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Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 21:00
Transcript for Vital Signs Telebriefing: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications, which took place on September 20, 2022.

CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:41
2021 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through CDC's easy-to-use web-based tool.

Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 07:11
Nineteen states and two territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity - more than doubling the number of states with a high obesity prevalence since 2018 - according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC announces $90M funding to support Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 21:00
Today, CDC announced 5-year awards to five state public health departments. The awards will establish the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence (PGCoE) network.

Many Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Lifesaving Screening and Treatment

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 21:00
In 2019, less than half of children aged 2-16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening for stroke, a common complication of the disease, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 07:17
More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs), which are representatives of diverse clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who review the circumstances around pregnancy-related deaths to identify recommendations to prevent future deaths.

New Vital Signs Report: Children with sickle cell anemia are at risk for stroke and other complications

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 21:00
Sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that primarily affects Black and African American people, can cause severe pain and shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years. Yet, few children with the disease are getting the recommended screening and treatment to prevent life-threatening complications such as stroke.

CDC opening applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 07:48
Today, local, state, and territorial health departments, as well as tribal governments and local non-governmental organizations, can partner together and begin submitting requests to access monkeypox vaccine through the recently announced Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 21:00
CDC today announced that polioviruses found in New York, both from the case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County and in several wastewater samples from communities near the patient's residence, meet the World Health Organization (WHO)'s criteria for circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) - meaning that poliovirus continues to be transmitted in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas.

CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 16:49
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.

Increased Use of Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 21:00
The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with individuals staying in treatment longer and reducing their risk of medically treated overdose, according to a new study.

CDC Investigation Notice Update: CDC Updates Number of People Ill in <em>E. coli</em> Outbreak with Unknown Source

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 09:23
A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents

Sun, 08/21/2022 - 21:00
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17.

CDC Issues Update on Search for Source of Midwestern <em>E. coli</em> Outbreak

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:00
A CDC investigation notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live.

CDC assisting Michigan and Ohio with E. coli O157 outbreak with unknown food source

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 21:00
A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections is now live: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2022/o157h7-08-22/index.html

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:37
Today, CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:00
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:00
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Environmental Justice, announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI).

Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 11:34
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking.

New CDC Data Reveal Less Than a Third of People Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Receive Timely Treatment for the Deadly, yet Curable, Infection

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 10:01
A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, despite availability of medications capable of curing this viral infection