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Your Vaccine Recommendation Is a Critical Factor in Protecting Patient Health

June 28th, 2018|

Your Vaccine Recommendation Is a Critical Factor in Protecting Patient Health
Patients trust you to give them the best counsel on how to protect their health. You know that immunization is an important preventive measure – but it’s unlikely that getting vaccinated is on the radar for your adult patients. Your strong recommendation is critical

Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported

February 5th, 2016|

CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing.

CDC Year in Review: What’s Next?

January 4th, 2016|

In a digital press kit, CDC reviews the most pressing public health challenges of 2015 and previews plans for 2016.

Clues to Opioid Abuse from State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

October 20th, 2015|

CDC study shows urgent need for improved prescribing practices

Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States – mostly due to abuse and misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers, benzodiazepines (sedatives/tranquilizers), and stimulants.

CDC Names Six New Medical Research Centers to Accelerate Health Care Innovations

October 8th, 2015|

New funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today more than doubled the number of CDC Prevention Epicenters. Six new American academic institutions join the five existing Epicenters working to discover new ways to protect patients from dangerous germs.

Consumer Reports Looks at How Well Hospitals Prevent Common Infections

August 5th, 2015|

On CDC’s Safe Healthcare blog, Consumer Reports editor Teresa Carr discusses the 2015 Consumer Reports hospital ratings, which are based on a variety of safety and quality measures, such as readmission and mortality rates