Posts tagged "CDC"
The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused a stir this summer when it announced that more than 80 of its employees might have been exposed to anthrax.
CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.
CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

Communities across the nation are encouraging people of all ages and sexual orientations to participate today in National HIV Testing Day.

May 15 news: Measles vaccine and cancer, daily pill to fight AIDS, raw milk

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, May 15, 2014.

May 9 news: Use of C-sections, world pollution levels, syphilis rates on the rise

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, May 9, 2014.
As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

Twenty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created its Vaccines For Children Program to provide free immunizations to children.

April 16 news: Drowning deaths declining, EPA and mercury limits, casual marijuana use

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

Public health nerds, get ready for a week of — well — nerdiness.
Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

Frieden briefs APHA, advocates about CDC’s FY 2015 budget request

U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 fiscal year budget request mixes good and bad news for public health, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden.

President’s 2015 budget ‘disappointing’ for public health

With his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama announced some targeted investments in public health but overall funding for core programs was “disappointing,” according to APHA.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.