New Report Finds Pain Affects Millions of Americans

One in four U.S. adults say they suffered a day-long bout of pain in the past month, and one in 10 say the pain lasted a year or more, according to the government's annual,...

CDC Names New Director for Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Julie Gerberding announced today the appointment of Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H.,...

New Report Shows Teen Births Drop To Lowest Level Ever

The teen birth rate in the United States fell to its lowest level ever in 2005, according to the latest birth statistics...

Public Health Thank You Day

Statement from Dr. Gerberding November 20, 2006

Falls Have Become the Leading Cause of Injury Deaths for Seniors

Falls Have Become the Leading Cause of Injury Deaths for Seniors CDC report reveals that men more likely to experience fatality than women...

CDC Awards $11.4 Million to Develop New Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Avian Influenza

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced $11.4 million in new contracts to four companies working to develop new diagnostic tests that doctors and field epidemiologists could eventually use to quickly and accurately test patients for avian influenza H5N1 and other emerging influenza viruses...

World AIDS Day

Statement from Dr. Gerberding December 1, 2006...

CDC Meeting Explores Community Strategies to Reduce Impact of Pandemic Influenza

The impact of pandemic influenza extends well beyond health and medical communities into many segments of society. Developing a pandemic influenza vaccine could take several months....

CDC Conference Spotlights Environmental Health Effects of Hurricane Katrina

CDC Conference Spotlights Environmental Health Effects of Hurricane Katrina, Hazardous Waste and Climate Change Other Highlights to Include Addresses by...

Training for Terrorism-Related Conditions in Hospitals

Teaching hospitals were better trained than other hospitals for bioterrorism, and Joint Commission accredited hospitals had prepared more of their physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and lab staff for such emergencies...
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