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Category Archive: CDC

Oct 21 2019

New Training Offered by CDC

The Center for Disease Control is offering new Infection Control Training. The program will feature the best ways to prevent infection in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It also has courses dedicated to outreach for families so that more people …

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Sep 23 2019

Dental Tourism

According to the Congress Report, there are more than 40% Americans without dental insurance. The cost of dental care to many Americans is outrageous. Unfortunately, this leads to international dental tourism as a final solution. Many patients end up traveling …

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Sep 16 2019

C. auris spreads in nursing homes

Infectious diseases are spreading rampantly throughout nursing homes. The main disease in question, Candida auris, is resistant to many antibiotics and has a high mortality rate. According to The New York Times, half of all patients who contract C. …

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Sep 11 2019

The Opioid Crisis is Global Now

Opioids are sedative drugs which ease the pain just like morphine does. Opioids make their users feel euphoria which is much sought after by drug users. Unfortunately, the United States has witnessed the opioid crisis for at least four times …

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Sep 09 2019

E-cigarette use linked to multiple deaths

E-cigarette use has led to severe lung illnesses and death around the country. As a result, the Center for Disease Control has warned against further use. Five people have died and 450 have reported symptoms related to lung illnesses after …

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Sep 06 2019

Influenza Vaccinations Delay is Expected

Three influenza vaccinations will be postponed for three to four weeks this year. These three vaccines make up around 40% of the influenza vaccinations market in the United States. Pharmaceutical companies supplied around 160 million doses last year. This delay …

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Sep 07 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Infections

 

by Julia Vann
Imagine a society where a minor cut could threaten your life. It may seem silly, but that is exactly the danger we currently face with the rise of antibiotic resistant infections.
According to a year …

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Nov 16 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19): The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
“This year’s theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.” (WHO)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is known as infections that no longer respond to drug treatments. …

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Jul 28 2015

Fruit and vegetable intake

Based on an ongoing surveillance system, fruit and vegetable intake across America remains lower than the recommended portions. Fruit and vegetables not only adds valuable nutrients but also reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, some cancers and helps …

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Jul 21 2015

Pneumonia hospitalizations

Pneumonia hospitalizations are common in the U.S. but doctors are still not unable to determine the cause in most cases. According to the study, Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) published in the New England Journal of Medicine, neither viruses …

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