Life expectancy stays relatively flat, but deaths from suicide and drug overdoses continue to climb.
Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
As flu season arrives, public health officials are going on the offensive advocating for improved vaccination rates, especially among healthcare workers.
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...
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.