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CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

CDC appointee faces allegations of research misconduct

By Marisa Taylor  |  March 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 17, 2018

Spring is upon us and flu season is winding down, but it’s not over yet. In data from its weekly report for March 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a majority of states are still seeing high flu activity during what has been a robust flu infection season.

Opioid overdose ER cases rise 30%, according to CDC

Opioid overdose ER cases rise 30%, according to CDC

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 06, 2018

The rate of opioid-related emergency department visits has risen over the last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicating the opioid crisis' impact continues to grow.

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

By Associated Press  |  February 09, 2018

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. A new government report shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.

Fitzgerald's resignation comes as CDC faces huge funding cuts

Fitzgerald's resignation comes as CDC faces huge funding cuts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 31, 2018

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes at a precarious time for the agency. It's trying to address a flu epidemic while bracing for possibly deep funding cuts.

Data Points: The lifetime cost of diabetes

Data Points: The lifetime cost of diabetes

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 27, 2018

More than 100 million U.S. adults now live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And costs related to treating diabetes have skyrocketed as people are living longer with the disease.

Data Points: Forceful flu season so far

Data Points: Forceful flu season so far

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

Flu season has hit with a force. Virtually all of the country has reported widespread flu outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it's only January!

New CDC director questioned about financial conflicts

New CDC director questioned about financial conflicts

By Associated Press  |  December 12, 2017

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is unable to divest from certain investments that could prevent her from talking about cancer and prescription-drug monitoring programs, which are major issues for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a lawmaker.

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