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Vaccinating Children: Pro & Con Arguments

Whether or not it should be required that children receive vaccines and whether or not vaccines are safe has been the subject of a lot of debate from a lot of people. 2,707 more words


They'll Do It Every Time: CDC Gun Research Gets Defunded Again.

“Listen, the CDC is there to look at diseases that need to be dealt with to protect the public health. I’m sorry, but a gun is not a disease. 658 more words


You don't have to do it alone!!!

Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. 8 more words

Tobacco Cessation

July 4th Warning From The CDC!!!!

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. 125 more words

Thought For The Day

1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington State

(CBS SF) — For the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.

A woman in Washington State was determined to have died from measles this spring following an autopsy, … 242 more words


Fighting Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is quickly becoming America’s next health crisis. The consequences are not only regarding physical health, but also psychological health. Along with causing issues with self-image and self-worth, it can also effect individual organ systems, life expectancy, academic  and cognitive development, and vocational success. 280 more words

Health And Wellness

What the Medical Cost of Inactivity is Really Doing

Recently released CDC data doesn’t project a good picture on the state of physical inactivity in the country. A study compiling data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) from 2006-2011 looked at insufficiently active, and totally sedentary individuals and found physical inactivity alone accounts for about 12% of aggregate health care costs in the United States, a whopping $131 billion. 572 more words