Diseases

World Hepatitis Day — July 28, 2012

July 27, 2012
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Tweet “Hepatitis” means swelling and inflammation of the liver. It is not a condition, but is often used to refer to a viral infection of the liver. There are seven types of hepatitis. In the U.S., the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Viral hepatitis can be caused by infections […]

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3rd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Education Symposium

September 1, 2010
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Tweet The Office of Civic Engagement is partnering with Center of Disease Control and Prevention to host the 3rd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Education Symposium. The evening will include presentations from a historian that will provide an overview of the first two case histories of sickle cell disease, a CDC scientist will discuss the public […]

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HIV Prevention

June 11, 2010
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Tweet Many infected people are unaware of their HIV status and may unknowingly transmit the virus to others. Since this disease was first reported over 20 years ago, an estimated 944,000 people have developed AIDS in United States. An estimated of 55,000 new HIV infections occur in USA each year. It is known, based on […]

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

May 25, 2010
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Tweet Physical Activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to control and maintain a healthy weight. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but knowing and […]

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World Hepatitis Day – May 19th

May 19, 2010
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Tweet During the month of May, CDC and other public health partners are celebrating the 15th anniversary of National Hepatitis Awareness Month and, on May 19th, World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day emphasizes the importance of testing for people who are at high risk, and is especially critical for those who have chronic viral hepatitis […]

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March: The National Nutrition Month

March 13, 2010
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Tweet You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat”. It’s true that food is broken down and transformed into cells, hormones, muscles and YOU! When you think of food in this way, it can be easier to make healthy and nutritious choices for your body. March is the National Nutrition Month and today […]

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