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A year into leading the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Frieden "has quietly scrapped nearly all the administrative changes that the previous director, Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, spent much of her six-year tenure conceiving and carrying out," says the New York Times. Among Frieden's priorities is improving the center's ability to track disease and support local governments as well as encouraging people to quit smoking and get treatment for high blood pressure.

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