CDC: Most Measles Cases Seen Since 2001

(CNN) –  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has risen to 288, the highest number for one year since at least 2001. The CDC says 90% of all measles cases in the U.S. were in people who were not vaccinated … Continue reading »

OSU Receives $1.5M CDC Grant

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Health care reform is sweeping the nation, and Oregon State researchers recently received a grant to find out if the reform will improve the health of low-income women and children. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) granted Oregon State University and the Oregon Health Authority a $1.5 million grant to study the … Continue reading »

Flu Shots Available Soon

(CNN) — Fall is just around the corner and so is flu season. This year’s flu shots are ready to go. Influenza vaccine manufacturers are already shipping out their stock for the 2013-2114 flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 135 million doses of the vaccine are being produced. Large supplies … Continue reading »

Obesity Rate Remains at 15 Percent

EUGENE, Ore. — A new national study found obesity rates have recently declined among low income preschoolers in about half the US, but Oregon isn’t part of the trend. Researchers analyzed the weights and heights of 12 million children ages two to four, from 2008 to 2011. Several western states including California and Washington saw … Continue reading »

Douglas County Changes Immunization Rule

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — County immunization services may soon be disappearing for some residents who will be deemed ineligible by the CDC come March 1. Until this time, the CDC’s Vaccine for Children program and others allowed for under-insured individuals to be eligible for vaccinations. The Section 317 program allowed for children through the age … Continue reading »

Possible to Get Flu Even with Vaccine

(CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control is warning the flu season appears to be bad this year, spreading faster and earlier than usual. The CDC says the South and Southeast section of the country is getting hit hard. Even people who received the flu shot can still get sick. “Number one, it does take … Continue reading »

1 in 24 Drivers Fall Asleep Behind Wheel

(CNN) — Some new data may encourage you to pull over if you’re feeling sleepy behind the wheel. It turns out just over 4 percent of drivers, or about one in 24, say they nodded off while driving in the previous month, according to a newly released study by the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading »