A weekly, one-minute podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.
Shots for Expectant Moms (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Maternal vaccination is important to protect both mom and baby. If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your health care provider about when you should get your vaccines, including the flu and whooping cough vaccines, to avoid complications of these infections, such as hospitalization and death.
Hypertensive Kids (A Minute of Health with CDC)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated the guidelines for diagnosing elevated blood pressure or hypertension in youth. Those who have high blood pressure during adolescence are more likely to have high blood pressure as adults. This podcast discusses what to do to lower the risk of high blood pressure among youth.
Be Cool (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Exposure to high temperatures during the warmer months can result in heat-related illnesses. This podcast discusses the dangers of working outdoors during extreme heat, and how even those accustomed to such activities may be at risk.
Keep Your Head in the Game (A Minute of Health with CDC)
In 2017, approximately one in six high school students reported a sports or physical activity-related concussion. Immediate symptoms of a concussion include headache, nausea, and double vision. Long term, the effects of such injuries, particularly those that are more severe, can be life-changing. This podcast discusses concussion symptoms and treatment.
Youth and Tobacco (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Nearly all tobacco use begins during adolescence. In recent years, fewer U.S. middle and high school students used tobacco products; but millions still do. This podcast discusses the importance of preventing tobacco use early in life.
Avoiding Swimming Sickness (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Since 2000, nearly 500 outbreaks have been reported at recreational water venues in the U.S., resulting in over 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. This podcast discusses a few simple precautions which can allow you to stay safe while utilizing recreational water venues this summer.