Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses
FINDINGSThe menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman ’s life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up to menopause, when menstruation stops altogether. The researchers found that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean body mass and more than doubled their fat mass. The women’s lean and fat mass remained stable after the transition to menopause. The researchers also noted ethnic/racial differences in the impact of menopause on body composition.BACKGROUNDThe relationship between menopause and changes in body composition...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Revealed: Government instructs trusts to withhold Brexit impact assessments
The Department of Health and Social Care has told trusts to withhold their Brexit self-assessments from the press and public because publishing the details could “put public wellbeing at risk”, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

President Slashes NIH Funding by 13 percent
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $34.4 billion in FY 2020, roughly $4.7 billion or 13 percent below the levels enacted by Congress for FY 2019, according to the President’s Budget released on March 11. The budget for NIH includes $492 million in funding made available through the 21st Century Cures Act and $150 million in mandatory funding. The leading biomedical research agency in the world would receive budget cuts across the board. All NIH centers are slated for budget reductions: National Cancer Institute: -8.7 percent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: -14 percent National Inst...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday detailed its new initiative to reduce new human immunodeficiency virus infections in the United States by at least 90% over 10 years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Include Children's Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging families to protect their children, themselves and their communities by scheduling vaccinations for their children during this year ’s school spring break. “Vaccinations are safe and effective, and help protect our children, our parents, and our friends and neighbors,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, DHS Deputy Secretary. “They help keep kids from missing school and parents from missing work or other activities due to illne sses which...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Baylor faculty member earns grant to study evidence-based practices in psychology
(Baylor University) Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts& Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DeSantis steps up Alzheimer's efforts
Gov. Ron DeSantis is directing the state Department of Health to add Alzheimer ’s disease and related types of dementia as a priority in the State Health Improvement Plan. DeSantis made the announcement Thursday night at the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Palm Beach County. An estimated 560,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in the state. That figure is projected to increase by nearly 29 percent by 2025. Alzheimer’s disease is the No. 6 cause of death in Florida.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: News Service Florida staff Source Type: news

DeSantis steps up Alzheimer's efforts
Gov. Ron DeSantis is directing the state Department of Health to add Alzheimer ’s disease and related types of dementia as a priority in the State Health Improvement Plan. DeSantis made the announcement Thursday night at the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Palm Beach County. An estimated 560,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in the state. That figure is projected to increase by nearly 29 percent by 2025. Alzheimer’s disease is the No. 6 cause of death in Florida.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: News Service Florida staff Source Type: news

