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Binge Drinking Among Women and High School Girls--United States, 2011

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs Report details how nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge. The report finds that about one in eight women and one in five high school girls report binge drinking. Binge drinking is most common among women aged 18-34, high school girls, whites and Hispanics, and women with household incomes of $75,000 or more.
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H1N1 Flu Shots Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

Pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The study found that pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, suggesting that influenza infection may increase the risk of fetal loss. To view the study, visit:

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Web-based Version of Health, United States, 2011: In Brief

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a web-based version of "Heatlh, United States, 2011: In Brief."
For more information, visit:  http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/IP/hus11/InBrief.html

Updates to the MCH Navigator Now Available

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

The MCH Navigator, a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals that was launched by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in 2010, now offers several new professional development resources. Seventeen new instructional postings are now included, as well as udpates to its home page and a new, mobile friendly version.
For more information, visit: http://navigator.mchtraining.net/?page_id=201

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