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Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC October 20, 2017

Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese October 13, 2017

CDC stats show growing epidemic that means more illness and health care costs, health experts say

Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest October 06, 2017

Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States October 03, 2017

CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC September 28, 2017

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again September 28, 2017

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S. September 26, 2017

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States September 26, 2017

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC September 20, 2017

Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC September 11, 2017

29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens September 08, 2017

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

Fentanyl Drives Rise in Opioid-Linked Deaths in U.S. August 31, 2017

The synthetic drug is more powerful than heroin or morphine

After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC August 24, 2017

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC August 17, 2017

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level August 10, 2017

3.4 million people live with the disorder, government researchers say

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC August 10, 2017

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC July 20, 2017

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: CDC July 18, 2017

Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease, report says

Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC June 30, 2017

Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC June 22, 2017

Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report says

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected June 20, 2017

Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report June 19, 2017

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study June 09, 2017

Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs: CDC June 08, 2017

Typical endocarditis patient is white, young and from a rural area, report says

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study June 05, 2017

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC May 11, 2017

Rural counties seem hardest hit, researcher says

Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds May 11, 2017

But many who do imbibe do so excessively

Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario May 03, 2017

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22 April 17, 2017

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

Flu Season All But Over in U.S. April 14, 2017

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease April 13, 2017

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say April 07, 2017

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika April 04, 2017

CDC report also says too few babies are tested for the virus

Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated April 03, 2017

Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities March 16, 2017

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC March 07, 2017

Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness

For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing February 07, 2017

Contrary to popular opinion, work-related noise not the main culprit, CDC reports

U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated February 07, 2017

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC January 27, 2017

But health officials still characterize the season as average

Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early January 26, 2017

Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC January 12, 2017

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

Flu Season Starting to Peak January 06, 2017

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot December 23, 2016

Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection December 22, 2016

Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season December 12, 2016

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S. November 04, 2016

CDC officials say C. auris tied to 4 deaths, can be easily misidentified

More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study November 03, 2016

Medical conditions, mental illness and substance abuse problems often overlap, researchers say

Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC October 31, 2016

Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

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