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ACIP Recommends MenB Vaccine for Patients Ages 16-23

Committee Also Addresses Influenza Vaccine Dosage, Pneumococcal Vaccine Interval

July 01, 2015 10:38 am — During its June 24-25 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines for patients ages 16-23 for short-term protection against the disease.

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Recent Health of the Public Stories

Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks on the Rise, CDC Warns

Educate Patients on How to Best Avoid Pool-related Illnesses

07/01/2015 — As summer heats up and people head to the swimming pool, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from June 26 highlights a rise in outbreaks of waterborne illnesses.

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AAFP Tobacco Control Mini-grant Recipients Kick Butts

Funding Helps Spread Anti-Tobacco, Nicotine Messages

06/26/2015 — Members of the inaugural class of AAFP tobacco prevention and control mini-grant recipients have completed the initial phase of their projects and discuss their experiences in the program.

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Depigmentation Cases Prompt New Label Warning for ADHD Patch

Advise Patients to Seek Medical Care if Symptoms Develop, FDA Urges

06/26/2015 — After dozens of reports of skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation associated with use of the methylphenidate transdermal system marketed as Daytrana, FDA officials are requiring that a new warning be added to the medication's package label.

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Conference Offers Platform to Share Immunization Successes

FP Champions Highlight Strategies to Boost Adolescent Vaccination Rates

06/23/2015 — During the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project Conference, participants discussed successes and challenges involved in trying to improve adolescent immunization rates during the three-year initiative.

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