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As influenza activity picks up in some parts of the United States, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that vaccinations reduced flu-related illness, doctor visits and hospitalizations by 17 percent last year.
A female deer tick. The ticks transmit Lyme disease, which is suspected in the sudden deaths of three people over the past year.
U.S. health officials would like every American aged 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, and on Thursday they produced statistics they think should convince everyone to get vaccinated.
A vaccine that protects children against four strains of flu may be more effective than the usual three-strain vaccine, a new study suggests.
According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23.4per cent of mothers in the country had a body mass index of at least 30 when they became pregnant.
Officials are investigating a possible botulism outbreak in Amarillo and warn health professionals and the public to be aware there might be other cases.
Outdoor recess is associated with increased quantity and intensity of physical activity compared with indoor recess settings, according to a study published Nov. 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease .
More young adults have health insurance now than three years ago. And many of them are getting that coverage under a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows them to stay on their parents' health policies until they turn 26, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services , Division of Public Health Services recognizes National Influenza Immunization Week, December 8-14, 2013, to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated against seasonal flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is driving flu shot awareness during its National Influenza Vaccination Week campaign Dec. 8-14, and with the winter holidays and busy travel period approaching, Walgreens is giving people another telling reminder of why protection from the flu is important - more than 11 million Americans had ... (more)
The Infectious Diseases Society of America , the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America , and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society support universal immunization of healthcare personnel by healthcare employers as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for HCP.* ... (more)
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Reckitt Benckiser in support of its Lysol brand has launched the site "Looking After You and Your Family" as part of the Family Health Series.
Thomas Clark, chief of the meningitis branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walks to the campus center at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
A report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids praised Arkansas and a few other states for their tobacco prevention programs but said most states "spend only a miniscule portion" of tobacco settlement proceeds to reduce tobacco use.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a common ailment that can still be dangerous to babies, has reached "high" levels in Bergen, Hudson and Essex counties, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report.