Latest National Center for Health Statistics Stories

CDC Report Shows Teen Birth Rates Are Declining
2013-05-23 18:45:52

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teen birth rates have dropped by 15 percent for all but two states.

Infant Mortality Rates In The US Are Down
2013-04-18 04:48:19

The infant mortality rate in the US fell 12 percent from 2005 to 2011, with improvements reported in all major racial and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report issued on Wednesday.

A Growing Trend: Couples Choosing To Shack Up Before Marriage
2013-04-04 14:34:05

A new study by The National Center for Health Statistics has shown that more and more couples are moving in together before tying the knot, and that only one-fourth of all "first unions" today are in the form of married couples.

2012-11-29 13:21:48

CHICAGO — Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is important for men to be aware that excess belly fat is not only a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes, it is also a risk factor for bone loss," said Miriam Bredella, M.D., radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of...

Americans Are Controlling Their High Blood Pressure
2012-10-24 04:48:26

A new study reported in the upcoming issue of the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation states that almost half of adults in the U.S. have controlled their high blood pressure.

Mississippi Has Nation's Highest Teenage Pregnancy Average
2012-04-11 05:21:53

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the teen pregnancy rate in Mississippi is the highest in the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.