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  • Preventing Stroke Deaths
    Preventing Stroke Deaths

    Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the US. Stroke death declines have stalled in 3 out of every 4 states. 80% of strokes are preventable.

    9/6/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • Opioid Prescribing
    Opioid Prescribing

    Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015. Half of US counties had a decrease in the amount of opioids (MME*) prescribed per person from 2010 to 2015. The MME prescribed per person in 2015 was about 3 times as high as in 1999.

    7/6/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • Legionnaires' Disease
    Legionnaires' Disease

    Legionnaires' disease (LD) is a serious, and often deadly, lung infection (pneumonia). People usually get it by breathing in water droplets containing Legionella germs. People can also get it if contaminated water accidentally goes into the lungs while drinking. Many people being treated at health care facilities, including long-term care facilities and hospitals, have conditions that put them at greater risk of getting sick and dying from LD.

    6/6/2017 1:01:00 PM
  • African American Health
    African American Health

    African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older.

    5/2/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • Zika Virus
    Zika Virus

    Zika virus infection (Zika) during pregnancy can cause damage to the brain, microcephaly, and congenital Zika syndrome, a pattern of conditions in the baby that includes brain abnormalities, eye defects, hearing loss, and limb defects.

    4/4/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • Arthritis in America
    Arthritis in America

    Managing Symptoms with physical activity and education

    3/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • Too Loud! For Too Long!
    Too Loud! For Too Long!

    Loud noises damage hearing

    2/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • Native Americans with Diabetes
    Native Americans with Diabetes

    Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) have a greater chance of having diabetes than any other US racial group

    1/10/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • HIV and Injection Drug Use
    HIV and Injection Drug Use

    Sharing needles, syringes, and other injection equipment puts people who inject drugs (PWID) at high risk for getting HIV and other infections, including hepatitis.

    11/29/2016 1:30:00 PM
  • Cancer and Tobacco Use
    Cancer and Tobacco Use

    Tobacco use is the top preventable cause of cancer death, putting people at risk for at least 12 kinds of cancer.

    11/10/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities
    Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

    Dental sealants are effective but underused protection against cavities. Start or expand programs that offer sealants to children at school.

    10/18/2016 2:00:00 PM
  • Blood Pressure Control
    Blood Pressure Control

    High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death. About 70% of US adults age 65 or older have high blood pressure and only about half have it under control (less than 140/90 mmHg)

    9/13/2016 1:01:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Think sepsis. Time matters.
    Making Health Care Safer - Think sepsis. Time matters.

    Sepsis is a complication caused by the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is a medical emergency.

    8/23/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
    Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

    Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.

    7/6/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • Legionnaires' Disease
    Legionnaires' Disease

    Use water management programs in buildings to prevent deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

    6/7/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • ADHD in Young Children
    ADHD in Young Children

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a biological disorder that causes hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and attention problems. Parents do not cause ADHD, but parents can play a key role in treatment.

    5/3/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • Zika and Pregnancy
    Zika and Pregnancy

    Zika may spread through bites of two types of infected mosquitoes in some US states this spring and summer. Pregnant women should take steps to prevent mosquito bites, including covering up arms and legs and using insect repellent, which is safe to use during pregnancy.

    4/1/2016 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Protect Patients from Antibiotic Resistance
    Making Health Care Safer - Protect Patients from Antibiotic Resistance

    People receiving medical care can get serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which may lead to sepsis or death.

    3/3/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • Alcohol and Pregnancy
    Alcohol and Pregnancy

    Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, having sex, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy.

    2/2/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • E-cigarette Ads and Youth
    E-cigarette Ads and Youth

    E-cigarette advertising is skyrocketing, as is increased use of e-cigarettes by youth. Nicotine in e-cigarettes is highly addictive and may harm the developing brain. Learn more

    1/5/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV
    Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV

    Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine taken daily that can be used to prevent getting HIV. PrEP is for people without HIV who are at very high risk for getting it from sex or injection drug use.

    11/24/2015 12:01:00 PM
  • Safer Food Saves Lives
    Safer Food Saves Lives

    Contaminated food sent to several states can make people sick with the same germ. These multistate outbreaks cause serious illness, and more of these outbreaks are being found. Multistate outbreaks caused 56% of deaths in all reported foodborne outbreaks, although they accounted for just 3% of all such outbreaks from 2010 to 2014.

