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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

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close April 16, 2015

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

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

U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC' April 13, 2015

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings April 10, 2015

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC April 09, 2015

If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low April 07, 2015

U.S. government report says implants and IUDs are effective and safe options

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds April 02, 2015

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer March 30, 2015

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks March 12, 2015

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

U.S. Doctors, CDC Join Forces in New Diabetes Prevention Effort March 12, 2015

Getting the millions of Americans at risk for type 2 tested is the first step, experts say

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S. March 05, 2015

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 March 04, 2015

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses February 24, 2015

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update February 24, 2015

But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says February 23, 2015

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States February 17, 2015

Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C. February 09, 2015

85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines February 06, 2015

CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles February 06, 2015

Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC February 03, 2015

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says February 03, 2015

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC February 02, 2015

Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC January 30, 2015

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine January 15, 2015

CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC January 14, 2015

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says January 13, 2015

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old January 09, 2015

Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

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