April 19, 2019 04:42 pm — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says in its final recommendation statement that current evidence is insufficient to support routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women.Full Story »
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Recent Health of the Public Stories
04/16/2019 — Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak.
04/16/2019 — Updated figures from the CDC show that the number of confirmed measles cases in the United States continues to rise. As of April 11, 20 states have reported a total of 555 cases of the disease.
04/15/2019 — A recent analysis of results from two national surveys shows that increasing numbers of American adults are aware of the risks associated with e-cigarette use, with many now viewing them as at least as harmful as combustible cigarettes.
04/12/2019 — An article recently published in Canadian Family Physician offers family physicians guidance on addressing vaccine hesitancy with parents. Specifically, the authors offer practical, evidence-based tips for discussing the importance of childhood vaccines with parents who may be on the fence.
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- 04/09/2019 — Study: Older Adults Often Don't Report Adverse Drug Effects
- 04/05/2019 — Study Identifies Best Predictors of Bacterial Sinus Infection
- 04/03/2019 — WPSI Recommends Screening Women for Anxiety
- 03/27/2019 — New Report Details 2011-2016 Fentanyl Overdose Death Rates
- 03/27/2019 — CDC Reports: More HIV Testing, Treatment Needed
- 03/26/2019 — New Edition of Severe Pediatric TBI Guidelines Published
- 03/20/2019 — AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline
- 03/19/2019 — FDA Steps Up Enforcement of Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
- 03/18/2019 — Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness