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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force

    To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force
    A recent projection of the West Africa Ebola outbreak is that it now may take 12 to 18 months to control and will infect 100,000 people. President Obama announced the deployment of 3,000 military troops, more than a hundred Centers for Disease Control and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Changing politics of health care [Editorial]

    A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants or...
  • 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...
  • Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

    Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City
    Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said. Health...
  • 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...
  • Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

    Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants the American public to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment, and has launched a new nationwide campaign...
  • One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

    One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
    HARTFORD — A child who was treated at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital tested positive for enterovirus D68, the hospital said Wednesday. It is the state's first case this year of a respiratory illness that has showed up in a dozen other states....
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...