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Circumcisions Trend In U.S. Hospitals Has Decreased Since 1970s, New Report States

By | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 21:18

Even though circumcisions are still common in the U.S., the number of procedures being performed has declined.

HIV Prevention Pill Tenofovir Cuts Risk of Infection By 49% in Injection Drug Users

HIV Prevention Pill Tenofovir Cuts Risk of Infection By 49% in Injection Drug Users

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:47

A cohort of injection drug users reduced their risk of contracting HIV by 49 percent when they took the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill tenofovir daily.

African-Americans Experience More Difficulty With Medical Bills

African-Americans More Likely To Face Difficulty Paying Medical Bills

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:03

A CDC report found that one in five people report difficulties paying medical bills, but African-Americans are hit the hardest, according to NPR.

Fertility and Birth Rates Stabilized in 2012

After Years Of Decline, Fertility and Birth Rates Stabilized From 2011 to 2012, CDC Reports

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 08:03

The CDC's 2012 birth and fertility rates show a stabilizing trend, suggesting that better awareness of how pregnancy occurs and access to birth control may be helping people better plan their families.

Concussions Among Youth Football Players Occur During Games More Than Practice

Concussions Among Youth Football Players Occur During Games More Than Practice

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 00:00

Concussions and head injuries are more common during games than practice. Researchers believe it's because there isn't enough training going into proper tackling technique.

US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:59

Teen birth rates have been cut in half over the past 20 years, a government report says.

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CDC Reports 117 Died As A Result Of Hurricane Sandy, Most From Drowning

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:53

New York and New Jersey saw the most deaths from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, with drowning as the leading cause.

Americans Still Falling Short of a Healthy Lifestyle

Americans Still Falling Short of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Having a Healthier One

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:06

The CDC just released a new report detailing the continuing trend of obesity, alcohol consumption, and smoking throughout America.

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Mysterious Illness Kills 2 In Alabama, Officials Hope CDC Can 'Figure It Out'

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:36

Two people have died from a mysterious respiratory illness in Southeast Alabama. Officials have yet to determine the cause of the illness or an effective treatment.

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Blood Lead Levels Affect Literacy At Even Lower Concentrations Than Thought

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:25

Researchers call for greater efforts toward preventing lead exposure beginning at an early age, in the hopes of improving reading readiness for children entering kindergarten.

2012 West Nile Outbreak Was The Deadliest In US History: CDC

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 15:06

CDC releases its final national surveillance data on West Nile virus for 2012.

Teens Who Text While Driving Are More Likely to Drive Drunk And Take Other Big Health Risks

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 13:39

High schoolers who text behind the wheel are more likely to be dangerous motorists.

One in Eight Seniors Suffers From Mental Decline But Few Seek Help, CDC Reports

One in Eight Seniors Suffers From Mental Decline But Few Seek Help, CDC Reports

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 18:53

Almost one out of every eight seniors suffers from mental decline, but very few of them seek help from a health-care provider while there's still time, a CDC report says.

CDC: Only 20 Percent of Americans Get Enough Exercise

CDC: Only 20 Percent of Americans Get Enough Exercise

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:18

According to a new CDC report, only 20 percent of American adults are getting the recommended amount of muscle-strengthening and aerobic exercise.

CDC: The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

CDC: The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 00:00

With a growing number of prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths, the CDC released a list of the top 10 things you should know about it.

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