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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...

May 15, 2012, 08:56 ET

Task Force recommends team-based care for improving blood pressure control

The Community Preventive Services Task Force today announced it recommends team-based care (TBC) for improving blood pressure control on the...

May 10, 2012, 14:37 ET

High-Risk Behaviors For Skin Cancer Common Among Young Adults

Half of adults younger than age 30 report being sunburned; indoor tanning rates highest among white women Young adults are increasing their...

May 09, 2012, 10:35 ET

CDC recognizes obesity prevention and control initiatives with Pioneering Innovation awards

 Six organizations and one person are recipients of the Pioneering Innovation Award for their work in advancing policies and environmental...

Apr 16, 2012, 12:55 ET

Death rates from unintentional injury among children dropped by nearly 30 percent in 10 years

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19...

Apr 02, 2012, 15:53 ET

Calls to Quitline Hit Record High After CDC National Tobacco Ad Campaign Launch

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and...

Apr 02, 2012, 11:41 ET

CDC Report Finds U.S. Population has Good Levels of Some Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

Higher deficiency rates in some groups deserve attention  Overall, the U.S. population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in...

Mar 29, 2012, 13:37 ET

Surgeon General Releases New Report on Youth Smoking

The fight against youth tobacco use was accelerated today by Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, with the release of the Surgeon General's Report,...

Mar 28, 2012, 16:15 ET

Report to the Nation Finds Continuing Declines in Cancer Death Rates Since the Early 1990s

Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity  Death rates from all cancers...