Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Zika Virus Guidance

It is necessary to take all precautions to prevent the transmission of Zika. ALCOAST 289/16 outlines Coast Guard requirements, as well as provides guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Widespread local transmission of Zika continues on the island of Puerto Rico and in the US Virgin Islands, and cases have also been found in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Read this important post to ensure you and your family are taking all precautions to prevent the transmission of the Zika virus.

Childhood obesity means fewer recruits

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Department of Defense statistics show that 71 percent of 17-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. are not eligible for recruitment primarily because they are too overweight, poorly educated, or have a serious criminal record. This is a national security issue.

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard are taking steps to increase awareness about TBIs, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

TBI awareness month

March is designated National Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury every year, with traumatic brain injury being a contributing factor to a third – or 30.5 percent – of all injury-related deaths in the United States.