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19 Apr, 2017, 11:00 ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Helps Milwaukee Residents with Chronic Conditions Learn More and Feel Better

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched Self-Management Education: Learn More. Feel Better., an awareness campaign which...


21 Oct, 2016, 14:26 ET CDC announces supplemental funding opportunity for continued Zika response in 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing the availability of about $70 million in supplemental funding to states, cities,...


18 Oct, 2016, 14:00 ET School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children

Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children. They are quick, easy,...


13 Oct, 2016, 20:44 ET CDC working with Florida to respond to new active Zika transmission area in Miami-Dade County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with Florida health officials to investigate new cases of locally...


13 Oct, 2016, 13:01 ET New CDC study shows changes in breast cancer death rates by age group

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease...


13 Oct, 2016, 13:00 ET Contaminated Devices Putting Open-Heart Surgery Patients at Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients about the potential risk of infection from...


27 Sep, 2016, 17:17 ET Dialysis organizations team up with CDC to protect patients

 CDC is teaming up with a broad coalition of kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis...


22 Sep, 2016, 15:22 ET Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans

 Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury...


15 Sep, 2016, 13:00 ET More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity

 Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are inactive – that...


13 Sep, 2016, 16:51 ET El mal control de la presión arterial pone en riesgo a 5 millones de personas mayores en los Estados Unidos

 Unos 5 millones de inscritos en la Parte D de Medicare, de 65 años o más, no están tomando sus medicamentos para la...


13 Sep, 2016, 16:15 ET Poor blood-pressure control puts 5 million older Americans at risk

Some 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medicine properly, increasing their risk of heart...


23 Aug, 2016, 13:00 ET Salvar a los pacientes de la septicemia es una carrera contra el tiempo

La septicemia es causada por la respuesta abrumadora y potencialmente mortal del cuerpo a una infección y requiere una intervención...


23 Aug, 2016, 13:00 ET Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time

Sepsis is caused by the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the...


29 Jul, 2016, 12:39 ET Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were...


29 Jul, 2016, 11:15 ET Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico

As of July 7, Zika has been diagnosed in 5,582* people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published today in...


21 Jul, 2016, 10:55 ET CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to...


07 Jul, 2016, 13:30 ET CDC Releases Detailed History of the 2014-2016 Ebola Response in MMWR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today will release a detailed account of the agency's work on the largest, longest outbreak...


06 Jul, 2016, 17:11 ET Las muertes por choques automovilísticos en los Estados Unidos podrían reducirse a la mitad con estrategias de eficacia comprobada

En los EE. UU. mueren aproximadamente 90 personas cada día por choques automovilísticos, lo cual representa la tasa de mortalidad...


06 Jul, 2016, 13:58 ET Motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S. could drop by half with proven strategies

About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison...


24 Jun, 2016, 11:00 ET CDC investigation: Blood lead levels higher after switch to Flint River water

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact that...


23 Jun, 2016, 13:48 ET Southeastern states not protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws

Ten years after the Surgeon General's report on the dangers of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, no states in the Southeast have a statewide...


16 Jun, 2016, 13:18 ET More Men Using Family Planning Services

More men are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...


09 Jun, 2016, 13:00 ET Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but...


07 Jun, 2016, 19:34 ET Se necesita un mejor manejo del agua para prevenir brotes de enfermedad del legionario

Según el informe Signos Vitales de los CDC publicado hoy, un manejo más eficaz del agua podría haber prevenido la mayor parte de los...


07 Jun, 2016, 12:11 ET Better water system maintenance needed to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

 More effective water management might have prevented most of the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks CDC investigated from 2000 through 2014,...