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Nov 13, 2014, 13:33 ET

Nearly one million eye infections annually in U.S.

Each year, Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct health care costs, the Centers for...

Nov 13, 2014, 13:26 ET

Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death

Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Nov 10, 2014, 10:23 ET

US skin cancer costs rise from 2002 through 2011

The costs associated with skin cancer increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011, according to a CDC study...

Nov 07, 2014, 12:10 ET

CDC Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific Personal Protective Equipment for U.S. Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National...

Nov 06, 2014, 14:45 ET

Chikungunya outbreak progresses in Caribbean, Central and South America

 Fall in the United States means residents in most of the country will see fewer mosquitoes and less risk of the diseases they spread. However,...

Nov 05, 2014, 13:34 ET

Millions of US women are not getting screened for cervical cancer

Despite evidence that cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical...

Oct 22, 2014, 14:42 ET

CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of...

Oct 21, 2014, 13:52 ET

Innovative Response by Firestone Health Officials May Have Limited Ebola Spread in a Part of Liberia

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had...

Sep 30, 2014, 13:39 ET

Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:27 ET

CDC Promotes the ABC's of Arthritis Self-Management Techniques

 In order to treat arthritis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actively promote self-management plans made up of many...

Sep 10, 2014, 13:41 ET

Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care

 Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report...

Sep 09, 2014, 14:17 ET

CDC report finds sodium consumption high among U.S. children

More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure...

Sep 08, 2014, 11:01 ET

CDC awards $7.5 million to expand the National Violent Death Reporting System to 32 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new state awardees for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). CDC's $7.5...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:00 ET

One in 10 deaths among working-age adults due to excessive drinking

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the...

Jun 24, 2014, 06:00 ET

New hard-hitting "Tips From Former Smokers" ads to air this summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign.  Beginning July...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:00 ET

US cancer survivors face significant economic burden

U.S. cancer survivors face significant economic burdens due to growing medical costs, missed work, and reduced productivity, according to a study...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:00 ET

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years

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

May 15, 2014, 13:00 ET

Thousands Sent to Emergency Room by Preventable Pool Chemical Injuries

Injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease...

May 06, 2014, 13:00 ET

Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities

Working age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a...

May 01, 2014, 13:00 ET

Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable

Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from...