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Study identifies cardiovascular risk factors that may lead to pregnancy problems for first-time moms - 02-Mar-2021
A new study of first-time pregnant women found risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity and elevated blood sugar, can put expectant moms at higher risk for pregnancy complications and gestational diabetes and also lead to increased chances of high blood pressure, or hypertension, two to seven years after giving birth. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Promoting Physical Activity During the Winter Season and COVID-19 Pandemic - 02-Mar-2021
Getting and staying active has important benefits for physical and mental health that can improve daily life and help people cope with difficult challenges. For example, physical activity can help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and reduce the risk of depression. It can also help manage and reduce the risk of chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

US study suggests women living with HIV should be screened earlier for non-AIDS co-morbidities - 02-Mar-2021
Women living with HIV are at greater risk of developing non-AIDS co-morbidities than their HIV-negative peers, with the difference most evident among younger women, according to US research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (NAM AIDSmap)

Allyson Felix, track and field star, joins Hear Her campaign to raise awareness about maternal mortality - 02-Mar-2021
Allyson Felix, an elite track and field athlete and U.S. Olympian, has joined the Hear Her campaign to share her story and raise awareness about urgent warning signs that could indicate life-threatening complications during and in the year after pregnancy. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign Returns With New Ads - 02-Mar-2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign enters its 10th year, with new ads that encourage people who smoke to quit. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National safety program linked to reduced hospital antibiotic use - 01-Mar-2021
Implementation of a national safety program that helps US hospitals to establish antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) and clinicians to improve their antibiotic decision-making was associated with reduced antibiotic use and fewer hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infections (University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP))

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Rural Communities: can cross-sector partnerships play a role in tackling the growing epidemic? - 01-Mar-2021
Social isolation and loneliness is a health risk that has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. It increases a person’s risk of premature death, is associated with increased risk of dementia, leads to higher rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, and overall reduced quality of life. (Build Healthy Places Network)

Tribal Public Health Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals - 01-Mar-2021
March 5, 2021 from 2:30-3:30pm EST. Join the National Indian Health Board and the Public Health Foundation​ for a virtual town hall meeting on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). (National Indian Health Board)

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