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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Report: More flu shots given across U.S., Illinois' rate flat

    Report: More flu shots given across U.S., Illinois' rate flat
    The percentage of all Americans receiving flu vaccines is increasing, although Illinois' coverage has remained flat, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases reports. The foundation, based in Bethesda, Md., released the latest estimates...
  • Drivers ed helps teens stay safe, but it's not offered in all schools

    Drivers ed helps teens stay safe, but it's not offered in all schools
    WINTER SPRINGS — Delainey Strickland, 15, has a new appreciation for driving now that she's the one behind the wheel. "It's terrifying," the Winter Springs High School sophomore said. "You don't realize how fast 25 mph is." Delainey is one of...
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the...
  • White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and...
  • EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection

    EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection
    Parents should use common sense -- and a healthy dose of soap and water -- to prevent serious illnesses from the respiratory virus recently detected in California, experts said this week. Enterovirus D68 infection has now been confirmed in four children...
  • National Seat Check Saturday aims to curb child fatalities from car accidents

    National Seat Check Saturday aims to curb child fatalities from car accidents
    Installing child safety seats in cars can be a frustrating experience. Finding out that nine out of ten child safety seats are not installed correctly, according to the Illinois State Police, is downright frightening. Car accidents are the second...
  • The dangers of not vaccinating children

    I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story. In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved to...
  • Arrests made in sexual assaults at SIU

    Arrests made in sexual assaults at SIU
    Authorities are investigating two sexual assaults last weekend at the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University and have arrested six students in connection with the incidents, school officials said Thursday. Four 18-year-old students were...
  • How A Shingles Shot Can Prevent Months Of Pain

    More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and...
  • Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children

    Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children
    A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. Four children from San Diego and Ventura counties...