    11/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding
    Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding

    The WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding, with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at its core.

    10/6/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Heart Age: Is Your Heart Older Than You?
    Heart Age: Is Your Heart Older Than You?

    Heart age is the age of your heart and blood vessels as a result of your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. There are some things that put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke that you cannot change such as getting older or your family history; yet there are many others that you can change.

    9/1/2015 1:01:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
    Making Health Care Safer - Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

    Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of infection control actions can contribute to drug resistance and put patients at risk for deadly diarrhea (caused by C. difficile).

    8/4/2015 3:31:00 PM
  • Today's Heroin Epidemic
    Today's Heroin Epidemic

    Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels.

    7/7/2015 1:02:00 PM
  • Preventing Melanoma
    Preventing Melanoma

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Communities and policy makers play a major role in preventing skin cancer.

    6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Hispanic Health
    Hispanic Health

    Hispanics or Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority population in the US. Heart disease and cancer in Hispanics are the two leading causes of death, accounting for about 2 of 5 deaths, which is about the same for whites.

    5/5/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy
    Preventing Teen Pregnancy

    Teen births in the US have declined, but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013.

    4/7/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Trucker Safety
    Trucker Safety

    Trucker safety requires an alert, buckled-up, experienced driver, with a reliable vehicle and strong employer safety programs. About 2.6 million workers drive trucks that weigh over 10,000 pounds (large trucks).

    3/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • Secondhand Smoke
    Secondhand Smoke

    No level of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is safe. SHS exposure occurs when nonsmokers breathe in smoke exhaled by smokers or from burning tobacco products. It kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers* every year. Exposure to SHS among US nonsmokers has declined, but progress has not been the same for everyone.

    2/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • Alcohol Poisoning Deaths
    Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

    On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012. Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death.

    1/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
  • HIV Care Saves Lives
    HIV Care Saves Lives

    Viral suppression is key for people living with HIV. Viral suppression means having very low levels of HIV in the body, even though the virus is still there. Achieving viral suppression by taking HIV medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces their chances of transmitting the virus.

    11/25/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Cervical Cancer is Preventable
    Cervical Cancer is Preventable

    More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year. Up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps prevent infection with the HPV types that cause most cervical cancers.

    11/5/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries
    Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    10/8/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets
    Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    9/9/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Children Eating More Fruit Not More Vegetables
    Children Eating More Fruit Not More Vegetables

    The amount of whole fruit children, 2-18 years old, ate increased by 67% from 2003 to 2010 and replaced fruit juice as the main contributor of fruit to children's diets. Experts recommend that most fruit come from whole fruit, rather than juice. The amount of vegetables children ate did not change from 2003 to 2010. Child care, schools, and school districts can support efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children.

    8/12/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
    Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    7/1/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks
    Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    6/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Adults with Disabilities
    Adults with Disabilities

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    5/6/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens
    Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    4/8/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution
    Making Health Care Safer - Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    3/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Child Passenger Safety
    Child Passenger Safety

    CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

    2/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
    Alcohol Screening and Counseling

    Alcohol Screening and Counseling. Alcohol screening and brief counseling, Alcohol screening and counseling, Alcohol screening and brief intervention, ASBI, Electronic screening and brief intervention, eSBI, Excessive drinking, Risky drinking, Binge drinking.

    1/7/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives
    Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends three CRC screening tests that are effective at saving lives: colonoscopy, stool tests (guaiac fecal occult blood test-FOBT or fecal immunochemical test-FIT), and sigmoidoscopy (now seldom done).

    11/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
  • Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke
    Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

    Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through: changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical activity, and managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

    9/3/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Progress on Childhood Obesity
    Progress on Childhood Obesity

    Obese children are more likely to become obese adults and suffer lifelong physical and mental health problems. Obesity rates in low-income preschoolers, after decades of rising, began to level off from 2003 through 2008 and now are showing small declines in many states.

    8/6/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Prescription Painkiller Overdoses
    Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

    About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the US, more than 6,600 deaths in 2010. Prescription painkiller overdoses are an under-recognized and growing problem for women. Although men are still more likely to die of prescription painkiller overdoses (more than 10,000 deaths in 2010), the gap between men and women is closing.

