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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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.
Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.
Although, the chances of contracting an amoeba that will attack your brain and central nervous system are slim, a wilderness and travel medicine expert offers some simple advice to avoid the rare infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 19 million Americans come down with sexually transmitted infections each year. Roughly half are between the ages of 15 and 24.
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