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ACP: Physicians can help tackle public health threat of climate change

April 29, 2016

Climate change poses a significant threat to public health and needs to be addressed by drastic actions in part by physicians and the health care community, according to the American College of Physicians.

Ryan A. Crowley, BSJ, on behalf of the Health and Public Policy Committee of the ACP, wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine that increased prevalence of waterborne and vectorborne diseases, malnutrition, food and water insecurity, and higher rates of heat-related and respiratory illnesses are potential effects of climate change on human health. Those who are poor, sick or elderly are even more vulnerable to these issues.

FDA authorizes first commercial Zika test for emergency use

April 29, 2016
The first commercial blood test for Zika virus will be available in the United States and Puerto Rico early next week after being approved for emergency use by the FDA…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…
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Physicians who do not certify more likely to receive disciplinary actions

April 28, 2016
An analysis of data sets found that 95% of internal medicine residents achieve certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine, according to findings…
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MRSA carriage prevalent among asymptomatic athletes

April 28, 2016
A recently published literature review suggests approximately 8% of athletes and 13% of collegiate athletes in the United States may be asymptomatically colonized with…
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Childhood Exposures and Risk of Malignancy in Adulthood

Pediatric Annals, November 2015, Volume 44 Issue 11
Pediatricians have significant roles in preventive health care, and understanding how various exposures during…
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Detecting and addressing mental health issues in children and adolescents remains a significant challenge for the busy…
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