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CDC Head Tom Frieden Delivers Emotional Plea For Zika Funding

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

Dr. Tom Frieden has dealt with a number of epidemics during his seven-year tenure as director of the Centers for Disease Control. But the rapidly spre...

New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors' Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

In an effort to curb America's deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkil...

CDC Director Calls It 'Shameful' This Curable Disease Still Kills Millions

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

For Dr. Tom Frieden, the fight against tuberculosis is personal. He dedicated years of his life combatting the spread of tuberculosis and its more dan...

More People Died Of Opioid Overdoses Last Year Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2014, deaths from opioid overdoses increased by 14 percent over the previous year. The spike in fatal overdoses helped mark a depress...

Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The World's No. 1 Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, wa...

There's No Good Reason Not To Get A Flu Vaccine Today

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The official start of flu season -- yes, there is a day -- kicked off Thursday, with health officials imploring all Americans over six months of age t...

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).

What's Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

As a country, Haiti has faced and continues to face enormous difficulties, but it has also proven remarkably resilient.

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.

Rapid Detection and Response Are Essential to Stopping Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) teams in Liberia are slowing the epidemic, and CDC is working closely with governments and partners in Guinea and Sierra Leone to adopt similar rapid response strategies.

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.

WATCH: CDC Director Tom Frieden Discusses Ebola And Protecting America From Diseases

Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 17 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Remember When the US Barred Travelers With HIV? An Ebola Ban Could be Worse. | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican politicians, joined by a few Democrats in tight election races, have stepped up their calls in recent days for a temporary ba...

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?

The CDC's Tom Frieden and Ebola Virus Disease

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Aggressive measures at the source of the outbreak are needed urgently in West Africa. While Americans are understandably concerned for their own welfare, Africans suffer extensively from Ebola and have done so for quite some time.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Ignore Experts, Push For Ebola Travel Ban | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Growing numbers of lawmakers on Thursday called for a ban on travel from the West African nations at the center of the Ebola epidemic, s...

Arthur Delaney

CDC Head Confirms Ebola Patient Checked With Agency Before Flying | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday that a nurse potentially exposed to Ebola checked...

Ohio Schools Cancel Classes Over Ebola Concerns

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Fearful of Ebola, two schools in suburban Cleveland have canceled classes on Thursday, Q13 Fox reported. Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementar...

Arthur Delaney

Ebola Patient Shouldn't Have Boarded Plane, Officials Say | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top health officials said Wednesday that a nurse infected with Ebola never should have boarded a plane. The Centers for Disease Cont...

Stopping Ebola With Public Health Expertise, Not Casual Advice

Linda P. Fried | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

The challenge of mobilizing aggressively on the current scale is a daunting one, even without second-guessing from people with no experience in fighting disease. Wasting resources by following casual advice -- even if adamantly spoken and mightily propelled -- would make the tragedy of this disease even greater.

Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting the panic button can work in November, and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?

Ebola Protocol Was Likely Breached In Texas, Medical Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

The Texas health care worker who contracted Ebola after providing care for an infected patient likely breached safety protocols, health officials said...

Arthur Delaney

CDC Claims Progress In Ebola Fight | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that health officials are making progress in the fight again...

Laura Bassett

CDC Chief On Ebola: The U.S. 'Won't See A Large Number Of Cases' | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sunday that he is "confident" the United States will not see an Ebola...