Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

By Tara Culp-Ressler The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores … Continue reading

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The Rising Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance In The United States

By Jodie Gummow Since Alexander Fleming discovered the very first antibiotic, penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have become a revolutionary tool for fighting infectious diseases. For over 70 years, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death and transformed medical care … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t NYC Promoting Morning-After HIV Meds?

By Tim Murphy Last Wednesday, in scorching midday heat, about twenty members of the longtime HIV/AIDS activist group ACT UP held a protest in front of Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s entrance at Madison Avenue and 100th St., their shirts soaked … Continue reading

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Black Health Rx: Finding A Cure For America’s Health Disparities

By Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson For her 40th birthday in October 2011, Khadijah Tribble had one wish: to jump out of an airplane. “I had been planning the event for four months,” Tribble recalled. The jump never happened. But it wasn’t because … Continue reading

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Black Women and HIV: A Decline in Infection Rates Brings Optimism

By Jannell Ross Around Atlanta, Gentry’s speeches — rife with the nitty-gritty and completely true stories of women infected with HIV collected over the course of her research career — are the stuff of legend. In no uncertain terms, Gentry, a … Continue reading

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Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

By Lauren Silverman The job hunt is complicated enough for most high school and college graduates — and even tougher for the growing number of young people on the autism spectrum. Despite the obstacles that people with autism face trying to … Continue reading

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Infant Mortality Numbers Declining in the U.S.

By Cheri Cheng According to the latest statistics presented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the infant mortality rate within the United States has been steadily declining from 2005 to 2011. This new statistic reveals a … Continue reading

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U.S. Hospitals Told to Be on Lookout for H7N9 Bird Flu

By Anna Edney U.S. hospitals are being urged to head off a spread of the new H7N9 avian influenza by looking out for people exhibiting flu-like symptoms who have traveled to China or had contact with someone who has the illness. … Continue reading

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