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CDC Health & Safety Features: Cerebral Palsy, Scarlet Fever, Vital Signs and more!

Title: CDC Health & Safety Features: Cerebral Palsy, Scarlet Fever, Vital Signs and more!

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CDC.gov Features deliver actionable and timely health, safety and wellness messages.  Here is a preview of the CDC.gov Health and Safety features of the week: 


1 in 303 Children have Cerebral Palsy
Learn more about the signs and causes of cerebral palsy and what to do if you think your child might have it.


March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.


Protecting Patients With Central Lines
Patients with central lines are at risk for infection. Be sure doctors clean their hands before touching you, and let a doctor know if the area around the central line is red or sore.


Safe and Healthy Travel for Seniors
Follow these simple tips to ensure safe travel for senior citizens.


Scarlet Fever: A Group A Streptococcal Infection
Scarlet fever results from group A strep infection. If your child has a sore throat and rash, your health care provider can test for strep. Prompt treatment with antibiotics can protect your child from possible complications.


Women's History: Our History is Our Strength
CDC works to improve the health and safety of women at all stages of life. Learn about some of the many issues, research, and programs CDC has worked on in the last 65 years.




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