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FEMA Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

10:59 am Eastern | U.S. News

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for preparedness. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply. Language English read more »

FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release Second PrepTalks Video Presentation

20 Feb 10:38 | U.S. News

WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released today the second video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, John Barry’s “The Next Pandemic: Lessons From History.” Language English read more »

How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work?

16 Feb 13:18 | U.S. News

CDC conducts studies each year to determine how well the flu vaccine protects against flu. read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. SS-3

15 Feb 13:19 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Surveillance Summaries Vol. 67, No. SS-3 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. 6

15 Feb 13:07 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Weekly Vol. 67, No. 6 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders | Cancer vaccine | Alzheimer’s disease

13 Feb 15:19 | U.S. News

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the U.S.; a cancer vaccination approach; and a compound helps mice with features of Alzheimer's

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Obesity drives US health care costs up by 29 percent, varies by state

12 Feb 17:07 | U.S. News

The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S., but there has been little information about the economic impact of this trend for individual states.read more »

Press Releases: Briefing on the President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

12 Feb 16:47 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan    Deputy Secretary of State Mark Green    USAID Administrator and Experts Press Briefing Room Washington, DC February 12, 2018 read more »

Thousands of lives would be saved if counties met ATS clean air standards

12 Feb 14:24 | U.S. News

Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants, according to a new report.read more »

Watch - Listeriosis in South Africa

12 Feb 00:00 | U.S. News

There is an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated foods. Travelers to South Africa, especially those with higher risk of infection, may wish to avoid certain foods to reduce their risk of infection.read more »

Heroin's Use Rising, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

9 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Early Release Vol. 66, Early Release https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

MMWR Summary for June 9, 2017

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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*Hospitalizations for Endocarditis and Associated Health Care Costs Among Persons with Diagnosed Drug Dependence North Carolina, 20102015*

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Happy Sprout Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts Due To Possible Health Risk

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Happy Sprout Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 22

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Weekly Vol. 66, No. 22 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

1-In-4 American Families Have Not Sought Medical Attention Due to Cost

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Over the past year, one-in-four American families have decided not to seek medical attention when they needed it because of the cost, according to a new study from Bankrate.com. read more »

Braces Have Changed, From Metal to Tooth-Colored to Clear

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

FDA answers your questions about braces and how they've changed.read more »

Eggs can significantly increase growth in young children

7 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Eggs significantly increased growth and reduced stunting by 47 percent in young children, finds a new study from a leading expert on child nutrition at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. This was a much greater effect than had been shown in previous studies.read more »

Star Snacks Co. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt due to the potential presence of glass pieces

6 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Star Snacks Co. of Jersey City, NJ is voluntarily recalling two lots of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt due to the potential presence of glass pieces.read more »

FDA Investigates Findings of Hepatitis A Linked to Frozen Tuna

6 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Please find more information about the Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Raw Scallops here: https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htmread more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

6 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Early Release Vol. 66, Early Release https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

6 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.read more »

LeadCare Testing Systems (with Blood Obtained from a Vein) by Magellan Diagnostics: FDA Safety Communication - Risk of Inaccurate Results

6 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

UPDATED 06/06/2017. Class I Recall expanded. Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.read more »

Global Garlic Inc. Recalls "Queso Freso/Whole Milk Cheese" Because of Possible Health Risk

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Global Garlic Inc., 11501 NW 107th ST, Miami, FL, is recalling its 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women.read more »

Fry’s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Fry’s Food Stores has recalled Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared pecans and tree nuts.read more »

FDA expands use of Sapien 3 artificial heart valve for high-risk patients

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication for the Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure of a previously placed bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve whose risk of death or severe complications from repeat surgery is high or greater.read more »

Introducing New CDC Podcast Series – Defining Moments in MMWR History

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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CDCs "MMWR" is proud to launch a new podcast series, titled *Defining Moments in "MMWR" History https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrpodcasts.html.* This series highlights the leading role that "MMWR" has played in reporting historic public health events.read more »

Naturally Wholesome Products LLC Wholesome Country Creamery LLC Voluntary recall of Half & Half in plastic gallon and pint bottles, due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase in samples

