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Infection Control Week

Posted by on October 17th, 2017 0 comments

Every year, at least 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Bacteria adapt to the antibiotics designed to kill them, making our antibiotics less effective and limiting our treatment options. For more information on… Read More »

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Oct

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It’s Flu Shot Season

Posted by on October 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

As we make our way into fall, here’s your annual reminder to get your flu shot and protect yourself from the influenza virus this year. U.S. health officials are worried this year’s flu season could be particularly bad. Why? Australia’s flu season has already hit and strain H3N2 has been pretty impactful, especially to the… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Public Health

Aug

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Developing a Plan for the Public’s Health: Healthy People 2030

Posted by on August 30th, 2017 0 comments

In October of last year, we posted about some of the latest developments of Healthy People 2020, the national health promotion and disease prevention agenda released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now, as we move closer to the goal year of 2020, it’s time for HHS to develop a new… Read More »

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This Week is the Inaugural Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Posted by on August 17th, 2017 0 comments

In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control initiated a new national observance–Fungal Disease Awareness Week. This holiday aims to increase awareness about fungal diseases, which can cause several illnesses, but often go undiagnosed. Awareness is the first step to reducing diagnosis delays. This year’s theme is “Think Fungus” and aims to encourage the public… Read More »

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Send Your Child Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

Back-to-school season is here, and it’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and make sure preteens and teens are protected with all the… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Public Health

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