The U.S. is losing ground on its efforts to combat heart disease, and federal officials found that more than 80% of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged Americans are preventable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered the first broad evidence-based advice for diagnosing and treating concussions in children.
Researchers say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2016 guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain is associated with an acceleration in the decline of such prescriptions.
There's no shortage of webinars focused on public health issues this week, including Zika, preparing for infectious disease outbreaks on public transit, and better explaining genomics to patients.
The emergency department at the Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation is under scrutiny again.
It's hard to believe it, but for many kids, summer will come to an end in the coming weeks. As parents bulk up on school supplies, it's also important to remember a visit to the doctor's office for immunizations. After all, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
Between 2010 and 2017, more than 19 million people moved from the ranks of the uninsured to insured. With the 2019 open-enrollment season fast approaching, here's a look at some key demographic data.
The dog days of summer have arrived—running from July 3 to Aug. 11, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The 40-day stretch typically coincides with the hottest days of the year. Perfect for sitting by the pool, lake or ocean. But don't forget that sunscreen, or better yet, head-to-toe...
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
The CDC is recommending that $100 million in grants for rural counties battling the opioid epidemic should focus on areas with the highest hepatitis C infection rates, leaving out many hard-hit areas.
Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s salary was at least $150,000 more than any previous head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received. It also was well above the compensation of other top federal health officials — including Redfield's boss, HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than six weeks ago was found drowned in a river, with no sign of foul play, authorities said.