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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...

Jul 30, 2015, 13:47 ET

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

 The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a...

Jul 30, 2015, 13:33 ET

CDC: 53 Million Adults In The US Live With A Disability

 In the United States, one out of every five adults has a disability, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Jul 23, 2015, 10:53 ET

CDC Media Advisory: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book

What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 edition of "CDC Health Information for International Travel,"...

Jul 14, 2015, 17:47 ET

New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations among US adults

When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria.  However, despite current diagnostic tests,...

Jul 09, 2015, 09:46 ET

CDC versus Ebola: The Road to Zero

The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa in early 2014 continues today. With more than 27,000 reported Ebola cases and more than 11,000 deaths,...

Jul 07, 2015, 17:26 ET

New research reveals the trends and risk factors behind America's growing heroin epidemic

Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. The greatest increases have occurred...

Jul 07, 2015, 14:14 ET

Three out of 4 American adults favor making 21 the minimum age of sale for tobacco products

Three out of 4 American adults—including 7 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to...

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...