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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 […]

Trump Administration Quashes CDC Terminology

Trump Administration Quashes CDC Terminology

Imagine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention being told to change their terminology merely to appease GOP science naysayers. The Trump administration did just that when they submitted a list banned words to CDC policy analysts. Interestingly, these terms aline with the political rhetoric President Donald Trump uses on a daily basis, especially on his […]