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The Iowa Department of public health said Friday Influenza levels continue to build in Iowa and confirmed an additional eight flu-related deaths. Five of the deaths occurred in Central Iowa and included two female older adults (61 to 80 years of age); two elderly females (81+ years of age); and one elderly ...
Ivey's emergency declaration includes a directive to the Alabama Department of public health and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to seek federal assistance as needed. It also allows health care facilities that have invoked their emergency operation plans to implement their "alternative ...

"Over past months, U.S.-led threats of, or implementation of, economic sanctions have multiplied. … Economic sanctions can have a devastating impact on public health. Leveraging the economic stability of a country will hurt the most vulnerable in the population first--for instance, by limiting access to ...
Seven years ago, with Oklahoma stuck near the bottom in key public health rankings, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Gov. Mary Fallin set out to reshape the strategy for markedly improving health outcomes for Oklahomans. The approach would involve new health department initiatives, ...
Loma Linda University school of public health will offer a PhD degree in nutrition with an advanced research focus on plant-based nutrition, making it the only doctoral program in nutrition in Southern California. The new degree program, which will feature a research-based curriculum, will start this fall.
To push back against quack cures, public health officials urged listeners to consult accredited doctors. National Library of Medicine/Public Domain. Farther south, stations like Brinkley's were besieged by lawsuits from both sides of the border. The Mexican government revoked XERA's license in 1939.

Eight public health departments in the S2AY Rural Health Network recently received $321,500 through New York state Department of Health's General public health Work program. Each department achieved an average score of 19.75 out of 21, which provided the largest competitive incentive award ...
Governor Kay Ivey declared a state public health emergency Thursday after a serious outbreak of the flu throughout the state, saying there was a high risk of widespread exposure that would pose "significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people." The flu is spreading quickly in Alabama.
Anita sits in the back of a crowded waiting room of a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh, her four-year-old son leaning weak and ill on her lap. He's suffering from diarrhoea, one of the leading killers of children in India, and she had carried him to four village doctors before one finally persuaded her to ...
"These were initiatives that there was interest in from the governor's office as well as almost from a national level of how to approach public health," Interim Health Commissioner Preston Doerflinger told Oklahoma Watch. The work and funding put strain on the health department in carrying out the programs, ...
Officials of the National public health Institute (NPHIL) and the Ministry of Health had earlier expressed uncertainties over the identity of the skin infection although they said most of the signs and symptoms patients were showing resemble scabies. Scabies is an itchy and highly contagious skin disease ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declares opioid crisis a public health disaster. Ben Schmitt | Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 3:39 p.m.. Screenshot from a livestream ... The public health declaration is the first of its kind in the state, officials said. "I do not take this action lightly, but we know that this crisis has taken far too many lives, ...
The Schuyler County public health's Chronic Disease Program recently was awarded a New York state Incentive Award for meeting the statewide performance standards. The award money will be used to further support Schuyler County public health and Schuyler hospital's work on the Community ...
New York City will spend about $400 million to build a new, public-health laboratory, a larger facility expected to open in about seven years on the campus of Harlem hospital Center, officials said. The move, which is to be announced in the coming weeks, is intended to give the city's Department of Health ...
Nearly 1 in 3 adults in American Samoa has diabetes. These diseases of modernity kill many islanders at a grievously early age. Samoa's devastating public health problems are entangled with food and other cultural practices, as well as with the very genes that have helped Samoans survive for millennia.
Now, medical researchers have examined the effect of a single selfie in the hope they can figure out how social media can be harnessed to help public health. A recent study published in the journal Preventive Medicine found that when a selfie by a woman being treated for skin cancer went viral, it had a ...

