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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...

Dec 21, 2010, 11:45 ET

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low in 2009, CDC Report Finds

Total births and fertility rate also down The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15-19 years fell to a record low, according to a report from the...

Dec 09, 2010, 13:14 ET

Stroke Drops to Fourth Leading Cause of Death in 2008

Life expectancy declines slightly according to latest CDC deaths report Stroke is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States,...

Nov 15, 2010, 12:17 ET

CDC Spotlights Global Efforts to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Expands 'Get Smart' programs to hospitals and nursing homes Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health threats....

Sep 21, 2010, 13:16 ET

New Data Show Gains in Public Health Preparedness

CDC Report notes advances in preparedness and response and challenges ahead State and local health departments have made significant progress...

Sep 07, 2010, 10:16 ET

CDC Press Conference on Vital Signs Report: Adult Smoking Prevalence and Secondhand Smoke

The following is being released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): WHAT:  CDC will host a press briefing to...

Aug 25, 2010, 11:37 ET

CDC Study Finds Annual Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes Exceeds $99 Billion

Cost amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses...

Aug 12, 2010, 12:00 ET

CDC Report Looks at Foods and Foodborne Agents Associated with Outbreaks in the United States

Nearly 1100 foodborne outbreaks reported nationally in 2007 A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for...

Jun 24, 2010, 12:00 ET

CDC Survey Finds Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Consume Too Much Sodium

Majority of sodium comes from most commonly eaten foods Less than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended...

May 25, 2010, 11:01 ET

CDC Report Highlights States' Abilities to Support Physical Activity

Many states do not have the policy or environmental measures in place to help their residents meet the recommended levels of physical activity to...