Public Health


  • April 7 is World Health Day
    World Health Day 2009 focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Health centers and staff are critical lifelines for vulnerable people in disasters -- treating injuries, preventing illnesses and ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Hosts National Immunization Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host its 43rd National Immunization Conference with the theme of "Immunization - Blazing the Trail to Healthier Living."Thousands of health officials from around the country will gather to examine the latest ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Data Show TB-HIV Co-Infection a Bigger Threat
    The World Health Organization has released new data about the threat of tuberculosis and the toll it takes on people with HIV/AIDS today, in recognition of World TB Day. The TB-HIV co-infection crisis is twice as big as previously thought, the new WHO figures show. In 2007, ...More
    March 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Checklist Reduces Complications and Mortality
    An international pilot study involving Toronto General Hospital (TGH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and other hospitals from around the world, has found that using a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist significantly reduces surgical ...More
    February 27, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • FDA Confirms Source of Salmonella Outbreak
    A combination of epidemiological analysis and laboratory testing by state officials in Minnesota and Connecticut, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have enabled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to confirm ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New CDC Interim Director is Named
    CNN is reporting that Department of  Health and Human Services (HHS)' acting secretary Charles E. Johnson has appointed Dr. Richard Besser as interim director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). William Gimson, who was named interim CDC director on ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Safety Checklist Drops Deaths and Complications by More than One-Third
    An international pilot study involving Toronto General Hospital (TGH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and other hospitals from around the world, has found that using a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist significantly reduces surgical ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • APIC Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other healthcare organizations in supporting National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, 2008. As part of this year’s ...More
    December 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Is Re-Emerging Superbug the Next MRSA?
    MAYWOOD, Ill. – Dr. Ed Corboy had no idea what was afflicting his 80-year-old mother, Joan Corboy. All he knew for certain was that since being treated for what was a routine diarrheal infection, she seemed to be wasting away and none of her doctors or other health ...More
    September 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Demonstrates AHCC’s Effectiveness Against the West Nile Virus
    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- A recently completed study from researchers at Colorado State University supported by the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated that AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News