Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Department of Health (DOH) personnel shows an anti-smoking sticker. (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost $480 Per Smoker Who Quit

Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.

12/10/2014

Volunteers in protective suit carry for burial the body of a person who died from Ebola in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Head ‘Encouraged’ By Ebola Spending Plan

A top health official says he’s “encouraged” by a $5.4 billion spending plan proposed by Congress to fight Ebola.

12/10/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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CDC: Middle-Age Women Have Highest Rate Of Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age and gender in the United States.

12/03/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

New guidelines state infant circumcision can reduce a man’s chance of getting infected with the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.

12/02/2014

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 2 Million Elderly Americans May Go Untreated For Dementia

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey.

11/28/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Vets Issue Advice On Pets That May Have Ebola

Pets that have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined and — if they test positive — euthanized, according to new guidance issued Wednesday by a veterinarians’ group.

11/12/2014

Kaci Hickox walks outside of her home to give a statement to the media on October 31, 2014 in Fort Kent, Maine. After returning from Sierra Leone where she worked with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, nurse Hickox publicly challenged a quarantine order by the state of Maine. She has twice tested negative for Ebola and says she will lead a normal life unless she feels ill. Hickox and her boyfriend, both staying in Fort Kent, headed out for a bike ride yesterday morning followed by the media and State Police. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ebola Nurse To Be Advocate For Health Workers

A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she will continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers.

11/10/2014

Amber Vinson says she checked with officials before flying from Dallas to Cleveland and back. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Dallas Nurse Who Caught Ebola: ‘I’m Not Careless’

Amber Vinson says she checked with officials before flying from Dallas to Cleveland and back.

11/06/2014

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Stepped Up Ebola Screening Starts At 4 US Airports

Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.

10/16/2014

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