State Health Officials Warn the Flu Season is Far From Over
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) expects this to beone of the longest flu seasons in recent memory with the powerful influenza A/H3 virus currently affecting young and old alike. “The average peak for flu activity is the first week of February, but we expect this season to extend at least through the end of March, if not beyond.” said DHS Influenza Coordinator Thomas Haupt. The H3 type of the virus is more powerful than the A/H1 virus that...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Melting Snow and Rain is Causing Flooding in Wisconsin
With many communities currently dealing with floods or preparing for them, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding residents on how to stay safe during these events. " Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and now we're seeing widespread flooding as it all melts. While it's important for all of us to be prepared for flooding, it's critical that people who live along water bodies and in low lying areas to protect themselves against flooding, " said Dr...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Largest Nursing Homes in the Albany area
The survey area includes Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties. Information on The List was supplied by individual nursing homes and taken from the state Department of Health bed census and could not be independently verified in all cases by the Albany Business Review. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. NA denotes not answered or not applicable. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Christian conservatives in Trump administration build global antiabortion coalition
The effort is being led by Valerie Huber, a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services who founded an abstinence-only sex education group before joining the government. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Butterball LLC Recalls Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Infections
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections. To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA fingerprint) of Salmonella . The four Wisconsin patients are linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products. Additionally, a Minnesota resident with the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Doctors Are Writing Half as Many New Opioid Prescriptions as They Used To, Study Says
Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses. One major factor contributing to the rising number of people who get addicted to opioids and die from overdoses is the increasing number of prescriptions written by doctors to treat pain. Overdose deaths related to such prescriptions increased five times from 1999 to 2017. But according to the latest study looking at opioid prescribing patterns, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, recent efforts t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Florida Paramedic Honored After Pediatric Drowning Save
LARGO, Fla. – A Pinellas County (Fla.) paramedic was recognized for his quick off-duty response during a recent drowning incident. Joshua Hoover, EMT-P, received the 2019 Commissioner Morroni Award of Excellence in EMS at the county’s appreciation luncheon for emergency personnel, which is presented annually to EMS professionals who display exceptional dedication above and beyond the call of duty. Hoover, safety and risk coordinator for Sunstar Paramedics, was celebrating a family member’s birthday at the beach when he noticed a lifeguard pulling a young girl from the water at a water park in Indian Rocks...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The FDA Revealed How It ’s Planning to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales to Teens
In one of his last acts as head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), outgoing Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released new plans for restricting the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, in an effort to combat teen vaping. The draft guidance, which will remain open for public comment for 30 days before being finalized, crystallizes some of the agency’s prior plans for regulating flavored e-cigarettes, which have become so popular among teenagers that many doctors fear they could contribute to widespread nicotine addiction among young people. Vaping among high school students rose by 78% (from almost 12% to alm...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute chief to serve as acting FDA head
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has tapped National Cancer Institute Director Norman Sharpless to serve as acting commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, following the resignation of Scott Gottlieb earlier this month. Sharpless, who has led the National Institutes of Health's cancer unit since 2017, will take over following Gottlieb's exit in April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods files plans for Amherst expansion
Canterbury Woods is planning a small expansion at its Williamsville facility that will add two new beds. The project, valued at just under $500,000, will add a 914-square-foot addition to the first floor at the northwest wing. The residential health care facility currently counts 48 beds. Plans were filed this week with the State Department of Health, which approves hospital and health care Canterb ury Woods is a continuing care retirement community, with residential options that range from independent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods files plans for Amherst expansion
Canterbury Woods is planning a small expansion at its Williamsville facility that will add two new beds. The project, valued at just under $500,000, will add a 914-square-foot addition to the first floor at the northwest wing. The residential health care facility currently counts 48 beds. Plans were filed this week with the State Department of Health, which approves hospital and health care Canterb ury Woods is a continuing care retirement community, with residential options that range from independent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems: Small and Rural Hospitals
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 3/12/2019. This one-hour, 30-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses hospital incident command systems (HICS) in small and rural hospitals, and the persistent, recent, and emergent health challenges facing rural communities. Topics include how Garfield Memorial Hospital in Utah utilized HICS forms in the response and recovery periods during the culinary water incident; a ricin incident at Fannin Regional Hospital in Geo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump ’s Budget Asks for Nearly $300 Million to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic Within 10 Years
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget includes nearly $300 million meant to “defeat the HIV/AIDS epidemic” in the U.S. — even as it calls for a 12% reduction in total funding to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During his February State of the Union address, Trump announced an ambitious plan to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.” During a subsequent call with reporters, health officials said the initiative would focus on 48 at-risk counties across the country and would involve promoting early HIV treatment and diagnosis, expanding ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Interim community pharmacy funding announced
An interim funding agreement has been agreed in advance of the start of actual negotiations on future pharmacy funding. The Department of Health and Social Care and PSNC have agreed community pharmac (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa Bids to Regain WHO Polio-Free Certification
[Daily Maverick] South Africa is part of a 'pariah' group of countries that are not certified polio-free, thanks to weaknesses in our surveillance and vaccination programme. The Department of Health is determined to win back its certificate in April, and it launched an immunisation survey last week to check on the nation's vaccination rate. But we should never have lost the certificate in the first place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Community pharmacy funding: interim arrangements agreed
The Department of Health and Social Care and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have agreed provisional arrangements for the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF) due to take effect from April 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

DHS Relaunches Tobacco Prevention Campaign to Address Youth E-cigarette Epidemic
In early 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services(DHS) issued a rare health advisory on youth e-cigarette use in response to new data showing skyrocketing vape use among Wisconsin teens (from 8% of high school students in 2014 to 20% in 2018). DHS is continuing to build on the awareness created by the advisory with the relaunch of their Tobacco is Changing media campaign across the state. Tobacco is Changing, which originally debuted in November...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 8, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

