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Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to improve U.S. health | CDC Online Newsroom

A first-ever CDC analysis provides comprehensive estimates of the potential to improve Americans’ health by preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can include experiencing abuse, witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, and having a parent in jail. Exposure to ACEs can result in extreme or repetitive toxic stress responses that can cause both […]

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CDC Receives Designated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety

Safe and effective laboratories are a key line of defense in protecting the health, safety and security of Americans and U.S. interests worldwide. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health as a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity under […]

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Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes

Initial findings from the investigation into serious lung illnesses associated with e-cigarette products point to clinical similarities among those affected. Patients report similar exposures, symptoms and clinical findings and these align with the CDC health advisory released last week. While many of the patients, but not all, reported recent use of THC-containing products, some reported […]

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CDC Statement on FDA removal of non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes

CDC strongly supports FDA’s announcement today that it intends to finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market. This is an important step in response to the epidemic of e-cigarette use among our Nation’s youth, and will help protect them from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks. Clearing […]

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Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a risk in health care facilities across the United States, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Unfortunately, this serious bacterial lung infection is deadly for 1 in 4 people who get it from a health care facility. Unlike most respiratory infections, Legionnaires’ disease is generally not spread from person to […]

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Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Salmonella infections don’t just come from eating contaminated food—they also can come from contact with animals and animal environments. Every year, Salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals, such as live poultry in backyard flocks. The trend of raising backyard poultry is growing because of consumer interest in knowing […]

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Protect patients from opioid overdose

There has been an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States. But the amount is still extremely high, with the amount of prescribed opioids in 2015 approximately three times higher than the amount in 1999. The amount of opioids being prescribed in the United States varies county by county. Half […]

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New Data on Stroke Deaths

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Not only has progress in preventing deaths slowed, but there has also been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and among people living in the South, while blacks continue to be the hardest hit by stroke. This Vital Signs examines trends in […]

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Back-to-School: A Time to Think about Health and Academics

Thomas Simon, PhD Biography “We have learned a lot about what works to stop youth violence. Schools are an important part of violence prevention in communities. School-based programs that effectively teach skills, like communication, conflict resolution and management, empathy, and impulse control, have been shown to reduce youth violence. CDC’s new resource, A Comprehensive Technical […]

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Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Biography “Parenting can be tough for everyone. CDC’s Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers has tips and tools to strengthen parenting skills like positive communication, giving good directions, and effective discipline.” “When parents have questions about things that are happening with their children, they often begin looking for answers from a trusted source. This CDC […]

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