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Dec 22, 2014, 17:18 ET

Ebola epidemic continues to spread, requiring intensified effort in the three affected West African countries

After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than 7 months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to...

Dec 15, 2014, 15:34 ET

CDC Year in Review: "Mission: Critical"

It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency...

Dec 12, 2014, 13:16 ET

Supporting Ebola Survivors

The case fatality rate in West Africa's ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized –...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:27 ET

More than 16 million children live in states where they can buy e-cigarettes legally

Forty states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors, but 10...

Dec 10, 2014, 09:23 ET

CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign provided outstanding return on investment

The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent only $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, according to an analysis by the...

Dec 04, 2014, 13:14 ET

Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate...

Nov 26, 2014, 13:00 ET

Adult cigarette smoking rate overall hits all-time low

The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published by...

Nov 25, 2014, 13:00 ET

Only 3 in 10 people with HIV have the virus in check

Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had...

Nov 14, 2014, 11:57 ET

CDC Releases New Reports on Ebola Cases in Liberia and the United States

The effort to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is showing preliminary signs of progress in some counties, but maintaining and extending these...

Nov 13, 2014, 13:33 ET

Nearly one million eye infections annually in U.S.

Each year, Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct health care costs, the Centers for...

Nov 13, 2014, 13:26 ET

Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death

Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Nov 10, 2014, 10:23 ET

US skin cancer costs rise from 2002 through 2011

The costs associated with skin cancer increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011, according to a CDC study...

Nov 07, 2014, 12:10 ET

CDC Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific Personal Protective Equipment for U.S. Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National...

Nov 06, 2014, 14:45 ET

Chikungunya outbreak progresses in Caribbean, Central and South America

 Fall in the United States means residents in most of the country will see fewer mosquitoes and less risk of the diseases they spread. However,...

Nov 05, 2014, 13:34 ET

Millions of US women are not getting screened for cervical cancer

Despite evidence that cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical...

Oct 22, 2014, 14:42 ET

CDC Announces Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Impacted Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of...

Oct 21, 2014, 13:52 ET

Innovative Response by Firestone Health Officials May Have Limited Ebola Spread in a Part of Liberia

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had...

Sep 30, 2014, 13:39 ET

Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:27 ET

CDC Promotes the ABC's of Arthritis Self-Management Techniques

 In order to treat arthritis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actively promote self-management plans made up of many...

Sep 10, 2014, 13:41 ET

Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care

 Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report...