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2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found that only 35.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 years old got the flu shot last season (the most recent period data with available data). By comparison, 56.6 percent of children (ages 6 months to 17 years old) and 66.2 percent of seniors (ages 65 and older) were vaccinated....

2013-05-15 23:33:47

Study Author Dr. Keith Berndtson Establishes Need for Development of New Guidelines for Treating Persistent Infection Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 30,000-40,000 cases of Lyme disease officially recorded each year from 2008-2011 represent only 10% of actual incidences of the disease. “Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the country,” says Dr. Keith Berndtson of...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.