Dr. Thomas Frieden

The first confirmed Ebola virus patient diagnosed in the U.S. was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (Credit: CBS 2)

Local Expert Wonders Why Texas Ebola Patient Wasn’t Isolated Immediately

A man in Dallas has become the first person in the United States with a confirmed Ebola virus diagnosis, and one local expert was alarmed that the patient was not isolated immediately.

09/30/2014

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FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health.

11/07/2013

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Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

New York and New Jersey are among more than a dozen states that showed a decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

08/06/2013

Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) gives flu information to Juan Castro (R) after injecting him with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy on January 15, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Season Bad One For The Elderly

The U.S. is about halfway through the flu season, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older.

01/18/2013