- The David J. Sencer CDC Museum announces the 2013 CDC Disease Detective Camps (DDC) held at CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia in June and July. The camp focuses on science and public health for upcoming 7th and 8th graders as well as upcoming high school junior and seniors who will be 16 years old by the first day of camp. Registration deadline is April 5th. Learn more at: http://go.usa.gov/4KtC.
- Binge drinking can lead to unintended pregnancy. Women and girls who are not expecting to get pregnant may not find out they are until after they have exposed their developing baby to alcohol. Choose not to drink alcohol if there is any chance you could be pregnant. http://go.usa.gov/48GG
- Polio is a frightening disease that paralyzes and kills. In this Director's Briefing video, Dr. Tom Frieden discusses how the finish line for polio eradication is in sight. In 2012, there were fewer cases of polio in fewer countries than ever before in history -- 222 cases. That is far from the 350,000 cases recorded when CDC and our partners started the campaign to eradicate polio in 1988. http://go.usa.gov/48Qe
- Check out The Independent Living Center in Joplin, Missouri, a nonprofit organization providing services and resources to help individuals with disabilities live independently in their own homes. TILC embodies the FEMA Whole Community appro...ach to emergency management, helping the community rebuild from the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin in 2011. Shandie Reed Johnson, a past client battling rheumatoid arthritis and now an employee of TILC, shares a firsthand account of how the tornado affected her, the lessons she has learned, and how TILC is helping her heal. http://go.usa.gov/4Zqz
- As America’s health protection agency, CDC works 24/7 to save lives and protect people from health threats, whether they start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, are curable or preventable, or are the result of human error or deliberate attack. Check out 13 public health issues CDC is working on for you in 2013. http://go.usa.gov/4jZV
- 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink. High school girls’ drinking behavior is influenced by adult drinking behavior. Youth often try to behave like young adults and get alcohol from adults. Parents, model good behavior and talk to your kids about the dangers of alcohol. http://go.usa.gov/4jcP
- Today, CDC announced that national influenza activity remains high and 48 states have reported widespread flu activity, although flu activity has decreased in some areas. If you haven’t gotten a flu vaccine yet, you should do so now. If you... get sick with flu, ask your doctor about antiviral drugs. They can make your illness milder and reduce the time you’re sick. Antiviral treatment is especially important for people with high risk conditions, like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
- Doctors, nurses and other providers: Ask women about binge drinking and counsel those who do to drink less. Binge drinking is a serious, under-recognized problem among women and girls. Most binge drinkers are not alcohol dependent or alcoholics, but may need counseling. Visit http://go.usa.gov/4gnH for more steps to help prevent binge drinking.
- In December, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds promoting opportunities for the best quality of life for individuals with disabilities. One in six adult Americans live with a disability when defined by a limitation in function, and $4...00 billion is spent annually on disability-related health expenditures. Many are at higher risk for health problems, injuries, and increased vulnerability during disasters. Learn more about the discussion on Public Health Matters:
- Please join @CDCFlu TODAY at 1:00 PM EST for a Twitter Chat with ABC News’ chief medical correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser. The topic is the influenza epidemic which struck early and hard this year. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered by some of the country’s top flu experts and advocacy groups in the country. Simply head on over to twitter and search for the hash tag #abcDRBchat. We look forward to getting the word out on this important issue!
- CDC is recruiting for Director of National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB! The NCHHSTP Director will oversee all aspects of public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs for the elimination, prevention and... control of disease, disability and death caused by HIV/AIDS, non-HIV retroviruses, viral hepatitis, other STDs and TB throughout the United States. If interested, apply before midnight EST on February 25, 2013. To apply, search for “Director NCHHSTP” at www.usajobs.gov.
- Learn more about how to care for loved ones with the flu, including people at high risk (children, seniors, and people with chronic conditions). Start by getting vaccinated, practicing healthy habits like covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and washing hands regularly. Visit www.flu.gov for more information.
- Drinking too much can seriously affect the health of women and girls. Women’s and girls’ bodies respond to alcohol differently than men’s. It takes less alcohol for women to get intoxicated because of their size and how they process alcohol. Binge drinking is a serious, under-recognized problem among women and girls. Avoid binge drinking and if you do decide to drink alcohol, follow the US Dietary Guidelines.
- Did you RSVP for Tuesday’s Public Health Grand Rounds? http://is.gd/SXvXab. Let us know if you will be joining us by tweeting on “Preventing Venous Thromboembolism.”
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- [Multiple Choice] Drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause which of the following? Pick the best answer below and check back this afternoon for the correct answer or visit http://go.usa.gov/4cdh to figure out the correct answer.
B. Sudden Infant death syndrome (SIDS)
D. Premature birth
E. All of the Above