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Heart Disease and Women

Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, almost as many women as men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Learn about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart.

Disease of the Week

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body attacks itself by mistake) that stops your body from making insulin. 

Mother measuring young daughter’s glucose with testing pen

Image of the Week

 3D image of a salmonella bacteria

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D), computer-generated image of three drug-resistant, non-typhoidal, Salmonella bacteria. 

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COVID-19 in the U.S.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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