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Yemen’s cholera outbreak is largest in recorded history

July 21, 2017

The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is still infecting 5,000 patients per day and has grown to become the largest single-year outbreak of the diarrheal disease in recorded history, officials said.

In just 3 months, the outbreak has caused 368,207 suspected cases and 1,828 deaths, according to WHO. The world health agency said the number of suspected cases has declined over the past 2 weeks in some of the hardest hit areas but warned that the pace of transmission could increase as the rainy season sets in.

California health officials battle state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades

July 21, 2017
The California Department of Public Health is working with local health officials in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties to contain the state’s largest hepatitis A…

FDA clears first neonatal MRI device

July 21, 2017
The FDA recently granted 510(k) clearance to the first MRI device specifically designed for imaging the neonatal brain and head in the neonatal ICU. “Although we…
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Childhood asthma tied to increased LV mass index in adulthood

July 21, 2017
Adults with a history of childhood asthma had an elevated left ventricular mass index, especially in those with prehypertension or hypertension, according to a study…

Q&A: How to identify, help patients with juvenile arthritis

July 21, 2017
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month is observed each July to raise awareness of the disease, which, according to the NIH, affects about 294,000 children in the United…
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Intraocular Pressure Changes Following Intravitreal Melphalan and Topotecan for the Treatment of Retinoblastoma With Vitreous Seeding

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2017, Volume 54 Issue 3
To investigate the impact of intravitreal chemotherapy on intraocular pressure (IOP) in children with retinoblastoma…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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