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CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

Protecting Americans from Preventable Infections

Dr. Frieden

Working Together Will Save Lives

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that thousands of lives could be saved every year if health care facilities and public health departments work together to track and stop antibiotic resistance – and if they communicate with each other about these infections to prevent spread from one facility to another.


Dr. Frieden's talk at the American Centre, New Delhi

Spotlight: Is Your Heart Older Than You?

Photo: A smiling man and woman

Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She's not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age.