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Jun 16, 2016, 13:18 ET More Men Using Family Planning Services

More men are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...


Jun 09, 2016, 13:00 ET Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but...


Jun 07, 2016, 19:34 ET Se necesita un mejor manejo del agua para prevenir brotes de enfermedad del legionario

Según el informe Signos Vitales de los CDC publicado hoy, un manejo más eficaz del agua podría haber prevenido la mayor parte de los...


Jun 07, 2016, 12:11 ET Better water system maintenance needed to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

 More effective water management might have prevented most of the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks CDC investigated from 2000 through 2014,...


May 19, 2016, 13:16 ET Thousands of public pools, hot tubs closed due to serious violations

Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report...


May 05, 2016, 13:35 ET Control Is Their Goal: Million Hearts Recognizes the 2015 Hypertension Control Champions

The 2015 Hypertension Control Champions used evidence-based strategies and patient engagement to help their patients achieve blood pressure control...


May 05, 2016, 11:07 ET New CDC Campaign Reminds Docs, Nurses that "Clean Hands Count"

 Today, World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC is launching the new "Clean Hands Count" campaign urging healthcare professionals, patients, and patients'...


May 04, 2016, 14:27 ET Más niños pequeños con TDAH se podrían beneficiar de la terapia del comportamiento

 Más niños pequeños de 2 a 5 años de edad que reciben atención para el trastorno por déficit de atención e...


May 03, 2016, 14:42 ET More Young Children with ADHD Could Benefit from Behavior Therapy

More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit from psychological...


May 03, 2016, 13:05 ET CDC: 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the...


Apr 28, 2016, 13:00 ET Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low

Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. This mirrors a...


Mar 29, 2016, 15:53 ET Announcing the Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Challenge Champions: Hospital Systems Saving Lives through Innovative Prevention Efforts

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recognized eight hospitals and healthcare systems as Healthcare-Associated Venous...


Mar 03, 2016, 13:34 ET Superbugs threaten hospital patients

America is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in fighting...


Feb 02, 2016, 14:20 ET Más de 3 millones de mujeres en los EE. UU. están en riesgo de tener un embarazo expuesto al alcohol

Una cifra estimada de 3.3 millones de mujeres entre los 15 y 44 años tienen riesgo de exponer a su bebé en gestación al alcohol...


Feb 02, 2016, 13:59 ET More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy

 An estimated 3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are...


Jan 21, 2016, 11:58 ET First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes

 Losing weight and being healthier are at the top of everyone's New Year's resolutions. But, despite the best intentions, work, kids, and...


Jan 20, 2016, 10:07 ET Powerful new ads mark the 5th year of the successful "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign

A brand-new series of emotionally powerful ads kick off the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former...


Jan 20, 2016, 09:00 ET Powerful new ads mark the 5th year of the successful "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign

A brand-new series of emotionally powerful ads kick off the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former...


Jan 07, 2016, 07:00 ET New Research: Excess Sodium Intake Remains Common in the United States

 Nearly all Americans – regardless of age, race, gender or whether they have high blood pressure (hypertension) – consume more...


Jan 05, 2016, 14:59 ET Los anuncios de cigarrillos electrónicos son vistos por casi 7 de cada 10 estudiantes de escuela secundaria media y superior

Cerca de 7 de cada 10 estudiantes de escuela secundaria media y superior –más de 18 millones de jóvenes– ven publicidad de...