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CDC Men's Health Update

In the Spotlight

Man Up!
Take steps to live a safer and healthier life, and protect yourself from disease and injury. Make a point to schedule your check-up today.

Healthy Living Calendars
2012 Healthy Living Calendars are here! Take a moment to view these one-page calendars that promote taking simple steps for a safe and healthy life.

Science and Research

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years - United States, 2008-2009
The prevalence of suicidal thoughts was significantly higher among females than it was among males, but there was no statistically significant difference for suicide planning or suicide attempts.

HIV Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men - National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 21 U.S. Cities, United States, 2008
Although many men who have sex with me had been tested for HIV infection, many had not received hepatitis vaccinations or syphilis testing, and only a small proportion had recently participated in a behavioral intervention.

Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States
This report summarizes data from selected CDC surveillance and information systems that measure mental illness and the associated effects in the U.S. adult population.

Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
This report presents national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and births among males and females aged 15-19 in the United States in 2006-2010 from the National Survey of Family Growth.

ACIP Recommends All 11-12 Year-Old Males Get Vaccinated Against HPV
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved recommendations for routine vaccination of males 11 or 12 years old with 3-doses of HPV4 to protect against Human Papilloma Virus.

Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Persons Aged ≤ 19 Years - United States, 2001--2009
For males and females aged ≤9 years, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) most commonly occurred during playground activities or when bicycling. For persons aged 10-19 years, males sustained TBIs most often while playing football or bicycling.

More Teen Males Using Condoms
The percentage of teen males aged 15-19 years in the United States who used a condom the first time they had sex increased between 2002 and 2006-2010, according to a CDC report.

Million Hearts Goal to Prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes in Five Years
Among the actions available today to reduce stroke and heart attacks, Million Hearts seeks to improve clinical care by helping patients learn and follow their ABCS:  aspirin for people at risk, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation.

New Data Show Syphilis Threatens the Health of a New Generation of Gay and Bisexual Men
The analysis found that recent increases in primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis in this population are occurring mostly among young men who  have sex with men, aged 15-29 years. P&S syphilis reflects recent infection with the sexually transmitted disease, and can facilitate HIV transmission.

A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation
On April 28-29, 2010, CDC held a consultation with 67 experts in the field of sexual health to discuss the elements of the green paper and to further explore the rationale, vision, and priority actions for a public health approach to advance sexual health in the United States. This report is a summary of the meeting’s proceedings.

Health and Wellness

Flu Season Is Here- Vaccinate to Protect You and Your Loved Ones from Flu
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected all season long!

Prostate Cancer: Should You Get Screened?
In this podcast, a listener wants to know if he should be screened for prostate cancer.

Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone
Alcohol-impaired drivers are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009. Driving drunk is never OK. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.

CDC Launches Effort to Protect Cancer Patients from Infections
CDC’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program is a comprehensive initiative focusing on providing information, action steps, and tools for patients, their families, and their health care providers to reduce the risk of life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment.

Zombie Novella
CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy.

Work and Play

Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors
This publication is intended to provide a resource for residential home builders and construction contractors, subcontractors, and supervisors to prevent these kinds of injuries.

Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: What a Worker Should Know
Skin problems/diseases are the most common non-injury health issue reported by workers.

Family and Friends

Are You A Teen Worker?
Every 9 minutes, a U.S. teen gets hurt on the job. This guide gives you the facts you need to stay safe and healthy at work.  It also shows you what jobs you can (and can’t do), and it teaches you about your rights and responsibilities as a young worker.

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers
Take advantage of the "Parents Are the Key" tools and resources. Learn about the most dangerous driving situations for your young driver—and how to avoid them.

Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community
A key strategy in preventing intimate partner violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent intimate partner relationships through individual, community, and societal level change.

Reptiles, Amphibians, and Salmonella
Did you know that reptiles and amphibians like turtles, lizards, and frogs can carry a harmful germ called Salmonella? If there are young children in your home, reptiles and amphibians might not be safe pets for your family.

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