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Exercise and Health Science: Diseases

Centers for Disease Control

CDC LogoCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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This key government center should be your starting place for disease control & prevention. Common issues covered by this agency include:

Disease & conditions (ADHD, birth defects, cancer, diabetes, fetal alcohol syndrome, flu, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STDs...)

Emergency preparedness and response (bioterrorism, chemical & radiation emergencies, severe weather...)

Environmental health (pollution, carbon dioxide, lead, mold, water quality, climate change)

Life stages & population (infant & child, men, minorities, pregnancy, seniors, women...)

Healthy living (food safety, bone health, physical activity, immunization, genetics, smoking...)

Injury & violence (brain injury, child abuse, falls, fires, poisoning, suicide, youth violence...)

Traveler's health (destinations, outbreaks, travel vaccines, yellow book...)

Workplace safety (asbestos, chemical safety, construction, mining, office environments, respirators...)

Disease

HIV/AIDS