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Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 19, 2018

Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.

Week Ahead: Zika webinar planned by the CDC

Week Ahead: Zika webinar planned by the CDC

By Matthew Weinstock  |  August 11, 2018

There's no shortage of webinars focused on public health issues this week, including Zika, preparing for infectious disease outbreaks on public transit, and better explaining genomics to patients.

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 28, 2018

It's hard to believe it, but for many kids, summer will come to an end in the coming weeks. 
As parents bulk up on school supplies, it's also important to remember a visit to the doctor's office for immunizations. After all, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

Data Points: Beware of skin cancer during the dog days of summer

Data Points: Beware of skin cancer during the dog days of summer

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 14, 2018

The dog days of summer have arrived—running from July 3 to Aug. 11, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The 40-day stretch typically coincides with the hottest days of the year. Perfect for sitting by the pool, lake or ocean. But don't forget that sunscreen, or better yet, head-to-toe...

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay

CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay

By Associated Press  |  May 01, 2018

Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s salary was at least $150,000 more than any previous head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received. It also was well above the compensation of other top federal health officials — including Redfield's boss, HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

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