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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...

Mar 28, 2013, 10:00 ET

Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Americans quit smoking

Campaign to expose tragic health impact of smoking  Continuing with the success of last year's national education ad campaign, "Tips...

Mar 21, 2013, 10:30 ET

Norovirus is now the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in US children

 Norovirus is now the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis among children less than 5 years of age who seek medical care, according to a new...

Mar 14, 2013, 12:00 ET

Mobile device use while driving more common in the U.S. than in several European countries

Most U.S. drivers reported talking on their cell phone and about one in three read or sent text or email messages when driving, according to a new...

Mar 05, 2013, 13:30 ET

CDC: Action needed now to halt spread of deadly bacteria

Data show more inpatients suffering infections from bacteria resistant to all or nearly all antibiotics A family of bacteria has become...

Feb 28, 2013, 12:00 ET

Innovative policy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV shows positive impact

New approach in Malawi dramatically increases the number of mothers on treatment The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi...

Feb 20, 2013, 16:21 ET

Opioids drive continued increase in drug overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths increase for 11th consecutive year Drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2010, according to...

Feb 20, 2013, 13:00 ET

Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among US Hispanics Educational resources to help Hispanics take control of their heart...

Feb 11, 2013, 18:19 ET

Hospitals report reductions in some types of health care-associated infections

CDC report highlights areas for improvement in an effort to protect patients  Hospitals in the U.S. continue to make progress in the...

Feb 07, 2013, 13:50 ET

More mothers are breastfeeding

African American mothers need more support Across all groups, the percentage of mothers who start and continue breastfeeding is rising,...

Jan 25, 2013, 10:33 ET

CDC releases data on interpersonal and sexual violence by sexual orientation

The first set of national prevalence data on intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking victimization by sexual...

Nov 27, 2012, 12:00 ET

More Than Half Of Young HIV-infected Americans Are Not Aware Of Their Status

Too many young people continue to become infected and few are tested for HIV Young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than...

Nov 20, 2012, 10:23 ET

Secondhand smoke inside airports puts air travelers and employees at risk

Air pollution from secondhand smoke five times higher outside smoking rooms and other designated smoking areas than in smoke-free airports...

Oct 02, 2012, 14:16 ET

CDC study shows 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

Nearly one million high school teens still drink and drive each year  The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 and older) who...

Sep 17, 2012, 16:30 ET

Million Hearts Recognizes Health Systems' Success in Helping Patients Control High Blood Pressure

Control rates higher than 80 percent possible for large urban and small rural practices The U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Sep 04, 2012, 13:49 ET

High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans

Serious health risk needs more attention at every healthcare visit The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated...