Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

02/05/2016 — The CDC is urging physicians to be more proactive in prescribing antiviral medications for severely ill or high-risk patients in whom flu is suspected or confirmed.

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02/03/2016 — The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the AAFP and others have released the 2016 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

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WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Likely Tied to Zika Virus

AAFP Creates Educational Resource for Members

02/03/2016 — The World Health Organization has declared the "recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders" likely linked to the Zika virus a "public health emergency of international concern."

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AAFP NRN Study Sheds Light on Asthma Treatment in Black Adults

No Difference Seen in Adding Anticholinergic vs. LABAs to Inhaled Corticosteroids

02/02/2016 — A recent study examined treatment options for black adults with asthma, finding no difference between adding tiotropium or a long-acting beta agonist to inhaled corticosteroids.

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