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Fall prevention: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from 11 states in 2008 to 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. The group recommends lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based fall prevention programs and community partnerships to help reduce the risk for falls among seniors.

Hepatitis A increase in NYC linked to travel among MSM

September 22, 2017
According to the CDC, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported an increase in hepatitis A infection among men who have sex with men in the city…
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Travel medicine and ID: Partners in an era of frequent global movement

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM; Mary Elizabeth Wilson, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM
Travel history has a profound and essential role for the infectious disease clinician and for promoting public health priorities. The patient’s lifetime of…

Gardasil 9 efficacious in preventing HPV

September 7, 2017
The nine-valent HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, safely and effectively protects against HPV infection and long-term disease, and may potentially reduce 90% of cervical cancers…
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