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A Minute of Health with CDC

Author: DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE AND SURVEILLANCE

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A weekly, one-minute podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.
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Maternal vaccination is important to protect both mom and baby. If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your health care provider about when you should get your vaccines, including the flu and whooping cough vaccines, to avoid complications of these infections, such as hospitalization and death.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated the guidelines for diagnosing elevated blood pressure or hypertension in youth. Those who have high blood pressure during adolescence are more likely to have high blood pressure as adults. This podcast discusses what to do to lower the risk of high blood pressure among youth.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that results in seizures. Approximately three million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with epilepsy. This podcast discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
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. This podcast discusses common risk factors of chronic kidney disease and the importance of early detection.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. This podcast discusses ways high blood pressure can be prevented and controlled.
Salt is necessary to keep our bodies functioning. Too much sodium can have negative consequences. This podcast discusses the effects of excess consumption and ways to manage sodium intake.
Obesity is a major public health problem in the U.S. Nearly one in five young people between the ages of two and 19 has obesity. This podcast discusses the most effective ways for children and adults to maintain a healthy weight.
If pesticide instructions aren’t followed closely, bugs won’t be the only ones who suffer. Over a nine-year period, nearly 3300 people in 10 states became ill from using foggers. This podcast discusses the proper use of total release foggers, also known as bug bombs.
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters. This podcast discusses a new vaccine to prevent shingles.
In 2015, more than 18 million U.S. adults had asthma and nearly 3,400 died. Of these deaths, approximately one in five might be related to exposures at work. This podcast discusses asthma in the workplace.
Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you can take steps to improve your chances of giving birth to a healthy child. This podcast discusses ways to prevent birth defects.
About four in 10 adults in the U.S. are considered obese, based on a measurement of body mass index. This podcast discusses obesity.
In the US, just 12 percent of adults are eating the recommended amount of fruits and less than one in 10 eat enough vegetables. This podcast discusses the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
For millions of Americans, just taking a breath can be a strenuous task. This podcast discusses causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can result in severe illness and even death. This podcast discusses ways to prevent pneumonia.
Diabetes is a common chronic disease in the U.S., and over the past 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. This podcast discusses importance of early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
Arthritis is a common chronic condition among Americans. Early diagnosis and management of arthritis is critical for maintaining quality of life. This podcast discusses importance of early diagnosis and management of arthritis.
Worldwide, almost one and a half million children die each year from diarrheal disease and pneumonia before their fifth birthday. This podcast discusses the importance of regular handwashing.
Being ready for emergencies is a good policy to live by because disasters can occur at any time. This podcast discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies and disasters.
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