Health Matters for Women
New from CDC
Maternal and Infant Outcomes Among Severely Ill Pregnant and Postpartum Women with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) - United States, April 2009-August 2010
Among women who delivered while hospitalized for influenza, 63.6% delivered preterm or very preterm and 43.8% delivered low birth weight infants compared with U.S. averages of 12.3% for preterm birth and 8.2% for low birth weight.
"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.
Cooperative Agreement to Support Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
CDC has awarded funding to seven organizations for a new three-year cooperative agreement, "Developing support and educational awareness for young (<45 years of age) breast cancer survivors in the United States," as part of a broader effort to support breast cancer awareness in young women.
Responding to Influenza: A Toolkit for Prenatal Care Providers (pdf)
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide basic information and communication resources to help prenatal care providers implement CDC recommendations. This brochure has posters. View the brochure without posters.
Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years - United States, 2005-2010
In 2010, an estimated 19.3% (45.3 million) of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers; of these, 78.2% (35.4 million) smoked every day, and 21.8% (9.9 million) smoked some days. Prevalence was higher among men (21.5%) than women (17.3%).
Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years will require the work and commitment to change from all of us. There are steps that each of us can take to reach this goal as a nation. Be one in a Million Hearts and see how your actions can make a positive difference.
Common Cancers Podcast
In this podcast, Dr. Djenaba Joseph discusses the importance of getting regular cancer screenings.
Million Hearts: Strategies to Reduce the Prevalence of Leading Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors - United States, 2011
Approximately half of the U.S. adult population still has one or more preventable risk factors for CVD (hypertension, high cholesterol levels, and smoking).
State -Specific Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence and Smoking - United States, 1999-2008
Among women, lung cancer incidence decreased nationwide after increasing for years. Lung cancer incidence among women decreased in the West and stabilized in the Midwest, but was still increasing in the Northeast (not calculated for the South).
Adult Smoking in the US
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. Reducing tobacco use is a winnable battle-a public health priority with known, effective actions for success. A combination of smoke-free laws, cigarette price increases, access to proven quitting treatments and services, and hard-hitting media campaigns reduces health care costs and saves lives.
United States Life Tables, 2007 (pdf)
In 2007, the overall expectation of life at birth was 77.9 years, representing an increase of 0.2 years from life expectancy in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, life expectancy at birth increased for all groups considered.
Prevalence of Complex Activity Limitations Among Racial/Ethnic Groups and Hispanic Subgroups of Adults: United States, 2003-2009
This brief focuses on one measure of disability-differences in complex activity limitations-among Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black adults and in five Hispanic subgroups.
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 all season long!
Focus on Preventing Falls
We all want to protect our family members 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 toward this goal.
Reduce You and Your Family's Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Take charge of your home's heart health by taking steps such as choosing healthy food options, increasing physical activity, and saying no to tobacco.