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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...

Differences in Hispanic Health

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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...

Anna Almendrala

Travel Ban From Ebola-Hit Countries Would Be 'Quick, Simple And Wrong,' CDC Director Says | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Barring all incoming flights from Ebola-hit countries in West Africa might seem like the best way to prevent an outbreak of the virus in the United St...

Hope in the Time of Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

It has been an outbreak of terrible human suffering. Sadly, there will be a great deal more suffering before this outbreak is over. But every day there are more reasons to be hopeful.

The High Stakes In Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember And The Epidemic Could Re-Ignite

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

There are hundreds of cases in West Africa and now a new cluster of cases in Nigeria is very concerning. The spread of Ebola shows what happens if we don't have meticulous infection control, contact tracing, and proper isolation of those with symptoms of the disease.

Michael McAuliff

Ebola Hearing Details Real Risks Of Deadly Disease Hitting U.S. | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What are the real risks of Ebola spreading to the United States? That was one of the topics at a congressional hearing Thursday on the d...

A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV -- and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio.