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  • Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Heart attacks and strokes can be catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and healthcare spending in the US. Million Hearts® is a national initiative with a network of partners focused on preventing one million heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events by 2022.

    9/06/2018 12:45:00 PM
  • Zika in Babies in US Territories

    Over 4,800 pregnancies in the US territories had a lab result showing confirmed or possible Zika from 2016-2018.

    8/07/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • Suicide rising across the US

    Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. In fact, many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death.

    6/07/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • Illnesses on the Rise

    Almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea.

    5/01/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • Asthma in Children

    Asthma is a serious disease causing wheezing, difficulty breathing, and coughing. Over a lifetime, it can cause permanent lung damage. About 16% of black children and 7% of white children have asthma. While we don't know what causes asthma, we do know how to prevent asthma attacks or at least make them less severe.

    2/06/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • Safe Sleep for Babies

    There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies each year.

    1/09/2018 1:00:00 PM
  • 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.

    6/06/2017 12:01:00 PM
  • 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.

    4/04/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • Arthritis in America

    Managing Symptoms with physical activity and education

    3/07/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • 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
  • Legionnaires' Disease

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

    6/07/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 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.

    5/03/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 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.

    4/01/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • 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.

    5/06/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • 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.

    5/07/2013 12:00:00 PM

  • Page last reviewed: March 1, 2018
  • Page last updated: March 1, 2018
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