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Aug 01, 2016, 16:51 ET CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the...


May 31, 2016, 11:00 ET U.S. May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights a substantial...


Nov 11, 2015, 09:00 ET Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join the Immunization Action Coalition in Urging Health Care Professionals to Improve Second Dose Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Rates

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), Centers for...


Sep 30, 2015, 14:39 ET CDC awards $22,800,000 to increase colorectal cancer screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today it has awarded a total of $22,800,000 to 24 state health departments, as well as six...


Sep 30, 2015, 13:28 ET Injuries cost the US $671 billion in 2013

 The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports...


Sep 30, 2015, 13:19 ET 7 in 10 students who currently use tobacco used a flavored product

An estimated 70 percent of U.S. middle and high school students who have used a tobacco product in the past 30 days have used at least one flavored...


Sep 29, 2015, 10:29 ET Every 9 Minutes, Someone in the World Dies of Rabies

A human death from rabies is a tragic but rare thing in the United States and most developed nations. It's just as tragic but sadly common in parts...


Sep 24, 2015, 14:17 ET One in 10 pregnant women in the United States reports drinking alcohol

One in 10 (10.2 percent) pregnant women in the United States ages 18 to 44 years reports drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. In addition, 3.1...


Sep 21, 2015, 12:57 ET David J. Sencer CDC Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants

 On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, will...


Sep 15, 2015, 10:01 ET CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use

New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices...


Sep 08, 2015, 13:47 ET La actriz Cote de Pablo se une a la campaña Conozca su cuerpo para crear conciencia sobre los cánceres ginecológicos

Cada año, aproximadamente 88.000 mujeres en los Estados Unidos son diagnosticadas con un cáncer ginecológico. Los cinco tipos...


Sep 08, 2015, 12:51 ET Actress Cote de Pablo Joins CDC's Inside Knowledge Campaign to Raise Awareness of Gynecologic Cancers

Each year, approximately 88,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.  The five main gynecologic cancers are...


Sep 04, 2015, 12:21 ET CDC funding helps states combat prescription drug overdose epidemic

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, a new...


Sep 03, 2015, 13:32 ET High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes

 High school athletes who play on sports teams smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but use smokeless tobacco at a higher...


Sep 03, 2015, 13:19 ET New CDC Study Finds Growing Use of Smokeless Tobacco by High School Athletes, Shows Need to Make Baseball Tobacco-Free

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A study published today by the Centers for Disease...


Sep 03, 2015, 09:28 ET Early flu treatment reduces hospitalization time, disability risk in older people

Early treatment of flu-hospitalized people 65 and older with flu antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their...


Sep 01, 2015, 13:00 ET Most Americans' hearts are older than their age

Your heart may be older than you are – and that's not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a...


Aug 27, 2015, 13:57 ET State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two...


Aug 27, 2015, 13:38 ET America's schools make positive changes to create healthier school meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and...


Aug 20, 2015, 13:29 ET Nearly all contact lens wearers in national survey report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections

Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their...


Aug 19, 2015, 09:47 ET Make all Public Places 100% Smoke-free to Protect Public Health

Smoke-free environments are crucial for protecting the public from the harms of secondhand smoke, and there is very strong public support for...


Aug 06, 2015, 13:48 ET Most US middle and high schools start the school day too early

 Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 AM start time or later during the 2011-2012...


Aug 04, 2015, 16:25 ET CDC modeling projects growth of drug-resistant infections and C. difficile

The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C....


Aug 03, 2015, 12:47 ET CDC funding helps states address infectious disease threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their...


Jun 19, 2015, 11:01 ET Prevention and early treatment of RMSF in Arizona may save millions by preventing premature death and disability

 The mounting costs of an epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) among several American Indian tribes in Arizona suggests that...