Posts tagged "vaccines"

May 21 news: High cholesterol and infertility, Newark drinking water, CIA and vaccine programs

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

April 8 news: PTSD treatment, anti-vaccine dangers, NPHW disaster preparedness

It's National Public Health Week! Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Feb. 12 news: Mammogram study, hepatitis B testing , HPV vaccine and genital warts

Check out the latest public health news for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

Dec. 11 news: NYC flu vaccines, creative exercise, mental health services after Newtown

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

‘Worse than average’ flu season past its peak, CDC’s Frieden tells Congress

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.”

Q&A with CDC flu expert Michael Jhung

Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.

Widespread flu has public logging online

With the season’s peak still weeks away, the flu’s grip over communities across the country has people in record numbers calling in sick from work and even inundating local hospital emergency rooms.

CDC uses MeetUp.com for flu shot groups

Meetup.com, a popular social media website that promotes offline interaction, helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reach 10,000 people with its flu vaccination campaign, according to new research presented today at the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

The Komen controversy, low adult immunization rates, recalled birth control pills

Planned Parenthood receives increased donor support following Komen's politicized decision to cut breast screening grants. A CDC report finds that too few U.S. adults are getting immunized. A new study suggests malaria death toll possibly twice as high as experts previously thought. These and more, rounding out headlines for Friday, February 3, 2012.

More Americans getting flu vaccine, gaps remain

The nation’s leading health experts are urging all Americans to help protect themselves and their families against the flu by getting vaccinated this season. And they’re making it easier than ever before for everyone to do so.

HPV vaccination rates lag among teens

A CDC report out this week delivers good and bad news about adolescent vaccinations. Data show far too few female teens are getting the HPV vaccine. We explain what's behind these findings.