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  • An old new way to combat HIV

    An old new way to combat HIV
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections...
  • New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities

    New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities
    In what experts say reflects a shift in thinking about public health policy, Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday adopted new planning guidelines aimed at reducing sharp health disparities across the city. The objectives include improving access to grocery...
  • How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention
    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
  • Forum Will Address Roles Unemployment, Food Security Play In Individuals' Health

    Struggles with unemployment, food insecurity and unstable housing can take a serious toll on individuals' health, and stronger social supports could play a key role in improving their well-being, according to an advocacy group. While national health...
  • Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...
  • HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history

    HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history
    Throughout the city of Austin in southeastern Indiana, signs advertise free HIV testing at the Scott County Health Department. Boarded-up windows decorate nearby houses; metal cages surround air conditioners to bar people from stealing parts to scrap...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...
  • Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection

    Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection
    A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said. The person -- whose identity was not released --...
  • Medical researcher: Studies, data can prompt improvements in public health

    Jana Hirschtick grew up with a father who was a physician and a mother who worked as a teacher -- both professionals with an altruistic nature, she recalled. Today, Hirschtick, 33, works as an epidemiologist at Chicago's Sinai Urban Health Institute...
  • Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection...
  • Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream

    Blue Bell expands recall of ice cream
    The number of people sickened by a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three others in Texas, according to federal health authorities. Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for...