Posts tagged "CDC"

One in 10 American babies are born to a teen mother

The good news: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the teen birthrate is way down. The bad news: The country still has the second-highest teen birthrate among developed nations. Only Bulgaria has more teens having babies. Half of young women who have babies in their teens don’t get a high school diploma... Read more »

Chicago's first H1N1 outbreak hit some communities harder than others

As Chicagoans gear up for the flu season and another battle with the H1N1 virus, the city’s first outbreak this past spring shows that some parts of the city could be more vulnerable than others. There were 1,557 laboratory-confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Chicago from April to July, according to an August report from the Centers... Read more »