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Estimated Range of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti in the United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/20/2017 This updated resource (2017) provides two maps of the estimated range of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States in 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more likely to spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses than other types of mosquitoes such as Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The Web page also provides information about these mosquitoes, outbreaks spread by mosquitoes, and how to be protected from Zika and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Study: Rural Americans less likely to wear seat belts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that rural Americans are less likely to wear seat belts and more likely to die to car crashes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS Pharmacy Will Limit Prescriptions for Opioids
With the 64,000 deaths from opioid overdoses last year alone, the medical community is struggling to contain the out-of-control opioid epidemic. Now, CVS, one the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers that oversees prescription drug benefits for 90 million people through its CVS Caremark plan, is attempting to address opioid abuse by no longer reimbursing opioid prescriptions beyond the first week for people filling these prescriptions for the first time. Beginning in February, the company announced, it will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioids...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized CVS CVS health CVS pharmacy Drugs Opioid opioid epidemic opioid prescription opioid prescriptions opioid prescriptions cvs opioid use disorder opioids Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bartonella disease: A misunderstood vector-borne infection, similar to Lyme disease
(Natural News) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported yearly. As only a small fraction of cases actually gets reported, the agency adds that the actual incidence of this disease in likely much higher. On top of that, emerging studies show that Bartonella disease,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
(Entomological Society of America) Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot This Fall
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized cvs flu shot flu season 2017 flu vaccine free flu shot medicine target flu shot urgent care flu shot walgreens flu shot walmart flu shot where can i get a flu shot Source Type: news

CDC issues guidance on storm recovery
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been using multiple channels to get the word out about post-storm safety to residents of areas still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist on Trial for Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
(BOSTON) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alanna Durkin Richer / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Hawaii joins coalition of states seeking information from opioid manufacturers, distributors
Hawaii has joined a coalition of states in seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributor of prescription opioids. The bipartisan coalition is part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic, according to a statement. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people across the country in 2016, according to provisional data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It's an increase of more than 21 percent from the 52,898 who lost their lives during… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Hawaii joins coalition of states seeking information from opioid manufacturers, distributors
Hawaii has joined a coalition of states in seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributor of prescription opioids. The bipartisan coalition is part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic, according to a statement. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people across the country in 2016, according to provisional data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It's an increase of more than 21 percent from the 52,898 who lost their lives during… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Massive corruption and criminal misconduct uncovered at the CDC; World Mercury Project issues call for extradition of vaccine research criminal
(Natural News) Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose work to expose the connection between mercury-laced vaccines and increased autism rates has earned him wide praise and plaudits, has released a new report which describes a number of criminal acts allegedly committed by employees and consultants working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy
In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life expectancy. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in JAMA that while life expectancy in the U.S. increased overall from 2000 to 2015, that improvement was blunted by deaths from opioid overdoses. (According to other recent research, deaths from opioid overdoses nearly doubled in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.) The life expectancy for people born in 2015 increased by two years compared to people born in 2000, from 76 years to 78. Much of that gain was due to decreases ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are opioids painkillers drug addiction Drugs leading causes of death opioid addiction opioid epidemic opioid overdose opioid overdoses opioid pain killers what are opioids what is the leading cause of death Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Flu vaccines don't work in the elderly, new science shows ... U.S. media total blackout
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the same authority that determines the national vaccination schedule, notes that those most at risk of complications from the flu virus are children younger than 5, but particularly those under the age of 2; pregnant women; people in nursing homes; and adults over the age... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual flu shots linked to increased risk of miscarriage
(Natural News) A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Vaccines revealed that receiving one particular flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of early miscarriage. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin recruited 485 pregnant women aged 18 to 44 who already... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considerations for Respirator Selection in Healthcare
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 09/01/2017 This matrix details considerations for respirator selection for the N95 FFR (Filtering Facepiece Respirator), Surgical N95 FFR, Loose-Fitting PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator), and Elastometric. Criteria include Requires Hazard Evaluation, Requires Proper Use Training, Can Be Used for High-Risk Aerosol-Generating Procedures, and Can Be Used for Airborne Precautions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

