Clinical Interventions

Lower Healthcare Costs Act Highlights the Value of Vaccines

June 18, 2019

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today on the Lower Health Care Costs Act provides a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to address challenges compromising access to and uptake of vaccines that are among our most important public health tools, says the Infectious

Hospital Faucets are Often Home to Slime and Biofilm

June 14, 2019

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to new research being presented this week at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Profe

Chickenpox Vaccination Lowers Risk of Pediatric Shingles

June 11, 2019

Children who receive the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine are significantly less likely to contract shingles, according to a new study led by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research published today in the journal Pediatrics.