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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


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Easy on the Salt (A Cup of Health with CDC)

2/22/2018
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Salt not only helps flavor our food, it’s necessary to keep our bodies functioning properly. But too much sodium can have negative health consequences. In this podcast, Dr. Putheiry Va discusses the importance of managing our sodium intake.

Duration:00:03:47

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

Managing Arthritis (A Cup of Health with CDC)

10/19/2017
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Arthritis is a common chronic condition among Americans. As the population ages, the number of people with this condition is expected to increase dramatically. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Hootman discusses the importance of early diagnosis and management of arthritis.

Duration:00:03:24

Healthy Hands Hygiene (A Cup of Health with CDC)

10/12/2017
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Teaching young children personal hygiene can have a positive impact for a lifetime. Encouraging regular handwashing is a good start. In this podcast, Dr. Vincent Hill discusses the importance of regular handwashing.

Duration:00:04:15

Be Prepared (A Cup of Health with CDC)

9/21/2017
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Eighty percent of Americans live in counties that have been hit with a weather-related disaster since 2007. Part of the preparation is understanding the kinds of disasters you’re likely to face. In this podcast, Dr. Dan Sosin discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies and disasters.

Duration:00:05:41

Vaccines Aren’t Just for Babies (A Cup of Health with CDC)

8/31/2017
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Most vaccines are given to infants and young children, but there are three recommended for adolescents. In this podcast, Tanja Walker discusses the importance of ensuring your older children are up-to-date on their vaccines.

Duration:00:03:18

Rehab for the Heart (A Cup of Health with CDC)

8/24/2017
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Each year, nearly 790,000 adults in the U.S. suffer a heart attack. For a third of these, it’s not their first. Cardiac rehabilitation could have prevented many of these. In this podcast, Dr. Fleetwood Loustalot discusses the importance of getting cardiac rehab after a heart attack.

Duration:00:04:40

Proper Lens Care (A Cup of Health with CDC)

8/17/2017
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Wearing contact lenses is a convenient way to improve vision without having to wear glasses. But unlike glasses, improper care and maintenance of lenses can result in severe eye problems, including blindness. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the importance of proper lens hygiene and maintenance.

Duration:00:03:29

Epilepsy Awareness (A Cup of Health with CDC)

8/10/2017
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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that leads to recurring seizures. In this podcast, Rosemarie Kobau discusses the signs of and treatment for epilepsy.

Duration:00:06:10

Hepatitis Prevention (A Cup of Health with CDC)

7/27/2017
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Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that’s usually caused by a virus. It can result in chronic illness and even death. In this podcast, Dr. Francisco Averhoff discusses hepatitis.

Duration:00:03:30

Breastfeeding is Best (A Cup of Health with CDC)

7/13/2017
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Proper nutrition is critical for the early growth and development of a newborn. The best way to feed a baby is breastfeeding. In this podcast, Dr. Erica Anstey discusses the benefits of breastfeeding.

Duration:00:04:09

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