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  • NHANES: A Third of American Children Regularly Eat Fast Food August 14, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- More than 36% of U.S. kids ate fast food on any given day from 2015 to 2018, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data showed. Among U.S. children and adolescents ages 2-19, more than 11% consumed more than...
  • Doctors, Please Don't Judge August 13, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- Oh, how we all learn and change with our experiences. It's one of the greatest things in life that most of us (hopefully) are not the same person now that we were a few years ago. Looking back to when I first became a physician...
  • GVHD Cell Therapy for Kids Gets ODAC Backing August 13, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory panel was mostly convinced that remestemcel-L, an investigational cellular therapy, would be a safe and effective treatment for acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in children with no other approved options...
  • Fauci: Here's How Schools Can Safely Reopen August 13, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- While the nation's goal should be getting children back to school, there's a "big 'however' there," NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, told Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) during a Facebook Live event Thursday. "The 'however...
  • Medicare for All a Sore Point for Some Democratic Convention Delegates August 13, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- One of the more controversial issues surrounding this year's Democratic Party platform has been whether to include a plank supporting the idea of Medicare for All -- an intraparty debate that seems unlikely to be resolved any...



  • Promotion of Maternal–Infant Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic August 11, 2020
    A trauma-informed approach to maternity care in practice, policy, and research is essential to support maternal and infant mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Prevention of Newborn Falls/Drops in the Hospital: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 9 August 11, 2020
    According to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (2016, pp. 2–3):A newborn fall is a sudden, unintentional descent, with or without injury to the patient that results in the patient coming to rest on the floor, on or against another surface, on another person or object. A newborn drop is a fall in which […]
  • Attitudes of California Registered Nurses About Abortion August 9, 2020
    Understanding nurses’ attitudes and beliefs about abortion care is essential for the provision of quality reproductive health services and has implications for workforce development.
  • Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition August 7, 2020
    Cervical ripening and induction and augmentation of labor are common procedures in labor and birth units. The potential risks and benefits for the procedure should be explained to women so that they can make informed decisions. Clinicians should be knowledgeable about the methods and medications used and be skilled in maternal–fetal assessment. Adequate nurse staffing […]
  • Sex-Based Vaccine Response in the Context of COVID-19 August 5, 2020
    We are in the midst of a global public health emergency with the spread of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A safe, effective, accessible, and acceptable vaccine is critically needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Reports indicate that the number of COVID-19 cases between […]


  • Joint Statement from the Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control on Conducting 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up Interviews August 10, 2020
    In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Hear Her: CDC Campaign Highlights Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Related Deaths August 10, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Hear Her, a national campaign that brings attention to pregnancy-related deaths and provides education and encouragement to pregnant and postpartum women (within one year of delivery).
  • Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA August 10, 2020
    A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents.
  • Investigation Update on Salmonella August 7, 2020
    CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. More grocery stores and food manufacturers have recalled onions and food containing onions, and 244 more illnesses have been reported in the last week. An update is posted here:
  • CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon's Lessie Williams August 5, 2020
    CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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