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2014-10-29 23:00:55

Fans of the undead can now learn how to prepare for emergencies while reading about their favorite Halloween monster. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Just in time for Halloween, PracticeQuiz announced the release of its free Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Quiz for those who might find learning about emergency preparedness a bit dull in the real world. Modeled after the CDC's 2011 blog post about zombie preparedness, the 25 questions features such topics as creating and maintaining...

2014-10-28 16:27:03

States should follow federal guidance for individuals potentially affected by Ebola ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent decisions by governors to enforce quarantines on health professionals and other individuals returning from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are not rooted in science and provide a serious disincentive for health professionals to fight this disease at its source. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)--representing the...

2014-10-28 08:33:39

During Cold and Flu Season, Double Check Medicine Labels to Avoid Doubling Up on Acetaminophen WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is kicking off its annual "Double Check; Don't Double Up" campaign today, reminding consumers to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating cold and flu symptoms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141027/154679-INFO Americans catch an...

2014-10-27 12:30:28

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced it has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Emergency Nurses Association to establish procedures to help emergency personnel evaluate and manage emergency patients suspected of possible Ebola infection. The CDC published the new guidelines for emergency departments during ACEP's annual meeting where experts from across the country...

2014-10-22 16:27:56

Union says members seeking guidance on protective equipment, containment policies WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines to protect public safety and law enforcement workers who are most likely to come in contact with people infected with Ebola. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "CDC's guidelines for the use of personal...

2014-10-22 16:21:02

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs and Border Protection and CDC. Active post-arrival monitoring means that travelers without febrile...

2014-10-21 00:21:34

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of recent events, including the transmission of Ebola to two registered nurses who cared for an infected patient in Dallas, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has been calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue clear, concrete guidelines, in particular about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to ensure the safety of health care professionals and the public. The CDC previewed...

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2014-10-17 05:25:32

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As American lawmakers met to discuss the federal response to the Ebola outbreak, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the international death toll from the disease is expected to surpass 4,500. According to Wall Street Journal reporters Stephanie Armour and Siobhan Hughes, members of Congress met with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci and Centers for...

2014-10-15 08:31:48

TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD(TM) Ambassador & Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD Provides Tips For Keeping the Family Healthy During Cold & Flu Season FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that cold and flu season can be one of the most worrisome times for new moms. According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of TYLENOL®, 52% of moms agree that a baby's first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they...

2014-10-14 08:32:04

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and founder of Freedom Watch, announced that he has personally filed a lawsuit against President Barack Hussein Obama and those in his administration, including the director of the Center for Disease Control, who are recklessly exposing the American people to the deadly Ebola virus and thus furthering a national epidemic. The case number is 14-1704. As Klayman...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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