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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:
Arthritis – Move to Improve
Physical activity is beneficial for arthritis management, yet data shows 44% of people with arthritis are physically inactive. This year adults with arthritis are encouraged to exercise to better manage their arthritis.
Breast Cancer: Rates of New Cases and Deaths
Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early.
Business travelers may face different health risks than do leisure travelers. Find out some of the risks of business travel and what you can do to protect yourself.
Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. $223.5 Billion
A new study finds that excessive alcohol consumption cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006, or about $1.90 per drink. By implementing effective community-based prevention strategies, we can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and its costs.
First Anniversary of National ALS Registry
ATSDR celebrates the first year of the National ALS Registry. The goal of the registry is to help scientists learn more about ALS. Help us defeat ALS!
Infants Screened for Hearing Loss
Each year in the U.S., more than 12,000 babies are born with a hearing loss. Undetected hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills.
Latino AIDS Awareness
Latinos are encouraged to support HIV testing and prevention education, which saves lives. The theme is "Latinos Unite! Let's Stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV!"
Learn to Stay Safe from Home Fires
During Fire Prevention Week, learn how you can make your home a safer place for you and your family. You can prevent home fires.
National Spina Bifida Program
Spina bifida is one of the most common permanently disabling birth defects in the United States. The National Spina Bifida Program works to help people with the condition live to their fullest potential.
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents.
Pledge to Protect Your Teen Driver
A new CDC video highlights how parents can help protect their teen drivers from crashes—the leading killer of U.S. teens.
Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community
A key strategy in preventing intimate partner violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent intimate partner relationships through individual, community, and societal level change.
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