CDC Vital Minute

Vital Minute podcasts are based on CDC Vital Signs, a series of MMWR reports that will announce the latest results for key public health indicators.

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https://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/
Description
Vital Minute podcasts are based on CDC Vital Signs, a series of MMWR reports that will announce the latest results for key public health indicators.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-07 05:03
last episode published
2018-03-06 18:02
publication frequency
32.36 days
Contributors
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
87
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Categories
Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
6.03.2018

CDC Vital Signs–Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

This podcast is based on the March 2018 CDC Vital Signs report. Opioid overdoses continue to increase in the United States. Learn what can be done to help prevent opioid overdose and death.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
9.01.2018

CDC Vital Signs–Safe Sleep for Babies

This podcast is based on the January 2018 CDC Vital Signs report. Every year, there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies. Learn how to create a safe sleep environment for babies.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
28.11.2017

CDC Vital Signs–HIV Testing

This podcast is based on the December 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. In the U.S., about 15 percent of people who have HIV don't know they have it. Learn about the importance of testing, early diagnosis, and treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
4.10.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Cancer and Obesity

This podcast is based on the October 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Obesity is a leading cancer risk factor. Unfortunately, two out of three U.S. adults weigh more than recommended. Find out what can be done to help people get to and keep a healthy weigh...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
6.09.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Preventing Stroke Deaths

This podcast is based on the September 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Each year, more than 140,000 people die and many survivors face disability. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. Learn the signs of stroke and how to prevent them.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
6.07.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Opioid Prescribing

This podcast is based on the July 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Higher opioid prescribing puts patients at risk for addiction and overdose. Learn what can be done about this serious problem.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
6.06.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Legionnaires’ Disease

This podcast is based on the June 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious, often deadly lung infection. People most commonly get it by breathing in water droplets containing Legionella germs. Learn how to prevent infections from...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
2.05.2017

CDC Vital Signs–African American Health

This podcast is based on the May 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. The life expectancy of African Americans has improved, but it’s still an average of four years less than whites. Learn what can be done so all Americans can have the opportunity to pursue a ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
4.04.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies

This podcast is based on the April 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Learn how to protect babies from Zika-related health conditions.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
7.03.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Arthritis in America

This podcast is based on the March 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Many adults in the United States have arthritis. Learn how to reduce the pain of arthritis, as well as manage the condition.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
7.02.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Too Loud for Too Long!

This podcast is based on the February 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Being around too much loud noise—like a leaf blower or rock concert—can cause permanent hearing loss. Learn how to prevent hearing loss.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
10.01.2017

CDC Vital Signs–Native Americans With Diabetes

This podcast is based on the January 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and Native Americans have a greater chance of having diabetes than any other racial group in the U.S. Learn how to manage your diabetes to...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
29.11.2016

CDC Vital Signs–HIV and Injection Drug Use

This podcast is based on the December 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Sharing needles, syringes, and other injection equipment puts you at risk for getting HIV and other infections, including hepatitis. Learn how to reduce your HIV risk.
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP) author
10.11.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Cancer and Tobacco Use

This podcast is based on the November 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. There is a long list of cancers linked to tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Learn more here.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
18.10.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

This podcast is based on the October 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Dental sealants, applied soon after a child's permanent molars come in, can protect against cavities for up to nine years. Applying sealants in schools for low-income children could save...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
13.09.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Blood Pressure Medicines Don’t Work If People Don’t Take Them

Blood pressure medicines don’t work if people don’t take them. Learn how health care systems can work with patients to make taking medicines easier.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
23.08.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

This podcast is based on the August 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Sepsis is a medical emergency and can happen quickly. Learn the signs of sepsis and how to prevent it.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) author
6.07.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

This podcast is based on the July 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. In the U.S., about 90 people die in motor vehicle crashes each day and thousands more are injured, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in direct medical costs each year. Learn what...
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) author
7.06.2016

CDC Vital Signs–Legionnaires’ Disease

This podcast is based on the June 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. People can get Legionnaires’ disease, a serious type of lung infection, from breathing in small water droplets of water contaminated with Legionella germs. Learn what can be done to help pr...
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) author
3.05.2016

CDC Vital Signs-ADHD in Young Children: What You Should Know

This podcast is based on the May 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. For children ages two to five who have ADHD, behavior therapy is recommended before prescribing medicine. This therapy teaches parents ways to improve their child’s behavior and can work as ...
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
1.04.2016

CDC Vital Signs-Zika and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

This podcast is based on the April 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. A pregnant woman who is infected with Zika virus can pass it to her fetus which is linked to microcephaly, a serious birth defect. This podcast discusses how to protect yourself from Zika ...
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
3.03.2016

CDC Vital Signs-Protect Patients from Antibiotic Resistance

This podcast is based on the March 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Patients can get serious healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. Learn how to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
2.02.2016

CDC Vital Signs-Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?

