Most in US have higher 'heart age,' CDC says

...Quiller said.In an effort to get Americans to focus on preventable risk factors for heart disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a first-ever national look at "heart age," the age of the heart increased or decreased...

Blueprint designed to improve child welfare

...risk for delinquency and even violent behavior.For each of these consequences, society will pay. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study estimated the total lifetime financial costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases...

Richmond County elementary schools have most weapons incidents

...student's action. We handle each incident with our school's safety in mind." EXPERTS ON YOUTH VIOLENCE at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said measures designed to reduce school violence must address dysfunctional classroom environments...

Alzheimer's deaths increasing more than other causes, data show

A report prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statisticsy shows a greater rise in death rates for Alzheimer's.

Test shows Ga. patient has plague

...of Public Health spokeswoman told GHN that tests by the state show the individual has the disease. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testing results have not yet been completed.The patient has the bubonic version of the plague...

Atlanta homeless shelter called 'hub' for tuberculosis

...Peachtree Street and Pine Street, north of downtown. Reed says that according to data he received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 57 percent of all reported cases in the U.S. of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis...

Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

...earlier, when it was 1 in 12. Now, all teens can buy it without a prescription.The finding comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that's considered the government's best source of information on teen sex and contraception...

CDC warns of increase in C. diff and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria

...I know that much about it," said Ward, 82 of Waycross, Ga. "People I know have died from it."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" Tuesday that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of...

More getting HPV shots in Georgia and US, but CDC says not enough

...totals are still rather depressing, but at least we're heading in the right direction," Ferris said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines...

Heroin use on the rise in Augusta, US

Research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heroin use has increased 63 percent from 2002 to 2013.