CDC: West Nile outbreak one of largest in US

ATLANTA (AP) – The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, federal health officials said Wednesday. It’s […]


CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

(AP) – The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus. It […]


Is ADHD over diagnosed?

Since 2007, 5.4 million children ages 4 to17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and 66 percent reported taking medication to treat their symptoms, according to the CDC. What are the consequences of these medications? Dr. […]


Officials probe E. coli outbreak in 6 states

(AP) – A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in […]


CDC: Older teens often text behind the wheel

(AP) – Health officials say more than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving. That’s from the first government statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. An […]


CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

(AP) – U.S. health officials want all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released draft recommendations calling for all baby boomers to get a […]


2011 was worst measles year in US in 15 years

(AP) – Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen […]


CDC: Accidental kids' deaths down 30 percent

(AP) – Health officials say accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past. The death rate dropped about 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. One big reason was a decline in […]


New anti-smoking campaigns to run

The government campaign to get you to stop smoking is about to go to a new level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will run ads containing graphic, eye-catching images of health problems that […]