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World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. World AIDS Day is December 1. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. It’s important that everyone ages 15 to 65 gets tested for HIV at least once.…
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and the National Prevention Council Release Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy
Healthy Aging in Action (HAIA) identifies recommendations and actions to promote healthy aging and improve health and well-being in later life. HAIA highlights federal and nonfederal policies and programs that reflect the National Prevention Strategy’s approach of targeting prevention and wellness efforts to promote healthy aging to further advance the Strategy for an aging society.…
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.
People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes like increasing physical activity, losing weight, and eating healthy.…
On October 19, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, HHS assistant secretary for health, unveiled Public Health 3.0, a new model for building healthier communities across America.
Public Health 3.0 recognizes that America has made great strides in recent years to expand access to medical care and preventive services, but that these successes have not guaranteed health equity for all.…
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.…
Need resources and programs for families, communities, and schools designed to support individuals on their journey to living healthy? Check out the new #0to60 App, released by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
We can use Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month to raise awareness about the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.…
One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is a great time to promote strategies for preventing childhood obesity.…
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