235 sickened by salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas
Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science in emergency response at CDC: structure and functions - Iskander J, Rose DA, Ghiya ND.
Recent high-profile activations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) include responses to the West African Ebola and Zika virus epidemics. Within the EOC, emergency responses are organized according t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This resource provides guidance about the increased risk of wounds for emergency responders, cleanup workers, and volunteers during hurricane evacuation and flood cleanup. These workers should make sure they are up to date with tetanus vaccination before starting cleanup activities. Topics include Protection Against Tetanus, Risk of Tetanus After Exposure to Flood Water, and Wound Management for Tetanus Prevention. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer and the World Trade Center Health Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/01/2017 The goal of this course is to educate clinicians about the association between cancer and exposure to 9/11 terrorist sites, as well as the health services the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) offers survivors and responders at risk of exposure or undergoing treatment for cancer. It explains why the WTCHP added cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, and discusses what cancers and screenings are covered by the WTCHP. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Airway, Digestive, and Mental Health Comorbidities in WTC (World Trade Center) Responders and Survivors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/01/2017 The goal of this course is to understand the medical and mental health comorbidities found in 9/11 responders and survivors. It identifies the groups of individuals affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack and environmental disaster, and their range of exposures. It describes acute and longer-term aerodigestive and mental health impacts on populations exposed to the World Trade Center disaster, and the benefits of a patient-centered, multidisciplinary program in managing 9/11 exposure-related medical and mental health comorbidities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Risks Associated with 9/11 and the WTC (World Trade Center) Disaster: Lessons Learned
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/01/2017 The goal of this course is to explain the environmental hazards associated with the 9/11 attacks, and provide information about the World Trade Center Health Program. It identifies immediate, short- and long-term health risks posed by exposure to disaster and/or terrorist attacks to responders and survivors, and comorbidities most common in survivors and responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, sites. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: The World Trade Center Health Program and Disaster Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/01/2017 The goal of this course is to inform clinicians about environmental exposures on 9/11 and the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. It identifies exposure-related health risks associated with environmental exposures from the WTC site, describes the lessons learned from the 9/11 disaster response, and discusses how to identify patients who are eligible for care under the WTC Health Program. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC activates EOC, warns about health risks from hurricanes
With Texas and Florida reeling from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of potential health risks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips for Raising a Modern-Day Teen
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at Amazon. Parenting an adolescent into adulthood can be difficult, frustrating, and always unpredictable. But if you can make it through the moody teenage years, while avoiding some common parenting pitfalls, a compassionate, functioning human will be waiting for you on the other side. Here are five rules of the road. Let them sleep in It’s not just a cliché. Teenagers really do sleep differently than the rest of us; they have a harder time going to bed early and a m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized how do i raise a teenager how to give a sex talk how to raise a teen how to raise a teenager Mental Health/Psychology Parenting parenting tips parenting tips teenagers Source Type: news

After Natural Disasters, Risk of Death and Injury Rises
ATLANTA (AP) — Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people ge...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

After Natural Disasters, Risk of Death and Injury Rises
ATLANTA (AP) — Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people ge...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Severity Spectrum of Inspection Departures and Enforcement Actions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/14/2017 This resource provides a spreadsheet that outlines categories of inspection regulatory departures from select agent and toxin regulations, grouped according to the level of severity, as well as related enforcement options that may be applied. The intention of this information is to provide awareness of how the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) considers the severity of inspection findings, and provide visibility to the application of enforcement options to these findings. Example violations are grouped into a three-tier risk scoring system in the categories of low, m...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER): an innovative emergency management tool in the United States - Schnall A, Nakata N, Talbert T, Bayleyegn T, Martinez D, Wolkin A.
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate how inclusion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) as a tool in Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Information for Disaster Evacuation Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/05/2017 This Web page, updated in September 2017, contains links to information for evacuation centers, including infection control, medical management and patient advisement, glucose monitoring, dialysis care after a disaster, and disaster information for pet centers. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Tags: Evacuation and Relocation--Individual Behavior--Communicable Disease Control Source Type: news

Study: Women Who Had Miscarriages Were More Likely To Have Received Flu Shots
NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Source Type: news

