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The CDC is dedicated to protecting health & promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. *To review the CDC Comment Policy visit http://go.usa.gov/EOT.
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health & promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. *To review the CDC Comment Policy visit http://go.usa.gov/EOT.

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CDC experts Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Lisa Richardson talk about how to prevent skin cancer, who is at risk, and new recommendations in our latest Beyond the Data video. http://bit.ly/2HHAQQy
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting 5 million people each year. Join us for an encore session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on prevention and control of skin cancer on June 19, 1pm ET. http://bit.ly/2HHAQQy
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Suicide is more than a mental health issue. Many factors contribute to suicide among those with or without known mental health conditions. Learn what healthcare providers can do to prevent suicide in new Vital Signs report: http://bit.ly/2Iim0W5
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FREE CE for public health students and professionals! Watch our latest Public Health Grand Rounds on improving antibiotic use, and go Beyond the Data as CDC’s Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra discuss applying antibiotic stewardship across healthcare. http://bit.ly/2FYTbrG
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Public health students and professionals: Join our Facebook Live today at 1pm ET. Public Health Grand Rounds experts discuss efforts to measure and improve antibiotic prescribing, so that antibiotics are only prescribed and used by patients when needed. http://bit.ly/2FYTbrG
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Did you know? Each year around 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant infections in the United States. Learn about efforts to combat antibiotic resistance in our next Public Health Grand Rounds, live on Facebook May 15 at 1pm ET. http://bit.ly/2FYTbrG
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Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. 30% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Tune into our next Public Health Grand Rounds live on Facebook May 15 at 1pm ET. http://bit.ly/2FYTbrG
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Antibiotics save millions of lives. Infectious bacterial diseases that were once deadly are now treatable with antibiotics. Unfortunately, 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Antibiotics can cause mild to severe side effects. Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health issue causing 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually due to antibiotic-resistant infections in the United States.

Our speakers will discuss efforts to measure and improve antibiotic prescribing through antibiotic stewardship so that these medications are only prescribed when needed. Antibiotic stewardship also aims to ensure that the right antibiotic, dose, and duration are selected when they are needed. Join us to hear lessons learned from improving antibiotic use in pediatrics, and what providers and health systems can do to improve antibiotic use for adults.

Presented By:

Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD, FAAP
Deputy Director
Office of Antibiotic Stewardship
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH, FACP
Chief
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

David Hyun, MD
Senior Officer
Antibiotic Resistance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Watch the live webcast on CDC’s Facebook page, May 15 at 1pm ET. If you are unable to attend, send your questions to grandrounds@cdc.gov.

For more information on CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, visit
https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/.
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The US is vulnerable to diseases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites. Strong vector control organizations with trained and prepared staff can protect our nation. http://bit.ly/2JXPxS7
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FREE CE for public health students and professionals! Watch experts discuss methods to eliminate hepatitis B and C in our latest Public Health Grand Rounds, and go Beyond the Data as CDC’s Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Benjamin Cowie with the World Health Organization discuss progress being made worldwide. http://bit.ly/2JtcX1b
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