    7/2/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Recipe for Food Safety
    Recipe for Food Safety

    Many germs can be spread through food. Some, like Listeria, can be deadly. Listeria strikes hard at pregnant women and their newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause miscarriage and meningitis. Most people found to have Listeria infection require hospital care and about 1 in 5 people with the infection die.

    6/4/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious virus infection that over time can cause liver damage and even liver cancer. Early treatment can prevent this damage. Too many people with hepatitis C do not know they are infected, so they don't get the medical care they need.

    5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Repeat Teen Births
    Preventing Repeat Teen Births

    Although teen birth rates have been falling for the last two decades, more than 365,000 teens, ages 15-19, gave birth in 2010. Teen pregnancy and childbearing can carry high health, emotional, social, and financial costs for both teen mothers and their children.

    4/2/2013 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now
    Making Health Care Safer - Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

    Untreatable and hard-to-treat infections from CRE germs are on the rise among patients in medical facilities. CRE germs have become resistant to all or nearly all the antibiotics we have today. Types of CRE include KPC and NDM.

    3/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
  • Adult Smoking
    Adult Smoking

    Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. Despite overall declines in smoking, more people with mental illness smoke than people without mental illness. Because many people with mental illness smoke, many of them will get sick and die early from smoking.

    2/4/2013 12:00:00 PM
  • Binge Drinking
    Binge Drinking

    Drinking too much - including binge drinking* - is a dangerous behavior resulting in about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year. Binge drinking increases the chances of breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, unintended pregnancy, and many other health problems. .

    1/8/2013 12:00:00 PM
  • HIV Among Youth in the US
    HIV Among Youth in the US

    About 50,000 people are infected with HIV each year, and 1 in 4 is 13 to 24 years old. Youth make up 7% of the more than 1 million people in the US living with HIV. About 12,000 youth were infected with HIV in 2010. The greatest number of infections occurred among gay and bisexual youth. Nearly half of all new infections among youth occur in African American males.

    11/27/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Breast Cancer
    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009). Breast cancer deaths are going down the fastest among white women compared to women of other races and ethnicities. Black women have the highest death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.

    11/14/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • Teen Drinking and Driving
    Teen Drinking and Driving

    The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991,* but more can be done. Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Teen drivers are 3 times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal crash. Drinking any alcohol greatly increases this risk for teens.

    10/2/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Getting Blood Pressure Under Control
    Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

    High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the US. Nearly one-third of all American adults have high blood pressure and more than half of them don't have it under control.

    9/4/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • More People Walk to Better Health
    More People Walk to Better Health

    More than 145 million adults now include walking as part of a physically active lifestyle. More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation or for fun, relaxation, or exercise, or for activities such as walking the dog. The percentage of people who report walking at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week rose from 56% (2005) to 62% (2010).

    8/7/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Prescription Painkiller Overdoses
    Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

    Prescription painkiller overdoses* were responsible for more than 15,500 deaths in 2009. While all prescription painkillers have contributed to an increase in overdose deaths over the last decade, methadone has played a central role in the epidemic.

    7/3/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Child Injury
    Child Injury

    Child injuries are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children died from injuries in the US in 2009. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed.

    4/17/2012 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Stopping C. difficile Infections
    Making Health Care Safer - Stopping C. difficile Infections

    People getting medical care can catch serious infections called health care-associated infections (HAIs). While most types of HAIs are declining, one - caused by the germ C. difficile* - remains at historically high levels. C. difficile causes diarrhea linked to 14,000 American deaths each year.

    3/7/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • Where's the sodium?
    Where's the sodium?

    About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Too much sodium increases a person's risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure often leads to heart disease and stroke. More than 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, costing the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010.

    2/7/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • Binge Drinking
    Binge Drinking

    New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought. More than 38 million US adults binge drink, about 4 times a month, and the largest number of drinks per binge is on average 8. This behavior greatly increases the chances of getting hurt or hurting others due to car crashes, violence, and suicide.

    1/10/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • New Hope for Stopping HIV
    New Hope for Stopping HIV

    Too many people don't know they have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 240,000 don't know they are infected. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV in the US. Getting an HIV test is the first step to finding out if you have HIV and getting medical care. Without medical care, HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and early death.

    11/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
  • Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US
    Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

    Deaths from prescription painkillers* have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is nonmedical use of prescription painkillers-using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the "high" they cause.

