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Ebola response will be subject of Senate hearing Tuesday
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international challenges presented by the African Ebola epidemic will be the subject of a Senate hearing Tuesday examining what role the U.S. should play.
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Most hospitals overuse antibiotics, Premier finds
By Sabriya Rice | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals continue to overuse antibiotics despite warnings that pervasive use can lead to drug resistance and cause billions of dollars in excess healthcare costs, according to a retrospective analysis of 505 hospital members of the Premier health alliance.
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Sodium conundrum: 9 in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt
By Reuters | September 10, 2014
American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, federal health officials say.
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Rare respiratory illness leads to spike in pediatric hospitalizations
By Sabriya Rice | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal health officials are asking physicians to watch for clusters of a rare and severe respiratory illness that is landing children in the hospital and hitting children with asthma particularly hard. The enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, has led to increases in pediatric ER visits, hospitalizations...
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National reporting system for violent deaths expands with new CDC funds
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to allocate $7.5 million for the expansion of a national reporting system for violent deaths, the agency announced Monday.
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1 in 5 women report being raped
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 07, 2014
Close to 20% of women and nearly 2% of men are estimated to have been raped at some point in their lives, according to figures released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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White House asks for $30M for CDC's Ebola efforts
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.
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Window to control Ebola rapidly closing, CDC director warns
By Sabriya Rice | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The window of opportunity for controlling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is rapidly closing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. Teams of individuals with specialized and technical experience are urgently needed on the ground, said the agency's director, Dr. Tom...
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Curious correlations populate law student's website
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is a freakish correlation between deaths from anticoagulants and the number of U.S. graduates to earn sociology doctorates each year.
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U.S. CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
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