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The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.
Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.
This is the time of year when we focus on matters of the heart.
Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.
Wind, heat, rain, snow and severe storms have long been blamed for interruptions to the nation's overall infrastructure, but federal and state officials are more carefully studying changing weather patterns as a direct threat to human health.
Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.
Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.
Officials warn about the spread of the dog flu, which could kill your pet.
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