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  • New Poll Says Public Unprepared for Local Health Emergencies
    Most Americans are not prepared for a public health crisis, and many who were previously prepared have let their readiness lapse, according to results of a new poll released today. With lagging preparedness levels and more than 30 local disasters federally declared each ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC Needs Your Help in Contacting Congress to Support the National Immunization Program
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is asking its members to petition Congressmembers to increase funding for the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), otherwise known as "section ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Helps Reduce Frequent Ear Infections
    A vaccine has been shown to help reduce the number of infants and toddlers developing frequent ear infections, according to new research from Katherine A. Poehling, MD, a pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of WakeForestUniversityBaptistMedicalCenter. Results ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Strain May Make a Common Bacterial Illness More Severe
    Illness related to C. difficile, a bacterium commonly found in hospitals, is becoming more widespread, more severe, and harder to treat, reports the April 2007 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Health experts are worried that a new, more virulent strain may be to ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Young Infants
    Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to a multi-country study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The study found that parents were the source of pertussis, ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • AAOHN Celebrates National Occupational Health Nursing Week
    ATLANTA -- To recognize the contributions of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) will celebrate the fourth annual National Occupational Health Nursing Week April 16-20, 2007. This ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Trichomoniasis: The Most Common Curable STD in U.S. Affects 7.4 Million Annually
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- During National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this April, Mission Pharmacal is urging increased awareness of, and testing for, trichomoniasis (also known as "trich"), the most common curable STD in the United States. Awareness of ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Wound Care
    Most wounds can be prevented. “In fact, 99.9 percent are preventable. Why are they not prevented? Because of economic issues,” explains Kenneth B. Rehm, DPM, medical director of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Treatment Centers, located in San Diego. Rehm, who is board ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
    Airborne and waterborne pathogens can be the culprit of many illnesses; some lifethreatening, some not. Those at highest risk are those in an immunocompromised state, but no one is safe from either pathogen’s effects. Even with today’s standards enforced by the ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Fight Against UTIs Continues
    A healthy person who contracts a urinary tract infection (UTI) certainly has reason to be upset, but when that person is already sick and contracts a UTI from a catheter, the risk and outrage compounds. Data on the estimated cost of catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs) ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles