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March 10, 2017

Hot Topics from CDC this week:

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Cerebral Palsy


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Spring Break Travel

Features This Week:

500 Cities

500 Cities Health Data

500 Cities Project allows for local targeting of interventions to areas where they are most needed for maximum public health impact.

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn more about how HIV affects women and girls in the United States and how they can protect themselves.

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Protect Your Kidneys

You may have a strong stomach and your heart may be in the right place, but how well are your kidneys working? If you have risk factors for kidney disease, ask your doctor about getting tested to find out your kidney health.

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TBIs and Injuries

Prevent TBIs and future unintentional injuries by understanding the risks.

Stop the Clot, Spread the Word

Serious Blood Clots

Learn the signs and symptoms of blood clots and how to protect yourself. Get free tools from the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign to share with friends and family.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Check Your Batteries

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 12, 2017. As you prepare to set your clocks ahead one hour, remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO alarm, now is a great time to buy one. About 400 people die each year in the United States from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning.

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Contact Lens Wear

You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Taking proper care of your contact lenses can help you see better and keep your eyes healthy.

Millions of Americans are living with Viral Heptatis

The ABCs of Hepatitis

Learn about heart defects and about Caden, a child living with this condition.

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Pesticides on Aircraft

Please visit Aircrew Safety and Health for more information on NIOSH research on aircraft disinsection and what crewmembers can do to stay healthy and safe at work.


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