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  • Kimberly-Clark’s HAI Prevention Campaign Wins Award
    Kimberly-Clark Health Care announced today that the company’s Not On My Watch marketing campaign received a gold IN-AWE Award in the integrated campaign category from the Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association. The award was presented during HCMA’s ...More
    July 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Germicidal UV Light Device Manufacturer Opens West Coast Office
    Citing increased sales and demand for ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection to help fight hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), Lumalier Corporation, a U.S. manufacturer of advanced ultraviolet germicidal disinfection equipment, announces that it is opening a new West Coast ...More
    July 14, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • HHS Purchases Additional H1N1 Vaccine Ingredients
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the department will commit $884 million to purchase additional supplies of two key ingredients for potential H1N1 vaccine to further prepare the nation for a potential resurgence of the 2009 H1N1 virus.  “We ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sick? Stay Home!
    The deadline is looming, rumors of layoffs are swarming and you get the flu. Think the heroic thing to do is to go in and “work through the pain?” Wrong! According to Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, medical director of Loyola University Health System ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • HAI Prevention Project Among New HHS “Success Story” Reports
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released the first in a series of healthcare “success story” reports that document innovative programs and initiatives that can serve as models for a reformed American healthcare system. The inaugural report highlights the ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • States Eligible to Receive $350 Million for H1N1, Seasonal Flu Preparedness Efforts
    Just one day after hosting a summit on the 2009 novel H1N1 flu with representatives from state, tribal, territorial and local governments from across the country, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of $350 million in grants to help states and ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Is Obesity a Risk Factor for H1N1 Illness?
    The July 10, 2009 issue of the CDC’s MMWR features a report on the clinical characteristics of a series of 10 patients with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection and ARDS at a tertiary-care ICU in Michigan.Of the 10 patients, nine were obese (body mass index [BMI] ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Workers Take Priority for H1N1 Vaccine
    Reuters is reporting today on the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendation that healthcare workers receive priority access to H1N1 influenza vaccinations. To read more, CLICK HERE.On July 7, 2009, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Study Suggests H1N1 Virus More Dangerous than Suspected
    A new, highly detailed study of the H1N1 flu virus shows that the pathogen is more virulent than previously thought. Writing in a fast-tracked report published today (July 13) in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin-Madison ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • H1N1
    H1N1 is still in the daily American press... . I just saw an article posted by Reuters saying, "WHO says health workers are priority for H1N1 vaccine." Even the Kansas City Star is still following the trend with, "America's $1 billion swine flu gamble."Having just returned ...More
    July 13, 2009 Posted in Blogs