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Addiction

More fatal overdoses now caused by smoking drugs than injecting them, CDC says

Drug Overdoses Smoking

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Syphilis cases have surged nationwide; here are the STI's symptoms and how to treat it

Syphilis Testing

Illness

COVID-19, flu activity may have hit its winter peak, hospital trends suggest

COVID-19 Flu Cases

Fitness

Most people aren't exercising enough each week. Here are tips to help reach those goals

Recommended weekly exercise

Illness

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects more people than once believed, CDC finds

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Health News

Pennsylvania added to cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak as cases surge following CDC's expanded recall

Children's Health

Cancer death rate among kids and teens has declined by 24%, CDC says

Childhood cancer rates

Illness

Congenital syphilis cases have spiked nationwide – and Philly is no exception

New born syphilis rates

Prevention

To prevent STDs, the CDC wants some people to use a common antibiotic as a 'morning-after pill'

Prevention

The CDC is no longer distributing COVID-19 vaccination cards

Prevention

Why the CDC has recommended new COVID-19 boosters for all

Health News

CDC warns against kissing turtles amid salmonella outbreak in Pa., 10 other states

Turtles salmonella

Mental Health

Suicide deaths reached an all-time high in the US in 2022, CDC reports

Suicide Deaths CDC

Prevention

Pregnant women should get a shot to protect their babies from whooping cough – but most people don't know this

Pregnancy Vaccines Pertussis

Illness

COVID-19 cases are rising in the U.S., but the risk remains 'low' in Philadelphia

Adult Health

Meat allergies caused by lone star ticks have increased dramatically, CDC finds

Tick AGS Meat Allergy

Health News

Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef from ShopRite stores in New Jersey, two other states

Children's Health

Number of children hospitalized after ingesting marijuana has spiked in recent years, likely due to edibles

Addiction

E-cigarette sales surged during the pandemic, CDC says

Illness

A little-known respiratory virus surged this spring as other illnesses receded

Human Metapneumovirus hMPV

Illness

Sick restaurant workers account for 40% of food poisoning outbreaks, CDC says

Food poisoning sick employees

Illness

Fewer gay and bisexual men are getting HIV, but prevention barriers still persist

Health News

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour due to salmonella contamination

Gold Medal Flour recall

Prevention

Why you should stop eating raw cookie dough and cake batter

Raw Cookie Dough

Illness

Candida auris, a deadly fungal infection, is spreading rapidly in hospitals. Here's what to know

Candida auris infections

Women's Health

To reduce infant deaths, Philly will give guaranteed incomes to 250 mothers

Infant mortality

Illness

Deer ticks are fueling the rise of a flu-like illness that isn't Lyme disease

Deer Tick Babesiosis

Women's Health

Maternal deaths have surged to their highest mark since 1965, despite being mostly preventable

U.S. maternal mortality

Illness

Sepsis can kill a person within 12 hours; here's how to recognize its symptoms

Sepsis symptoms

Prevention

How to prevent Shigella, a stomach bug that can resist antibiotics

Prevent Shigella infection

Prevention

A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading; here's how to prevent a norovirus infection

Norovirus Stomach Bug

Children's Health

Teen girls are facing 'alarming' levels of violence, suicidal thoughts, CDC says

Mental health teen girls

Health News

Eye drops brand linked to string of drug-resistant bacterial infections, CDC says

EzriCare Eye Drops

Prevention

Bivalent boosters offer protection against the latest COVID-19 variant, CDC study finds

Addiction

To reduce tobacco use, Pennsylvania and New Jersey need to do much more, report says

Tobacco Use Report

Women's Health

COVID-19 has worsened the maternal health crisis in the U.S.

maternal health crisis in US

Illness

For most people, long COVID symptoms ease within a year, new research shows

Long COVID symptoms

Illness

Mumps outbreaks have become more common in recent decades. Scientists are trying to determine why

Health News

Most Bucks, Montco residents involved in CDC study have moderate to high levels of 'forever chemicals'

pftas drinking water

Women's Health

More women are choosing to give birth at home, but to do so safely requires certain precautions

Home Births

Health News

In a city that loves hoagies, how worried should Philadelphians be about the listeria outbreak tied to deli meats?

Children's Health

Bacteria in dental waterlines is causing infections in children, the CDC warns

bacteria outbreak in dental office

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