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Today is the start of National Infant Immunization Week. Did you know protection against whooping cough starts before a baby is born? Learn how you can pass protection to your baby by getting the whooping cough vaccine in the third trimester of each pregnancy. http://1.usa.gov/1xtGMXv #NIIW
Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause newborns to stop breathing. Talk to your Dr. about whooping cough prevention.
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Tiffany quit smoking to be there for her daughter. Watch the former smoker tell her story:
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting 5 million people each year. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is the deadliest kind of skin cancer, resulting in approximately 9,000 deaths each year. Most cases of skin cancer are preventable, but despite efforts to address risk factors, skin cancer rates have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide.
 
The most preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds. Rates of sunburn remain high, affecting nearly 37% of Americans each year as a result of overexposure to UV rays. Indoor tanning is especially dangerous, resulting in an estimated 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year. Skin cancer is a serious public health concern and it will take a comprehensive approach, involving healthcare providers, community partners, and business and government leaders working together to provide individuals with the information they need to reduce UV exposure and promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer.
 
Join us for this session of Grand Rounds as our esteemed panel discusses the prevention and control of skin cancer, with particular attention to how we all can help people protect their skin and their lives while enjoying the outdoors.. 
 
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Meg Watson, MPH
Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
 
Sharon McKenna, BA
Program Manager, Arizona SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program,
Bureau of Epidemiology & Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services
 
Jeff Gershenwald, MD
Medical Director, Melanoma and Skin Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH
Rear Admiral, U. S. Public Health Service
Deputy Surgeon General

Watch the live webcast on Tuesday, April 21, at 1:00pm ET. Follow @CDC_Cancer on Twitter for live tweeting during the event, and use the hashtag #CDCGrandRounds to participate. If you are unable to attend, post your questions in the comments below or send to grandrounds@cdc.gov.

For more information on CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, visit http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/index.htm
“Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer”
Today, April 21, 1:00 PM
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This year marks the 20th Anniversary of National Public Health Week. In those 20 years, public health has made great strides. CDC's top public health achievements of the 20th century remind us of how far we've come, and how we got here. To create a healthier nation in one generation, we must keep building on these successes. #NPHW http://1.usa.gov/19Y8Kzl
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Today’s #NPHW theme focuses on the network of partners and connections that support our public health system. CDC works closely with public health partners to build critical capacities at the national and state levels to enhance infectious disease prevention and control. These public health actions, together with scientific and technologic advances have played a major role in reducing the spread of infectious disease, and in establishing today’s disease surveillance and control systems. http://1.usa.gov/1y8vngd
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Today’s #NPHW theme focuses on how where you live affects your health. CDC and our partners work to identify and address factors that lead to health disparities among racial, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, and other groups to remove barriers to health equity. Ensuring equity across communities will help the U.S. become the healthiest nation. http://1.usa.gov/1y8vngd
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#PHNerds UNITE! CDC is proud to join +American Public Health Association to promote National Public Health Week 2015. Tell us what you are doing to create a healthier nation in one generation.
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Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is the deadliest kind of skin cancer, resulting in approximately 9,000 deaths each year. What are the most common types of skin cancer? Find out in the next CDC Public Health Grand Rounds session on Tuesday, April 21st at 1pm ET. Follow @CDC_Cancer on Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCGrandRounds to participate in the event. http://1.usa.gov/1yCCZ5C
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The next CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss the prevention and control of skin cancer, and how we can help people protect their skin and their lives while enjoying the outdoors. Join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 1pm ET for the live webcast. Follow @CDC_Cancer on Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCGrandRounds to participate in the event. http://1.usa.gov/1yCCZ5C
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National Public Health Week may be ending, but our work to put together the pieces of the puzzle continues every day. Together we can create the healthiest nation in one generation. #NPHW   http://1.usa.gov/1y8vngd
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Today, we’re talking about building momentum in our commitment to the nation’s public health. CDC has identified public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and known effective strategies to address them. Working closely with our public health partners, we can make important progress in reducing health disparities and the overall health burden from these winnable battles. http://1.usa.gov/1y8vngd
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National Public Health Week kicks off today! From reductions in smoking rates, declines in cardiovascular health, and improvements in immunization rates, CDC is working to raise the grade of our nations’ health. CDC supports a strong public health system that prevents illness, disease and injury. #NPHW http://1.usa.gov/1y8vngd
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