Items Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

May 21, 2012

CDC Considering Recommending Hepatitis C Test for Boomers

By Mystery User

It’s a “silent epidemic,” an “unrecognized health crisis,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s affecting 2.1 million baby boomers in the United States. The CDC announced Friday that it is considering recommending Hepatitis C testing for everyone born between 1945 and 1965. Currently the CDC recommends this testing only for […]

View full entry

Tags: baby boomers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNN, Hepatitis C


April 17, 2012

Fort Worth Weighs the Cost of Tobacco Use

By Mystery User

An employee’s money-saving idea is one hot topic in Fort Worth. He wants the city to hire only non-smokers, and that proposal is getting a reaction from co-workers and City Council members. City Manager Tom Higgins presented the idea informally as one of several possibilities to the Council at Tuesday’s meeting…Employment attorney Quitman Stephens said […]

View full entry

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Forth Worth, smoking, Tom Higgins


March 29, 2012

CDC: Autism Rate Rises, Affecting 1 in 88 Children

By Mystery User

A new study suggests that autism cases are rising or perhaps more cases are being discovered. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals autism spectrum affects 1 in 88 children and teens in the United States rather than 1 in 110 as reported five years ago… “I think that we as […]

View full entry

Tags: autism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Gregg Kishaba


March 18, 2012

New Group Encourages, Supports Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

By Mystery User

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13,000 young people are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes every year. As that number continues to rise, a new Southeast Minnesota organization is working to help support kids who have it…”We want to start small with outings, picnics, outdoor events, get-togethers, do bike rides, down the […]

View full entry

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Kumar, Morgan Rohr, Type 1 Diabetes


February 24, 2012

Pertussis Immunization Recommended for Adults 65 and Older

By Mystery User

The tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine should be given to adults aged 65 years and older, according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices…”I think the important thing that we did today was in essence make a universal use recommendation for Tdap in adults. Before, it was full of […]

View full entry

Tags: ACP liaison, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gregory A. Poland, Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine


February 23, 2012

Birmingham Head and Brain Injury Lawyer Says Study Highlights Need to Take Symptoms Seriously

By Mystery User

Birmingham head and brain injury lawyer Keith T. Belt Jr. said today that he hopes a recent Mayo Clinic study will help to improve diagnosis and treatment for accident victims. The study, recently published in Epidemiology, looked at a new system for classifying injuries caused by force to the head. Using this system, the study […]

View full entry

Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, epidemiology, Keith T. Belt Jr., new system for classifying head injuries, TBI, traumatic brain injury


February 17, 2012

Traumatic Brain Injuries are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought

By Mystery User

Though researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the long-term effects of head injury, few studies have looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in all age groups…In a recent study published in Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic researchers applied a new, refined system for classifying injuries caused by force to the head and found that […]

View full entry

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, classifying injuries, epidemiology, head injury, TBI, traumatic brain injury


February 15, 2012

Mayo Clinic: Brain injuries far more common than previously thought

By Mystery User

Lourdes High School senior Hannah Anderson, 17, walked onto the basketball court last Friday night just long enough for the tip-off. It was a nod to her athletic skills, and brought tears from fans who knew too well the significance of her final moments on the court…Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a Rochester Epidemiology Project […]

View full entry

Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hannah Anderson, Lourdes High School, Rochester Epidemiology Project, TBI, traumatic brain injury


February 15, 2012

Heart advice: Survivors say always be on lookout for the warning signs of trouble

By Mystery User

Look at the numbers. Every day, 2,200 people in the United States die from cardiovascular disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…In 2001, Elmo Aquino was 29. He had an active life as a husband, father and runner and worked for a Jacksonville construction company. But then a case of the flu […]

View full entry

Tags: cardiovascular disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Elmo Aquino, heart transplant


Contact Us · Privacy Policy