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Proceed To Article New Pediatric Growth Charts Released
HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala has announced the release of new CDC pediatric growth charts that are not only updated and more representative of the U.S. population, but which will now include a new assessment for body mass index (BMI). More...

Proceed To Article Download New Growth Charts For Your Own Use
Vidyya points the way to the new growth charts released by the CDC. The files in .pdf format can be read, downloaded and printed in Adobe Acrobat. Three different versions of the growth charts are available. More....

Proceed To Article AIDS, HIV, Injectable Drug Use And Men Who Have Sex With Men
In 1998, 2,161 men who have sex with men and use injectable drugs (MSM/IDU) were diagnosed with AIDS--a 37% decline since 1996. This decline is due in part to the availability of more effective HIV treatments in recent years. Read MSM/IDU.
Proceed To Article Heat-Related Illnesses, Deaths And Risk Factors
Sickness and death from environmental heat, both man-made and weather-related (such as heat waves), can be prevented. More...

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