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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:
Learn more about Alzheimer's disease and efforts to address the nation's sixth leading cause of death.
Child Passenger Safety
Make sure the ones you love are safe and secure in the car—all the time, on every trip.
Diabetes Health and Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic people overall are more likely than average to get type 2 diabetes. Read this CDC/Diabetes Hispanic Heritage Month feature Web site for helpful information and resources to prevent type 2 diabetes and control its effects.
Flu Season Is Here- Vaccinate to Protect You and Your Loved Ones from Flu
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected when flu season begins!
Focus on Preventing Falls in Older Adults
We all want to protect our loved ones as they age and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to protect older adults from falls, a leading cause of injury, is a step in that direction.
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.
"Inside Knowledge" About Gynecologic Cancer
Get the facts about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of gynecologic cancers. When gynecologic cancers are found early, treatment is most effective.
Mortality From Congenital Heart Defects
A recent CDC study showed that deaths from congenital heart defects have declined over time. This is important to understand how changes in treatment potentially have affected how long people are living with these conditions.
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