More Americans aware of their high blood pressure

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An estimated 16% of adults with high blood pressure in 2011-2014 did not know it, a 46% decline since 1999-2002, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Uninsured adults, Asian and Hispanic adults, adults under age 40, and men were more likely to be unaware... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, population health, nurses, prevention

CDC issues guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus in health care

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus for health care personnel. The document provides guidance for facilities to determine when health care personnel should be tested for Zika virus infection following an occupational... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, maternal health, population health, infant health, Community health, nurses, preparedness, workforce, prevention, Zika

American Association of Poison Centers releases online help tool

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The American Association of Poison Centers has released an online poison help triage tool for the public. PoisonHelp.org offers information and treatment advice for human exposure to some 325,000 products and substances. For complex or potentially dangerous exposures, the user is prompted to call the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, nurses, preparedness, emergency care, opioids

CDC: 54 million U.S. adults have arthritis, 43% of whom report activity limitations

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Nearly one in four U.S. adults report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimate includes nearly half of adults with heart disease or diabetes and nearly one-third of adults with obesity, CDC said.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, population health, chronic conditions

CDC announces workshops on emerging infectious disease preparedness

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Beginning this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Ebola Training & Education Center will offer two free training workshops on emerging infectious disease preparedness for clinicians, health care workers and public health officials. For details and to register, visit ... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, Ebola, nurses, preparedness

CDC webinar for clinicians Thursday on synthetic cannabinoids

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a webinar Thursday for clinicians on synthetic cannabinoids, an emerging class of recreational drugs associated with a growing number of adverse events. The call will review the clinical effects of the drugs, which are smoked for their anticipated... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, Community health, nurses, Behavioral health

ASPR releases new Zika resource

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has released a new comprehensive resource on Zika virus for clinicians and emergency response personnel. Zika: Resources at Your Fingertips includes an overview of the virus – its... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, nurses, preparedness, Zika

Fellowship for Creating Clinically Integrated Health-System Based Medical Groups

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) members are invited to apply for a learning fellowship on managing population health and succeeding in the new physician payment models that take effect in 2019, also known as Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physician issues, physicians, leadership, care coordination

Providing the best training opportunities for future physician leaders

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The American Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments project.

Launched today, this four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, physician issues, physicians, graduate medical education

Administration issues plan to combat multidrug-resistant TB

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The White House yesterday released a federal plan to improve domestic and international capacity and collaboration to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. About 480,000 people worldwide develop multidrug-resistant TB each year, including about 100 in the U.S., according to a White House factsheet.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, preparedness, prevention

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