Health Matters for Women
New from CDC
Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Contraceptive Methods During the Postpartum Period
These updated recommendations state that postpartum women should not use combined hormonal contraceptives during the first 21 days after delivery because of the high risk for venous thromboembolism during this period.
HPV Infection Remains Common among Women in the United States, CDC Study Confirms
CDC researchers published two analyses looking at the prevalence of HPV among women in the United States.
Expanded Data From the New Birth Certificate, 2008 (pdf)
Descriptive statistics are presented on births occurring in 2008 to residents of the 27 states that implemented the revised birth certificate.
Death in the United States, 2009
Many of the increases in life expectancy are attributed to reductions in the rates of death from the major causes of death, namely heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Life expectancy at birth reached a record high of 78.2 years. White females had the longest life expectancy (80.9 years), followed by black females (77.4 years).
Data to Action
CDC has created new data and analysis tools that are intended to serve as resources in the promotion of policy, system and environmental changes to improve health. Includes teen pregnancy.
Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2007 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set (pdf)
The overall 2007 infant mortality rate from the linked file was 6.75 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, not significantly different from the rate of 6.68 in 2006. The highest rate, 13.31 per 1,000 live births, was for infants of non-Hispanic black mothers, nearly 3 times greater than the lowest rate of 4.57 for infants of Central and South American mothers.
Use of the Internet for Health Information: United States, 2009
Among adults aged 18 and over, women were more likely than men to have used the Internet for health information.
Tips for a Healthy and Safe Family Reunion
Family reunions are a great opportunity for safe and healthy food and activities. Enjoy family and start or pass on healthy traditions that will last for many generations.
Preteens and Teens Need Vaccines Too!
Do you have a preteen or teen? Make sure they have received the recommended preteen and teen vaccines so they will be protected from serious diseases.
Latest State Data Show Rates of Obesity Remain High
Obesity has become a problem in every state, according to data analyzed by CDC. No state reported that less than 20 percent of adults were obese in 2010.
Whether you're relaxing in the backyard, turning up your garden, enjoying the pool, or exploring the great outdoors, here are some ways to help keep you and your family healthy this and summer.
People with Disabilities: Living Healthy
If you are living with a disability or provide services for people with disabilities, learn about health care and health programs to support the overall well-being of people with disabilities.
Trial and Another Major Study Find PrEP Can Reduce Risk of HIV Infection among Heterosexuals
A new CDC study called the TDF2 study, along with a separate trial released, provide the first evidence that a daily oral dose of antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection can reduce HIV acquisition among uninfected individuals exposed to the virus through heterosexual sex.
Drug Overdose Deaths - Florida, 2003-2009
This report indicates a worsening problem in Florida with overdoses involving prescription drugs, especially oxycodone and alprazolam, and a recent sharp decline in cocaine-related deaths.
Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening, Incidence, and Mortality - United States, 2002-2010
Approximately 50% of the improvement in mortality can be attributed to increased screening, with 35% attributed to reductions in risk factors such as smoking and obesity, and 12% to improved CRC treatment.