Learn How To Control Asthma

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you […]

What Women Say About Migraine

January 25, 2019 Office on Women’s Health What’s a migraine headache like? Migraine headaches affect more women than men, and each woman who lives with this medical condition likely has a different answer to that question. Though they are not usually a threat to your overall health, migraine attacks can greatly affect your day-to-day life. If […]

Tips to Support Healthy Routines for Children and Teens

Español (Spanish) Print Food Assistance and Food Systems Resources On This Page Ensure adequate sleep Reduce screen time Develop healthy eating habits Limit snacks with lots of salt, added sugar, and saturated fat Help children and teens stay active Healthy habits are the building blocks of lifelong well-being for children and teens. Healthy eating and […]

Know Your Risk for Heart Disease

Print You can take steps to lower your risk for heart disease by changing the factors you can control. Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key […]

Summer Swim Safety

Print Drowning is preventable. Follow these key prevention steps: Properly fence home swimming pools, learn how to swim and teach children how to swim, supervise children closely and constantly when they are in or near water, and wear a properly fitted life jacket as these steps can all reduce the risk of drowning. Drowning Is […]

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Associated with Procedures Performed under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico

Español (Spanish) Print This page was last updated on 8/11/23. Updates will be made as new information becomes available. On This Page Current Update Background At Risk Important Points What to Expect Information for Healthcare Providers Interim Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Cases (Last updated 7/18/2023) Information for Health Departments Number of Cases Findings […]

Acute Ankle Sprain

Scott W. Melanson; Victoria L. Shuman. Author Information and Affiliations Last Update: May 23, 2023. Go to: Continuing Education Activity Acute ankle sprains are commonly seen in both primary care practices and emergency departments and can result in significant short-term morbidity, recurrent injuries, and functional instability. Appropriate initial evaluation and treatment can decrease the likelihood […]

Give Your Kids a Healthy Body and Mind This Summer

Learn ways you can support your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Helping our children have healthy bodies and minds is more important than ever. Parents can support their children’s physical and emotional well-being by giving them opportunities to: Handle stress well through physical activity and healthy thinking. Relate to others by encouraging social interactions and […]

Heart Disease And Stroke

Stroke A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked and brain cells begin to die. It is sometimes called a brain attack. Stroke happens to one in five women, compared with one in six men. Top questions about women and stroke How does stroke affect women differently than men? What should I […]

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is a serious public health problem. Drowning can happen in seconds and is often silent. It can happen to anyone, any time there is access to water. Drowning is preventable. View the At-a-Glance document below to see how CDC uses data and research to prevent drowning and save lives. 4,000 Drowning kills about 4,000 […]