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Mar 27, 2015, 15:33 ET

Ebola in West Africa: The Importance of "Getting to Zero"

 One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal...

Mar 17, 2015, 17:37 ET

Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid...

Mar 12, 2015, 16:39 ET

Two out of 3 people with invasive cancer are surviving 5 years or more

Two out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

Mar 12, 2015, 11:24 ET

New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to "Prevent Diabetes STAT"

With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and...

Feb 26, 2015, 18:30 ET

Global hypertension treatment will save millions of lives

In just 10 years, 10 million heart attacks and strokes could be averted worldwide by treating just half the people with uncontrolled hypertension,...

Feb 26, 2015, 10:53 ET

Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile infections in a single year

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a...

Feb 26, 2015, 10:52 ET

New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations on U.S. children

 Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control...

Feb 24, 2015, 12:42 ET

Million Hearts Recognizes 2014 Hypertension Control Champions

Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts initiative recognized 30 public and private health care practices and...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

Ebola containment strategy succeeding in Liberia

The Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) strategy is helping to end the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, according to new data reported in this...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:28 ET

58 million nonsmokers in US are still exposed to secondhand smoke

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers -- 58...

Jan 23, 2015, 09:26 ET

Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women

More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription...

Jan 14, 2015, 11:42 ET

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in central...

Jan 12, 2015, 16:15 ET

Remarkable Progress Five Years after Haiti Earthquake

 Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward...

Jan 06, 2015, 13:00 ET

Alcohol poisoning kills six people in the US each day

More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States – an average of six deaths each day – according to a...

Jan 05, 2015, 13:17 ET

Enhanced Airport Entry Screening To End for Travelers from Mali to the United States

 On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove...

Dec 22, 2014, 17:18 ET

Ebola epidemic continues to spread, requiring intensified effort in the three affected West African countries

After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than 7 months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to...

Dec 15, 2014, 15:34 ET

CDC Year in Review: "Mission: Critical"

It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency...

Dec 12, 2014, 13:16 ET

Supporting Ebola Survivors

The case fatality rate in West Africa's ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized –...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:27 ET

More than 16 million children live in states where they can buy e-cigarettes legally

Forty states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors, but 10...

Dec 10, 2014, 09:23 ET

CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign provided outstanding return on investment

The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent only $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, according to an analysis by the...