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CDC Health & Safety Features: Drinking Water Week, National Women's Week, Thalassemia and More!

Title: CDC Health & Safety Features: Drinking Water Week, National Women's Week, Thalassemia and More!

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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: 

ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Far too little is known about ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Learn more about how the National ALS Registry is changing that.

CDC Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
Learn about the diverse demographics, see examples of health disparities, and find out what federal plans, activities and programs address the health and well-being of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders.

Celebrate Mom for Being Smoke Free and Protecting Kids
Mothers are encouraged to quit smoking to reduce the risk of tobacco related diseases such as heart disease, and protect children from secondhand smoke. Together family and friends can support Moms trying to quit.

Drinking Water Week
Water is the foundation for life. Learn more about the vital role safe water plays in our lives and what CDC is doing to address challenges to our water supply.

International Thalassemia Day: Rahul's Story
May 8th was International Thalassemia Day. Read about Rahul's experience living with thalassemia and learn how you can help yourself or someone with the condition.

National Women's Health Week 2012
National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012, is an annual observance to encourage women to make their health a priority and take simple steps for a safer and healthier life.

The Importance of Folic Acid: Anifa's Story
Worldwide, more than 300,000 babies are born with serious birth defects of the brain and spine each year. Read Anifa's story and find out what CDC is doing to help.

The Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea
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.


CDC.gov feature articles are written by subject matter experts and health communicators, then edited to emphasize strong call-to-action messages and friendly, meaningful visuals. While most features are topic- or event-driven, some capture the full scope of CDC's work on cross-cutting topics such as staying healthy and safe over the holidays, sending kids back to school, or CDC's global programs and outreach. CDC Features may be syndicated to other Web sites at no cost. Learn more about Content Syndication

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