Weak link found between flu shot and miscarriage
Preliminary research into a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage found a weak connection, spurring researchers to call for more extensive study over multiple flu seasons. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared 485 pregnant women who had miscarriages to 485 pregnant women who did not, and found that 17 of the women who miscarried had had a flu shot within the prior 28 days and also got the vaccine the previous year, The Washing ton Post reported. Four… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Former CDC chief Frieden to head $225m anti-heart disease initiative
Previous US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden said he will head Resolve, a new public health initiative focused on fighting heart disease and stroke which has already raised $225 million in backing from a handful of private philanthropies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have joined in to fund the initiative. Resolve plans to invest in efforts to reduce trans-fats from restaurant menus, which follows up on Frieden’s 2006 efforts to ban trans-fats as the New York City health commissioner. The initiative will also loo...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Former U.S. CDC director takes aim at outbreaks, heart disease
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden on Tuesday announced the start of a new public health initiative funded by private philanthropies to fight heart disease and stroke and shore up infectious disease capabilities around the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative
Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health’s thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health commissioner who spent seven years leading the CDC during the Obama administration, said he chose those two issues based on his “unique […]Related:New clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanomaHPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awardsAfter the flood, the monster that grows like ‘the Blob’ &md...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Bacterial Infection Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Petland
Health officials across the country are investigating a multi-state outbreak of human bacterial infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, an Ohio-based chain that operates stores in the U.S. and abroad, including in Japan, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. As of Sept. 11 this year, 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections — which can spread through contact with dog feces and usually does not spread from one person to another — have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The first case was reported on Sept. 15 last year, and the most recen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime outbreaks Pets Source Type: news

E-learning Institute Fellowship (ELI)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invites distance learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products to apply to participate in the CDC E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. Applications due by October 6, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital Incident Command Systems: How to Lead When a Crisis Occurs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/31/2017 This 30-minute online simulation, provided in collaboration with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), is designed to highlight effective leadership techniques in the face of various health crises. Expert faculty provide their insights on Hospital Incident Command (HIC) Systems; communications with staff, media, and the general public; and patient safety concerns. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Defending Against Superbugs: An Interactive Case Study Managing an "Outbreak" of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a Hospital Setting
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/31/2017 This 30-minute online simulation, provided in collaboration with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), is designed to strengthen participants'ability to develop an effective infection control approach in response to an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a hospital. Two case studies are presented, and participants will make clinical decisions that affect patient outcomes. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tackling an Invasive, Emerging, Multi-Drug Resistant Yeast: Candida Auris - What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/15/2017 This one-hour webinar describes the epidemiology of Candida auris (C. auris), an emerging multi-drug-resistant fungus that can cause invasive infections with high mortality, and has been associated with outbreaks in healthcare settings. It explains the guidance for diagnosis and treatment of C. auris, and the infection control recommendations for containing C. auris. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems files 510(k) for T2Bacteria Panel
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today it filed a 510(k) appliation with the FDA for its T2Bateria Panel rapid diagnostic solution designed to identify pathogens assocaited with Sepsis. The T2Bacteria panel is designed to run on the FDA-cleared T2Dx instrument to provide diagnosis of sepsis pathogens within hours, reducing the time for patients with bloodstream infections to receive treatment, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The submission includes data from a pivotal clinical trial of the T2Bacteria Panel which compared it to blood culture, as well as the performance of the panel in known bacteria positiv...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Puppies from pet store chain sicken 39 people, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it is investigating a multistate outbreak of campylobacter infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heath Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice
-- Head lice infections are common among school-age children, but with the proper treatment, you can get rid of both the bugs and their nits (eggs). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Remove clothing before starting the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disasters Don ’t Plan Ahead. You Can
NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has provided the following information as a way for all of us to be better prepared when disasters strike. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have us asking ourselves—are we ready to respond to a disaster in our community? You are probably asking yourself the same question. To prepare, you must have your own plan in place first. Then you can help members of your community find resources to make their preparedness plans. This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning, with the theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” To ...
Source: Dragonfly - September 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Source Type: news

Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
-- More than 400,000 Americans get sick every year from antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. These infections, which resist the effects of antibiotics, are harder to treat and often lead... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 7, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Heraeus Medical Components acquires Biotectix Heraeus Medical Components is acquiring conductive polymer materials maker Biotectix. The deal, announced yesterday, will allow Heraeus to boost its medical electrode coating capabil...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news