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A weekly podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.
161 Episodes
For an expectant mother, taking care of her developing baby means taking care of herself, including ensuring that she gets vaccinated. Whooping cough and flu vaccines are routinely recommended during every pregnancy. If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your health care provider about when you should get vaccinated.
We usually think of hypertension, or high blood pressure, as a problem for adults, but it can begin in childhood. When it does, it can result in serious health problems later in life. In this podcast, Dr. Sandra Jackson discusses the dangers of hypertension in adolescents.
Diabetes is a common chronic disease and the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. The CDC estimates that about 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. In this podcast, Dr. Stephen Benoit discusses the importance of managing diabetes.
Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Early detection is important to treat chronic kidney disease and prevent complications. In this podcast, Nilka Rios Burrows discusses the importance of maintaining healthy kidneys.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects nearly one in three adults in America. It’s a major cause of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In this podcast, Dr. Carma Ayala discusses the importance of controlling blood pressure.
Salt not only helps flavor our food, it’s necessary to keep our bodies functioning properly. But too much sodium can have negative health consequences. In this podcast, Dr. Putheiry Va discusses the importance of managing our sodium intake.
Obesity is a major public health problem in the U.S. Obesity among young people has more than tripled since the early 1970s. In this podcast, Dr. Cynthia Ogden discusses obesity in children.
If pesticide instructions aren’t followed closely, bugs won’t be the only ones who suffer. In this podcast, Dr. Geoffrey Calvert discusses the dangers of improper use of pesticides, particularly so-called bug bombs.
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease characterized by a painful skin rash, with blisters usually occurring on one side of the body. Each year, approximately one million people in the U.S. get the disease. In this podcast, Dr. Mark Pallansch discusses a newly approved vaccine to prevent shingles.
Deaths from asthma in adults have decreased by about 10 percent over the past 15 years, but the breathing disorder still affects millions of people in the U.S., including in the workplace. In this podcast, Dr. David Weissman discusses asthma in the workplace.
Every four and a half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means nearly 120,000 babies, or about three percent of all babies born each year. In this podcast, Dr. Suzanne Gilboa discusses ways to prevent birth defects.
People with obesity are at increased risk for many diseases and chronic conditions. Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is a key factor in a healthy lifestyle. In this podcast, Dr. Cynthia Ogden discusses obesity.
From a very young age, we’re encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, many Americans are not getting the message. In this podcast, Dr. Seung Hee Lee-Kwan discusses the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
For millions of Americans, just taking a breath can be a strenuous task. In this podcast, Dr. Anne Wheaton discusses causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can result in severe illness and even death. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Farrar discusses ways to prevent pneumonia.
An estimated 30 million people have diabetes, including seven million adults who do not know they have it. That is, about one in four adults with diabetes are not aware of their condition. In this podcast, Nilka Rios Burrows discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
Arthritis is a common chronic condition among Americans. As the population ages, the number of people with this condition is expected to increase dramatically. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Hootman discusses the importance of early diagnosis and management of arthritis.
Teaching young children personal hygiene can have a positive impact for a lifetime. Encouraging regular handwashing is a good start. In this podcast, Dr. Vincent Hill discusses the importance of regular handwashing.
Eighty percent of Americans live in counties that have been hit with a weather-related disaster since 2007. Part of the preparation is understanding the kinds of disasters you’re likely to face. In this podcast, Dr. Dan Sosin discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies and disasters.
Most vaccines are given to infants and young children, but there are three recommended for adolescents. In this podcast, Tanja Walker discusses the importance of ensuring your older children are up-to-date on their vaccines.
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