• Study Documents U.S. Incidence of Intraoperative Awareness
    NEWTON, Mass. -- Aspect Medical Systems today announced that results from a prospective study of the incidence of awareness in the United States were published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia. The study, known as the AIM ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • HAP Web Site Posts Hospital Safety Survey Results
    DETROIT – The Health Alliance Plan (HAP) has posted the 2003 Leapfrog Group Hospital Quality and Safety Survey results on its Web site, www.hap.org. The information will help healthcare consumers, HAP members and employers evaluate the safety and quality practices at ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Four Chicago-Area WNV Cases Reported
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The number of human cases of West Nile disease in Illinois this year has risen to 14 with the announcement today by the Illinois Department of Public Health of the first four reported cases of the mosquito-borne disease from the Chicago metropolitan ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • D.C. Mayor Launches Child Health Assessment and Immunization Compliance Campaign
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mayor Anthony A. Williams today announced the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign to encourage annual child health assessments and immunizations.  This effort is designed to increase compliance with routine primary care preventive ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Plague Warning Issued by Colorado State Health Department
    DENVER -- State and local health epidemiologists last week urged Coloradans living or visiting in rural sections of the state to take precautions against rodents which may be spreading plague through their fleas. The rodents include rock and ground squirrels, prairie dogs, ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Aventis Pasteur Issues Statement on Availability of Influenza Vaccines
    SWIFTWATER, Pa. -- For the upcoming influenza season, Aventis Pasteur expects to supply more than 52 million doses of influenza vaccine to the U.S. market. This amount exceeds last year's supply by more than nine million doses and is the largest U.S. production ever by a ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • AIDS Vaccine ’04 Conference Calls for Increased Political, Financial Commitment
    While survival of people living with HIV/AIDS has been extended, only a safe and effective vaccine will contain the pandemic, and the complexity of developing such a vaccine remains an enormous scientific, clinical, financial, logistical, organizational, and manufacturing ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • 150-Year-Old Lessons of Physician John Snow Still Relevant Today
    It was 150 years ago this September that a London physician named John Snow urged officials in his city to shut down a well-used water pump in the heart of the Soho district, a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds ...More
    August 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Complying with New Flu Guidelines May be Impractical and Costly, Research Finds
    Complying with guidelines for the use of a new drug to prevent flu may be impractical and costly, according to new research published on bmj.com. National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines state that oseltamivir should be given to all vulnerable residents ...More
    August 27, 2004 Posted in News
  • Study of Flu Patients Reveals Virus Outsmarting Key Drug
    A drug envisioned as a frontline defense for the next flu pandemic might have a genetic Achilles' heel that results in a drug-resistant influenza virus capable of infecting new human hosts, according to a study published this week in the British medical journal The Lancet. ...More
    August 27, 2004 Posted in News