• US has a new dominant COVID-19 strain

    A highly contagious sublineage of the BA.2 omicron subvariant is now the nation's dominant strain, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  • CDC expands monkeypox investigation in US: 7 updates

    The CDC is investigating four cases of monkeypox in the U.S. as of May 23.
  • Births up for 1st time since 2014: CDC

    The number of births in the United States increased by 1 percent from 2020 to 2021, marking the first increase to the number in seven years, according to provisional data published by the CDC. 
  • COVID-19 deaths to increase in next month: 3 forecasts to know

    COVID-19 deaths are decreasing nationwide in the wake of this winter's omicron surge, but CDC modeling suggests this trend may change over the next four weeks. 
  • 3rd possible monkeypox case reported in US: 4 expert takes

    Florida health officials on May 22 said they are investigating a potential monkeypox case, which could make it the third in the nation, ABC News reported May 22.
  • Flu activity still unseasonably high: CDC

    The number of flu patients admitted to the hospital increased slightly for the week ending May 14, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. 
  • COVID-19 admissions increased 24% this week: 9 CDC findings

    The nation is now reporting more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases daily as hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 20.
  • CDC strengthens booster recommendations

    The CDC reinforced its COVID-19 booster recommendations and expanded eligibility to everyone 5 and older May 19.
  • New York investigating possible monkeypox case: 6 updates

    New York health officials on May 19 said they are investigating a possible monkeypox case in a patient who is in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, The New York Times reports. News of the potential infection comes a day after a case was confirmed in Massachusetts. 
  • CDC investigates 180 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children

    At least 180 children have developed severe hepatitis from an unknown cause in the last seven months, the CDC said May 18.
  • Lessons from Henry Ford Health's precision medicine journey

    While many healthcare organizations have yet to realize the full promise of precision medicine, Henry Ford Health's Jeffries Center for Precision Medicine in Detroit has been a leader in providing access to comprehensive tumor genomic testing and associated clinical support for all patients.
  • 32% of Americans live in areas where indoor masking is recommended

    About one-third of Americans live in areas where the level of COVID-19 transmission warrants wearing a mask in indoor public settings, health officials said during a May 18 briefing at the White House. 
  • 31% of Americans say pandemic is over, survey finds

    Nearly one-third of Americans say they think the pandemic is over, despite COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising nationwide, according to Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll findings published May 18. 
  • Fast-spreading omicron subvariant accounts for 47% of US cases 

    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is close to becoming the dominant strain in the U.S. as cases and hospitalizations increase nationwide.
  • 429 hepatitis cases confirmed in 22 countries: WHO

    More than 400 children worldwide have developed unusual cases of acute hepatitis, and researchers are still searching for the cause of the outbreak, the World Health Organization said May 17.  
  • US surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths, and 3 forecasts to know

    More than 1 million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, a grim milestone the U.S. crossed May 16, CDC data shows. 
  • Experts warn of a COVID-19 wave that is 'almost like omicron'

    The increasing prevalence of "unbelievably transmissible" COVID-19 omicron subvariants has experts concerned about a potential new wave of cases that may go partly undetected as people turn to home tests instead of lab tests, The Houston Chronicle reported May 16.
  • Gun violence in hospitals: 3 preventive measures

    Hospitals and health systems have seen several incidents of gun violence in recent months.
  • COVID-19 admissions jump for 5th week: 9 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, though deaths are still falling on the heels of this winter's omicron surge, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 13.
  • US flu activity holds steady into May: CDC

    As summer approaches, flu positivity levels in the U.S. remain unseasonably high, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. 

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