Washington, DC - About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries. Our nation has made progress in road safety, reducing crash deaths by 31 percent from 2000 to 2013. But other high-income countries reduced crash deaths even further—by an average of 56 percent during the same period, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Washington, DC - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction on Friday, June 24, between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corp. requiring the business to immediately cease manufacturing and distributing food until it comes into compliance with federal food safety laws.

San Diego, California - The Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Medicine Clinic has been certified as a restless legs syndrome (RLS) Quality Care Center by the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, a designation recognizing the clinic’s expertise and leadership in diagnosing and treating the neurological disorder.

Los Angeles, California - An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles, the UCLA–First 5 LA 21st Century Dental Homes Project, has more than tripled preventive dental visits for children from birth to age 5, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

San Diego, California - High temperatures coming to the mountain and desert areas of San Diego County have once again prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning.

San Diego, California - It’s not a vaccine, but it can reduce your chances of getting HIV by over 90 percent.

Washington, DC - CDC launched the first national reporting system for harmful algal blooms, as well as a new website with important information for health officials and the public. The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) will collect data on harmful algal blooms and associated human and animal illness. CDC encourages state and territorial public health agencies to use this voluntary system to report harmful algal blooms and associated illness. The new website provides information on how to recognize these blooms and what people can do to protect themselves, their families, and their pets.