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2 hrs ago | HON

Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Now experts want to see whether barbershops might also be the spot to tackle an often overlooked health concern: high blood pressure among black men.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, African-American, Mississippi State, MS, Epidemiology

6 hrs ago | HON

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

It's estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four out of five black women in the United States are overweight or obese.


Related Topix: African-American, Women's Health, Health

10 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

CDC says Foster Farms outbreak appears to be over

The outbreak, involving raw chicken from plants in Livingston and Fresno, ended with 634 reports of people getting sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.


Related Topix: Livingston, CA, Fresno, CA, Food Science

14 hrs ago | News Times

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Guinea, US Military, Fort Detrick, US Army

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Experts: US is ready for Ebola

But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Ebola Patient To Be Transferred To Atlanta's Emory Hospital

Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta say there are plans for an American aid worker in Africa who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases

The Town Talk

'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast

Superbugs known as CRE - called "nightmare bacteria" by federal health officials because they are deadly and virtually untreatable - are skyrocketing in the Southeastern USA, new research shows.


Related Topix: Duke University, Medicine, MRSA, Health, Long Term Care

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Could Ebola come to the United States?

A man boards a plane in Liberia with a slight fever. As the jet nears an airport in New York, his temperature rises; his throat grows sore.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Fordham University

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the number of office visits for patients with diabetes in this age group jumped by 34 percent between 2005 and 2010.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Endocrinology


Here comes chikungunya: The painful, mosquito-borne virus is continuing its assault on the U.S.

It's been a bad week for New York and New Jersey, so far as painful, mosquito-borne diseases go.


Is your HPV-unvaccinated teen 'unacceptable'? The CDC thinks so

The Centers for Disease Control says that the low use of the teen HPV vaccine is "unacceptable."


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Health Insurance, Medicine

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Detroit News

Michigan prisoners may get $1K-per-pill hepatitis C care

A new hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 a pill will soon be given to some Michigan prison inmates.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Medical Daily

Ways To Die: CDC Says The Rarest Way To Die Is Less Likely Than Getting Struck By Lightning

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , getting struck by lightning actually isn't the rarest way to die.


KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

Business Journal

Leidos wins CDC contract to support infection prevention efforts

Leidos Holdings Inc. has scored a contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network, according to Washington Technology.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The Baltimore Sun

There is something rarer than being killed by lightning, CDC says

The lightning strikes that killed one person and injured at least seven others at Southern California's Venice Beach this week were freak events.


Related Topix: Weather, Family, Kids


Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Medicare

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria,

Fox News

Get healthy for cheap

Do you think it's too expensive to be healthy? It may seem that way, with all the gadgets, supplements and diets on the market designed to make you healthier.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine

ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Cholera, Health