    11/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone
    Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone

    US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010. Though episodes of driving after drinking too much ("drinking and driving") have gone down by 30% during the past 5 years, it remains a serious problem in the US.

    10/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Adult Smoking in the US
    Adult Smoking in the US

    Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. Some people who smoke every day are smoking fewer cigarettes; however, even occasional smoking causes harm. The percentage of American adults who smoke decreased from 20.9% in 2005 to 19.3% in 2010.

    9/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Hospital Support for Breastfeeding
    Hospital Support for Breastfeeding

    Childhood obesity is an epidemic. In the US, 1 preschooler in 5 is at least overweight, and half of these are obese. Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity. A baby's risk of becoming an overweight child goes down with each month of breastfeeding.

    8/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is the #2 cancer killer in the US among cancers that affect both men and women. But it doesn't have to be. Screening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early when it is easiest to treat.

    7/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Food Safer to Eat
    Making Food Safer to Eat

    Each year, roughly 1 in 6 people in the US gets sick from eating contaminated food. The 1,000 or more reported outbreaks that happen each year reveal familiar culprits-Salmonella and other common germs. We know that reducing contamination works. During the past 15 years, a dangerous type of E. coli infection, responsible for the recall of millions of pounds of ground beef, has been cut almost in half.

    6/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Asthma in the US
    Asthma in the US

    Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life. While we don't know why asthma rates are rising, we do know that most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. .

    5/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy in the US (PDF)
    Preventing Teen Pregnancy in the US (PDF)

    More than 400,000 teen girls, aged 15-19 years, give birth each year in the US. The media often glamorize teens having sexual intercourse and teen parenting, but the reality is starkly different. Having a child during the teen years carries high costs-emotional, physical, and financial-to the mother, father, child, and community.

    4/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Making Health Care Safer - Reducing bloodstream infections (PDF)
    Making Health Care Safer - Reducing bloodstream infections (PDF)

    A central line is a tube that a doctor usually places in a large vein of a patient's neck or chest to give important medical treatment. When not put in correctly or kept clean, central lines can become a freeway for germs to enter the body and cause serious bloodstream infections. These infections can be deadly. Of patients who get a bloodstream infection from having a central line, up to 1 in 4 die.

    3/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
  • High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
    High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

    Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular (blood vessel) diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year. Of these, 150,000 are younger than age 65. These diseases are also two of the leading causes of health disparities in the US. Treatment of these diseases accounts for 1 in every 6 US health dollars spent.

    2/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
  • Adult Seat Belt Use in the US
    Adult Seat Belt Use in the US

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people age 5 - 34. Adult seat belt use is the single most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. The percentage of adults who always wear seat belts increased from 80% to 85% between 2002 and 2008. Even so, 1 in 7 adults do not wear a seat belt on every trip.

    1/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
  • HIV Testing in the US (PDF)
    HIV Testing in the US (PDF)

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a serious infection that, without treatment, leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and early death. An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US and as many as 1 in 5 don't know they are infected.

    12/7/2010 12:00:00 PM
  • Access to Health Care (PDF)
    Access to Health Care (PDF)

    New 2010 estimates show that the number of Americans without health insurance is growing, affecting middle-income Americans as well as those living in poverty. About 50 million adults 18-64 years old had no health insurance for at least some of the past 12 months.

    11/9/2010 12:00:00 PM
  • Binge Drinking (PDF)
    Binge Drinking (PDF)

    Binge drinking* is a dangerous behavior for all ages. Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes more than 79,000 deaths in the US each year and is a leading preventable cause of death.

    10/5/2010 1:00:00 PM
  • Tobacco Use
    Tobacco Use

    Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in the US. Each year, around 443,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million suffer from a serious illness from smoking.

    9/7/2010 1:00:00 PM
  • Adult Obesity (PDF)
    Adult Obesity (PDF)

    Obesity is common, serious, and costly. In 2009, about 2.4 million more adults were obese than in 2007.

    8/3/2010 1:00:00 PM
  • Cancer Screening (PDF)
    Cancer Screening (PDF)

    Most adults are getting recommended breast and colorectal cancer screenings. Yet a new CDC report says more than 22 million adults have not had screening tests for colorectal cancer, and more than 7 million women have not had a recent mammogram to screen for breast cancer as recommended.

    7/5/2010 1:00:00 PM

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