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2014-03-07 16:22:50

CDC urges physicians to improve prescribing practices to reduce harm ATLANTA, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published...

2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2014-03-04 12:26:50

CDC calls on every hospital to use new checklist to improve prescribing practices ATLANTA, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. In addition, about one-third of the time, prescribing practices to treat urinary tract...

Physicians A Leading Source For Opioid Drug Abuse
2014-03-04 10:11:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that most people who abuse prescription painkillers get their fix from friends and family, while those who chronically abuse the addictive opioids most likely get the drugs from their own doctor. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the new study emphasizes the need for mitigation efforts that target...

Obesity In American Children Is On The Decline: CDC Report
2014-02-26 10:57:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed evidence of a substantial decline in American obesity for children between the ages 2 and 5 years old. Published in JAMA, the new report said the obesity rate fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 slightly more than 8 percent in 2011-2012, a drop of 43 percent. “We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country, the scales are...

2014-02-25 16:26:12

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 - a decline of 43 percent - based on CDC's National...

2014-02-20 12:28:42

Vaccination lowered risk of having to go to the doctor by about 60 percent for people of all ages ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza--up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only...

2014-02-12 12:30:23

Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology has been shown to reduce the level of tick infection of Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. Study details were published online today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, in advance of print publication. The oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice, which account for the majority of the transmission...

2014-02-10 08:27:01

Company expands presence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it has acquired Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA), a provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies. For nearly 40 years, BCA served the CDC,...

2014-02-05 23:22:53

Short-Form Videos Will Inform Health Care Practitioners on Upcoming CDC Vital Signs Report Release New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Doctor’s Channel, a video website for medical professionals, today announced an upcoming video series with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drinking too much or excessive drinking contributes to many negative health outcomes, including medical conditions such as hypertension, cancer, and liver...


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