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Early-Season Flu Vaccination Coverage

15 Dec 13:04 | U.S. News

CDC has released early-season flu vaccination coverage estimates for the 2017-2018 influenza season. read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 49

14 Dec 13:09 | U.S. News

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The fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders

13 Dec 17:09 | U.S. News

Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).read more »

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults

11 Dec 11:10 | U.S. News

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. read more »

It's Not Too Late!!

8 Dec 13:03 | U.S. News

It is not too late to get your flu shot if you haven't already! read more »

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 48

7 Dec 13:10 | U.S. News

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Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 12:32 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

6 Dec 14:28 | U.S. News

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health risks.read more »

CDC Press Release: Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

5 Dec 12:25 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives

5 Dec 12:25 | U.S. News

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Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

4 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).read more »

Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. read more »

New MMWR Defining Moments Podcast: Dr. Harold Jaffe revisits the AIDS Epidemic Pneumocystis Pneumonia -- Los Angeles 1981

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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NIVW is Next Week!

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Show your support for NIVW by promoting ongoing flu vaccine efforts. read more »

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Register for Information Session: Final 2018 DPRP Standards

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Is underground transit worse for your health?

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit routes that were entirely underground exposed passengers to greater concentrations of carcinogens in the air. read more »

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 47

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

In the science-fiction movie Gattaca, visitors only clear security if a blood test and readout of their genetic profile matches the sample on file. Now, cheap DNA sequencers and custom software could make real-time DNA-authentication a reality.read more »

HIV Testing: CDC Vital Signs Report

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

HIV Testing: Test Today. Dont Delay.

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Critical link between obesity and diabetes has been identified

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide. read more »

CDC Press Release: Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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CDC Press Release: Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Improve

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Protect Children this Flu Season

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Did you know that children are more likely than adults to get sick from flu? read more »

Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives per year, study says

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address health disparities in the United States, finds a study led by researchers from Tufts University.read more »

Diabetes To-Do’s: Take Care of Your Feet

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Diabetes To-Dos: Take Care of Your Feet

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Sugar industry withheld evidence of sucrose's health effects nearly 50 years ago

22 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

A U.S. sugar industry trade group appears to have pulled the plug on a study that was producing animal evidence linking sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago, researchers argue.read more »

MMWR News Synopsis for November 24, 2017

22 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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*Smoke-Free Policies in the Worlds 50 Busiest Airports August 2017*

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 46

22 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-24

22 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Take Care of Your Eyes When You Have Diabetes

20 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Healthy eyes matter while managing diabetes

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National Diabetes Month Newsletter

20 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Study shows all daily activity can prolong life

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. read more »

Everyone can be a flu vaccine advocate!

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Now is the time to ensure that you & those around you are protected from flu. read more »

Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study.read more »

New MMWR Defining Moments Podcast: Dr. Kathy Shands revisits the 1980 Toxic Shock Syndrome outbreak

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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*New "MMWR" Defining Moments Podcast: Dr. Kathy Shands revisits the 1980 Toxic Shock Syndrome outbreak*

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MMWR Summary for November 17, 2017

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 45

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-23

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings.read more »

Serious health risks associated with energy drinks

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks -- which include risk-seeking behavior, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage.read more »

Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups

14 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But despite this positive trend, the researchers found, consumption remains high among adolescents and young adults.read more »

Diabetes At Work: Fact Sheets Available

14 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

New Diabetes Fact Sheets Available in English and Spanish

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Register Today: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Model Expansion Call

14 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Are You Aware? Quick Facts About Kidney Disease

14 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Alert - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean

14 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by Hurricane Maria. These storms caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.read more »

Risks for blood clot in a vein may rise with increased TV viewing

13 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Risk of blood clots increases with the amount of time spent watching television, even if people get the recommended amount of physical activity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017.read more »

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