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Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

WILMINGTON, DE — Delaware was one of 11 states that vetted potential strategies through the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to address public health crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder by improving access to evidence-based pharmaceutical interventions while ensuring the fiscal sustainability of public programs.  The NGA released the … Continue reading Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared To 2015

Department of Public Health Launches Acute HIV Hotline 312-74-ACUTE to report diagnosis CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday announced that so far this year, the city has served 1,814 people living with HIV in Chicago as the city continues to expand HIV primary care support.  … Continue reading Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared To 2015

Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DOVER, DE – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018.  The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, … Continue reading Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

MONTGOMERY, AL – Good oral hygiene, reading and regular bedtimes are three simple life skills that pediatricians in 12 Alabama practices are reinforcing through Brush, Book, Bed (BBB), a new statewide program of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) and its early literacy arm, Reach Out and Read-Alabama (ROR-AL). Made possible … Continue reading Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

FDA News: Statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers stop smoking

SILVER SPRING, MD – As a public health agency, there is no greater impact we can have to improve the health of our nation than to significantly reduce the rate of tobacco-related disease and death.  Through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive framework for regulating nicotine and tobacco, we’re developing policies that support the … Continue reading FDA News: Statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers stop smoking

Alabama Health News: Multiple Alabama counties experience pertussis outbreak

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) Immunization Division is currently investigating a pertussis outbreak in Shelby and Jefferson counties.  Currently, ADPH has identified 9 children with positive pertussis laboratory results and 22 people with pertussis-like illness (PLI) linked to people who tested positive.  Persons with pertussis and PLI attended one or … Continue reading Alabama Health News: Multiple Alabama counties experience pertussis outbreak

American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

ST LOUIS, MO – Wildfires are a fact of life in arid California.  Prescribed burns and lightning strikes commonly spark blazes that billow smoke for days on end.  So, when a smoke cloud drifted over Whiskeytown Lake, it wasn’t necessarily cause for concern for Curtis Newcomb, O.D.-or anyone, really-some 18 miles away in Redding. “No … Continue reading American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

Missouri Health News: Making Tick Bite Prevention a Summer Routine

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – To date in 2018, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has recorded 344 cases of spotted fever rickettsioses, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 208 cases of ehrlichiosis, 7 cases of Lyme disease, 11 cases of tularemia and 1 case of Heartland virus.  There have been no recorded cases … Continue reading Missouri Health News: Making Tick Bite Prevention a Summer Routine