Center For Disease Control News
Physicians call for drug abuse to be treated as 'chronic disease'
With drug overdoses causing tens of thousands of deaths every year in the U.S., physicians are calling for the crisis to be treated like a medical emergency. Today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper arguing that action needs to be taken by the medical community and
Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor
A colorful Mississippi lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade has gone public with a diagnosis of dementia, saying he will seek to live his days with 'the gusto of a hound dog'
White working class increasingly hit with 'deaths of despair,' report finds
The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives. A new report published today in the Brookings Papers on Economic
Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?
President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal, but he could wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some of his campaign promises.
Maine medical examiner wants more money to handle OD deaths
Maine is dealing with so many drug overdose deaths that the state medical examiner is asking for more money to handle the workload
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers
Among the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are under age 5. Curious toddlers sometimes find the pills in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy has been convicted of racketeering in a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country and was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs
In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat
In the same Atlanta-area congressional district that sent Newt Gingrich to Washington, Republicans are nervous about an upstart Democrat who's running a competitive bid to win a special congressional election
I played 'The Engagement Game' to secure a marriage proposal
I couldn't take it anymore. I woke up the morning after Valentine's Day three years ago, finally ready to ask my boyfriend of five years the dreaded question: "Where are we going?" I was careful to purge any tone in my voice. If I sounded angry, he'd get defensive and I wouldn't get the loving
AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster
AP FACT CHECK: Many bold claims about Trump's first spending plan and a CBO report on Republican health care don't stand up to scrutiny