Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

  • Suicide Rate Jumps, Economy To Blame?

    Suicide Rate Jumps, Economy To Blame?

    NEW YORK -- The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent... Continue Reading

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

    Mandatory Flu Shot Or You're Fired

    Everyone knows the flu shot has a serious purpose. After all, it's a safeguard against a condition that kills 36,000 people a year, according to the John Hopkins School of Medicine. But for the workers of one Ohio health center, the risks of skipping out on the vaccine extended beyond increased risk of... Continue Reading

  • 7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    7 Jobs That Will Make You Sick

    Every year, people in the United States become ill as a result of occupational hazards. Workers exposed to asbestos can develop cancer. Coal miners can get black lung disease. Some of these diseases can be fatal, even when properly treated. 24/7 Wall St. identified some of the most common jobs that have a high... Continue Reading