Washington, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track and respond to infectious diseases. The awards represent an increase of about $13 million over fiscal year 2014 funding, with increases going to vaccine-preventable-disease surveillance, foodborne-disease prevention and advanced molecular detection, among other projects.

Carson City, Nevada - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report showing that we are in the peak season for E. coli outbreaks. Nearly half of the nation’s E. coli 0157 outbreaks occur during July through September, with beef-associated outbreaks occurring most often in July and leafy vegetable-associated outbreaks in September.  Waterborne disease outbreaks occurred most often during June and outbreaks associated with animal contact during August. E. coli can spread rapidly between states when a nationally distributed food product is contaminated. In recent years this occurred with ground beef, ready to eat salads, and sprouts.

Durham, North Carolina - Sudden cardiac arrest kills an estimated 200,000 people a year in the United States, but many of those lives could be saved if ordinary bystanders simply performed CPR, a new study led by Duke Medicine shows.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s an important fact for anyone who ever drives with children: When it’s hot outside and sometimes even when it’s not so hot the temperature inside a parked car can rise to fatal heatstroke levels within minutes, even if the windows are partially open.

Scottsdale, Arizona - As the population ages, more caregiving is being provided by people who aren't health care professionals. These informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term care in the United States.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Car shopping may be easier than ever thanks to some surprising technology.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). Certain types of chemotherapy also may increase the risk of heart attack. Treatment with angiogenesis inhibitors and certain other targeted medications has been linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Fortunately, heart disease associated with chemotherapy is rare - and not all chemotherapy drugs carry the potential side effect of heart damage.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - As you age, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your physical and emotional well-being. Older adults are recognizing the incredible impact of physical activity and fitness, and are becoming more active than any previous generation. For millions of active older adults, the path to improved well-being starts with SilverSneakers® Fitness. In fact, 66 percent of participants said they would exercise less or not at all if it weren’t for SilverSneakers.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Warm weather means not just an increase in outdoor activities but emergency room visits as well. By taking a few steps to prepare, you can protect yourself and your family for more fun in the sun.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If you or someone you care about is ever among the nearly 2 million Americans who have a heart attack, a stroke or are diagnosed with heart disease every year, the key to recovery could come from a surprising source.