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Health Matters for Women

April 2018

New from CDC

Diabetes and Women
Women with diabetes have more to manage. Stay on track by checking your blood sugar often, eating healthy food, and being active so you can be your healthiest and feel your best.

National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month. The theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.” Learn more and help raise awareness of the health disparities that affect minorities.

Mission Possible: Celebrating Women’s Strength and Persistence
Read about women that have demonstrated their strength and persistence to overcome life challenges and achieve awesome accomplishments.

Confronting Opioids
CDC continues to fight the opioid overdose epidemic, working to save lives and prevent negative health effects of this epidemic, such as opioid use disorder, hepatitis and HIV infections, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Health Disparities in Cancer
Some groups of people get cancer, or die from cancer, more often than other groups. These differences in health are called health disparities. Learn more about what causes health disparities, what can be done to reduce them and some kinds of health disparities in cancer.

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2016 State-Specific Dementia Caregiver Fact Sheets
With support from the CDC, data from the 2016 Caregiver Module of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System are presented in fact sheets for each participating state. Learn more about the characteristics of caregivers and the challenges they face helping those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Heart Disease Death Rates Among Blacks and Whites Aged ≥35 Years — United States, 1968–2015
This report demonstrates the use of data from the National Vital Statistics System to conduct surveillance of heart disease death rates by race and of black-white disparities in heart disease death rates among adults aged ≥35 years for 1968–2015.

Get Ahead of Sepsis
Get Ahead of Sepsis is a national effort to improve sepsis early suspicion and recognition and timely treatment, as well as prevent infections that could lead to sepsis.

New CDC Infographic on Talking With Your Doctor About Cognitive Symptoms
A new CDC infographic is available for you to download. It focuses on learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and the symptoms you should speak about with your doctor and family.

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants — United States, 2015–2016
In this study, CDC examined age-adjusted death rates for overdoses involving all opioids, opioid subcategories (i.e., prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids),cocaine, and psychostimulants with abuse potential (psychostimulants) by demographics, urbanization levels, and in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes in Adults by Diabetes Type — United States, 2016
This study used National Health Interview Survey data from 2016 to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults by primary type.

Updated CDC Recommendations for Using Artemether-Lumefantrine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Pregnant Women in the United States
This policy note reviews the evidence and updates CDC recommendations to include artemether-lumefantrine as a treatment option for uncomplicated malaria during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and during the first trimester of pregnancy when other treatment options are unavailable.

Sexual Violence Prevention
In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact at some point in their lives. CDC’s goal is to stop sexual violence before it begins.

Upcoming Conferences and Learning Opportunities

CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program Webinar, May 8, 2018

2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, May 8—11, 2018

2018 National Immunization Conference, May 15-17, 2018

Healthy Aging Summit, July 16-17, 2018

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), August 26–29, 2018

National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS), October 16-18, 2018

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting, November 14-17, 2018

Federal Agency News

Elevated Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May Increase Chance of Pregnancy Loss (NIH)

Pregnant Women: Scientific and Ethical Considerations for Inclusion in Clinical Trials Guidance for Industry (FDA)

Kaiser Permanente Facilities Use Team STEPPS To Improve Obstetrics and Other Patient Care (AHRQ)

FDA In Brief: FDA Updates Public Information About Known Risk of Lymphoma from Breast Implants

National, State and Local News

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Releases an Issue Brief on Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care

Workshop on Women's Mental Health Across the Life Course through a Sex-Gender Lens (National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine)

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Launches Online Resource for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorder

Recent Syphilis Cases in Montana Affecting More Women


WHO and UNICEF Issue New Guidance to Promote Breastfeeding in Health Facilities Globally