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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

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

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

Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

DOVER, DE – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, has announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the recurrence of this mosquito-borne disease in Delaware.  WNV was detected in the … Continue reading Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic. In a commentary published in The Lancet, Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, and Yale Program in Addiction Medicine … Continue reading Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

WINDSOR, England | Meghan Markle says father won’t attend wedding due to health

WINDSOR, England— Meghan Markle announced Thursday her father will not be at her marriage to Prince Harry due to health problems. “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,” she said in a statement released by Kensington Palace. “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he … Continue reading WINDSOR, England | Meghan Markle says father won’t attend wedding due to health

National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On Saturday, April 28, law enforcement agencies across the state will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give Missourians the opportunity to discard expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.  Drop off locations, which will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., can be found here.  The DEA … Continue reading National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

Synthetic Cannabinoids & Hepatitis A Could be a Fatal Combination

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On April 9, 2018, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) issued a news release “”Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US” informing the public about the national outbreak of bleeding illnesses among those consuming synthetic cannabinoids which appear to have been contaminated with a … Continue reading Synthetic Cannabinoids & Hepatitis A Could be a Fatal Combination