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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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Top Disease Prevention (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • Vaccination exemptions still on states' legislative agendas

    Eighteen state legislatures, including California's, have considered exemptions to immunization mandates in the last several years — and the issue remains a topic of debate, researchers said Tuesday. Most of the bills introduced in those 18 states...
  • Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County

    Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County
    A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small. The letter from...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

    Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season
    State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children. Seventeen deaths occurred in...
  • Free drive-through flu shots in Bethlehem

     
    The Bethlehem Health Bureau will hold a free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Sunday Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St. Anyone older than 6 months who hasn't gotten a flu shot this season may be eligible for...
  • California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough

    California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough
    Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County. Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
  • Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings

    Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings
    The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Make sure your teen is vaccinated for meningitis

    I was recently involved in the care of a 17-year-old boy who had meningococcal meningitis. This is a rare bacterial infection, but meningococcal disease continues to cause 75-125 deaths per year in the U.S. Meningococcal meningitis often begins with non-...
  • White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says

    White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says
    American women – especially white women – are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world...
  • Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died

    Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died
    The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday. After analyzing data from thousands of...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...