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The 12 Ways to Health Holiday Song

Learn how to stay safe and healthy with this festive song, sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Holiday tips, podcast, and health-e-cards are also available!

Express Your Health™ Activity Book for Kids
Encourage kids to stay safe and healthy with the healthy heroes, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Also, send an Express Your Health™ Health-e-Card to your friends and family!

Science and Research

HIV Prevalence Estimates- United States, 2006 (11/20/08)
CDC now estimates that 1.1 million adults and adolescents were living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection in the United States at the end of 2006. The majority of those living with HIV were nonwhite (65.4%), and nearly half (48.1%) were men who have sex with men.

Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System- United States, 2006 (11/20/08)
CDC conducted a more detailed analysis of data from its new HIV surveillance system. The results indicated that, in 2006, of new HIV infections among males, 72% were in men who have sex with men (MSM). Among MSM aged 13-29 years, the number of new HIV infections in blacks was 1.6 times the number in whites and 2.3 times the number in Hispanics.

Health and Wellness

Traveler's Health Kit
Attention, international travelers! Save room in your suitcase for your Travelers' Health Kit. Use this as a guide for packing items you will need to stay healthy on your trip, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, prescription medicines, and basic first-aid items.

New Physical Activity Guidelines
Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the new 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve their health- aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Children need three types of activity- aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening.

Kick the Habit: Podcast
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Dr. Sherri Stewart discusses tobacco-related illnesses and how they can be prevented.

Work and Play

Fatal Injuries among Landscape Services Workers
An average of 197 landscape services workers died from on-the-job injuries each year between 2003 and 2006. The fatality rate for the landscape services industry, about 25 deaths per 100,000 workers, is similar to that for more recognized high-risk industries such as agriculture and mining.

Tips for Healthy Cruising PDF
Learn three quick tips on what you can do to stay healthy before and during your cruise.

Good Health Habits for Preventing the Flu
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. Also, good health habits at work, home, and play (like covering your cough and washing your hands often) can help prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

Family and Friends

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day
Knowing your family’s health history can save your life and the lives of those you love. National Family History Day is observed on Thanksgiving Day. Over the holiday or at another family gathering, talk about and write down the health conditions that run in your family.

Use of Mental Health Services in the Past 12 Months by Children Aged 4-17 Years- United States, 2005-2006
In 2005-2006, 15% of U.S. children aged 4-17 years had parents who talked to a health care provider or school staff about their child's emotional or behavioral difficulties. This included 18% of boys and 11% of girls.

Healthy Pets, Healthy People
There are many health benefits of owning a pet. But some animals may carry germs that can be transmitted to people. Follow these tips if you own a pet.


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Content Source: CDC Office of Women's Health
Page last modified: December 10, 2008
Page last reviewed: November 20, 2008