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From 1995 to 2010, diabetes rates increased 50% or more in 42 states and 100% or more in 18 states, according to research by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Researchers say that until community programs are in place to reduce obesity and prevent diabetes, rates likely will keep going up. We spoke with Sue Shaw, public health adviser with the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation, about how the CDC is working to prevent diabetes and how its National Diabetes Prevention Program is bringing evidence-based lifestyle change programs to communities around the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

This post was written by Troy Janisch, with art from Mark Anderson. Both contributors have two decades of digital-marketing experience and lead social media activities at American Family Insurance, a Fortune 300 company. Janisch blogs at, and Anderson shares his art at

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently turned to the undead to make it more approachable, and more effective at one of its core missions.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by Jorge Hernandez, senior vice president, Food Safety and Quality Assurance at U.S. Foodservice. U.S. Foodservice delivers food and related products and services to more than 250,000 customers, including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools and governmental operations.

The year is ending on two very positive notes relative to food safety in America. First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released new, more precise estimates about the impact of foodborne illnesses in America.[…] Continue Reading »

Today’s guest post is from Doug Naegele, an avid SmartBrief on Social Media reader and inveterate entrepreneur. His firm, Infield Communications, lives at the intersection of Health 2.0 and mobile solutions. This week, he attended Mobile Health 2010 at Stanford University.

Inspired by National HIV Testing Day, Dr. Scott Shamp of the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute recently lead an effort to create homegrown public service announcements using college students, volunteer producers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[…] Continue Reading »

Social media isn’t all word-of-mouth, viral videos and tepid personal insights — it can help spread important info too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention realize most people can’t be expected to go trolling around on its Web site for the latest info on the H1N1 flu virus. So they’re using blogger outreach, Twitter, widgets and text messaging to get the word out there through other channels.[…] Continue Reading »