IEMA Informs Consumers about Pendants Containing Trace Amounts of Radioactive Material

IEMA Informs Consumers about Pendants Containing Trace Amounts of Radioactive Material

Continuous wear may result in radiation exposure to skin

Some homeopathic pendants using negative ion technology contain trace amounts of naturally occurring radioactive materials.
Avoiding Tick- And Mosquito-borne Illnesses

Avoiding Tick- And Mosquito-borne Illnesses

As the weather warms up, we’re starting to see ticks and mosquitoes

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people about simple precautions they can take to avoid bites.

Three CDC scientists named as 2018 Service to America Medal Finalists

The Partnership for Public Service has announced its nominees for the 2018 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” CDC has three finalists for these prestigious public health awards that recognize the talents and achievements of federal employees.

CDC to Host First Diabetes and Obesity Conference

Diabetes and obesity have reached alarming rates in the United States. CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation and the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity are convening a national conference that will examine these issues and discuss ways to combat these illnesses through improving the environment, changing policies, building better health care systems, and helping individuals make lifestyle changes.

CDC Disease Detectives Highlight Findings from Recent Investigations

WHAT: 55th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference WHO: The CDC Disease Detectives will present findings from recent investigations, including these: outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis among river rafters in the Grand Canyon,outbreak of cryptosporidiosis associated with a recreational water spray park

CDC Releases National Recommendations to Improve Health of Babies and Moms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with more than 35 federal, public and private partners, today released national recommendations designed to encourage women to take steps toward good health before becoming pregnant.

Fusarium Keratitis Update

As of May 5, 2006, CDC has received reports of 102 confirmed cases, 12 possible cases and 81 cases still under investigation from 31 U.S. states and territories. 65 reports include insufficient evidence to classify them as cases or carry other non-Fusarium diagnoses.

CDC Invests $10 million for Research to Reduce Infections in Healthcare Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced an award of $10 million for new research to five academic centers as part of its Prevention Epicenter grant program, which supports efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to reducing infections in healthcare settings.

Thirteen Month Delay Between Evaluation and Autism Diagnosis in Children

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may experience a 13-month delay before they are diagnosed. A study in the April autism supplement of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics released today, found that children diagnosed in metropolitan Atlanta were initially evaluated at an average of 4 years of age but were not diagnosed with an ASD until an average of 5 years 1 month.
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