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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

A national media and advertising campaign entitled “Tips From Former Smokers” is being credited for more than 200,000 smokers having quit following the three-month campaign. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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

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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

More than half of U.S. households do not have or do not use a landline telephone. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of US Homes Don’t Have, Don’t Use Landline Phones

The rise of the mobile phone has pushed the amount of U.S. homes that have or use a landline down to World War II-era levels.

12/28/2012

A Center for Disease Control report shows that US abortions have decreased to the lowest levels in a decade. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Abortions Decreased By Record Levels During Recession

U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more careful to use birth control when times are tough, researchers say.

11/21/2012

A woman holds a placard (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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

CDC Official Arrested for Child Molestation

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC) A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of child molestation and bestiality for sexual acts involving a 6-year-old boy. According to a DeKalb County […]

WAOK-AM–10/11/2011