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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:
Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the U.S.
Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses involving these drugs—more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined.
The Million Hearts Initiative
Grand Rounds at CDC are a forum in which experts present a series of lectures and bring ideas from diverse perspectives on a public health issue.
Child Development: Investing in Our Children
The early years of a child's life are very important for his or her health and development. We can work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential.
Scarlet Fever: A Group A Streptococcal Infection
Scarlet fever results from group A strep infection. If your child has a sore throat and rash, their doctor can test for strep. Prompt treatment with antibiotics can protect your child from possible complications.
ATSDR's Toxic Substances Web Portal
ATSDR's Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and citizens to find information about toxic chemicals and related health effects. Learn how toxic substances can affect health and how to prevent exposure.
African American History
Learn about African American History Month, see examples of health disparities, and learn about the Million Hearts initiative and other activities that address the health and well-being of African American Populations.
CDC Releases Its First iPad "App"
The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC's website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Download CDC's free app today.
Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the elderly.
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