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By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everybody needs a flu vaccine - unless you're an infant or a healthy adult hermit - but far too few of the Americans who need protection the most get it.That's the message as flu-shot season officially began Wednesday with a call for a record number to be inoculated - including 30 million more school-age children than ever before targeted."Get out there and get protected and protect others and for sure protect your children," said Dr.
By Wendy Koch The U.S. government is ramping up efforts to promote the building of healthy homes free of lead, chemicals, mold, moisture and pests. Four federal agencies are hosting the first national summit on the topic, beginning today in Baltimore.
In an effort to put a face on pandemic planning, the stories of 50 people who survived the 1918 Spanish Flu are available online, U.S. health officials said.
Logistics Health announced today that it will host a pandemic preparedness conference entitled "The Pandemic Threat: Preparing an Organizational Response," at its headquarters in La Crosse, Wis. on September 4, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. CDT.
By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA - The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.
By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S.
By Mike Stobbe Associated Press ATLANTA -- The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.
On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled a plan to assist those who lived or worked near New Yorkâ€™s World Trade Center who may have suffered harm from exposure to dust and debris from the collapse in 2001.
Grieving families across the United States will hold candlelight vigils Friday in memory of those who died of hospital infections, a patient advocate said.
More than 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained annually by hospital-based healthcare personnel, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, with countless others occurring in nursing homes, outpatient clinics, physician offices and emergency care services.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.