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Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects
In the US, about 4,800 (or 11.6 per 10,000) babies born each year have one of seven critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs).
Learn more about how pulse oximetry screening potentially can identify these babies soon after birth.
Eagle Book Mystery Offers Health and Fun
Middle school students can learn about preventing type 2 diabetes and making healthy choices in a fun mystery about a fossil poacher.
The novel features favorite characters from the original Eagle Books series.
Learn to Prevent, Recognize, and Respond to Concussions
CDC encourages you to take this opportunity to talk with your coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – What You Need To Know
Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated.
Pertussis vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults, including pregnant women.
Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Noroviruses spread easily, causing more than 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the U.S. There's no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay virus-free.
Travel to Carnival and Mardi Gras 2012
Celebrate 2012 Carnival and Mardi Gras in good health. CDC wants you to enjoy your trip but keep these recommendations in mind to ensure you stay safe and healthy.
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