Salt Lake City -- Utah public health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a national outbreak involving several other states. Dr. Angela Dunn, deputy state epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) says, "Between May 1 and Nov. 27, 2017, we have identified 87 ...
A new master's program at Northern Arizona University will offer a unique take in the field of public health and nutrition. The Department of Health sciences public health program, which starts classes in the fall, has two concentrations: nutrition or health promotion, with an optional Indigenous health track.
The Labette County Commission, acting as the board of health, listened Monday afternoon to a 90-minute review of the year's workload in the county's public health department. public health Administrator Debbi Baugher and the agency's registered nurses, Janelle Weidert, Lisa Hoppock and Carla Wester ...
A bipartisan bill would require Wisconsin school districts to develop and implement policies to promote healthy relationships between teens. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons). January 8, 2018. MADISON, Wis. - Reliable estimates are that a third of teens in the U.S. will be subjected to physical, emotional or sexual ...
The numbers aren't pretty about radon gasses quietly lurking in homes all over the county. In fact, over half of the homes tested in El Paso County have high levels of radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with ...
January is radon Action Month; and, Cass County public health has kits available now. To obtain a test kit, contact Jeri Seegmiller at 218-547-1340, extension 223; Cass County public health, 400 Michigan Ave. W., Walker MN 56484. Kits will also be available at the Health, Human & veterans Services ...
Denton County public health and the Council on Alcohol & Drugs will present "Not Just Blowing Smoke: A Tobacco and E-Cig education Event" on Thursday. "As e-cigarettes gain in popularity, so too does nicotine addiction and other tobacco trends. Faced with the threat of increased smoking rates for the ...
There's an age-old argument that goes like this: We were never intended to self-isolate with technology, which has lead to social dysfunction, particularly amongst the youth. While I cannot say when this idea originated, it has persisted because it represents a more general sentiment that we've overstepped ...
Maine's public health nursing workforce will more than double in the coming months and take on expanded duties - such as responding to the opioid crisis, according to the commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services. The public health nursing staff - front-line nurses who respond ...
BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck-Burleigh public health is starting an education campaign to increase the amount of kids getting the HPV vaccination at a younger age. HPV, or Human papillomavirus, is a group of viruses that include some that cause cervical cancer in women and mouth/throat cancer in men.
Ontario County public health offers tips to stay safe in cold. Here is what they advise: Check on elderly family members or neighbors and bring pets indoors. Avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories. Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks. Symptoms of a heart attack ...
CHAMPAIGN -- Ever tested your home for radon? The Champaign-Urbana public health District encourages that, and is now making test kits available for the public. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas formed naturally by the decay of radioactive elements in soil. It can be found outdoors at lower levels, ...
The Alabama Department of public health says the cases of the contagious disease were confirmed at Central high school in Phenix City. The agency says it and the school are notifying parents about steps they can take to protect their children from the contagion. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...
Crossing the street while texting could cost you your life. If you live in Honolulu, even if you survive, thanks to legislation passed earlier this year, it could also land you a hefty fine. The Hawaiian capital is not the only city trying to get us to look up from our phone. Hayward, California, introduced snarky signs ...
The director of the Victoria County public health Department wants to hold his organization to national standards. During Monday's Commissioners Court meeting, Derrick Neal discussed the department's plans to seek national accreditation through the public health Accreditation Board. That plan began ...
Under the NS MVP, public health nurses in Gloucester, Newburyport, Beverly, Peabody and Hamilton can make one-time visits to mothers within 12 weeks of giving birth or adopting a baby, regardless of the mother's age, insurance, income, or number of children. The program officially started Jan. 1.
Some local health professionals are advocating that the impact of police violence should be studied and treated as a public health issue. Advocates say people of color are the most at risk, yet the responsibility for providing healing resources has fallen on community members to take care of their own.
Since launching its anti-polio campaign, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), in 1979, Rotary International, along with partners such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has, ...
New Mexico's picture of health, as captured by the state agency that tracks it, is a complex mix of good, bad and complicated. The state Department of Health's report card on its goals for fiscal year 2017 shows a state that is improving on subjects as varied as teen birth rates and access to medical marijuana ...
Although the larger scientific community has not produced any strong evidence to suggest that continual exposure to cellphones is harmful, the California Department of public health recently issued guidelines for how to reduce exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from the handheld devices.
Considering a degree in public health? Think again. If you're not a clinician, it is nearly impossible to earn a living as a public health professional in Mississippi and most Southern states, which invest heavily in clinical care but a miniscule amount in disease and injury prevention. Currently, there are 60,000 ...
How prepared is Tennessee for a public health emergency? More prepared than Alaska, Ohio or Texas; nowhere near as prepared as tiny Massachusetts or Rhode Island. "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from diseases, disasters and Bioterrorism," a December report by the nonpartisan ...
For 2017, public health experts across the state are predicting the number of STDs detected in the state this year will climb again, placing much of the blame on IV drug use. public health professionals have spent the last few years trying to prevent a major outbreak, but they say moving into 2018, it is a ...
After being promoted as a possible solution to drug abuse and chronic illness, public health was poised to go beyond the traditional function of protecting against infectious disease and foodborne illness. Addressing poverty, unemployment and violence as a means to better health caught the attention of ...
ON FRIDAY, a Washington Post report suggested that a directive was issued to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that bars the agency from using seven words and phrases in CDC budget materials and official documents. According to the report, the censored terminology includes ...
"The federal government is improperly politicizing our public health agencies," Lawyers' Committee's Executive Director Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal said in a statement. "This effort compromises the life-saving work of the CDC. It makes it even more challenging to reduce health disparities and will exacerbate ...
For those of us who care about public health and the environment, 2017 was the worst year on record. It was a year filled with science denial and public safety reversals. Frankly, it all started with the National Park Service. On Jan. 20, 2017, minutes after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, the ...
Most recently, these links were highlighted in a study published online on December 21 by the American Journal of public health, which found a 2-fold increase in the annual incidence rate of acute hepatitis C virus (from 0.3 to 0.7 cases per 100,000 population) from 2004 to 2014, figures that mirrored ...
public health England (PHE) has confirmed the staggering number of South West people who died of smoking related illnesses between 2014 and 2016. As many as 25,244 smokers in the region died in that time, while 55,450 in the area were admitted to hospital with smoking related illnesses - one every ...
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's school of public health had been recognized nationally by Master's in public health Degrees for having one of the nation's top online degree programs. The UAB School of public health's online degree program ranked second in the report, which listed the ...
It's not widely remembered today, but successive waves of the so-called Asian flu between 1957 and 1962 killed thousands of Americans and led to a slight drop in life expectancy. A downgrade in life expectancy, no matter how minuscule, is pretty remarkable considering the advances that have been ...
The Alabama Department of public health is working with Central high school in Phenix City to investigate two confirmed cases of mumps. Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer for Disease Control and Prevention for ADPH said in a release Friday that the school and public health staff are working together to notify parents ...
The Alabama Department of public health said today that influenza activity is increasing across the state and advised people that it's not too late to get a flu shot. Dr. Burnestine Taylor, medical officer for disease control and prevention for ADPH, said the increased activity is a concern because flu can be a ...


 

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