WHO 2017 Essential Medicine List – The World’s Formulary

  • June 12, 2017

Every two years, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases a medication list that it believes should be available, if needed, to all the people of the Earth. The latest iteration of the essential medicines list has just been released. It’s a compendium like the ones health…

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Is your state ready for health emergencies? Many still lag behind.

  • April 21, 2017

An annual assessment of the nation’s day-to-day preparedness for managing community health emergencies improved slightly over the last year—though deep regional inequities remain. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has released the results of the 2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found the United…

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Mom was wrong! Cold weather doesn’t make you sick

  • February 20, 2017

My Mom would always say, “don’t catch cold, you’ll get sick!”  Sorry Mom, it isn’t true.  Cold weather or cold temperatures have nothing to do with catching a cold or the flu! I was heartened to read a recent article in the New York Times…

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Increasing numbers of H7N9 bird flu cases in China

  • January 30, 2017

It’s Chinese New Year and a concern is circulating amongst the global health community. After an increase in the number of H7N9 bird flu deaths in China, WHO has warned all countries to watch for outbreaks in poultry flocks and to promptly report any human…

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Take Three Actions to Fight Flu

  • December 19, 2016

Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and…

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