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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports of flu have "increased sharply" in Knoxville and around the country. [Read More]
According to new estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000 and based on a robust, multinational…Read more →... [Read More]
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The leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50 is drug overdose, and in 2016, 40 percent of those overdose deaths were linked to prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control. [Read More]
  Wade Aldous, disease control director for the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, isn't sure how the lab known for confirming cases of West... [Read More]
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4 flu-related deaths in the state, including 1 in Middle Georgia The CDC reported seven more children have died from flu, bringing the season total to 20 so far. TDH recommends that people who are not severely ill call their health care provider first to talk about whether they need to be seen, and if so, where would be most appropriate place to go. H3N2-dominant flu seasons are associated with more severe illness, especially... [Read More]
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A nasty flu season is in full swing across the United States, with a sharp increase in the number of older people and young children getting hospitalized, federal health officials said Friday. The latest weekly data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza has spread across the country. "Flu is everywhere in the United States right now. There's lots of flu in lots of places," said Daniel Jernigan, director of CDC's influenza division. Of particular concern, he said, is the "very rapid increase" in the number of people hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed cases. The overall hospitalization rate... [Read More]
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While 1 in 68 children have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this was not always the case; 20 years ago cases of autism weren't as prevalent.Lauri Moreland of River Falls said when her 28-month-old daughter, Lindsey... [Read More]
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Wade Aldous, disease control director for the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, isn't sure how the lab known for confirming cases of West Nile virus, influenza and... [Read More]
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More than 100 million Americans have either diabetes or prediabetes. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, the numbers are steadily growing, along with the burden in medical treatment... [Read More]
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In Maine, the number of hospitalizations increased by 53 last week, with 10 new outbreaks, according to a Jan. 9 update from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News. [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2014 that older Americans suffered 29 million falls, which resulted in 7 million injuries and costing Medicare an estimated $31 billion. According to the National Council on Aging, falls taken by older Americans is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries. Seniors falling in the home has become an epidemic. Ask any local fire or rescue personnel and they will tell you that there are few shifts wherein they do not receive calls... [Read More]
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Researchers: Opioid epidemic affects suicide rate- MORGANTOWN — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty... [Read More]
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A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been issued for the Rimersburg and East Brady areas. (Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control... [Read More]
While the Centers for Disease Control is calling this year's flu season an epidemic, doctors with the CDC said every flu season is normally an epidemic. Although, they said, the number of influenza... [Read More]
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Flu season is here and its impact is being felt across the country. According to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every single state, except Hawaii, is reporting widespread influenza activity, up significantly from the same time last year. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss why this season is particularly bad, some of the challenges hospitals face in dealing with the influx of patients and a recent open letter from some Apple stakeholders calling on the tech giant to address the negative outcomes of its products on children. [Read More]
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Fear the flu , not the bomb. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced that a session on nuclear attack preparedness scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed to an unspecified... Science News Summaries. | Newser... [Read More]
and Peter Jasinski pjasinski@sentinelandenterprise Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified Massachusetts as having "moderate" flu activity among all states, local medical officials are saying patient... [Read More]
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent... [Read More]
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Through Jan. 6, Maine had reported 768 cases, most of them the most virulent strain, according to the state Center for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
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Influenza is widespread in 49 states right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control. [Read More]
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