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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Free dental care in Newport News sets groundwork for health

    Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care. Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • A boomer's advice for millennials

    A boomer's advice for millennials
    OK, so we're leaving you with a few bills to pay. But as we baby boomers hit retirement, keep in mind you millennials also have thrown us some curveballs. So before we fade away, here's some advice on how to live better lives. Oh, you can ignore us if...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • American life expectancy hits record high

    American life expectancy hits record high
    Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola

    It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries. Healthcare...
  • Writer misinforms about vaccinations

    The Sept. 1 letter, "Vaccinations are not always necessary," is filled with false information that will harm your readers. The author states, "Studies show that adults who get flu shots five years in a row increase their risk of Alzheimer's by 1000...
  • CDC study offers sharply differing forecasts for Ebola epidemic

    CDC study offers sharply differing forecasts for Ebola epidemic
    Researchers offered two starkly differing forecasts for the future of West Africa on Tuesday, estimating that the Ebola epidemic could either be snuffed out by the end of January, or swell to more than 1.4 million cases, depending on the world’s...
  • U.S. doctor was treated with experimental Ebola drug TKM-Ebola

    U.S. doctor was treated with experimental Ebola drug TKM-Ebola
    An American doctor who is recovering from Ebola at a Nebraska hospital got an experimental Canadian drug as part of his treatment, hospital officials disclosed this week. Dr. Rick Sacra started receiving TKM-Ebola, manufactured by Canadian drug firmĀ ...
  • With Ebola scare, travel industry hits rough patch

    With a series of embarrassing accidents in its wake, the $37.1-billion cruise industry was looking forward to a strong booking season this winter. Instead, cruise operators are facing the same crisis that has shaken the airline industry: Ebola....