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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...


Jan 05, 2016, 14:26 ET E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students

 About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online,...


Dec 28, 2015, 11:41 ET CDC Year in Review: What's Next?

 In a digital press kit released today, CDC reviews the most pressing public health challenges of 2015 and previews plans for 2016. CDC has...


Dec 18, 2015, 14:38 ET Drug overdose deaths hit record numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and...


Dec 03, 2015, 14:03 ET Half of those who need them not taking cholesterol-lowering medications

 More than a third of American adults are eligible to take cholesterol-lowering medications under the current guidelines or were already taking...


Nov 18, 2015, 14:17 ET CDC responds to broad challenges facing US cancer survivors

 The number of cancer survivors — people who live after a cancer diagnosis — is expected to grow substantially over the next few...


Nov 16, 2015, 10:52 ET More than 120 Partners Join CDC to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

 The President has proclaimed Nov. 16-22 "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week." Get Smart Week builds on the momentum generated at the White...


Nov 12, 2015, 13:57 ET Smoking rates for uninsured and adults on Medicaid more than twice those for adults with private health insurance

American adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double those for adults with private health insurance or Medicare,...


Oct 22, 2015, 13:36 ET CDC releases combined summary of notifiable infectious, noninfectious diseases

Beginning with the Oct. 23, 2015, Supplements to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC will publish the summaries of all notifiable...


Oct 15, 2015, 14:18 ET Excessive alcohol use continues to be drain on American economy

Excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Oct 15, 2015, 13:39 ET Clues to opioid abuse from state prescription drug monitoring programs

 Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States – mostly due to abuse and misuse of prescription opioid pain...


Oct 14, 2015, 17:25 ET Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus fragments can persist in the semen of some survivors for at least nine months

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for...


Oct 06, 2015, 14:02 ET Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals

Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report released today. The percentage of U.S....


Oct 05, 2015, 12:00 ET CDC Names Six New Medical Research Centers to Accelerate Health Care Innovations

New funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today more than doubled the number of CDC Prevention Epicenters. Six new...


Oct 02, 2015, 12:47 ET CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website

CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm...


Sep 30, 2015, 14:39 ET CDC awards $22,800,000 to increase colorectal cancer screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today it has awarded a total of $22,800,000 to 24 state health departments, as well as six...


Sep 30, 2015, 13:28 ET Injuries cost the US $671 billion in 2013

 The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports...