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Be Ready! September is National Preparedness Month
Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Be prepared: assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and get involved in helping your family, your business, and your community be ready for emergencies.
CDC Reports Vital Information on Smoking
New report shows expanded efforts are needed to reduce adult smoking. Although the percentage of American adults who smoke has decreased since 2005, nearly one in five adults smoke, and large disparities continue to exist.
Each year, more than 34,000 suicides occur in the United States. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Learn more about preventing suicides in your community.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Ask your doctor about the potential benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening tests.
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 Americans.
U.S. Adult Mental Illness Surveillance Report
Mental illness is an important public health problem in the United States. A new CDC report describes the extent of mental illness among U.S. adults and recommends increased efforts to monitor mental illness and anxiety disorders.
What You Should Know about Alcohol and Pregnancy
CDC urges pregnant women not to drink alcohol any time during pregnancy. There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.
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