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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...

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...

Jun 20, 2012, 14:41 ET

New CDC test for dengue approved

Test diagnoses dengue faster using existing flu diagnosis equipment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a new...

Jun 14, 2012, 13:43 ET

Landmark Ad Campaign Yields Almost 200,000 More Calls To State Quitlines After 12 Weeks

Visits to smoking cessation website up by more than 400,000 The "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign has generated almost 200,000...

Jun 14, 2012, 12:10 ET

CDC study finds universal motorcycle helmet laws increase helmet use, save money

Annual cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered motorcycle) than in states...

Jun 14, 2012, 12:08 ET

Nearly half of U.S. adults were not receiving key preventive health services before 2010

Increased use of clinical preventive services could save tens of thousands of lives  Only about half of U.S. adults received selected...

May 22, 2012, 16:00 ET

Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes

Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes Healthier lifestyles, better disease management are helping people live...

May 15, 2012, 10:18 ET

Survey reveals growing national impact of asthma

CDC releases "Asthma's Impact on the Nation"  An estimated 29.1 million adults (12.7 percent) have been diagnosed with asthma in their...