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Nov 16, 2017, 14:38 ET Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality...


Nov 16, 2017, 12:08 ET CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

November 13, 2017, kicked off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Nov 09, 2017, 13:00 ET One in five US adults still using tobacco products in 2015

About 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product in 2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Nov 07, 2017, 13:49 ET Million Hearts® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced 24 winners of the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge. The...


Oct 26, 2017, 16:09 ET Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic: Is the World Ready?

When a deadly mystery illness was detected in Liberia in April 2017, first responders were on the ground within 24 hours. Through the Ministry of...


Oct 24, 2017, 11:39 ET New app helps parents track child's developmental milestones

Is your child's development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC's new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for...


Oct 19, 2017, 16:34 ET CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas

Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a new...


Oct 05, 2017, 14:03 ET Americans in rural areas more likely to die by suicide

Rural counties consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001-2015, according to data released today in the Centers for...


Oct 03, 2017, 12:50 ET Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers...


Sep 29, 2017, 14:01 ET CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

CDC is deactivating its emergency response for Zika virus (Zika) to transition efforts to normal program operations on September 29, 2017. On...


Sep 27, 2017, 09:18 ET Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of...


Sep 26, 2017, 14:46 ET STDs at record high, indicating urgent need for prevention

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to...


Sep 25, 2017, 11:34 ET CDC launches campaign to help states fight prescription opioid epidemic

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Rx Awareness, a powerful communication campaign featuring real-life...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:00 ET Why Global Health Security Is Essential to U.S. National Security

How does CDC fulfill its mission to keep America safe from health threats? The first-ever special supplement to CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:00 ET Rural Americans less likely to wear seat belts, more likely to die in crashes

Adult motor vehicle drivers and passengers in America's most rural counties had motor-vehicle death rates 3 to 10 times higher than those in the...


Sep 19, 2017, 00:01 ET 5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress

Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in...


Sep 18, 2017, 11:17 ET Los CDC y funcionarios de salud de Texas advierten acerca de una enfermedad vinculada a la leche cruda de una empresa de productos lácteos de Texas

Las personas que consumieron leche cruda o productos elaborados con leche cruda de una empresa de productos lácteos de Texas deben comunicarse con...


Sep 15, 2017, 17:36 ET CDC and Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk from Texas Dairy

People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health...


Sep 07, 2017, 17:19 ET CDC Releases New Data on the Connection between Health and Academics

As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data...


Sep 07, 2017, 10:54 ET Progress has stalled in US stroke death rates after decades of decline

After more than four decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers...


Aug 31, 2017, 10:48 ET CDC urges early recognition, prompt treatment of sepsis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Get Ahead of Sepsis, an educational initiative to protect Americans from the...


Aug 24, 2017, 16:00 ET CDC: Some Infants still not receiving the recommended screenings and interventions for hearing loss and critical congenital heart disease at birth

Today's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the benefits of and gaps...


Aug 24, 2017, 15:18 ET Most U.S. teens are getting cancer-preventing vaccine

Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children, according to a report published in this...


Aug 10, 2017, 13:00 ET New CDC Report: More Americans have epilepsy than ever before

The number of U.S. adults and children with epilepsy is increasing, with at least 3.4 million people living with the disorder, according to data...


Aug 04, 2017, 11:02 ET CDC invests more than $200 million to help states respond to infectious disease threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $200 million through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for...