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Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. - the latest sign it's beginning to displace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death. MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer. The Cancer Society journal: http://cacancerjournal.org. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
The State of Washington Department of Health has issued the following message for health care providers regarding pertussis in the state.Dear Colleague:Pertussis (whooping cough) is reaching epidemic levels in our state. So far in 2012 more than 600 cases have been reported, compared to fewer than 100 cases in the same time period in 2011. This puts us on track to have the highest number of cases in decades.
Recruiting doctors to live and work in rural America is a chronic problem. Most health centers try to attract workers with big salaries and expensive homes. One center in Maine was trying to lure medical students to the countryside for their final two years with the hope that they stick around. The Ashland Health Clinic, a tiny hospital in southwest Kansas, is trying a different tack — a reverse-recruitment model. It's called mission-focused medicine, and it's based on serving problems most commonly found in third-world countries.
A Dozen Cases Of Tuberculosis That Resists All Drugs Found In India by Richard Knox. Published January 11, 2012. Infectious disease specialists say there will surely be more cases of totally drug-resistant tuberculosis in India and other countries where cases of TB that don't respond to some drugs are being inadequately treated.
The DO published Q&A: Eye-opening turn treating farm workers forges new DO’s career path Posted Jan. 5, 2012 By Carolyn Schierhorn / Staff Editor Summary: Adam S. Hoverman, DO, describes his expreience becoming a National Health Service Corps scholar and discovering the profound health care disparities that exist and are largely ignored.
FY2012 Omnibus Appropriations Act Allows for Expansion of Community Health Centers to Meet Pressing Need Around the Country
On December 9, 2011 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations on the use of a new treatment regimen for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. CDC’s recommendations are a result of a recent large randomized control trial which found the 12-dose regimen to be as effective for preventing TB as other regimens. The new regimen is also more likely to be completed than the current U.S.
Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System Report
The Applied Research Center released this report offering the first national data available on the perilous intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system. ARC's Investigative Research package includes a poignant video and Colorlines.com articles which bring to life the story of one family trying desperately to stay together. Download report here