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Measures Taken to Prevent Zika virus Infection during Pregnancy among Women with a Recent Live Birth - Puerto Rico, 2016

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-09

In a new CDC article, scientists in Puerto Rico describe behaviors and experiences related to Zika virus prevention during pregnancy among women in Puerto Rico who were pregnant during the Zika virus outbreak. These findings could inform prevention messaging and interventions for pregnant women who may be exposed to Zika virus in Puerto Rico. Read the article here

Supporting Parents to Help Children Thrive Policy Paper Released

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-06-07

Nemours and the Health, Medicine and Society Program of the Aspen Institute have released a policy paper entitled, 

Updates to the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health Webpage on Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM)

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-06-07

The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health Webpage on Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) has been updated. Affecting more than 50,000 women in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014, SMM includes unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant consequences to a woman’s health.

CDC Infographic: The Impact of Obesity on National Security

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-06-07

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, in partnership with Mission Readiness, has released a new infographic, Unfit to Serve - Obesity is Impacting National Security. The infographic describes how the obesity epidemic in the U.S. has an impact on our national security. Highlights from the infographic include the following:

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