US Infant Mortality Rates Down 15%Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Jury Still Out On E-CigarettesRight now, no states have banned the use of e-cigarettes completely but 18 states have set limits.
A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans MonthThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.
Autism Is Complex DiagnosisAutism is not a simple diagnosis to make - in fact it is quite complex and requires expert analysis and evaluation.
Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming RateA new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.
Prescription Drugs Killing Young AdultsLast year, in Delaware, more young adults died from overdoses of prescription drugs than automobile accidents and the CDC points to a national problem as well.
Enterovirus Case Confirmed In New JerseyHealth officials have confirmed New Jersey's first case of a respiratory illness that is caused by an uncommon virus.
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Get Flu ShotThere is no doubt that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of hospital admissions and death for pregnant women.
Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale FrackingJulie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.
Your Health And The WeatherWe talk a great deal about different things that can impact our health, both good and bad. But one of the things we don't talk about much is the weather.
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.
Doctors Asked To Encourage Adult VaccinationsDespite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.
CDC: Doctors Don't Talk To Patients About Alcohol UseMost doctors don't talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.
Most Kids Don't Get Enough ExerciseAfter a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.
Flu Activity Now Widespread In PennsylvaniaFlu season appears to be in full swing in Pennsylvania, with health officials reporting outbreaks in at least half the regions of the state.