Evidence Spotty for Hospital Cleaning Practices (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trials must fill gaps in evidence for cleaning, disinfection, and monitoring (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: House Panel Finds Cybersecurity Dangers at HHS
(MedPage Today) -- And housing is health intervention, senators told (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tenofovir Vaginal Gel Cuts Herpes Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Protection with pericoital gel increased with adherence (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AC Towers Linked to Legionnaire's Outbreak
(MedPage Today) -- Cooling systems have been decontaminated (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Easy Feat: Promoting PrEP for HIV Prevention Among Latinos
(MedPage Today) -- Many have not heard of the medication (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Gives Nod to Daklinza
(MedPage Today) -- Drug to be used in combination with Sovaldi to treat genotype 3 HCV (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HCV Combo Effective in Real World (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Compassionate use program saw high cure rates in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Raltegravir Prevents HIV Transmission in Newborns (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study suggests integrase inhibitor can help prevent mother-to-child infections. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Soccer-Based Promo of Circumcision Scores in Africa (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- "Make the Cut" intervention has circumcised coaches promote voluntary male medical circumcision. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investigational Combo Effective in HCV/HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis C virus eliminated in almost all patients after 12 weeks of treatment. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Prevention: Is Cash King? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies of incentives for healthy behavior have mixed results. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

French Teen's HIV Remission Stirs Interest (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Case regarded as "extraordinary" but still preliminary. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effective HIV Tx in Heterosexual Couples Halts Transmission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Final results of landmark HPTN 052 trial show lasting effect. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ID Specialists: Linchpin in Improving Antibiotic Stewardship
(MedPage Today) -- Protecting the value of these critical drugs involves The Five D's. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Resistance to HPV Vaccination
(MedPage Today) -- HPV is deadly and vaccine-preventable, so why have immunization rates lagged? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two Drugs Promising in XDR-TB (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small studies suggests efficacy against worrisome variant of tuberculosis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Older Folks Most Likely to Land in Hospital With CAP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia are relatively rare. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vax Rates Fall Short of CDC Recommendation
(MedPage Today) -- Only two states require vaccine that prevents cervical cancer (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CMS Proposes Doc Fee Hike, House Passes 21st Century Cures
(MedPage Today) -- CMS suggest boost for some Medicare physicians, cuts for others; House passes 21st Century Cures with a vote of 344-77. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: The Impact of Delayed Vaccinations
(MedPage Today) -- How do clinicians balance public health with a parent's concerns? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is There a Killer Squirrel Virus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Zoonotic bornavirus from variegated squirrel tied to fatal CNS infections in German breeders. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Years Since Birth Is Only a Crude Measure of Biological Age (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Same calendar age but a 34-year spread in biological ages, study finds. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Obamacare Faces Challenges After King v. Burwell
(MedPage Today) -- Practical, political issues still to be overcome (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pneumo Vaccine Rules Clarified
(MedPage Today) -- Immunization committee harmonizes guidance on vaccines against pneumococcus in people 65 or older (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Providers Frustrated, Seek Accommodation as ICD-10 Draws Near
(MedPage Today) -- Speakers at Heritage Foundation panel vent their displeasure (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pee Makes Red Pool Eyes, Surgical Suite Slander
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MERS Korea Outbreak Slowing? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Case count reaches 154 but incidence rate may be decelerating (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early Infections Linked to Later Spine Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Having older siblings was associated with greater risk of ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congress to VA: More Oversight Needed for Vets in Pain
(MedPage Today) -- House committee demands better management of vets with psych problems, chronic pain (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccine: Gastritis Admissions Down (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic decline in rate of kids hospitalized (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Italy Records Ebola Case
(MedPage Today) -- Nurse developed symptoms after returning from Sierra Leone. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Lives in Eye Long After Blood Clears
(MedPage Today) -- 'Cured' in October, back in hospital in December (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vax Programs for HPV, Meningitis Prove Worthwhile (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- HPV vaccination shows early benefits in teen girls, while college MenB vaccination campaign quells outbreak. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Effective at Multiple Sites
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine even protects those who have been previously exposed to the disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are NICU Antibiotics Overused? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Suspected, yet unproven infections driving antibiotic use in many NICUs. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Increasing Optimism Over HIV Cure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Goals are clear, money is available, but success is elusive. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kids from Military Families Less Likely to be Fully Immunized
(MedPage Today) -- Family mobility, inefficiency of military health system blamed for some vaccination gaps. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Physician/Writer: Dual and Dueling Responsibilities
(MedPage Today) -- The ethics of doctors writing about patients. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Excerpt From 'The Digital Doctor'
(MedPage Today) -- An insider's view of the digitization of healthcare delivery. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health IT: 'We Were Bound To Be Disappointed'
(MedPage Today) -- Risks abound with tech in healthcare, but the future isn't all bad, says physician-author. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Americans Miss WHO Sodium Targets -- By Wide Margin (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But failure may reflect WHO's unrealistic goals, according to study author. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Facebook's Reliable Ratings, McSleepy: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Nebraska becomes 20th state to give NP's full authority. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Shigellosis Spreading: CDC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Shigellosis cluster was resistant to first-line antibiotic, the agency found. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CAP Treatment Plans Have Similar Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No significant differences among three approaches to antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Improving Patient Safety Doctor by Doctor
(MedPage Today) -- Change comes when physicians believe change is possible. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Industry, Consumer Groups Battle Over Generic Labels
(MedPage Today) -- FDA weighs rule allowing generic drugmakers to update safety information on their own. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Smile for the Clinician's Camera
(MedPage Today) -- Are body cameras the future, or are practitioners still reluctant? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

An Indecent (Drug Safety) Proposal
(MedPage Today) -- Consumer watchdog group is making waves at FDA over drug safety information. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syria: Surgery Under Siege
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors tell story of caring for patients in besieged, war-torn Syria. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study Drills Down Into New Pay Models
(MedPage Today) -- Still searching for a "perfect" practice model. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news