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Don’t drink the water

Now that swimming pools are officially open, the CDC has to come out with a study to ruin the fun. Most public pools have E.coli, which indicates fecal matter in the water, either from people having accidents in the pool or from swimmers not showering well enough before they get in the water. Makes you want to dive right in, doesn't it?

Get off the couch

Put down the cookie and take a walk. Only about 20% of us are getting the exercise we need, according to a new report by the CDC.

Notes from HBO movie ‘Mary and Martha’ premiere at the Carter Center

This spring, Atlantans are probably more concerned about shaving ice for our cocktails than making sure our fruit-scented insect repellant actually works. Yet, any Southerner who sees the new HBO film, Mary and Martha (which held its U.S. premiere at The Carter Center on Tuesday and debuts on the cable network Saturday), may never sip poma-tinis on the porch again without thanking our friends over at the CDC for killing malaria’s buzz way back when.

Watch the Fat Map

No doubt you've heard a lot about the U.S. obesity epidemic. If you're tired of reading about it and just want to see it, check out the CDC's obesity-over-time map, sped up for your viewing pleasure.

More women shunning marriage

Try before you buy. That's the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That's a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995.

Binge drinking 101

According to the CDC, one in five high school girls binge drink. That means they have at least four drinks (beer, wine, or liquor) at a time -- and they do it several times a month.

Big news in the bedroom

The CDC is poking around the bedroom again. According to new data released by the CDC, there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (SDIs) in the US each year. About half of those infections occur in young people, ages 15-24.

We love our fast food

How much time do you spend in that drive-thru? On an average day, we get a little more than 11 percent of our calories from fast food, according to a new study from the CDC.

Things We Missed: CDC on the zombie apoclypse

Last week, we were so busy celebrating our fiftieth anniversary that we missed it when the Atlanta-based CDC penned a blog post about how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Of course, it was mostly a ploy to jazz up their standard comments on safety preparedness (you know, about, like, floods and tornados), but still, it elicited a laugh. And, evidently, enough clicks (60,000) that it crashed their servers.
Plague of Politics May 1994

A plague of politics

Can meddling politicians and idealistic medicine mix without an explosion in the labs of the CDC?

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