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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.
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