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Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are September 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC September 01, 2015

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find August 27, 2015

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC August 20, 2015

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Coping Tips for Summer Weather Hazards August 14, 2015

Threats include excessive heat, violent storms and wildfires, CDC warns

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says August 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. August 13, 2015

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says August 12, 2015

About 329,000 cases actually occur each year

Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC August 04, 2015

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s August 04, 2015

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble July 16, 2015

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study July 15, 2015

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC July 09, 2015

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount July 01, 2015

Study finds Americans are staying away from unhealthy practice in growing numbers

Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study June 30, 2015

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea June 24, 2015

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

Tick Infection Epidemic Among American Indian Tribes in Arizona: CDC June 19, 2015

Rocky Mountain spotted fever reponsible for $13 million in losses, study says

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds June 11, 2015

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds June 11, 2015

Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection June 05, 2015

Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC June 04, 2015

Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC May 29, 2015

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

Oil and Gas Industry Worker Death Rate Down by a Third May 28, 2015

CDC report notes mortality declined even as industry boomed

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula May 26, 2015

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss May 22, 2015

Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC May 22, 2015

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC May 21, 2015

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen May 19, 2015

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC May 14, 2015

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD May 14, 2015

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water May 14, 2015

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says May 05, 2015

Lower death rates for cancer, heart disease, but more likely to die from diabetes, homicide

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports May 05, 2015

Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds May 04, 2015

Results help explain recent surge in cases

Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns April 29, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 million

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates April 28, 2015

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC April 24, 2015

Agency urges expanding access to the prescription antidote among EMS personnel

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat April 24, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study April 24, 2015

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC April 22, 2015

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak April 21, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over April 17, 2015

But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection April 17, 2015

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year April 16, 2015

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

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