South Africa: Eastern Cape Health Improves Payment and Conditions of Service for Community Health Workers
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape Department of Health is spending millions of rands in improving payment and conditions of service for over five thousand community health workers in the province. The expenditure forms part of implementing the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) Resolution on standardization of remuneration for community health workers in the department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: 1 Student Got 21 Others Sick
The city ’ s Department of Health had issued an order requiring schools to prohibit unvaccinated students from attending. A yeshiva in Brooklyn ignored it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Parenting Jews and Judaism Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) Levine, Mark D Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg American Medical Assn Yeshiva Kehilath Yako Source Type: news

DHS Secretary Designee Palm: Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access
Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Designee Andrea Palm highlighted critical portions of Governor Evers ’ 2019-2021 DHS budget proposal, which was introduced last week. “Governor Evers’ budget makes historic investments in the health and well-being of every Wisconsinite,” said Secretary Designee Palm. “Through critical investments in our providers and health care workforce, this budget recog nizes that health care is a cornerstone of economic development in communities all across...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 6, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

South Africa: Community Health Workers Blockade Gauteng Department of Health
[GroundUp] On Tuesday, Gauteng community health care workers blocked entrances to the Department of Health building on Thabo Sehume Street in Tshwane. They barricaded the main gate with stones and branches of trees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Critical Access Hospital Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 3/6/2019. This 54-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in March 2019, combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Requirements. It provides requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communicatio...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New lead appointed for national death review service
NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care have appointed a national medical examiner to oversee the introduction of the new death review service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leprosy Survivor Creates Hope and Support for Others Affected by Disease
Filipino businessman Ariel Lazarte was diagnosed with Hansen’s Disease in 2014. Since his treatment he has built a successful business and has become a patron for those affected by the disease. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsMANILA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS)When Ariel Lazarte from Quezon City, Philippines, was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2014, his life seemed as if it were falling apart. But now more than four years later Lazarte’s life is a huge contrast from the poverty and isolation he experienced as a person affected by leprosy.Now the owner of multiple businesses, including ones in transport and const...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

HHS: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program
Notice of a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implementing several provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including health information technology developer certification requirements, provisions to support interoperability, and more. Comments are due May 3, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 4, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Minimum Data Set Form 1; Possible Case
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 3/4/2019. This three-page Word document, updated in March 2019, is a minimum data set form for possible cases of Middle East respiratory coronavirus syndrome (MERS-CoV). It should be completed and returned to Public Health England for all possible cases of MERS-CoV. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government publishes outcome of consultation on NHS pensions
The Department of Health and Social Care has published the outcome of the consultation on changes to the NHS pension scheme which ran from 18 December 2018 to 28 January 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Leprosy-free Philippines by 2020?
By Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 3 2019 (IPS)Dr Maria Francia Laxamana, assistant secretary of health in the Department of Health, Philippines outlines her recommendations for a leprosy country by 2020.She spoke to IPS the first ever Regional Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Leprosy in Asia.The three-day regional event was organised by the Philippine government-run Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital (CSGH), the Coalition of Leprosy Advocate of the Philippines, and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF). SMHF and its parent organisation the Nippon Foundation have been playing a decisive role in lepr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Multimedia Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Video Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Memorial He Source Type: news

Leprosy Detection With a Personal Touch
Coalition of Leprosy Associations of the Philippines (CLAP) community outreach organisers Jennifer Quimno (left) and Michelle Ann Oreo (right). Credit: Ben Kritz/IPSBy Ben KritzMANILA, Mar 3 2019 (IPS)Jennifer Quimno could put anyone at ease. So when she travels across the Philippines as part of peer to peer programme that helps identify new leprosy cases, people generally allow her to examine them.“We met a young boy, about 16 years of age, who had symptoms of leprosy, and we needed to examine and send pictures of his skin rashes to the doctors for diagnosis,” Quimno told IPS. Quimno, herself a former leprosy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Leprosy Remains a Stubborn, Unseen Problem in the Philippines
The Philippines has the highest incidence of leprosy of any country in the region – about 1,700 new cases have been identified in each of the last three years. Credit: moyerphotos/CC by 2.0By Ben KritzMANILA, Mar 2 2019 (IPS)The stubborn challenge of diagnosis and treatment of leprosy among difficult to reach populations in the Philippines should soon become easier with the rollout of a mobile app connecting field health workers with physicians and clinics.Officially launched at the end of January after years of testing, the app was created by Philippine developer MetaHelix in cooperation with the Department of Healt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

