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    Routine vaccination rates for children in the U.S. continue to decline, according to data analyzed by the Center for American Progress. It is a situation that has worsened since COVID-19's onset. 
  • Arizona health officials warn about rising fungal infection risks

    The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a notice Sept. 26 warning clinicians and residents to be on the lookout for a fungi-caused infection known as Valley Fever. 
  • COVID-19 admissions dip: 5 updates

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    In some parts of the nation, wastewater surveillance data suggests the COVID-19 uptick may have peaked. If cases do start to decline over the next few weeks, that doesn't mean the U.S. is in the clear this winter, however. 
  • 'Dramatically inaccurate': Women's health misinformation is rampant on TikTok

    Most TikTok videos on gynecological cancer contain misinformation that could be harmful to women's health, a recent study found. 
  • 22 states with highest obesity rates: New CDC data

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  • CDC invests $263M to forecast infectious disease threats

    The CDC is dolling out $262.5 million over five years to research centers across the U.S. The goal? To develop a national network that can forecast infectious disease outbreaks, something akin to the National Weather Service, according to a Sept. 20 Boston Globe report. 
  • Warm water bacteria increased 8-fold in last 30 years

    As global temperatures warm, infection-causing bacteria that thrives in both saltwater and freshwater — like Vibrio vulnificus and Naegleria fowleri — are increasing too, and with it, so is the risk to humans, The New York Times reported Sept. 20. 
  • HHS expands care with $45M grant for long COVID-19 clinics

    HHS in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced it will allocate nine grant awards of $1 million each, for five years, to support long COVID clinics. 
  • US to again offer free COVID-19 tests, awards $600M to boost production

    Starting Sept. 25, Americans will again be able to order free COVID-19 tests through the federal government. The news comes amid the ninth consecutive week of COVID-19 hospital admissions increasing across the U.S. 
  • Task force urges blood pressure checks during all prenatal visits

    All pregnant individuals should have their blood pressure checked during every single prenatal visit, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends. 
  • CDC awards university $17.5M for pandemic preparedness work

    The CDC will award Boston-based Northeastern University $17.5 million over the next five years to create an innovation center designed to help communities detect and prepare for future infectious disease outbreaks. 
  • Early signs indicate COVID-19 is plateauing

    The COVID-19 uptick in some parts of the country may have peaked, recent wastewater surveillance data suggests. 
  • Biden plans office of gun violence prevention

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  • COVID-19 admissions up for 9th straight week

    More than 20,500 patients with COVID-19 were admitted to U.S. hospitals for the week ending Sept. 9, according to the latest CDC update. 
  • The condition behind 10.8M 'avoidable' deaths a year

    The World Health Organization on Sept. 19 published its first-ever report on high blood pressure — a condition behind 10.8 million avoidable deaths every year, according to the report. 
  • Women less likely than men to get CPR in public

    Women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public places, but older people, especially older men, are less likely to get CPR in private locations, new research has found.
  • Arkansas resident dies from brain-eating amoeba

    The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting one resident has died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba from a splash pad at the Country Club of Little Rock, according to a Sept. 14 news release.

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