CBS News – More Americans are living past their 100th birthdays
The number of Americans living beyond their 100th birthday has been climbing steadily since the start of the 21st century.
A new CDC report, which tracked mortality among 100-somethings starting in 2000, shows that while centenarians are still uncommon, the number of Americans above the age of 100 has increased more than 43 percent, from 50,281 a decade and a half ago to 72,197 in 2014.

The Washington Post – CDC: ‘Dozen or so’ cases of Zika virus among U.S. residents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that there are at least “a dozen or so” confirmed cases of Zika virus in residents who recently traveled to countries where the mosquito-borne virus is spreading.
The agency said it was not able to provide an immediate breakdown by state because states must authorize the release of that information. Several state health departments have reported confirmed cases in recent days. These include: Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas. The number of cases is from 2015 to date, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said.

The New Yorker – The Crisis in Flint Goes Deeper Than the Water
Last July, after more than a year of public complaints about the drinking water in Flint, Michigan—water so pungent and foamy that a local pastor had stopped using it for baptisms—reporters were calling the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. The response from the department was of limited urgency. In an internal e-mail to colleagues, a spokeswoman, Karen Tommasulo, wrote, “Apparently it’s going to be a thing now.”

Modern Healthcare – 2015’s record temperatures worry public health officials, experts
Experts say the health effects related to the steady and prolonged warming of the planet will force public health officials to take an even greater role in addressing the impact of climate change in the coming years.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 7,400 heat-related deaths in the U.S. between 1999 and 2010, with 300 people dying in 2001 alone.