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Oct 27, 2011, 12:00 ET

CDC Recommends Ways to Reduce the Threat of Strokes

Million Hearts' goal to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes in five years In the time needed to read out loud the headline on this story,...

Oct 25, 2011, 07:00 ET

CDC Launches Effort to Protect Cancer Patients From Infections

Greater attention to infection prevention is needed for vulnerable population Each year more than one million patients receive cancer treatment...

Oct 20, 2011, 12:00 ET

CDC Study Shows Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior Vary Among U.S. Adults

Study looks at data from 2008 through 2009 Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. And for every person who dies, there...

Oct 19, 2011, 12:09 ET

Melanoma Skin Cancer Has Costly and Deadly Impact on America

CDC releases the most comprehensive melanoma report in the U.S. to date More than 45,000 cases of melanoma occurred in 45 states and the District...

Oct 13, 2011, 15:17 ET

CDC Reports Uneven Declines in Coronary Heart Disease by State and Race/Ethnicity

Million Hearts initiative strikes at leading killer of Americans The number of Americans who report they have coronary heart disease –...

Oct 13, 2011, 10:19 ET

CDC Announces New Effort to Boost Number of Baby-Friendly Hospitals

Project aims to improve maternity care practices to support breastfeeding The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $6...

Oct 12, 2011, 12:20 ET

More Teen Males Using Condoms

The percentage of teen males aged 15-19 years in the United States who used a condom the first time they had sex increased between 2002 and...

Sep 29, 2011, 13:01 ET

CDC Takes New Steps to Combat Childhood Obesity

Research project will focus on doctors, communities and families to help children make healthy choices The Centers for Disease Control and...

Sep 21, 2011, 17:01 ET

Rotavirus Vaccination Leads to Large Decreases in Health Care Costs and Doctor Visits

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus has resulted in dramatic decreases in health care use and treatment costs for diarrhea-related illness in...

Sep 06, 2011, 13:07 ET

Smokers Are Smoking Less

Fewer heavy smokers while light smokers on the rise, but even occasional smoking can cause harm Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes,...

Sep 06, 2011, 11:38 ET

U.S. Blood Supply Vulnerable to Parasitic Infection Spread by Ticks

To reduce risk, Babesia test is needed to screen blood donors Babesia, a tickborne parasite of red blood cells, is being transmitted through...

Aug 18, 2011, 10:44 ET

CDC Report Finds People Live Longer If They Practice One or More Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Healthy behaviors include not smoking, eating well, getting regular exercise and limiting alcohol consumption Embargoed for 4 p.m. ET People can...

Aug 10, 2011, 13:52 ET

Task Force Finds Commercial Liability an Effective Strategy to Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

Holding alcohol retailers liable for injuries or damage done by their intoxicated customers can reduce motor vehicle deaths, homicides, injuries,...

Aug 02, 2011, 09:50 ET

Majority of U.S. Hospitals Do Not Fully Support Breastfeeding

New CDC report shows missed opportunities for preventing childhood obesity beginning at birth Breastfeeding protects against childhood obesity,...

Apr 27, 2011, 16:45 ET

Medical Costs for Youth with Diabetes More than $9,000 a Year

CDC study finds annual cost of care is six times higher than for young people without diabetes Young people with diabetes face substantially...

Apr 26, 2011, 10:55 ET

CDC Report Highlights Lack of Healthy Food Environments for Children

More support needed in communities, child care facilities and schools States can do more to improve food access, regulations and policies to...

Mar 14, 2011, 16:11 ET

Older Adults not Getting Recommended Preventive Services

Critical gaps exist between older Americans who receive potentially lifesaving preventive services and those who do not, according to a new report...

Mar 14, 2011, 11:02 ET

$10 Million Awarded to Help Reduce Health Care-associated Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding $10 million for new research to five academic medical centers as part of its Prevention...

Mar 10, 2011, 12:00 ET

U.S. Cancer Survivors Grows to Nearly 12 Million

The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease...

Feb 16, 2011, 10:00 ET

Highest Rates of Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity in Appalachia and South

CDC releases new estimates for all U.S. counties Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically...