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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)

There is no known amount of alcohol that a mother can safely ingest during pregnancy. No time during pregnancy is considered safe to drink; Similarly, there is no type of alcoholic beverage that can be consumed safely.

winter storms

Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Prepare your house and cars for cold temperatures.

What is a self test

COVID-19 self-tests are those you can do yourself at home or anywhere else. These tests are also sometimes called "home tests" or "over-the-counter tests." Self-tests offer fast results. Self-testing is one of many options for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19 and can be more convenient than laboratory tests and point-of-care tests.

CDC Expands Eligibility for Booster Dose

CDC is supporting the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation to expand the eligibility of adolescents ages 12 to 15 for booster doses. The CDC now recommends that teens ages 12 to 17 receive a booster dose 5 months after the initial series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

COVID-19 home tests

COVID-19 home tests, also called over-the-counter (OTC) tests, are one of many risk reduction measures, along with vaccination, mask use, and physical distancing, which protect you and others by reducing your chances of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe For Children And Teens

The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is being monitored with the most comprehensive and comprehensive safety monitoring program in US history. CDC monitors the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines after the vaccines are licensed or approved for use, including the risk of myocarditis in children ages 5 to 11.

Health equity

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Schools play a critical role in promoting equity in learning and health, especially in groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19. People living in rural areas, people with disabilities, immigrants, and people who identify as American...

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Los CDC son uno de los componentes operativos más importantes del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos. Trabajan a toda hora para proteger a los Estados Unidos contra amenazas a la salud y seguridad, provenientes del exterior o dentro del país. Independientemente de que las enfermedades se originen en los Estados Unidos o en otros países, sean crónicas o agudas, curables o prevenibles, sean el resultado de error humano o de un ataque intencional, los CDC luchan contra las enfermedades, y apoyan a las comunidades y a los ciudadanos para que hagan lo mismo. Los CDC aumentan la seguridad de la salud en nuestro país. Como la agencia de protección de la salud del país, los CDC salvan vidas y protegen a la gente de las amenazas a la salud. Para cumplir con nuestra misión, los CDC hacen investigaciones científicas vitales y proporcionan información de salud que protege a nuestro país de las peligrosas y costosas amenazas a la salud, y responden cuando estas surgen
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During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the NCDHHS Division of Public Health is encouraging residents to learn the risks of liver disease, get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B and get tested for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In April 2020, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated HCV testing recommendations that promote one lifetime HCV test, screening during each pregnancy and repeat testing for individuals who are at higher risk. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
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