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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,...


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 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 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 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...


Jul 16, 2012, 07:00 ET New CDC campaign fights stigma and apathy fueling HIV epidemic

 To combat two major obstacles to HIV prevention—stigma associated with the infection and complacency about the epidemic—the...


Mar 28, 2012, 16:15 ET Report to the Nation Finds Continuing Declines in Cancer Death Rates Since the Early 1990s

Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity  Death rates from all cancers...


Mar 08, 2012, 09:00 ET New CDC Campaign Aims to Stem HIV Crisis Among Black Women

 To combat the high toll of HIV and AIDS among black women in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched...


Sep 21, 2011, 17:01 ET Rotavirus Vaccination Leads to Large Decreases in Health Care Costs and Doctor Visits

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus has resulted in dramatic decreases in health care use and treatment costs for diarrhea-related illness in...


Aug 25, 2010, 11:37 ET CDC Study Finds Annual Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes Exceeds $99 Billion

Cost amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses...


Aug 12, 2010, 12:00 ET CDC Report Looks at Foods and Foodborne Agents Associated with Outbreaks in the United States

Nearly 1100 foodborne outbreaks reported nationally in 2007 A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for...