State Data on Teen Births Now Available
Variations in Teenage Birth Rates, 1991-98: In a new report that documents further reductions in the declining teen birth rate, the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports that all States have reduced the birth rate for teenagers, with reductions...
Billions Lost to Abuse in the U.S. Each Year, Study Finds
The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide committed by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United... HHS Report Shows Teens Making More Responsible Decisions
CDC Press Release HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today released a new report showing that high school students are acting more responsibly by avoiding tobacco, marijuana, risky sexual behavior and other potentially dangerous behaviors that increase their risk for injury, illness and death. The... New CDC Initiative Would Increase HIV Testing and Enhance Prevention for Persons Living with HIV
CDC Press Release The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced an initiative aimed at reducing the number of new infections caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) each year in the United States. The new initiative expands on current HIV prevention strategies and it...
School Based Health Centers Diagnosing Teenagers
April 3, 2008, 7:14 pm
Living here in rural America I was a bit surprised to learn that currently, about 18,000 U.S. schools have health centers inside their walls. These health centers provide confidential physical and mental health services to students who want them in junior high and high schools. Most of these... Meningococcal Disease Travel Warning
February 24, 2009, 1:37 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (One of my favorite web sites, I might add!) issued a warning last Friday (February 20, 2009) on Meningococcal Disease and travel to Africa. I will briefly review their suggestions but highly encourage you to read the entire warning if you are... Are You Adopting an Infant at Risk for Future Diabetes?
April 5, 2008, 7:38 pm
Which infants have the highest risk of developing diabetes as they mature? Asians, Native Hawaiians, blacks, Hispanics, and other Pacific Islanders, have significantly higher risks of developing diabetes than whites do. Non-Hispanic whites have nearly an 8.7 percent chance of developing...