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CDC Features: Be Food Safe, Blood Cancers, Preventing Heart Attacks and more!

Title: CDC Features: Be Food Safe, Blood Cancers, Preventing Heart Attacks 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 features of the week: 


ADHD: Resources are Available
Rates of ADHD are on the rise, but resources are available. Take advantage of all the resources available to help you guide your child towards success. Remember, you are your child's strongest advocate!


Be Food Safe
Most people do not think about food safety until they or someone they know becomes infected with foodborne illness. People usually become infected with foodborne illness when they eat a contaminated food item.


Blood Cancers: Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma
Hematologic (blood) cancers affect everyone, including children. CDC funds efforts to raise awareness about hematologic cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma) among the public and health care providers to improve survivors' quality of life.


Color Me Safe – A Coloring Book from CDC's Injury Center
Check out the new coloring book, Color Me Safe! This new CDC resource tells the rhyming story of the "Safe Family" who take steps to protect themselves at home, on the road, and at play.


Drinking While Pregnant Still a Problem
Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities. Women who are pregnant or might get pregnant should abstain from using alcohol.


Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Are Deadly Serious – What You Can Do to Avoid Them
Many outbreaks result from food being contaminated when it is being prepared or served by a food worker with unwashed or improperly washed hands. Scientific evidence shows that preventing illness begins with the basics. Wash your hands thoroughly, with soap, before and after handling food. It can prevent illness and even death.


Million Hearts: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts aims to improve heart disease and stroke prevention.



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