October 4, 2015; 6:42 AM ET
Heavy rain and major flooding will continue to threaten lives and property in and around the Carolinas this weekend despite Hurricane Joaquin tracking away from the United States. more >
Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US. Heat-related deaths are often a result of heat stroke and related conditions, but also occur under other health conditions.
Public health officials say the United States is experiencing a resurgence of measles because some parents are opting out of the recommended vaccines for their kids.
This year's flu season is severe. So far, at least 26 children in the United States have died of influenza, and thousands of elderly people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).