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June, 2014

  • 12 June

    Teenagers and Smoking: No Thanks

    Teenage Smoking

      In 1991, the percentage of teenagers who admitted to smoking cigarettes was at 27.5%, but a recent revelation gives hope for the future health and well-being of our country. According to a biennial survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2013 percentage for teen smoking has dipped to …

  • 11 June

    U.S. Diabetes Cases Rise at Alarming Rate

    Diabetes Increase

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest figures in what appears to be a losing battle against new cases of diabetes: from 2010-2012, three million people were diagnosed with the illness. This was an increase from 26 million to 29 million total individuals; nearly 1 …

November, 2012

  • 15 November

    New Study finds that 371 million have diabetes worldwide, and half don’t know it

    diabetes

    According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a record breaking 371 people are now affected by diabetes globally and nearly 2 million of them don’t know they have the illness. The findings were released as part of November 14th’s World Diabetes Day 2012 and many of the numbers are truly …

  • 12 November

    When should you take an antibiotic?

    antibiotics-and-alcohol-drugs

    With the official arrival of cold and flu season, and the coughs, congestion and runny noses that come along with it, it can be hard to know when to eat some chicken soup and when to head to the doctor for a prescription. In honor of the CDC’s “Get Smart …

October, 2012

  • 25 October

    Fungal meningitis posing a challenge for health officials

    fungal

    The national total has reached 323 cases of fungal meningitis since the outbreak, linked to steroid injections, began and doctors are struggling to figure out how to handle the crisis. 11 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours alone and outbreaks are being reported in 18 states …

  • 11 October

    Death toll rises in meningitis outbreak

    meningitis

    The CDC announced today that an additional 1,000 people more than previously thought may have received steroid injection contaminated with fungal meningitis. The CDC raised their estimate from 13,000 possible victims to 14,000 today as officials try to determine how a disaster of this magnitude could have been allowed to …

September, 2012

  • 7 September

    Government centers prepare for "Zombie Apocalypse"

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    The CDC launched their first zombie preparedness campaign and the idea was so popular that it is spreading to other government agencies. Zombie Awareness Month is only three weeks away and it was a hot topic at the monthly FEMA webinar today. The webinar discussed the success of the CDC …

August, 2012

  • 22 August

    CDC: Worst Year Ever for West Nile Virus

    mosqbnr

    According to the Centers for Disease Control 2012 may be the worst year ever for the West Nile Virus. According to a recent statement from the CDC 1,100 people across the country have already been infected and the virus is responsible for 41 deaths. Just the last few weeks the …

  • 17 August

    One Time Hepatitis C Test Recommended for Baby Boomers

    Baby-boomer

    According to US health officials all members of the baby boomer generation should take a one time test to see if they are infected with the hepatitis C virus. The CDC has found that baby boomers are 5 times more likely to have the liver damaging virus and they fear …

  • 4 August

    Beware the Swine Flu if You Go to the Fair This Summer

    statefair-pigs

    CDC officials are issuing a warning to those planning a trip to the state fair this summer – beware of any sick looking pigs. 29 people have already become infected  since last August with a new type of swine flu and many of them caught it by handling pigs at …