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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 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, 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...


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...


Jun 04, 2015, 13:58 ET High Rates Of Sexual Violence Against Children: A Global Problem

Sexual violence against children is a significant problem in many low- and middle-income countries. At least 25 percent of females and 10 percent...


Jun 02, 2015, 13:29 ET Rates of new melanomas - deadly skin cancers - have doubled over last three decades

Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011 but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020...


May 26, 2015, 09:51 ET Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia

The following was released on cdc.gov, Monday, May 25, 2015: The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed a death from Lassa...


May 14, 2015, 14:04 ET CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014

 In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the...


May 07, 2015, 13:16 ET Many people are not getting the recommended cancer screening tests

Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in...


May 05, 2015, 13:33 ET Hispanics' health in the United States

The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Apr 27, 2015, 15:27 ET Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could Be a Game Changer

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make...


Apr 24, 2015, 12:24 ET Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives

Allowing more basic emergency medical service (EMS) staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according...


Apr 20, 2015, 10:32 ET Boots on the Ground: CDC's Disease Detective Conference

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference April 20-23 in...


Apr 16, 2015, 14:19 ET E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease...


Apr 16, 2015, 14:15 ET Puerto Rico has lower rates of new cases of lung and breast cancer than the rest of US

Puerto Rico has the lowest incidence rate of new lung cancer compared with all other races and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a...


Apr 14, 2015, 10:49 ET Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS)...


Apr 13, 2015, 13:08 ET African Union and U.S. CDC Partner to Launch African CDC

A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, M.B. Ch.B., chairperson of the...


Apr 07, 2015, 15:37 ET Few teens use the most effective types of birth control

Teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Childbearing during the...


Apr 02, 2015, 14:09 ET Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not...