Latest Julie Gerberding Stories

2008-07-09 12:00:49

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.

2008-07-09 09:01:01

A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official says Vice President Dick Cheney's office censored global warming references in congressional testimony.

2008-07-08 18:00:40

DALLAS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, (http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com/) the leader in disease prevention, today applauded the Centers for Disease Control for its campaign to make the United States a healthier nation.

2008-07-08 15:55:00

Senator Barbara Boxer, a leading U.S. Senate Democrat, accused the Bush administration of a "cover-up" aimed at stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from tackling greenhouse emissions.

2008-07-08 06:00:00

By Rita Rubin Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wants to get this message out to Americans: Health care isn't only what takes place in a doctor's office, a clinic or a hospital.

2007-05-30 12:00:12

By Brian Knowlton Public health officials on Tuesday urged the passengers and crew of two recent trans-Atlantic flights to get checked for tuberculosis, after learning that a man with an exceptionally drug- resistant form of the disease had flown on the planes.

2006-03-02 16:29:24

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bird flu could be incubating in areas around the world where no one is looking for it and U.S. agencies are struggling to help plug the gaps, agency heads told Congress on Thursday.

2006-01-14 17:09:34

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors should stop using two medicines to treat this season's influenza because the dominant strain has become resistant to the drugs and they are unlikely to work, health officials said on Saturday.

2005-11-10 16:21:49

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unexpectedly high demand for flu shots means some U.S. clinics have run out early, but the country will have plenty of influenza vaccine this year, health officials said on Thursday.

2005-09-14 12:55:00

Hurricane evacuees living in crowded shelters and people at high risk of influenza complications should get priority for flu vaccines over the next six weeks, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.