A Brooklyn Yeshiva Is Responsible for 21 Measles Infections In Growing Outbreak, Health Officials Say
A measles outbreak is spreading within New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, with 21 cases coming from a single yeshiva in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to city health officials. The New York City Department of Health announced Thursday that 121 people have contracted measles since the outbreak began in October, and 31 cases have been newly identified. The vast majority of cases have affected children, particularly in the Borough Park and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The outbreak’s initial case was acquired when a person visited Israel, where a measles outbreak is in progress, according to h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Medical errors climb at Minnesota hospitals
Medical errors and other preventable incidents at Minnesota hospitals and surgery centers rose last year to the highest levels in more than a decade. Minnesota Public Radio reports on the new report from Minnesota Department of Health, which noted 384 "adverse health events" during the period between October 2017 and October 2018, which included 11 deaths and 118 serious injuries. The deaths included five people who fell in a hospital — the r eport categorizes falls as a medical error even if the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

HHS: Retail Pharmacy Interest in Utilization of Innovative Educational Technology To Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Rural Areas; Correction
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) extending the comment deadline forRetail Pharmacy Interest in Utilization of Innovative Educational Technology To Increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in Rural Areas to March 15, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Exchange Newsletter: Supporting Hospital Surge —Meeting Patient and Staff Needs, 2019 Volume 1 Issue 8
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 3/2019. The articles in this 30-page issue of The Exchange from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) highlight lessons learned, trends, and future initiatives shared by support service staff in response to mass casualty incidents. Article topics are Nutrition and Meal Plans: An Often Neglected Pillar of Healthcare Emergency Planning; Managing Blood Supply, Demand, and Donations in a Disaster; The U.S. Blood Supply: Challenges and Opportunities; T...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Controlled Substances and Emergency Response Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 3/2019. This 11-page fact sheet of frequently asked questions from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) outlines current guidance that exists regarding the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances during a disaster; details the challenges that patients, healthcare providers, and emergency managers experience related to the provision of controlled substances during disasters; and highlights areas of opportunity for developing solutions ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UVA expands telehealth program, focus on chronic disease care
The program is funded by a $750,000 grant from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Epidemiology and Cases Diagnosed in the UK (United Kingdom)
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated in February 2019, provides information about historical and current epidemiology of Zika virus infections, including cases in United Kingdom travelers. It provides an update on current outbreaks, and a table for the region of travel for Zika cases diagnosed in United Kingdom travelers since 2015. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Preventing Infection by Sexual Transmission
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated in February 2019, provides guidance on the likelihood of sexual transmission of Zika virus and ways to prevent it. It discusses the risk of Zika virus sexual transmission, and provides a table of recommended precautions by type of individual. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus Congenital Infection: Algorithm and Interim Guidance
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated in February 2019, provides guidance for neonatologists and pediatricians to manage confirmed and potentially infected infants born to parents who traveled to areas with active Zika virus transmission. It provides a guidance document, and an algorithm of recommendations for neonates whose mother has traveled to a country with risk for Zika transmission during pregnancy or within eight weeks before conception. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Sample Testing Advice
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated in February 2019, provides guidance on who to test for Zika virus infection and which samples to collect. It discusses investigation of asymptomatic returned travelers, investigation of patients with current or previous symptoms, standard sample types for routine Zika virus testing, other samples (including obstetric and neonatal) suitable for Zika virus testing, and interpretation of Zika virus test results. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Country Specific Risk
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This resource, updated on February 27, 2019, provides information about countries, territories, and areas with active or past Zika transmission that have been classified into two risk categories. Topics are Zika virus risk rating for countries, territories, or areas; and an A to Z of countries and their risk ratings. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Preventing the Consequences of Sexual Transmission
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/27/2019. This one-page algorithm provides a pathway to determine what advice about sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is needed for male and female travelers. This advice on avoidance of conception and on barrier methods applies regardless of whether or not travelers have symptoms. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news