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Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Using mammograms  to screen for breast cancer can help find it early when it’s easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.…

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States — every year, it’s responsible for 480,000 deaths. While smoking is on the decline in the United States, more than 2,500 young people smoke their first cigarette each day. In fact, 9 in 10 adults who smoke say they tried their first cigarette before age 18; and nearly all tried their first cigarette by young adulthood.
This year’s Center for Active Design: Excellence awards winners represent the best national and international projects that support public health through innovative active design strategies. While the Active Design movement began with a focus on how the built environment impacted health through physical activity, there has been a recognizable effort over the past 5 years to incorporate mental, social, and civic well-being as crucial pillars in health-promoting design.
Thursday, September 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

We’re pleased to invite you to join ODPHP for a webinar about reducing the rates of adverse drug events.

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are injuries caused by medical interventions related to a pharmaceutical drug. They include medication errors, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions, and overdoses.…