CDC Guidelines Aim to Curb Painkiller PrescribingPrescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.
CDC Warning Floridians Of Potential Deadly Kissing BugThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Floridians about the potentially deadly Chagas Disease from the kissing bug.
CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For ItU.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
Florida Governor Orders 21-Day Monitoring Program For EbolaFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates as affected by Ebola.
Expert: 'Next Patient With Ebola Will Show Up At A Smaller Community Hospital Somewhere'Step inside All Children's Hospital and you're greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. "Dirt Squirt Alert!" a sign says. "Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!"
Florida To Spend Millions On Ebola PreparationHealth officials are asking for permission to redirect money from federal grants to buy full body suits for health care workers who may have contact with any potential victims of the virus.
Florida Hospital Patient Undergoing Testing For Possible EbolaA patient at a Jacksonville hospital is undergoing testing for possible Ebola.
Gov. Scott Briefed On Florida's Ebola Preparedness Gov. Rick Scott says Florida officials continue to work with health care providers and the Center for Disease Control in an effort to prepare Florida for any possible Ebola cases.
CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal FluThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.
CDC: US Children Consume Too Much SaltAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet.
Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay MenNumber of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.
CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For InfluenzaNew study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.