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Announcing 5 A Day in EspaƱol, offering healthy recipes, great nutrition information, and advice for our Spanish speaking audience!...more
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Preventing Chronic Disease
The October issue of Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) explores the application of technology to public health and chronic disease. Access the journal at www.cdc.gov/pcd....more
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Chronic Disease Notes and Reports
The Winter/Spring/Summer 2004 issue of Chronic Disease Notes and Reports (CDNR) is now available! Special focus on Health-Related Quality of Life....more
2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
The YRBSS monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among young people and adults in the United States. New data available!...more
National Bone Health Campaign
Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls.TM Educates and encourages girls aged 9–12 years to establish lifelong, healthy habits that build and maintain strong bones....more
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Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults
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Want to know how many fruits and vegetables Americans eat? Or what delicious produce is in season right now and how to prepare it?...more
Safe Motherhood: Promoting health for women before, during, and after pregnancy
Approximately 6 million American women become pregnant each year, and more than 10,000 give birth each day...more
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Informing men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.
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Promoting sports participation as a healthy and positive alternative to tobacco use.
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