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Health Matters for Women

July 2018

New from CDC

PRAMS Releases New Data
CDC is pleased to announce the release of 2016 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Researchers can request the most recent year of data, as well as prior years’ data.

Essentials for Parenting
CDC’s Essentials for Parenting is a free, online resource which helps parents of toddlers and preschoolers handle common behavior challenges.

New Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Web Content for Healthcare Providers
CDC has released an updated website for healthcare providers about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. The new site is designed specifically with clinicians in mind and offers information about how physicians can better assess and help their patients manage the illness.

New Stroke Survivor Stories
Stroke, the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, can happen to anyone at any time. Read these survivor stories from CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to learn more about stroke, including how you may be at risk, how to recognize stroke, and what to do if stroke happens.

Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Adults Aged ≥45 Years — United States, 2015–2016
Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent confusion or memory loss within the previous 12 months and one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal form of dementia. To examine SCD, CDC analyzed combined data from the 2015 and 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys.

Protect Yourself with Vaccination
There are many important reasons to get vaccinated. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up to date on the vaccines that are right for you.

A New Virtual Guide for a Real Diagnosis: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Meet Linda. She is a 5-year cancer survivor and is on our website to give helpful advice to women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. About 10% of women with breast cancer have the triple-negative type.

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Goes Big in the Big Apple
The 350,000 people walking through New York’s Times Square every day are learning how to prevent cervical cancer, thanks to CDC’s Inside Knowledge campaign. The messages appear on a billboard. Inside Knowledge educates women about gynecologic cancers, which include vaginal, vulvar, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers.

Beyond the Data - Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer Video
Dr. Lisa Richardson talks about how we can go beyond the numbers to help prevent skin cancer.

10 Reasons to Get Moving!
Sure, you've heard that physical activity might help keep the weight off, but are you familiar with the other reasons physical activity is so important? Here's a look at 10 benefits of physical activity and why you should get moving today!

Tetanus and Vaccination
Tetanus is an uncommon but very serious disease caused by spores of bacteria found in the environment. Make sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they can enjoy being outdoors safely.

Upcoming Conferences and Learning Opportunities

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

2018 Public Health Ethics Forum, Minority Elders and Healthy Aging, September 14, 2018

Opioid and Nicotine Use, Dependence, and Recovery: Influences of Sex and Gender, September 27-28, 2018

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

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

Upcoming Observances

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2018

National Immunization Awareness Month


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QuickStats: Changes in Late Preterm Birth Rates, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014 and 2016

Federal Agency News

Electronic Reminders Can Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Rates (AHRQ)

20-minute Sample Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life (NIH)

The Facts on Tampons—and How to Use Them Safely (FDA)

Pregnancy Loss Occurs in 26 Percent of Zika-infected Monkeys (NIH)

NIH Study Associates Obesity with Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

National, State and Local News

Effectiveness of Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth (The Community Guide)

Studies Compare Flap With Implant Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy (American Cancer Society)


WHO Study Shows Drug Could Save Thousands of Women’s Lives

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Releases Annual Report 2017 (UN Women)

Experts Recommend Gender-responsive Planning, Investment and Management for Sustainable Development Outcomes for Women (UN Women)