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Mar 26, 2014, 14:02 ET

Salmonella data now at your fingertips

Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:00 ET

Despite progress, ongoing efforts needed to combat infections impacting hospital patients

On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up...

Mar 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

New TB Screening Guidelines Overseas Save U.S. Estimated $15 Million

Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise...

Mar 07, 2014, 15:00 ET

Severe diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially...

Mar 04, 2014, 13:01 ET

Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals Can Make Health Care Safer

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many...

Feb 25, 2014, 16:46 ET

New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds

The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in...

Feb 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

CDC Reports Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This Season

 This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in...

Feb 13, 2014, 16:00 ET

Rates of indoor tanning among female high school students lowest in states with multiple restrictions on youth access

Female high school students in states with indoor tanning laws, particularly those with parental permission laws and age restrictions, were less...

Jan 09, 2014, 14:00 ET

Rates of new lung cancer cases drop in U.S. men and women

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis...

Dec 12, 2013, 12:03 ET

New Report Highlights Benefits of Flu Vaccine

During National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges unvaccinated Americans to get a flu vaccine Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6...

Dec 05, 2013, 12:00 ET

Measles Still Threatens Health Security

On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine...

Sep 09, 2013, 10:17 ET
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More than 100,000 Americans quit smoking due to national media campaign

Landmark tobacco education ad campaign more than doubled goals  An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of...

Aug 20, 2013, 05:20 ET

Quest For Better Health Helps Change A Community

MS -- Nurses are known for helping others. So it should be no surprise that when a Texas nurse decided to make changes to improve her own health,...

Aug 12, 2013, 05:20 ET
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Help Make Your Child's School Healthier

MS -- Because children spend most of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting for healthy behaviors to be taught and modeled....

Aug 09, 2013, 05:20 ET
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Fitness and fellowship combine for better health

 MS -- As a minister in East Harlem, Joan Williams-Jarrell is always looking for new ways to bring people together. She also wanted to be more...

May 22, 2013, 09:30 ET

Campaign encourages smokers to "Talk With Your Doctor" for help quitting

Because a doctor's advice  and assistance more than doubles the odds that a smoker will quit successfully, the Centers for Disease Control and...

May 02, 2013, 12:34 ET

CDC finds suicide rates among middle-aged adults increased from 1999-2010

Suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from motor vehicle crashes in recent years in the United States. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor...

May 02, 2013, 12:32 ET

One in five adults meet overall physical activity guidelines

About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity...

Apr 02, 2013, 12:00 ET

Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births

Repeat births can be prevented Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth,...

Mar 28, 2013, 12:52 ET

Valley Fever Increasing in Some Southwestern States

 Valley Fever, a fungal respiratory infection, dramatically increased in several southwestern states from 1998 through 2011, according to a new...