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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:

Video Resource to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Misuse By Youth

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-05

Community Catalyst has created a new resource, The Power of Prevention: Using SBIRT with Young People, for preventing drug and alcohol misuse by young people. The brief video utilizes young individuals as advocates to highlight the potential of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). This effective public health strategy can aid all communities in tackling addiction.

AASA: Feeding Hungry Minds

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-05

The School Superintendents Association (AASA) recently published a new School Governance & Leadership (SG&L) publication entitled, Feeding Hungry Minds: Stories from the Field, with support from the Walmart Foundation.  This SG&L focuses on the influence of school breakfast through storytelling by stakeholders including superintendents, food service directors, parents and students. These stakeholders enthusiastically share the reasons why they support breakfast served in school classrooms and hallways.

FDA Warns About Risk of Inaccurate Lead Test Results

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the CDC warn Americans of certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may conclude inaccurately low results for some children, nursing others, and pregnant women. Parents of children younger than six years old, pregnant women, and nursing others who have been tested for lead exposure are recommended to contact a health care professional to see if they should be retested. CDC recommendations for health care providers to retest children younger than six years of age if:

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