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Feb 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

Ebola containment strategy succeeding in Liberia

The Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) strategy is helping to end the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, according to new data reported in this...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:28 ET

58 million nonsmokers in US are still exposed to secondhand smoke

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers -- 58...

Jan 23, 2015, 09:26 ET

Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women

More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription...

Jan 14, 2015, 11:42 ET

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in central...

Jan 12, 2015, 16:15 ET

Remarkable Progress Five Years after Haiti Earthquake

 Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward...

Jan 06, 2015, 13:00 ET

Alcohol poisoning kills six people in the US each day

More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States – an average of six deaths each day – according to a...

Jan 05, 2015, 13:17 ET

Enhanced Airport Entry Screening To End for Travelers from Mali to the United States

 On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove...

Dec 22, 2014, 17:18 ET

Ebola epidemic continues to spread, requiring intensified effort in the three affected West African countries

After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than 7 months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to...

Dec 15, 2014, 15:34 ET

CDC Year in Review: "Mission: Critical"

It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency...

Dec 12, 2014, 13:16 ET

Supporting Ebola Survivors

The case fatality rate in West Africa's ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized –...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:27 ET

More than 16 million children live in states where they can buy e-cigarettes legally

Forty states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors, but 10...

Dec 10, 2014, 09:23 ET

CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign provided outstanding return on investment

The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent only $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, according to an analysis by the...

Dec 04, 2014, 13:14 ET

Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate...

Nov 26, 2014, 13:00 ET

Adult cigarette smoking rate overall hits all-time low

The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published by...

Nov 25, 2014, 13:00 ET

Only 3 in 10 people with HIV have the virus in check

Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had...

Nov 14, 2014, 11:57 ET

CDC Releases New Reports on Ebola Cases in Liberia and the United States

The effort to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is showing preliminary signs of progress in some counties, but maintaining and extending these...

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...