Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

06/29/2016 — New resources from the AAFP are available to help family physicians and their patients better understand the differences -- and the similarities -- between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.

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CDC Warns of Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infection

Cases Tied to Liquid Docusate Products in One State

06/27/2016 — The CDC and FDA have joined forces with various state and local health departments and health care facilities to investigate a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections.

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06/23/2016 — During the first day of its June 23-24 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend that live attenuated influenza vaccine should not be used during the 2016-17 flu season.

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USPSTF: Screen Adults Ages 50-75 for Colorectal Cancer

Final Recommendation Calls for Individualized Screening for Patients Ages 76-85

06/22/2016 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement reaffirming that screening for colorectal cancer in adults ages 50-75 reduces mortality.

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