Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were reported in the 22 states. On Tuesday, the CDC’s count was 130 cases in 12 states.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with the advisory.
The CDC is reviewing its safety procedures at high-security labs, some of which had to be closed after a release of anthrax and bird flu. Now, they’re getting input from the medical community.
Nearly 17% of US children and adolescents are obese. But, according to a CDC report, many people who are obese don’t consider themselves as having the condition.
But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.
“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.
The type B strain of meningitis is very rare in the United States, but it has attacked at Princeton, and the symptoms can occur quickly and be potentially deadly.
Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.
Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.
Pa. officials have announced what they say is the state’s first confirmed case of a deer found to be suffering from a disorder similar to “mad cow” disease.
The signs are everywhere — “Get your flu shot here!” — and every supermarket, pharmacy, and clinic is offering the vaccination to keep you from getting sick.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added to the relatively scarce information about how much salt American kids eat — and it’s too much.
Blame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world and salt can play a key role.
A study from the CDC shows more teens are smoking pot than are smoking cigarettes.