected food workers cause about 70% of reported norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food, often by touching ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands.
- Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Outbreaks are most common in food service settings, such as restaurants.
- Health departments can help by adopting and enforcing FDA model Food Code provisions and more thoroughly investigating and reporting norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food.
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- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: October 14, 2016
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