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Settled comfortably into a plush sofa in his family living room, three-year-old Aciano Martinez draws quietly in a small coloring book as his mother Ada prepares dinner in the adjoining kitchen. It is the picture of family peace in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, but it was not always this quiet in the Martinez household.
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Marking five-years of significant progress on global anti-tobacco efforts, Bloomberg Philanthropies today – for the first time - has released a progress report related to the global Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (the Initiative).
Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well showcases the work of six artists who interpret the act of handwashing in innovative and unexpected ways. The artists stretch the boundaries of current public health campaigns through painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, installation and new media. Making the connection between handwashing and keeping well, the work – all new for this exhibition – ranges from the humorous to the spiritual. Watching Hands is organized by the David J.
"Contagion," directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, CDC and the worldwide health community race to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. Serious, deadly contagious disease outbreaks can emerge anywhere, at any time - right here or just a plane ride away. Thankfully, CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC leads U.S.
Contest Raised Awareness about Preventing Recreational Water Illnesses
Pools are great places to spend the summer, but they are also places where germs can spread. Germs in the water can cause recreational water illnesses (RWIs), such as diarrhea and skin, ear, and eye infections, when we swim. To help prevent the spread of germs that cause RWIs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Healthy Swimming Program launched its first-ever video contest to encourage the public to create short, original videos that promote healthy swimming behaviors.
The nation’s response to Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, novel H1N1 flu and other emergencies highlights the urgent need for leaders to work collaboratively across public and private sectors to respond to crises.
The first cases of AIDS were reported in the June 5, 1981, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Since that time people with HIV, researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, activists and many others have created a shared history as we have worked to overcome hurdles and celebrated advances in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.
Hemophilia is a disorder that causes blood not to clot properly, and because it is rare, it receives comparatively little funding for research. But for the estimated 20,000 people with hemophilia in the U.S., the health and economic effects of the disorder can be devastating.
The TV network, Animal Planet, is scheduled to air six episodes of their new series “Killer Outbreaks.” Each episode features potentially deadly viruses and includes commentary from CDC experts and victims of the outbreak.
Her leather shoes shiny clean despite the red dirt of Kenya, black tie neatly cinched around her uniform collar, Anne Chege looks every bit the schoolgirl she is. After nearly four years at the Starehe Girls’ Centre, she has had plenty of time to perfect the look. But Chege’s journey to the manicured campus of Starehe has been anything but typical.
The more I travel, especially in recent years, the more I see one issue challenging communities time and time again. Water. It’s an issue in so many ways. One, there is less and less of it. Temperatures are climbing, populations are exploding and water tables are dropping. It’s a recipe for disaster, particularly in Africa where every hardship is compounded by the poverty of the continent.
Lack of access to safe water affects more than 1 billion people in the developing world. Annually, 2 to 3 million children under age 5 die of diarrheal diseases, often acquired through exposure to contaminated water. Through CDC-supported programs, families in developing countries are learning that simply by treating their drinking water with diluted chlorine bleach; storing it safely in a narrow-mouthed, lidded vessel; and washing their hands with soap and water, they can ensure a supply of safe, clean water in their homes.
A new, Show Your Love app, helps women who wish to become pregnant plan their pregnancy and chart their course. We are very grateful for Anthem's support in making this app available to women around the country.
On January 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika, which is one of the most complex outbreak responses in the agency’s history.