As the federal government shutdown shuttered many public health programs and services, public health leaders spoke out about its possible dire effects.
If you’re an American you’ve probably taken an antibiotic, and there’s a 50 percent chance you’ve done so when it was not necessary. According to new data released by CDC, overuse of antibiotics is not just unnecessary — it’s fatal.
Prevention is the last thing public health professionals should worry about, says the leader of the nation’s federal public health bureau.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
Rates of prescription painkiller abuse among women in the U.S. have skyrocketed over the past decade, according to new data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a new set of online and television ads to encourage smokers to get help from their doctors to quit.
This week, Modern Healthcare, a leading health policy magazine, unveiled its annual list of the 50 most influential physician executives in health care.
Few names in public health ring quite like Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This year’s flu season began early, has peaked and has begun to decline in most parts of the country, CDC Director Tom Frieden told members of a House committee last week. “But there are still many cases around the country and it’s likely that flu activity will continue for many weeks.”
While the effects of alcohol abuse are well known, “binge drinking is an important and under-recognized women’s health issue,” according to Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Public health and medical research accentuate each other’s strengths, health leaders concurred at a conference hosted by the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday that looked at progress made against infectious disease.