Stories tagged: centers for disease control
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
Mon., March 11, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Tue., April 24, 2018
Washington is well-equipped to detect emerging diseases, deliver medical supplies and coordinate a health response to an emergency, according to a federal index of state emergency preparedness released last week.
Wed., June 7, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease
County health officials agree: We have our share of cancer here – and more than our share of breast, lung and skin cancer – but there’s reason to be wary …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
Federal health officials on Wednesday urged pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of five local cases of Zika virus infection that have been reported.
Wed., Dec. 24, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an …
Sat., April 5, 2014
Federal officials plan to double the number of employees at Spokane’s mine research laboratory, adding more than 40 positions and creating a new Western district office for worker-safety programs. The …
Tue., May 14, 2013
The only federal laboratory devoted to mining safety in the West, Spokane’s Mine Research Laboratory, is regaining 12 jobs stripped away in recent years. Two of the jobs have already …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
Washington’s obesity rate is projected to hit 55.5 percent by the year 2030 - more than double the rate from 2011.
Fri., July 20, 2012
When Shane Stancik grew up near the old Bunker Hill Mine and Smelter complex, it was a magnet for neighborhood kids. He and his friends poked around the rusting equipment …
Sat., April 28, 2012
Shawn Wright was a smoker. Nothing could stop him: not the death of his father; not the scolding of doctors; not the high taxes; not the banishment from bars and …
Fri., June 10, 2011
We’re No. 1. Measles will be overjoyed. A new report shows that more parents in Washington refused to have their children vaccinated than any other state in the nation. I’d …
Thu., Oct. 22, 2009
About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.