490,000 Epinephrine Injectors Recalled!

Sanofi has recalled its Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors, saying they potentially could deliver the wrong-sized dose. RECALL: Pharmaceutical company recalls around 490,000 epinephrine injectors Pharmaceutical company Sanofi has recalled its Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors, saying they potentially could deliver the wrong-sized dose. The company’s U.S. division said in a news release there have been 26 cases of […]

American Heart Association CPR Guidelines: quick action, more teamwork key to saving more lives

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2015 — People should continue to jump in quickly to give CPR, using breaths if they’ve been trained in CPR and employing mobile technology to speed up the rescue of cardiac arrest victims, according to the American Heart Association’s 2015 Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The […]

CDC modeling projects growth of drug-resistant infections and C. difficile

Source: CDC Press Release The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. The promising news is that CDC modeling projects that a coordinated approach—that is, health care facilities and health departments in an area working together—could prevent up […]

CDC funding helps states address infectious disease threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track and respond to infectious diseases. The awards represent an increase of about $13 million over fiscal year 2014 funding, with increases going to vaccine-preventable-disease surveillance, foodborne-disease prevention and advanced molecular detection, among […]

New research reveals the trends and risk factors behind America’s growing heroin epidemic

Source: CDC Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. The greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically lower rates of heroin use, including women and people with private insurance and higher incomes. In addition, nearly all people who use heroin also use […]

Tracking the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

CDC Report Estimates 1.7 Million Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur in the U.S. Each Year Source: CDC An estimated 1.7 million deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur in the United States each year, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, “Traumatic Brain Injury in […]