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Increase Reported in Flint Area Deaths Associated with Legionnaires’ Disease
Increase Reported in Flint Area Deaths Associated with Legionnaires’ Disease
5/2/2016 11:47:50 AM
In April, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated the number of deaths that have been associated with people in Genesee County who have developed Legionnaires’ disease. According to the MDHHS, 12 deaths and 91 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have now been identified in the county from 2014 through 2015. The agency reports, “The public health …
Florida Lawsuit Filed after Employees Claim Exposure to Bat Guano, Mold and IAQ Issues
Florida Lawsuit Filed after Employees Claim Exposure to Bat Guano, Mold and IAQ Issues
4/26/2016 2:13:26 PM
Recently, it was reported that pounds of bat feces were discovered in the ceiling above an office in a Florida state government building in Tallahassee. The  Orlando Sentinel  has since reported that the state is moving 1,500 workers from multiple agencies out of the facility to new locations. The newspaper also reported that three state workers have filed a lawsuit …
Lyme Action Network to Host Science and Policy Forum on Capitol Hill
Lyme Action Network to Host Science and Policy Forum on Capitol Hill
4/26/2016 10:00:00 AM
Lyme disease is the second-highest reported infectious disease and the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Yet government resources currently allocated to research and patient support do not meet the needs of the growing population affected by this disease, with more than 300,000 new cases annually. To bring attention to the challenges posed by …
California’s Governor Requests Millions to Test and Cleanup Neighborhoods near Recycling Plant
California’s Governor Requests Millions to Test and Cleanup Neighborhoods near Recycling Plant
4/15/2016 12:00:54 PM
In March, the  Los Angeles Times  published a report about the current situation surrounding the ongoing lead and arsenic contamination concerns caused by a closed battery recycling plant in Vernon, California. The article described Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent efforts in the neighboring communities to inform residents about possible hazardous materials that …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Athens AACN Symposium - Synchronizing Sepsis
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Athens AACN Symposium - Synchronizing Sepsis
4/13/2016 10:00:00 AM
Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended the March 22, 2016 Athens AACN Symposium held at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia. Synchronizing Sepsis: Priscilla Hartley, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Registered Nurse, is an assistant professor of nursing at Augusta University College of Nursing, and teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. …

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