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Health Matters for Women

June 2018

New from CDC

New Media for Bring Your Brave Campaign
Young women are stepping up this season to tell their stories about dealing with breast cancer and breast cancer risk. CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign introduces new media featuring sisters Emily and Caroline, who have a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer because of their family’s history. They share how knowing their risk led to different decisions, but allowed them both to keep living their lives in a healthy way.

Mission Possible: Too Heavy a Burden: Thoughts on the Impact of Violence Disparities Experienced by African Americans
Read the latest Conversations in Equity blog about violence experienced by African Americans.

Association Between Online Information-Seeking and Adherence to Guidelines for Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening
This study analyzed the association between seeking information online about breast and prostate cancer and undergoing mammography and prostate specific antigen screening.

Cancer and Women
Explore how choices that help lower your cancer risk fit into a healthy life!

Depression During and After Pregnancy 
Moms and moms-to-be deserve the best— including the very best mental health. Many women experience depression during and after pregnancy, and it’s important to learn the symptoms of depression and to seek treatment if needed. Read this feature article with information about maternal depression and treatment. 

Health Care Disparities Between Men and Women With Type 2 Diabetes
This study investigated the use of health care services by men and women and its impact on the control of their type 2 diabetes.

Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012–2014
This report uses data from the 2012–2014 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to examine adult mental health-related physician office visits by specialty and selected patient characteristics.

Women Can Pass Wellness Along Through Generations
In a new blog post in honor of Women’s Health Month and National Women’s Health Week, a CDC scientist shares a very personal cancer story. Her grandmother’s diagnosis with breast cancer in the 1980s inspired her to make healthier decisions—and to pass that healthy approach on to others. “Master your Ps of life—peace, purpose, and pleasure—by putting your health first,” Dr. Teri says.

Health Insurance Coverage by Occupation Among Adults Aged 18–64 Years — 17 States, 2013–2014
In this study, CDC used data from the 2013 and 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to estimate the prevalence of having no health care coverage (e.g., health insurance, prepaid plans such as health maintenance organizations, government plans such as Medicare, or Indian Health Service) by occupation.

Prevalence and Predictors of Overweight and Obesity Among Kenyan Women
Overweight and obesity are associated with increased rates of chronic disease and death globally. In Kenya, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among women is high and may be growing. This study aimed to determine the national prevalence and predictors of overweight and obesity among women in Kenya.

Cancer Survivors
Cancer survivors often face mental, emotional and health challenges. Learn some ways to stay healthy.

Upcoming Conferences and Learning Opportunities

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

Funding Opportunities

Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program Department of Health and Human Services [HRSA-18-119]

National Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Prevention of Sexual Violence Department of Health and Human Services [CDC-RFA-CE13-13060501SUPP18]

HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): High Obesity Program Cooperative Agreement. Provides resources for land-grant universities to leverage community extension services to implement evidence-based strategies that increase access to healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity.Deadline is July 9. Learn more.

HHS/CDC: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Cooperative Agreement. This 5-year initiative seeks to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations. Deadline is July 16. Learn more


June snapshot 1

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016

June snapshot 2

QuickStats: Breast Cancer Death Rates Among Women Aged 50–74 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016

Federal Agency News

High Thyroid Hormone Level in Early Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes, NIH Study Suggests

New Approach to Immunotherapy Leads to Complete Response in Breast Cancer Patient Unresponsive to Other Treatments (NIH)

TAILORx Trial Finds Most Women with Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit from Chemotherapy (NIH)

Insufficient Vitamin D Linked to Miscarriage Among Women with Prior Pregnancy Loss (NIH)

Male Depression May Lower Pregnancy Chances Among Infertile Couples, NIH Study Suggests

Women with Pregnancy-Related Diabetes May be at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (NIH)

Q&A With an Infertility Expert (HHS OWH)

National, State and Local News

Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths (CDC Foundation)

Lung Cancer Rates in Young Women Now Higher Than in Young Men (American Cancer Society)