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CDC Investigates Sick Passenger For Possible Ebola At NJ Airport

Port Authority officials say the CDC investigated a sick passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport for possible Ebola.

10/04/2014

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For more information about Ebola, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/.

09/30/2014

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CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now In 22 States

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.

09/19/2014

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Health: New CDC Flu Vaccine Recommendation For Young Children

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with the advisory.

09/18/2014

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Concern About Increase In Number Of High Security Bio-Labs

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.

07/29/2014

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Children Who Are Obese Don’t Necessarily Realize It

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.

07/28/2014

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CDC Worries About Sick Food Workers Spreading Disease Among Patrons

But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.

07/15/2014

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New Jersey Shows High Occurrence of Autism Disorders

“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.

03/27/2014

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Princeton U. Begins Offering Experimental Meningitis Vaccine To Students

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.

12/09/2013

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PA Medical Society Says Gun Violence Is A Health Problem

Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.

10/27/2013

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CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

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.

06/27/2013

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Pa. Records First Confirmed Case Of Fatal Disorder Affecting Deer

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.

10/11/2012

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Time To Get Flu Shot Is Now, Says CDC

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.

09/25/2012

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CDC Study Finds Children Eating Too Much Salt, At Risk Of High Blood Pressure

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.

09/17/2012

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On HIV Testing Day, Officials Plead For Better Response in Philadelphia

Blame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.

06/27/2012

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