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2014-09-11 12:25:34

-- One-hour documentary will premiere during a special night of programming on Discovery Fit & Health; EBOLA: ARE WE NEXT? night airs on Thursday, September 18 from 8-11 PM - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the worst Ebola virus outbreak in our history continues to spread and leave an unprecedented body count in its path, fear strikes around the globe. With inside access to families devastated by the death of their loved ones and the healthcare workers...

2013-07-02 23:02:25

At Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Mount Sinai CEO Kenneth L. Davis, MD advocates action by patients, physicians and policymakers to orchestrate change. Aspen, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Increased prevalence and severity of Type 2 diabetes is a major threat to our country's health and a significant driver of healthcare expense," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in an Aspen Ideas Festival interview with...

2011-03-14 11:01:00

Only half of parents think the media is doing a good job explaining how research affects their children; media invited to attend lecture on research reporting with Richard Besser ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, billions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research about child health. When research studies are completed, results need to reach parents - the people most responsible for keeping children healthy. The C.S. Mott Children's...

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2009-04-29 10:29:49

The first confirmed death due to swine flu has been reported in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Richard Besser, CDC director, told CNN that a 23-month-old child has become the first confirmed US casualty from swine flu. "I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection," said Besser. Cases of the virus have risen to 45 in New York, 11 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one in Indiana and Ohio. So far there is no vaccine for the...

2009-04-27 18:47:36

A federal health official said good respiratory etiquette is an effective way to prevent the spread of swine flu. Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said preventing swine flu is the same as preventing the regular seasonal flu. Covering your cough is something you should always do, Besser said at a news conference Monday. "It's an appropriate way to reduce the likelihood of transmission of an infectious disease. Wash your hands...

2009-04-27 16:34:14

The first case of U.S. swine flu was identified in San Diego as part of a study of pandemic preparedness, a federal health official said. Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said Monday that the study involved the development of news test kits for doctors to swab the mouth of patients and send the results to a laboratory as part of a process to monitor the spread of influenza. One of the things we're doing is we're helping states...

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2009-01-23 14:05:59

On Thursday, Dr. Richard Besser was named acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He replaced Dr. Julie Gerberding, the high-profile CDC head who announced her resignation quietly last week.  "This designation will be effective until a permanent CDC director is appointed and enters on duty," the Health and Human Services department said in a statement. Besser has been director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response,...


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