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Feb 02, 2016, 14:20 ET

Más de 3 millones de mujeres en los EE. UU. están en riesgo de tener un embarazo expuesto al alcohol

Una cifra estimada de 3.3 millones de mujeres entre los 15 y 44 años tienen riesgo de exponer a su bebé en gestación al alcohol...

Feb 02, 2016, 13:59 ET
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More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy

 An estimated 3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are...

Jan 21, 2016, 11:58 ET
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First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes

 Losing weight and being healthier are at the top of everyone's New Year's resolutions. But, despite the best intentions, work, kids, and...

Jan 20, 2016, 10:07 ET
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Powerful new ads mark the 5th year of the successful "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign

A brand-new series of emotionally powerful ads kick off the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former...

Jan 20, 2016, 09:00 ET
By age 11, Brian was smoking close to a pack a day. He joined the Air Force after high school and continued to smoke heavily. At age 35, while stationed in England, Brian had a heart attack. In this print ad, Brian reveals his toughest battle.

Powerful new ads mark the 5th year of the successful "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign

A brand-new series of emotionally powerful ads kick off the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former...

Jan 07, 2016, 07:00 ET

New Research: Excess Sodium Intake Remains Common in the United States

 Nearly all Americans – regardless of age, race, gender or whether they have high blood pressure (hypertension) – consume more...

Jan 05, 2016, 14:59 ET

Los anuncios de cigarrillos electrónicos son vistos por casi 7 de cada 10 estudiantes de escuela secundaria media y superior

Cerca de 7 de cada 10 estudiantes de escuela secundaria media y superior –más de 18 millones de jóvenes– ven publicidad de...

Jan 05, 2016, 14:26 ET
E-cigarette use among youth is rising as e-cigarette advertising grows

E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students

 About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online,...

Dec 28, 2015, 11:41 ET
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CDC Year in Review: What's Next?

 In a digital press kit released today, CDC reviews the most pressing public health challenges of 2015 and previews plans for 2016. CDC has...

Dec 18, 2015, 14:38 ET
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Drug overdose deaths hit record numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and...

Dec 03, 2015, 14:03 ET
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Half of those who need them not taking cholesterol-lowering medications

 More than a third of American adults are eligible to take cholesterol-lowering medications under the current guidelines or were already taking...

Nov 18, 2015, 14:17 ET
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CDC responds to broad challenges facing US cancer survivors

 The number of cancer survivors — people who live after a cancer diagnosis — is expected to grow substantially over the next few...

Nov 16, 2015, 10:52 ET
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More than 120 Partners Join CDC to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

 The President has proclaimed Nov. 16-22 "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week." Get Smart Week builds on the momentum generated at the White...

Nov 12, 2015, 13:57 ET
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Smoking rates for uninsured and adults on Medicaid more than twice those for adults with private health insurance

American adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double those for adults with private health insurance or Medicare,...

Oct 22, 2015, 13:36 ET

CDC releases combined summary of notifiable infectious, noninfectious diseases

Beginning with the Oct. 23, 2015, Supplements to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC will publish the summaries of all notifiable...

Oct 15, 2015, 14:18 ET

Excessive alcohol use continues to be drain on American economy

Excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Oct 15, 2015, 13:39 ET

Clues to opioid abuse from state prescription drug monitoring programs

 Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States – mostly due to abuse and misuse of prescription opioid pain...

Oct 14, 2015, 17:25 ET

Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus fragments can persist in the semen of some survivors for at least nine months

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for...

Oct 06, 2015, 14:02 ET

Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals

Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report released today. The percentage of U.S....

Oct 05, 2015, 12:00 ET

CDC Names Six New Medical Research Centers to Accelerate Health Care Innovations

New funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today more than doubled the number of CDC Prevention Epicenters. Six new...