Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

12/02/2016 — A draft U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement recommends that physicians consider offering or referring adults at low or average cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk to counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity to prevent CVD.

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Texas Announces Possible Local Mosquito-transmitted Zika Case

CDC Reports on Evidence of Microcephaly Developing After Birth

11/30/2016 — On Nov. 28, the Texas Department of State Health Services and Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services announced the state's first case of lab-confirmed Zika virus thought to have been transmitted locally by mosquito.

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11/28/2016 — After reviewing studies on the benefits and harms of screening and treatment for thyroid cancer, a newly released U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft statement recommends against screening asymptomatic adults for the disease.

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Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs

AAFP President Praises Report, Highlights Critical Role of Family Physicians

11/22/2016 — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., recently released the office's first report examining substance misuse and related disorders.

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