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Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) speaks during the Influenza Outlook 2015-2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 17.   (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) speaks during the Influenza Outlook 2015-2016 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 17. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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The U.S. successfully helped lead global efforts to control the spread of Ebola, and adult cigarette smoking reached an all-time low. These are some of the strides the Centers for Disease Control made in 2015.

But there are many serious threats to American's health as well, including drug overdoses, e-cigarette use among teens, and foodborne illnesses.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, tells Here & Now's Robin Young about the challenges and achievements of the year and what lies ahead in 2016.

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This segment aired on December 28, 2015.

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