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Jun 24, 2010, 12:00 ET CDC Survey Finds Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Consume Too Much Sodium

Majority of sodium comes from most commonly eaten foods Less than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended...


May 25, 2010, 11:01 ET CDC Report Highlights States' Abilities to Support Physical Activity

Many states do not have the policy or environmental measures in place to help their residents meet the recommended levels of physical activity to...


May 20, 2010, 12:00 ET Pool Inspection Data Show Need for Improvement

CDC Urges People to Take an Active Role in Promoting Healthy Swimming About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008...


Apr 29, 2010, 18:30 ET More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children More Americans were vaccinated against seasonal flu...


Apr 15, 2010, 09:00 ET Arthritis Impacts African-Americans and Hispanics More than Whites

Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for whites, according to a study released today by the Centers...


Apr 15, 2010, 08:30 ET New CDC Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices Need Improvement

Current screening methods for Fecal Occult Blood Tests are often not appropriate More than 75 percent of primary care physicians in the United...


Mar 09, 2010, 12:01 ET CDC Study Finds U.S. Herpes Rates Remain High

About 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a national...


Feb 02, 2010, 15:59 ET Everyone Wins at the Olympic Winter Games With Healthy Travel Preparations

Sports fans attending the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympics Games in Vancouver, Canada, in February can be winners if they make plans...


Nov 19, 2009, 11:51 ET CDC Kicks Off National Travelers' Health Public Awareness Campaign

Effort Aims to Educate Travelers about H1N1 Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel through the nation's airports, seaports, and...


Nov 19, 2009, 11:00 ET New Report Finds Only 25 Percent of Adults Aged 50-64 Get Recommended Preventive Screenings

New Resource Offers Needed Data and Strategies to Reduce Illness and Premature Death Only about 1 in 4 Americans aged 50-64 regularly take...


Oct 05, 2009, 12:05 ET Fewer U.S. Schools Selling Less Nutritious Food and Beverages

Fewer secondary schools in the United States are selling less nutritious foods and beverages, such as candy and soda, according to a survey...


Jul 29, 2009, 10:00 ET CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

Eight organizations were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the...


Jul 28, 2009, 12:39 ET Updated CDC Travel Health Book Released

CDC s Yellow Book Provides Useful Tips on Healthy International Travel The 2010 edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...


Jul 27, 2009, 11:00 ET Study Estimates Medical Cost of Obesity May Be As High as $147 Billion Annually

New Community Recommendations Show Ways to Reduce Burden The health cost of obesity in the United States is as high as $147 billion...


Jun 08, 2009, 16:44 ET Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Begins Role as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., today became the 16th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator for the...


Jun 04, 2009, 12:00 ET Three in Every One Thousand U.S. Children Diagnosed With Tourette Syndrome

The first-ever national estimate among a nationally representative sample of U.S. children revealed that 3 out of every 1,000 children between the...


Aug 28, 2008, 01:00 ET CDC Urges Pre-Teen Vaccination With New Public Service Announcements

ATLANTA, Aug 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and...


Aug 25, 2008, 01:00 ET CDC Releases Tips for Parents and Educators on Electronic Media and Youth Violence

ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WHAT:...


Jul 25, 2008, 01:00 ET Alternative Warm-Up Program Reduces Risk of ACL Injuries for Female College Soccer Players

ATLANTA, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The risk of potentially devastating tears to an important knee ligament may be reduced in female...


Jun 24, 2008, 01:00 ET Number of People With Diabetes Increases to 24 Million

ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, an increase of more than 3...