CDC director resigns over investments

Jan 31, 2018
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from her post as acting director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This came after a report in Politico which detailed a series of stock purchases made by Fitzgerald, including shares of tobacco companies.…

There’s a sharp spike in hospitalizations this flu season

Jan 5, 2018
Hospitals across the country are seeing a sharp spike in the number of hospitalizations this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It seems the strain of the virus that’s circulating is particularly vicious. That means…

Didn’t that happen a long time ago? CDC finds wireless phones outnumber landlines

May 9, 2017
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds, for the first time, most American households have mobile phones but no landline. That’s important information for collecting data, lest researchers leave out wireless users when they do surveys and…

The complexities of funding the fight against the Zika virus

Oct 27, 2016
Congress took eight months to approve allocating $1.1 billion to help fight the outbreak.
Nelson Tejeda, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, inspects an area in an attempt to find and kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus in Miami, Florida. 

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Smoking rates are down, but that doesn't tell the whole story

Aug 5, 2016
A government analysis found broad surveys are masking high smoking numbers among Korean-Americans and Puerto Ricans.
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Off-target flu shot will cost employers

Dec 9, 2014
Since this year's flu vaccine is off the mark, more people will probably come down with the flu.

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Keeping track of Ebola

Nov 5, 2014
Reporter Colin Baker talks through the difficulties of collecting data on Ebola.

The piece that's missing from new CDC guidelines

Oct 21, 2014
Having protective gear is part of the solution, but so is an educated workforce.

Priscilla Chan on why she gave $25 million to fight Ebola

Oct 16, 2014
An exclusive interview with Priscilla Chan, pediatrician and wife of Mark Zuckerberg.