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Flu and Older Adults

Español On this page: How serious is the flu? How does the flu spread? Is it the flu, a cold, or COVID-19? How can you prevent the flu? What can I do if I get the flu? Each year, millions of people suffer from seasonal influenza, which is often called the flu. Flu is a […]

Safety Guidelines: After a Tornado

KEY POINTS After a tornado, there are many hazards you could face, including injuries from walking among debris or entering damaged buildings. Learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe after a tornado. Stay safe after a tornado After a tornado, there are many hazards you could face, including injuries from walking among […]

Feeding Our Children Nutritious Foods Should Be the Easiest of Decisions

Posted on March 28, 2024 by ODPHP Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  We are failing our children and future generations. In the United States in 2020, nearly 1 in 5 children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years were affected […]

More Than a Quarter of U.S. Adults and Children Have at Least One Allergy

Print For Immediate Release: January 26, 2023 Contact: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Office of Communication (301) 458-4800 E-mail: paoquery@cdc.gov Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and more than 1 in 4 U.S. children reported having a seasonal allergy, eczema, or food allergy in 2021, according to new data from CDC’s National Center for […]

Seasonal Allergies at a Glance

If you have an allergy, your immune system reacts to something that doesn’t bother most other people. People with seasonal allergies (also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis) react to pollen from plants. Symptoms may include sneezing, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, and itching in the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat. This page discusses […]

Create an asthma action plan for your child

TOPICS IN THIS POST Allergy And Asthma Pediatric Medicine Children’s Health (Pediatrics) Family Medicine Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It affects about 6 million children and adolescents in the U.S. This condition causes the lungs and airways to become inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as environmental allergens, […]

About Strokes

Español (Spanish) Print A stroke, sometimes call a brain attack, happens in one of two ways: A blocked artery or a ruptured artery. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of […]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Charcuterie Meats

Print Posted February 15, 2024 Fast Facts Illnesses: 87   (40 new) Hospitalizations: 18   (8 new) Deaths: 0   (0 new) States: 30   (8 new) Recall: Yes Investigation status: Active   (first posted on January 5, 2024) Recalled Food Coppa and charcuterie meat products containing Coppa: Sold nationwide under these brands: Aldi Beretta Black Bear Busseto […]

CDC Tracks Hospital Capacity as Respiratory Diseases Continue to Spread

January 12, 2024, 3:45 PM EDT Español Print CDC is posting updates on respiratory viruses every week; for the latest information, please visit CDC Respiratory Virus Updates. CDC Tracks Hospital Capacity as Respiratory Diseases Continue to Spread This time of year, hospitals, including intensive care units, can get very busy because of people seeking care […]

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Español (Spanish) | Kreyòl (Creole) Print On This Page When to See a Doctor Serious Health Problems How Soon Symptoms Start Report Food Poisoning You can get sick with food poisoning after swallowing certain germs, like Salmonellaor E. coli. Your symptoms may vary, depending on the germ you swallowed. Symptoms can range from mild to […]