CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - What can help prevent chronic diseases in adults with disabilities?

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More than 21 million US adults ages 18–64 have a disability. Inactivity is related to chronic disease in adults with disabilities.  Working age adults with disabilities are more likely to be physically active if their doctors recommend it.


CDC Principal Deputy Director, Ileana Arias, Ph.D.


Tuesday, May 6 at Noon ET (Content is embargoed until May 6, 2014, 1 pm. ET)


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