While community health centers remain cautiously optimistic that the latest effort to extend federal funding for their programs will succeed, when and where the money comes from is important to them as well.
Fall is here and so is flu season, which typically stretches from October to April. Five percent to 20% of the U.S. population is hit with the virus annually and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An internal memo to staff at the CDC instructed them to limit communication with the news media, indicative of a concerning trend of reduced transparency among federal agencies.
All 50 state health departments and several local health agencies in major metropolitan areas will receive part of the $200 million in funding to fight antibiotic-resistant pathogen threats.
The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.
HHS Secretary Tom Price on Friday named Georgia's top public health official, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Despite an overall decline in recent years in the amount of opioids prescribed nationally, large disparities have been found among counties due largely to inconsistencies in prescribing practices, a new government report found.
The Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions late last week voted 21-2 to approve a bipartisan bill that reauthorized the FDA's ability to collect fees from companies that make prescription brand drugs, medical devices, generic drugs and biosimilars.
HepVu is the result of a public-private partnership seeking to curb the spread of hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C and related diseases can cause major financial strain for providers and payers.
After a South Dakota hospital recently ran a standard clinical report through a federal healthcare safety database, it discovered that its patients had a high number of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.
Despite declining sexual activity among U.S. adults, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections showed a sharp increase in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In inflation-adjusted dollars, government efforts to prevent the spread of STDs is declining.
The U.S. cancer mortality rate, in steady decline for over three decades, still takes a higher toll on African Americans. Regional disparities persist, too, with some areas of the country seeing worsening cancer mortality rates.