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  • CDC data show limited progress in reducing foodborne infections in 2013

    The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.

  • Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies

    A review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence of infectious diseases such as the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has claimed the lives of 122 people in the countries of Guinea and Liberia.

  • CDC reports on effective strategies for reducing health disparities

    Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

  • Managing diabetes with telemedicine

    Diabetes afflicts more than 22 million Americans, or 7 percent of the total population, and the number of people diagnosed every year is skyrocketing. In January, the Mississippi governor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and three private technology partners announced a plan to help low-income residents manage their diabetes remotely through the use of telemedicine.

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