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  1. Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | MedlinePlus

    Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report. "Infections with C. difficile have become increasingly common over the last few decades, and are seen in patients in health-care facilities as well as people in their communities," Dr. Michael Bell said at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press conference Wednesday.

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  2. Texting while driving law proves difficult to enforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Lexington County Chronicle

    ... in texting while operating a motor vehicle, and with just cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, nine people are killed and 1,153 are injured every day in wrecks that are reported to involve a distracted driver. ...

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  3. Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WebMD

    ... the approach is highly effective. However, in a statement released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Jonathan Mermin said it is too soon to abandon the once-a-day regimen. "CDC welcomes the findings presented today by the ...

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  4. C-diffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Contra Costa Times

    ... picked up in the hospital. More from the new study, which was led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine: In 2011, at least 453,000 Americans got sick from C-diff, the ...

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  5. RI Hospital and Day One to evaluate sexual violence prevention programs for men and boysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | EurekAlert!

    The team is one of only two in US to receive an award from the CDC to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs for male high schoolers In order to advance its research on sexual violence prevention for men and boys, the CDC has announced Rhode Island Hospital is one of two new awardees to receive $1.7 million in funding to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs over the next four years. For the study, which is led by Dr. Lindsay Orchowski, a Rhode Island Hospital clinical psychologist and a professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital will partner with Day One to implement and evaluate a classroom-based prevention program with male high school students.

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  6. Toddler dies of measles in BerlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | News Times

    A doctor's assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak of the disease in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday.

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  7. Fewer Americans burdened by medical billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | KFVS12

    ... to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "So we're seeing almost 9 million fewer people in that age group who are in families having problems payment medical bills," said ...

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  8. Health Watch: The rise of wearable fitness techRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Cape Cod Times

    Having trouble staying motivated because you're not getting any feedback to keep you going? Welcome to the era of the wearable activity tracker. Get instant-feedback about your activity habits, including your sleep, and it might just change your life.

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  9. Common Measles Questions AnsweredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | NBC San Diego

    As the number of confirmed measles cases grows in Southern California, NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel answers common questions about the disease: Q: What is the measles? Dr. Bruce: Measles is a disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, sneezing and a typical red rash.

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  10. Peggy Lillis Foundation Lauds CDC's New, More Comprehensive Study...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Leading advocacy and disease-awareness nonprofits applauds Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's new study that calls attention to nearly 500,000 Americans afflicted with Clostridium difficile infections annually, including 29,000 deaths linked to the disease. Like most Americans, my brother Liam and I were blissfully unaware of C. diff's existence until it killed our mother Peggy Lillis on April 21, 2010.

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  11. Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... and damage to the colon - doubled between 2000 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2011, about 29,000 patients with the bacteria, also known as C. difficile or C. diff, died within a month of becoming sick, ...

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  12. Painkiller Deaths Hit Epidemic ProportionsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | KTRH-AM Houston

    A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says four out of five people who took prescription painkillers, were taking medications that were equal to or stronger than morphine. The CDC says the problem has reached epidemic proportions , as the number of deaths from opioid medication overdoses is now at over 16,000 a year.

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  13. U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight MalariaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | National Public Radio

    The White House is laying out a new six-year strategy to help curb malaria in the developing world. At almost the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a plan to eliminate the disease from Haiti and the Dominican Republic by the year 2020.

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  14. My View: Give rape victims more time to fight backRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    Right now, Oregon's state Legislature is about to consider bills to change our six-year statute of limitations on prosecution of rape crimes without DNA evidence. Why does this particular time limit need to change? My answer is simple: If you've been raped, you should have justice - even decades later.

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  15. U.S. Mint & FAA Receive Highest Ratings of 17 Government Agencies;...Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    Other agencies with strong positive ratings include the Federal Aviation Administration or FAA , The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI , the Centers for Disease Control or CDC , The National Institutes of Health or NIH , the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA and the Office of the Surgeon General . The agencies with the lowest positive ratings are the Internal Revenue Service or IRS , the Social Security Administration , the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC , and the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA , followed by the Transportation Security Administration or TSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or HHS .

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  16. CDC, Federal partners develop improved method for attributing foodborne illnessRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service have developed an improved method for analyzing outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illnesses related to four major foodborne bacteria. The three agencies have released a report on the new method.

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  17. TSRI study finds no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in autism modelRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Medical News

    ... 2010 survey of eight-year-olds in 11 communities across the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a rate of autism spectrum disorder of approximately one in 68 children. Boys, it found, are at four- to ...

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  18. Dental Health, the Probability of Dental Insurance Coverage and Utilization of Dental CareRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | CiteULike

    In the past 20 years health care costs have risen at a rapid pace with only modest improvements in life expectancy and infant mortality rates. As medical costs rise, employers have been quick to slash benefits and eliminate coverage.

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  19. Family celebrating one-month birthdays of identical tripletsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    ... About 4,300 triplet births are recorded each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But these births are rarer because the triplets were conceived naturally, without fertility drugs. Lauren and Michael ...

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  20. Fewer People Struggling to Pay Medical BillsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

    It's not just about the legal consequences of fraud. When someone pretends to be you to receive health care your lifetime medical records become compromised.

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