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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...

Aug 09, 2012, 12:00 ET

Gradual drop in youth tobacco use continues, but significant problem areas remain

Surgeon General's Report outlines key steps to further reducing tobacco use among youth Tobacco use among American middle school and high...

Aug 07, 2012, 12:00 ET

Six in 10 adults now get physically active by walking

Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for...

Aug 02, 2012, 12:00 ET

Drop in cigarette consumption offset by increases in other forms of smoked tobacco

Loopholes in tax structure, classification system are possible causes Sharp increases in total adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for...

Aug 01, 2012, 18:08 ET

West Nile virus disease cases up this year

Take steps to protect yourself and your family The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to take steps to prevent West...

Jul 24, 2012, 12:54 ET

New CDC studies point to better practices in timing, testing, and retention of patients in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa

New collaborative studies being presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the XIX International AIDS Conference confirm...