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CDC Instructs Public During the Atlanta Boil Water Advisory

CDC Instructs Public During the Atlanta Boil Water Advisory

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, officials in Atlanta, Georgia issued a boil water advisory for the whole city. However, on December 4, it was lifted. In the event of an emergency, the CDC educates the public on how to handle the situation. The public health advisory or directive was given by government or health authorities […]

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Every year pharmacies advertise the availability of influenza vaccines, sometimes as early as August. Health experts advise the optimum time for a vaccination is the end of September or during October. Receiving the vaccine too early will decrease its efficacy before the end of influenza season. On the other hand, since life is busy and it easy to […]

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

Americans 50 years and older make up the highest group of individuals living with HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. In 2014, the CDC reported living with diagnosed HIV by age group, the two highest groups were ages 50-54 and 55-59. There is a significant drop, greater than 5,000, for ages 60-64. Ages 65 and older show a […]

FDA Issues Influenza Remedy Advisory

FDA Issues Influenza Remedy Advisory

The FDA issued a consumer advisory warning people to use caution when choosing an influenza remedy. As the terrible flu epidemic continues to ravish America, unapproved and fraudulent remedies promising relief began to surface. A record number of flu-related hospitalizations combined with an ever-growing death count has led to internet searches for medications or homeopathic treatments […]

Trump Administration Censors CDC?

Trump Administration Censors CDC?

The Trump Administration has been accused of censoring the CDC by prohibiting the use of seven words and phrases from documentation being prepared for the 2019 budget, according to The Washington Post. Policy analysts for the CDC were given the list on Oct. 14, 2017, during a meeting with senior officials who oversee the CDC […]

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