This podcast is based on the February 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. More than three million women in the U.S. are at risk for exposing their developing baby to alcohol. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause physical, behavioral, and intellectual d...
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) author
5.01.2016

CDC Vital Signs-E-cigarette Ads and Youth

This podcast is based on the January 2016 CDC Vital Signs report. Most electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and may harm brain development. More than 18 million middle and high school students were exposed...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
24.11.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV

This podcast is based on the November 24, 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Preexposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a daily medicine that can be used to prevent getting HIV. PrEP is for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high risk for getting it fro...
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) author
3.11.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Safer Food Saves Lives

This podcast is based on the November 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Contaminated food sent to several states can cause multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness and make a lot of people seriously ill. Learn what can be done to prevent and stop outbreaks...
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
6.10.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding

This podcast is based on the October 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Hospitals can implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to be designated as"Baby-Friendly" and support more moms in a decision to breastfeed.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
1.09.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Heart Age

This podcast is based on the September 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Your heart age is the age of your heart and blood vessels as a result of your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. If you smoke or have high blood pressure, your heart age will be...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
4.08.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Communication Can Save Lives

This podcast is based on the August 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Antibiotic-resistant germs cause at least 23,000 deaths each year. Learn how public health authorities and health care facilities can work together to save lives.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
7.07.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Heroin Epidemic

This podcast is based on the July 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Heroin use and heroin-related overdose deaths are increasing. Most people are using it with other drugs, especially prescription opioid painkillers. Learn what can be done to prevent and tr...
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) author
2.06.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Preventing Melanoma

This podcast is based on the June 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. In 2011, there were more than 65,000 cases of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Learn how everyone can help prevent sk...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
5.05.2015

CDC Vital Signs-Hispanic Health

This podcast is based on the May 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. About one in six people living in the U.S. are Hispanic. The two leading causes of death in this group are heart disease and cancer, accounting for two out of five deaths. Unfortunately, man...
Office of Minority Health& Health Equity (OMHHE) author
7.04.2015

Vital Signs-Preventing Teen Pregnancy

This podcast is based on the April 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Teen births in the U.S. have declined, but still, more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Learn about the most effective types of birth control.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
3.03.2015

Vital Signs-Trucker Safety

This podcast is based on the March 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. In 2012 in the United States, about 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involved a large truck. Twenty-six thousand truck drivers and their passengers were injured in these crashes, and about 70...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
3.02.2015

Vital Signs-Secondhand Smoke

This podcast is based on the February 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Secondhand smoke kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year. Learn what can be done to prevent secondhand smoke exposure.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
3.02.2015

Vital Signs-Secondhand Smoke

This podcast is based on the February 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Secondhand smoke kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year. Learn what can be done to prevent secondhand smoke exposure.
6.01.2015

Vital Signs-Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This podcast is based on the January 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. In the United States, an average of six people die every day from alcohol poisoning. Learn what you can do to prevent binge drinking and alcohol poisoning.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
25.11.2014

Vital Signs-HIV Care Saves Lives: Viral Suppression is Key

This podcast is based on the December 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. For people living with HIV, Viral suppression is critical. By getting tested and taking HIV medicines, individuals living with HIV can achieve very low levels of HIV in the body.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
5.11.2014

Vital Signs-Cervical Cancer is Preventable!

This podcast is based on the November 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Every visit to a doctor or nurse is an opportunity to prevent cervical cancer. Women can get a Pap test and HPV test to help prevent cervical cancer and adolescent boys and girls can ge...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
7.10.2014

Vital Signs-Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries

This podcast is based on the October 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Motor vehicle crashes are costly and preventable. Learn what can be done to help prevent motor vehicle injuries.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
9.09.2014

Vital Signs-Reducing Sodium in Children’s Diets

This podcast is based on the September 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Many children in the U.S. eat more sodium than recommended and one in six has elevated blood pressure. Learn what you can do to lower sodium intake.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
5.08.2014

Vital Signs-Children Need More Fruits and Vegetables!

This podcast is based on the August 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Children in the U.S. aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Learn what you can do to impact this problem.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
1.07.2014

Vital Signs-Preventing Prescription Drug Overdose

This podcast is based on the July 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from an overdose of prescription opioid painkillers. Learn what can be done to make painkiller prescribing safer and help prevent overdoses.
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) author
3.06.2014

Vital Signs-Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks

This podcast is based on the June 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Norovirus infects about 20 million Americans each year. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from this very contagious, potentially serious illness.
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) author
6.05.2014

Vital Signs-Physical Activity and Adults with Disabilities

This podcast is based on the May 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. Learn what you can do to help.
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) author
8.04.2014

Vital Signs-Preventing Pregnancy in Younger Teens

This podcast is based on the April 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Births to teens are declining, still, in 2012, more than 86,000 teens ages 15 to 17 gave birth. This program discusses what health care providers, parents, and teens can do to help prevent...
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) author
4.03.2014

Vital Signs - Antibiotic RX in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution

This podcast is based on the March 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Antibiotics save lives, but poor prescribing practices can put patients at risk for health problems. Learn how to protect patients by protecting antibiotics.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) author
4.02.2014

Vital Signs - Child Passenger Safety

This podcast is based on the February 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Over the past 10 years, more than 9,000 children 12 and under died in motor vehicle crashes, and a third who died in 2011 weren't buckled up. Buckling up is the best way to reduce injur...
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) author
7.01.2014

Vital Signs– Alcohol Screening and Counseling?

This podcast is based on the January 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Millions of Americans drink too much, a dangerous behavior that can lead to serious health problems. Alcohol screening and counseling can help.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author
5.11.2013

Vital Signs– Have You Been Tested for Colorectal Cancer?

This podcast is based on the November 2013 CDC Vital Signs report. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but only if you get tested. If you’re between 50 and 75, talk with your doctor about which test is best for you. If you have inflammatory bowel ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) author