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Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

Uneven progress in expanding state Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation

More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

CDC Reports More Cases of Heartland Virus Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with health officials in Missouri and Tennessee have identified six new cases...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down from 2009 to 2010

Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010,...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:15 ET

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in...

Mar 27, 2014, 10:27 ET

New Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children's Risk of Intensive Care Unit Flu Admission by Three-Fourths

 Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published...

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...