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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 Awareness and Action
Don’t let arthritis limit you. If you are 1 of the 50 million living with arthritis, there are some simple things you can do to reduce symptoms and live well.
Cancer and Women
Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than a quarter of a million women in America. Women can reduce their cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting the right cancer screening tests for their stage of life.
Diabetes and Pregnancy
If you are a woman with diabetes, you still can have a healthy baby. You need to take extra care before and during your pregnancy. Learn how to get ready for a healthy pregnancy.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children. There is no vaccine to prevent the disease. But, you and your family can take simple steps to reduce your risk.
Take CDC’s new online Hepatitis Risk Assessment. Answer a few questions and then you will receive personalized viral hepatitis testing and vaccination recommendations.
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV.
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.
Twitter Chat: Obesity
CDC Director Dr. Frieden will host a live Twitter chat on the growing American obesity epidemic on May 21, 2012. Follow Dr. Frieden on Twitter and join the conversation.
Weight of the Nation
Confronting the obesity epidemic from multiple angles, CDC collaborates with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state and community leaders to raise awareness, share evidence-based strategies. Watch. Learn. Act.
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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