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Announcement: National Influenza Vaccination Week - December8-14, 2013

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Announcement: Smartphone Application Available for ExtensionLadder Safety

safety  announcement  smartphone  application  available  extensionladder 

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Announcement: National Kidney Month - March 2014

march  national  announcement  month  kidney 

March is designated National Kidney Month to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease. In 2011, kidney diseases were the ninth leading cause of death in the United States (1). More than 10% (>20 million) of U.

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Announcement: Ground Water Awareness Week - March 9-15,2014

march  awareness  week  ground  announcement  water 

CDC is collaborating with the National Ground Water Association to highlight National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 9–15, 2014. Many persons are not aware that much of the water they use flows from below ground to the surface to public water systems and private wells. The National Ground Water Association uses this week to stress the importance of ground water to the health and well-being of humans and the environment (1).

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Announcement: Brain Injury Awareness Month - March2014

march  awareness  announcement  month  injury  brain 

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Through scientific research, programs, and education, CDC works to prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) from all causes and ensure that persons with a TBI receive optimal care. Whether occurring from a fall in the home or on a playground, in sports, in a car crash, or by being struck by an object or another person, a TBI from any cause can disrupt the normal functions of the brain and can range in severity from a mild concussion to a severe, life-threatening injury.

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Announcement: World Water Day - March 22, 2014

march  day  world  announcement  water 

World Water Day, sponsored by the United Nations, is observed each year on March 22. This year, World Water Day focuses on water and energy. Water and energy are closely linked.

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CDC

Announcement: Updated Guidelines on Managing DrugInteractions in the Treatment of HIV-Related Tuberculosis

treatment  guidelines  tuberculosis  announcement  managing  updated  druginteractions  hivrelated 

Guidelines for managing pharmacologic interactions that can result when patients receive antiretroviral drugs for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection together with rifamycin antibiotics for treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been published previously (1–4). Newly updated guidelines, developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other key national and international institutions, are now available at http://www.cdc.

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Announcement: STD Awareness Month — April 2014

april  awareness  announcement  month  STD 

April is STD Awareness Month, an annual event calling attention to the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new cases of STDs that occur in the United States each year (1), costing the U.S.

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Announcement: Recommendation Regarding ReducingAlcohol-Impaired Driving - Community Preventive Services TaskForce

community  services  announcement  recommendation  regarding  driving  preventive  reducingalcoholimpaired  taskforce 

The Community Preventive Services Task Force has posted new information on its website: "Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Publicized Sobriety Checkpoint Programs." The information is available at http://www.thecommunityguide.

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Announcement: Drinking Water Week - May 4-10, 2014

may  week  announcement  drinking  water 

The United States has one of the safest public drinking water supplies in the world (1). Tap water not only provides water for daily household activities such as drinking, bathing, and cooking, it also benefits the entire community by providing water to serve businesses, schools, and hospitals, and to promote overall health (2). May 4–10, 2014, is Drinking Water Week, an annual observance whose theme ("What Do You Know About H2O?") underscores the many ways in which all consumers can get to know their water (3).

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Announcement: Healthy Vision Month - May 2014

may  announcement  month  vision 

May is Healthy Vision Month, a national observance to promote prevention and early detection of eye diseases to reduce avoidable vision impairment, defined as the best-corrected visual acuity less than 20/40 in the better-seeing eye (1). CDC's Vision Health Initiative partners with the National Eye Institute's National Eye Health Education Program in encouraging everyone to make vision and eye health a priority.

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Announcement: Recommendations Regarding Skin CancerPrevention from the Community Preventive Services TaskForce

community  recommendations  services  skin  announcement  regarding  preventive  taskforce  cancerprevention 

The Community Preventive Services Task Force has posted new information online regarding prevention of skin cancer. Recommendations are offered regarding interventions for child care centers, primary and middle schools, high schools and colleges, outdoor occupational or recreational and tourism settings, and mass media and multicomponent communitywide campaigns. Summaries and links to the individual recommendations are available at http://www.

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Announcement: Recommendation Regarding IncreasingVaccination Rates Through Use of Immunization Information Systems -Community Preventive Services Task Force

information  community  services  immunization  systems  announcement  rates  recommendation  regarding  task  force  preventive  increasingvaccination 

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: "Increasing Appropriate Vaccination: Immunization Information Systems." The information is available at http://www.thecommunityguide.

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Announcement: Recommendation Regarding Universal MotorcycleHelmet Laws - Community Preventive Services Task Force

community  laws  services  universal  announcement  recommendation  regarding  task  force  preventive  motorcyclehelmet 

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: "Use of Motorcycle Helmets: Universal Helmet Laws." The task force recommends universal motorcycle helmet laws (laws that apply to all motorcycle operators and passengers) based on strong evidence of effectiveness. Evidence indicates that universal helmet laws increase helmet use, decrease motorcycle-related fatal and nonfatal injuries, and are substantially more effective than no law or only partial motorcycle helmet laws.

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Announcement: National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness andPrevention Month - July 2014

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July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance intended to raise awareness and improve understanding of birth defects of the head and face. Common craniofacial birth defects include orofacial clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate, or both), craniosynostosis (when the skull sutures join together prematurely), and anotia/microtia (when the ear is missing or malformed).

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