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June, 2014

  • 12 June

    Teenagers and Smoking: No Thanks

      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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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 …