Centers for Disease Control

A worker guards the entrance of the Ebola treatment center of aid agency Doctors Without Borders on Oct. 3, 2014 where NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who has been infected with the Ebola virus is being treated. (credit: PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola: Is It Time to Panic?

With new reports of the Ebola outbreak, coupled with a CDC director who has admitted that the proper precautions were not taken, and flights continuing to come from Liberia, do you feel there is a […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2014

In 2013, the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds was 26.6 births per 1,000 teenagers. (China Photos/Getty Images)

CDC: US Teen Birth Rate Hit Historic Low In 2013

Continuing trend reflects changing behavior of teens.

08/20/2014

The number of cases of HIV diagnosed among gay men from 13-24 years old increased 132 percent from 2002 to 2011, says a CDC report. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/21/2014

File photo of a sign in the CDC's headquarters. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Anthrax Scare Reveals More CDC Lab Safety Problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

07/11/2014

File photo of a person smoking an e-cigarette. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Report: Student Use Of E-Cigarettes Doubled In One Year

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta states that use of e-cigarettes by American high school and middle school students doubled between 2011 and 2012.

09/12/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Teen HPV Vaccination Rate Still Lagging

Disappointed health officials say only about half of teenage girls have gotten a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate that’s changed little in three years.

07/25/2013

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: Female Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 400 Percent In Decade

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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CDC: US Adult Smoking Rate Falls To 18 Percent

Last year, about 18 percent of adults participating in a national health survey described themselves as current smokers.

06/18/2013

farming

GA Schools Pledge To Serve More Locally Grown Food

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture and state education officials have honored 25 school districts for serving more locally grown food to their students through Farm to School programs. Officials say 3 million […]

03/06/2013

A new study finds that young couples often sexually engage their former relationship partners.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Study: Sex Among Exes Common In Young Adults

Repeating sexual intercourse after a break-up process is common among young adults – and also poses health risks.

01/25/2013

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