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A weekly podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.

A weekly podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.
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A weekly podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.

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English


Episodes

Hypertensive Kids (A Cup of Health with CDC)

7/12/2018
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We usually think of hypertension, or high blood pressure, as a problem for adults, but it can begin in childhood. When it does, it can result in serious health problems later in life. In this podcast, Dr. Sandra Jackson discusses the dangers of hypertension in adolescents.

Duration:00:03:28

Be Cool (A Cup of Health with CDC)

7/5/2018
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Exposure to high temperatures during the warmer months can result in heat-related illnesses. In this podcast, Dr. Brenda Jacklitsch discusses the dangers of becoming overheated while working and what employers can do to keep workers safe.

Duration:00:04:38

Keep Your Head in the Game (A Cup of Health with CDC)

6/21/2018
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High school sports provide both exercise and memories, but there are risks involved. In 2017, approximately one in six high school students reported a sports- or physical activity-related concussion. In this podcast, Dr. Lara DePadilla discusses the importance of preventing, recognizing, and managing concussions.

Duration:00:04:28

Youth and Tobacco (A Cup of Health with CDC)

6/7/2018
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Preventing tobacco use early in life decreases the chances a person will suffer from tobacco-related disease as an adult. In this podcast, Dr. Teresa Wang discusses how important it is for parents, teachers, and others who influence young people, to emphasize the dangers of tobacco and discourage use of any form.

Duration:00:02:18

Avoiding Swimming Sickness (A Cup of Health with CDC)

5/24/2018
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Pools, water parks, and other recreational water venues are popular places to relax and stay cool, but they can be sources of serious illness. In this podcast, Ashley Andujar discusses ways to stay safe while going swimming this summer.

Duration:00:03:30

Staying Upright (A Cup of Health with CDC)

5/17/2018
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Falls are the largest contributor to injury-related deaths among adults 65 and older. In this podcast, Elizabeth Burns discusses ways to prevent injuries and deaths from falls among senior adults.

Duration:00:13:39

Less Weight, Less Pain (A Cup of Health with CDC)

5/3/2018
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Being overweight contributes to many health problems. Over 50 million people in the U.S. have arthritis, a painful inflammation of the joints. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Hootman discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy weight to help manage arthritis.

Duration:00:01:39

Managing Epilepsy (A Cup of Health with CDC)

4/19/2018
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Approximately three million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with epilepsy, a brain disorder that results in seizures. In this podcast, Rosemarie Kobau discusses the importance of recognizing and treating epilepsy.

Duration:00:04:45

Diabetes: What’s Your Type? (A Cup of Health with CDC)

3/29/2018
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Diabetes is a common chronic disease and the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. The CDC estimates that about 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. In this podcast, Dr. Stephen Benoit discusses the importance of managing diabetes.

Duration:00:07:08

Take the Pressure Off Your Heart (A cup of Health with CDC)

3/1/2018
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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects nearly one in three adults in America. It’s a major cause of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In this podcast, Dr. Carma Ayala discusses the importance of controlling blood pressure.

Duration:00:04:57

Early Weight Watching (A Cup of Health with CDC)

2/15/2018
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Obesity is a major public health problem in the U.S. Obesity among young people has more than tripled since the early 1970s. In this podcast, Dr. Cynthia Ogden discusses obesity in children.

Duration:00:03:21

Avoid the Fog (A Cup of Health with CDC)

2/1/2018
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If pesticide instructions aren’t followed closely, bugs won’t be the only ones who suffer. In this podcast, Dr. Geoffrey Calvert discusses the dangers of improper use of pesticides, particularly so-called bug bombs.

Duration:00:06:38

Stopping Shingles (A Cup of Health with CDC)

1/25/2018
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Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease characterized by a painful skin rash, with blisters usually occurring on one side of the body. Each year, approximately one million people in the U.S. get the disease. In this podcast, Dr. Mark Pallansch discusses a newly approved vaccine to prevent shingles.

Duration:00:04:20

Occupational Asthma (A Cup of Health with CDC)

1/18/2018
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Deaths from asthma in adults have decreased by about 10 percent over the past 15 years, but the breathing disorder still affects millions of people in the U.S., including in the workplace. In this podcast, Dr. David Weissman discusses asthma in the workplace.

Duration:00:06:12

Birthing Healthy Babies (A Cup of Health with CDC)

1/11/2018
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Every four and a half minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means nearly 120,000 babies, or about three percent of all babies born each year. In this podcast, Dr. Suzanne Gilboa discusses ways to prevent birth defects.

Duration:00:04:52

Lose Weight, Add Healthy Years (A Cup of Health with CDC)

12/21/2017
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People with obesity are at increased risk for many diseases and chronic conditions. Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is a key factor in a healthy lifestyle. In this podcast, Dr. Cynthia Ogden discusses obesity.

Duration:00:03:57

Eat Well (A Cup of Health with CDC)

11/23/2017
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From a very young age, we’re encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, many Americans are not getting the message. In this podcast, Dr. Seung Hee Lee-Kwan discusses the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.

Duration:00:03:58

COPD Awareness (A Cup of Health with CDC)

11/16/2017
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For millions of Americans, just taking a breath can be a strenuous task. In this podcast, Dr. Anne Wheaton discusses causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

Duration:00:04:50

Preventing Pneumonia (A Cup of Health with CDC)

11/9/2017
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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can result in severe illness and even death. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Farrar discusses ways to prevent pneumonia.

Duration:00:02:55

Detecting Diabetes (A Cup of Health with CDC)

11/2/2017
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An estimated 30 million people have diabetes, including seven million adults who do not know they have it. That is, about one in four adults with diabetes are not aware of their condition. In this podcast, Nilka Rios Burrows discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

Duration:00:04:16