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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update


Womens Health E-Newsletter Banner October 2011 Health Matters for Women New from CDC Progress Toward Implementation of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination - the Americas, 2006-2010
Although progress has been made in HPV vaccine introduction in the Americas, several important challenges to implementation of HPV vaccination in the Americas exist, including cost, competing demands for the introduction of other new vaccines, and limited health-care delivery systems that reach adolescents.

Antidepressant Use in Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2005-2008
Females are more likely to take antidepressants than are males, and non-Hispanic white persons are more likely to take antidepressants than are non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American persons.

A Message to Health Care Professionals: Teen Pregnancy
Teens urge health care professionals across the nation to talk to their teen patients about pregnancy and contraception to help improve the lives of all young people.

Best Practices for Screening Reproductive Aged Women for Chronic Disease and Related Risk Factors, Preventing Chronic Disease, November 2011
Ten articles on women's health issues are featured in the November 2011 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease.

Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer
Women with disabilities are also at risk of breast cancer. If you are between 40-49, talk with your doctor about getting a mammogram. If you're 50-74, get a mammogram every 2 years.

Breast Cancer Awareness
The best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.

Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (pdf)
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.

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.

CDC Announces New Effort to Boost Number of Baby-Friendly Hospitals
CDC has awarded nearly $6 million over three years to the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality to help hospitals nationwide make quality improvements to maternity care to better support mothers and babies to be able to breastfeed. The goal of the project is to accelerate the number of U.S. Baby-Friendly hospitals.

Updated Recommendations for Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) in Pregnant Women and Persons Who Have or Anticipate Having Close Contact with an Infant Aged < 12 Months
On June 22, 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) in unvaccinated pregnant women and updated recommendations on cocooning and special situations. This report summarizes data considered and conclusions made by ACIP and provides guidance for implementing its recommendations.

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.

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.

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.

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years - United States, 2008-2009
This report is the first to present state-level data concerning answers to questions related to suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts from the 2008 and 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 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.

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.

Health Plan Implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force A and B Recommendations - Colorado, 2010
Health-care reform advances individual and population prevention goals by requiring coverage of services supported by evidence. Variance in health plan interpretation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations coupled with health-care provider uncertainty regarding coverage and coding and lack of clarity among consumers regarding benefits might affect their use of services and impinge on optimal health outcomes.

Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease - United States, 2006-2010
Although self-reported CHD prevalence declined overall, substantial differences in prevalence existed by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, and state of residence.

Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years - United States, 2001--2009
The number of sports and recreation-related emergency department (ED) visits for traumatic brain injury (TBI) among persons aged ≤19 years increased 62% and the rate of TBI visits increased 57%. For males and females aged ≤9 years, TBIs most commonly occurred during playground activities or when bicycling. For persons aged 10-19 years, females sustained TBIs most often while playing soccer or basketball, or while bicycling.


Figure 3: Percentage of persons aged 12 and over who take antidepressant medications, by sex and severity of depressive symptoms: United States, 2005-2008

Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Engaged in Leisure-Time Strengthening Activities at Least Twice a Week, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009

Quickstats: Percentage of Teens Aged 15-19 Years Who Had Opposite-Sex Sexual Partners* in the Past 12 Months, by Number of Partners - United States, 2006--2010

From Other U.S. Federal Agencies Women Exposed to DES in the Womb Face Increased Cancer Risk (NIH)

FDA OWH Launches ¡Nunca Más! Initiative for Latinas

State Women's Health Profiles (HRSA)

"Start Breaking Stuff'": Advice from America's Top Young Women Scientists (White House)

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables (DOJ)

VA Announces PSA About Women Veterans

SAMHSA Awards Up to $29.1 Million for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (HHS)

National, State and Local Wyoming's Mammogram Screening Rate Among the Worst

Susan G. Komen's "Honoring the Promise" Gala Celebrates Heroes in the Global Fight Against Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Launches Major Outreach to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes in Latinas

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Recognizes Two New Jersey Teens For Their Work to Help Those Affected by Breast Cancer

Global Health Moms Making a Difference (White House)

Every Mother Counts

UNFPA Strategy and Framework for Action to Addressing Gender-based Violence 2008-2011

Girls and Women: 3.3 Billion Ways to Change the World

7 Billion Actions

Girls Not Brides: A New Global Partnership to End Child Marriage Announced at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting (Ford Foundation)

UN Security Council Members Debate Progress and Challenges to Women's Participation in Peacebuilding (UN Women)

CDC Podcasts

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