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Naturally Wholesome Products LLC is voluntarily recalling gallon and pint containers of Half & Half labeled under the brand name Wholesome Country Creamery due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase found in samples during routine testing. Naturally Wholesome Products LLC has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product and is removing the product from the market out of the abundance of caution.read more »

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Issues a Recall For Undeclared Egg Noodles in Western Family Onion Soup Mix

5 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Western Family Onion Soup Mix, UPC 15400-03604 because it may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Planning Flu Clinics for Next Season

2 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Find CDC resources and guidelines for your next flu clinic. read more »

Schnucks Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Cinnamon Pudding Half Cakes and Cake Slices

1 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 21

1 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Weekly Vol. 66, No. 21 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

Hannaford Supermarkets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Taste of Inspirations Greek Pasta Salad Net. Weight 10 oz. (284g)

1 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

A.S.K. Foods, Inc. of Palmyra, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hannaford Supermarkets’ TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS GREEK PASTA SALAD Net Wt. 10 oz. (284g) because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?

1 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.read more »

Allergy Relief for Your Child

1 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Learn more about proven treatments for children.read more »

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Announces a Voluntary Recall on Select Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® Flour Products in the U.S. Due to Possible E. Coli 0121 Contamination

31 May 2017 | U.S. News

In collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. today announced a voluntary recall on specific production codes of Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® flour products in the U.S. due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.read more »

FDA approves first generic Strattera for the treatment of ADHD

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Strattera (atomoxetine) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric and adult patients.read more »

SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - Potential for Harmful Chemicals

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

Higher than allowed levels of harmful chemicals may cause chronic infections, long-term hospitalization due to additional surgical procedures, paralysis, and death. Posted 05/30/2017read more »

NIH Scientists Find Real-Time Imaging in Mice a Promising Influenza Study Tool

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

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Kroger Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kroger Yellow Sponge Cake Dessert Cups

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

The Kroger Co. has recalled Kroger Dessert Cups –Yellow Sponge Cake (6.5 oz., 6 Pack) sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Your Loved Ones Can Help You Cope with Diabetes

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

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DIABETES AND MENTAL HEALTH >> https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/coping-with-issues.html

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Kroger Recalls Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the recall of its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A supplier reported the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

Mibela 24 Fe Chewable Tablets by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Recall - Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Information

29 May 2017 | U.S. News

Oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.read more »

Recreational Cannabis, Used Often, Increases Risk Of Gum Disease

29 May 2017 | U.S. News

Columbia University dental researchers have found that frequent recreational use of cannabis - including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil - increases the risk of gum disease.read more »

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Mibelas™ 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and EthinylEstradiol 1mg/0.02mg Chewable Tablets and Ferrous Fumarate 75 mg) Tablets Due to Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Information

29 May 2017 | U.S. News

Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) Tablets at the consumer level. A confirmed market compliant indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.read more »

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Mibelas™ 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and EthinylEstradiol 1mg/0.02mg Chewable Tablets and Ferrous Fumarate 75 mg) Tablets Due to Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Information

29 May 2017 | U.S. News

Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) Tablets at the consumer level. A confirmed market complaint indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.read more »

Flu vaccine prevents pediatric deaths.

26 May 2017 | U.S. News

A recent CDC study supports the importance of flu vaccine in children to prevent flu-related deaths. read more »

Astrazeneca Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Brilinta 90 mg Professional Sample Bottles Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle From That Lot

26 May 2017 | U.S. News

AstraZeneca today announced that the Company is notifying physicians and consumers that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of professional (physician) sample bottles containing eight tablets of BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets as a precautionary measure. This voluntary recall follows a report that a professional sample bottle containing eight tablets of BRILINTA 90mg also contained another medicine called ZURAMPIC (lesinurad) 200 mg tablets which is also manufactured by AstraZeneca.read more »

Brilinta (ticagrelor) 90 mg tablets, 8-count Physician Sample Bottles: Recall of Lot # JB5047 - Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle

26 May 2017 | U.S. News

Unintentional dosing with Zurampic has the potential to lead to adverse renal effects including acute renal failure.read more »

Recall on Fewer Than 225 Ava's Brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. Tubs in NJ, NY, PA and CT

26 May 2017 | U.S. News

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We have been notified by our cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date.read more »

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