Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nicholas...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nicholas...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’m involved with this because I know ther...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Subpar in Patients With HIV Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Subpar in Patients With HIV
More than a third of patients with HIV infection fail to get hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, despite a longstanding recommendation, report researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Increasing HCV/HBV Diagnosis in Urban Health Clinics Increasing HCV/HBV Diagnosis in Urban Health Clinics
This report details the use of a kiosk-based, audio-computer-assisted interview platform for identifying patients at risk for HCV or HBV infection or in need of HBV vaccination.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ACP, CDC Issue Guidance on Hep B Screening, Treatment
The American College of Physicians and CDC released a clinical guideline on hepatitis B virus infection that offers recommendations on vaccination, screening and linking patients to care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin ' s lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news