The death rate for African Americans dropped 25% from 1999-2015, but they are still more likely to die at a young age than white Americans.
5/2/2017 1:03:00 PM
Dental cavities are one of the most common chronic conditions among children and teens. Left untreated, cavities can cause pain and infection and problems in eating, speaking, and learning.
10/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury.
9/22/2016 4:01:00 PM
Regular physical activity is vital for healthy aging. It can help delay, prevent, or manage many costly chronic diseases. Physical activity can also reduce the risk of premature death.
9/15/2016 9:26:00 AM
On June 22-23, the national experts of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) will meet in Atlanta to weigh the evidence on which strategies work to reduce the impact of some of the most challenging health issues facing the country including:
6/20/2016 5:02:00 AM
Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of e-cigarettes among students poses new challenges according to the 2015 survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM
This World Hand Hygiene Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched "Clean Hands Count," a new hand hygiene campaign focused on improving adherence to hand hygiene recommendations, dispelling myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, and empowering patients.
5/5/2016 4:00:00 AM
CDC's redesigned website Healthy Pets Healthy People provides a wealth of information about zoonotic diseases, illnesses that can spread to people from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.
10/8/2015 5:45:00 AM
Hospitals play a vital role in supporting moms to breastfeed, and that support has improved. The percentage of US hospitals using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding increased from about 29 percent in 2007 to almost 54 percent in 2013, a nearly two-fold increase in six years.
10/6/2015 9:00:00 AM
The latest CDC Vital Signs is CDC's first national study on Hispanics' leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors, and access to health services in the United States.
5/5/2015 9:03:00 AM
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the World Health Organization(WHO) and other public health partners in recognizing World Health Day, which this year spotlights vector-borne diseases.
4/7/2014 9:01:00 AM
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of passage of the legislation that created the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), one of our nation's most successful public-private partnerships for improving public health.
9/12/2013 11:00:00 AM
A new study shows that heat-related deaths are on the rise. In a 2-week period in 2012, excessive heat exposure resulted in 32 deaths in 4 states, four times the typical average for those states for the same 2-week period from 1999-2009.
6/6/2013 3:27:00 PM
As schools let out and summer approaches, it is important for us to remember to stay healthy and safe under the sun and in the water. Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
5/23/2013 5:30:00 AM
The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others this holiday season by paying special attention to your health.
12/12/2012 7:00:00 AM
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