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MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action

Rivka Solomon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Rivka Solomon

(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruine...

The Idea That Legalizing Pot Will Drive Kids To Get High Just Went Up In Smoke

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

The abuse of marijuana by American youth has declined in recent years, even as adults’ embrace of the plant has continued to grow, according to a re...

CDC Report Card Sheds Light On Prison Health

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.11.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Just last week, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) released National Survey of Prison Health Care: Selected Findings, the agency's first-ever survey of healthcare services provided inmates in most of the nation's prisons and jails.

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedic...

Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more th...

More Than 150 Passengers On A British Cruise Ship Infected With Norovirus

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living

May 8 (Reuters) - A stomach bug causing vomiting and diarrhea has spread to more than a quarter of the 919 passengers aboard a British cruise ship, th...

Why A Few Extra Pounds Can Be Beneficial For Older Adults

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

For some, having a few extra pounds has an added cosmetic bonus. Often body fat provides a bit of volume replacement and fills in wrinkles and sunken areas of your face. While not a real health benefit, looking good usually makes people feel good and feeling good and positive goes a long way.

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.

No, The Government Did Not Just Tell Women To Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 3.3 million women are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies, which can result in birth defects, developmental disabilities, miscarriage an...

9 Tips To Protect Against Colds And Flu This Winter

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

As you prepare for all the socializing that comes with the holidays don't forget to build up your defenses against cold and flu bugs. One in five Americans will get the flu this winter, with some 200,000 sick enough to be hospitalized.

Your 9-Step Winterizing Plan for F.E.W.E.R. F.L.U.S. (and Colds)

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 11.03.2015 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

You're probably preparing to winterize your car and home. So don't forgot to prepare yourself for the cold and flu season.

Raising the Bar on Corporate Wellness

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Michael Finkelstein, MD

A growing number of companies - from hi-tech corporations like Yahoo and Intel, to healthcare corporations like Kaiser Permanente and Genentech - are taking a more holistic and sophisticated view of health.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Pentagon: 51 Labs Received Suspected Live Anthrax Samples

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday that 51 labs in 17 U.S. states and three foreign countries have received suspected live ...

Anthrax, Accidentally!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.30.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Those 'inactive' spores we sent you? Guess what?"...

Differences in Hispanic Health

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 05.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

There are three important things Hispanics can do to improve their health by addressing the leading causes of illness (cancer and heart disease) and those which disproportionately affect Hispanics (obesity, diabetes and heart disease).

Autism Without Fear: On the Twizzler Challenge and Other Populist Trends

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael John Carley

It started on Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," Meredith Vieira ramped it up with Willie Geist, Regis Philbin did it with Hoda Kotb, Matt La...

Stopping Ebola by Land, Water and Air

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there.

David Freeman

Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism | David Freeman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

A controversial new study from Denmark shows a link between circumcision and autism, although experts differ sharply over what to make of it. For t...

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our many governmental and private sector partners, we're working 24/7to find, stop, and prevent disease - in every state, throughout our nation, and in many countries around the globe.

Ebola Is Good

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Brian Rooney

The Ebola virus is the best thing to happen to American politicians in years. Ebola has done what neither war, climate change, nor economic meltdown have accomplished. It has united our politicians in action because Ebola is bad.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

What I Am Really Afraid of... And It's Not Ebola

Brian Castrucci | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

Whenever there is an outbreak, there is political and public outcry that dies out as soon as it is controlled. We have the great privilege of living largely free of fear from infectious disease, but it comes at a cost -- investment in and ongoing support for the public health system.

Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.

Lack of Courage and Common Sense are Ebola's Greatest Ally

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Seriously -- after all the time that has passed since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa earlier this year, why are guidelines for health care workers only being developed and distributed now?