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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...

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,...