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WZZM - As 2013 comes to a close, the Centers for Disease Control is looking at its accomplishments for this year and its challenges for the year ahead.
The CDC says its top accomplishments this year include the tobacco education campaign, which helped more than 100,000 smokers quit for good.
Also, a pilot study helped detect outbreaks sooner so health officials could stop them faster.
Another accomplishment, the Million hearts campaign to prevent heart attacks.
The CDC has some concerns going into 2014. Among them, the discovery of new microbes or drug resistant bacteria.
They also want to concentrate on things like increasing the rate of HPV vaccinations and making sure people use antibiotics wisely.
The C-D-C is also focused on ending polio for good, worldwide.
To learn more about the accomplishments and challenges, click here.