• FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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    Cases Of The Seasonal Flu Have Reached Epidemic levels

    Cases Of The Seasonal Flu Have Reached Epidemic levels This is according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reported that eight pediatric deaths have been reported due to seasonal influenza and that 10 states have experienced high amounts of people with flu-like symptoms. Widespread influenza

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    • FEBRUARY 17, 2017
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    CDC Report Says This Season’s Flu Vaccine Has Been 48% Effective So Far

    CDC Report Says This Season’s Flu Vaccine Has Been 48% Effective So Far The flu vaccine has been 48% effective so far this season, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist at the CDC’s influenza division, said, “The 48 percent overall is not as good as we

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    • FEBRUARY 24, 2016
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    CDC Says Cigarette Smoking At An All-Time Low Among American Adults

    CDC Says Cigarette Smoking At An All-Time Low Among American Adults A new report from the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday that “cigarette smoking is at an all-time low” as “only 15.3% of American adults now light up — down from 16.8% in 2014 and 24.7% in 1997.” According to experts, “Americans are butting

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    • FEBRUARY 2, 2016
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    CDC Warns of Severe Flu in U.S. secondary to H1N1

      The CDC has recently received reports of severe influenza, including fatalities. The agency is urging clinicians to treat suspected influenza patients — particularly high-risk outpatients, patients with progressive disease, and hospitalized patients — promptly with antivirals. Treatment should begin without laboratory confirmation of flu, and regardless of a negative rapid influenza diagnostic test result.

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    • MARCH 22, 2016
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    Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea

    Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea The study was published online March 21 in the journal Sleep. “The most surprising result of our study is the strength and robustness of the increase in the crash risk for drivers with sleep apnea who fail to adhere to mandated treatment with positive airway

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    • APRIL 15, 2016
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    E-cigarette Use Continued to Rise Among Young US Teenagers

    E-cigarette Use Continued to Rise Among Young US Teenagers About 5 percent of middle-school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2015, up from about 4 percent in 2014, according to data from the CDC and prevention. That is a substantial increase from 2011, when less than 1 percent of middle schoolers used the devices.

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