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August 2010

New from CDC

Chlamydia Prevention: Challenges and Strategies for Reducing Disease Burden
This session of Public Health Grand Rounds focused on current efforts to reduce the burden of chlamydia and its complications, as well as addressed the myriad social disparities and challenges that face those seeking to limit the reach of this serious public health problem.

CDC Statement on CAPRISA Microbicide Study Results
Women represent the majority of new HIV infections globally, and urgently need methods they can control to protect themselves from infection.  The results of this tenofovir-based vaginal gel also give us reason to be very hopeful about the potential of oral antiretroviral (ARV) medications to prevent HIV infection.

Vital Signs: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults - United States, 2009
Obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death. In 2009, no state met the Healthy People 2010 obesity target of 15%, and the self-reported overall prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults had increased 1.1 percentage points from 2007.

CDC Grand Rounds: Additional Opportunities to Prevent Neural Tube Defects with Folic Acid Fortification
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are serious birth defects that result from the failure of the neural tube to close in the cranial region (anencephaly) or more caudally along the spine (spina bifida) by the 28th day of gestation.

National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
The Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the exposure of the U.S. population to chemicals in our environment. CDC has measured 212 chemicals in people's blood or urine—75 of which have never before been measured in the U.S. population.

Gestational Diabetes (pdf)
Get the answers to the questions you have about gestational diabetes - a type of diabetes that develops or is first recognized during pregnancy.

Know Your Cholesterol Numbers
Children, young adults and older Americans can have high cholesterol. Learn how to prevent high cholesterol and know what your cholesterol levels mean.

Seasonal Flu Videos in American Sign Language
The University of Rochester Prevention Research Center and the Deaf Wellness Center partnered with CDC's Community Health Outreach and Education Section to create informational videos in American Sign Language about the seasonal flu.

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010
The 2010 influenza recommendations include new and updated information. Vaccination and health-care providers should be alert to announcements of recommendation updates and should check the CDC influenza website periodically for additional information.

Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 (pdf)
This report presents health statistics from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey for the civilian noninstitutionalized adult population, classified by sex, age, race and ethnicity, education, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverage, marital status, and place and region of residence.

Choose Respect
Visit the Choose Respect web site for information on: understanding teen dating violence; healthy dating relationships; home, school, and community activities; and resources including videos, podcasts, and downloadable documents.


Slide #11 - Chlamydia Case Report Rates by State, 2008 (pdf)

Sodium Intake Widget

Diabetes Risk Test Widget

From Other U.S. Federal Agencies

Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment of Women with Coronary Artery Disease

Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09

New Breast Cancer Committee to Establish Federal Research Agenda

NIH Seeking Moms to Understand Best Treatment for Spina Bifida

Text4baby Wins HHS Innovation Award

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid TimeOut Capsules 

FDA Warns of Possible Dangers from Portable Foot-Tanning Device

National, State and Local

STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women

Intimate Partner Homicides Declined Slightly in New York State in 2009

Health Department Launches New Effort to Wean New Yorkers from Sugary Beverages

Cindy Geoghegan Will Serve as Breast Cancer Network of Strength® Interim CEO (pdf)

Ob-Gyns Recommend HPV Vaccination for Young Girls

Ob-Gyns Issue Guidance to Prevent Surgical Errors

RWJ Foundation Names Rodriguez and Means as 2010 Community Health Leaders

CDC Podcasts

Listen to the latest podcasts on women’s health.

CDC E-Cards

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