Protect Your Eyes During a Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse—when the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. This amazing event lasts only about 2 minutes and is safe to watch, but the partial eclipse that happens before and after can permanently damage your vision. Use proper eye protection for safe viewing!

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Schools Start Too Early

Starting school later can help adolescents get enough sleep and improve their health, academic performance, and quality of life.

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Preventing Suicide

Suicide can be prevented. In 2015, 44,193 Americans took their own lives and more than half a million Americans received medical care for self-inflicted injuries. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the entire month is dedicated to suicide prevention awareness in the United States. Help prevent suicide in your community by knowing the facts, warning signs, and where to get help.

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Let STYRVE help you reduce youth violence in your community. This new online space offers customized tools, guided and practical learning, and the opportunity to learn from real world experiences of others working to prevent youth violence.

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National Diabetes Statistic Report, 2017

Diabetes cases are beginning to level off, but the number is still enormous: more than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes. Much work still needs to be done.

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Seven Things You May Not Know about Women’s Health

You may be surprised to learn about some health issues that affect millions of women or girls each year. Learn about some of them and what you can do.

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke.

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Pregnant? Get vaccinated.

Learn about the vaccines you need before and during your pregnancy to help protect yourself and your newest family member from serious diseases.

evaluACTION: Putting Evaluation to Work

EvaluACTION—one of the tools on CDC’s VetoViolence website—is an award-winning tool designed to help you evaluate your public health programs and strategies.