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Antibiotic approved for treating infant abdominal infections
5/29/2015 10:33:10 AM
The antibiotic meropenem was approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for treating abdominal infections in children less than 3 months of age. The approval came after a study by a National Institutes of Health research network evaluated the drug in treating children in this age group. The May 28 issue of The Federal Register described the study which supported the …
Doctor Evidence Brings Valuable Health Data to IBM Watson Ecosystem
5/29/2015 10:26:06 AM
Today, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson’s oncology solutions and developer ecosystem. The partnership is part of IBM’s work to help the medical community advance patient-centered care through its new Watson Health unit. To …
Pet Reptiles and Amphibians Could Expose Owners to Salmonella
5/27/2015 9:58:28 AM
While many people associate Salmonella exposure risks with eating or drinking contaminated foods and beverages, far fewer recognize that they could also be exposed to it from a family’s pet reptile or amphibian.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “Reptiles and amphibians might have Salmonella germs on their bodies even when they appear healthy …
ACAC Director Publishes Feature Article in IAQ Industry Magazine
ACAC Director Publishes Feature Article in IAQ Industry Magazine
5/22/2015 12:00:00 PM
Adam Andrews, director of operations for the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), has published an article explaining the benefits of accredited certifications for individuals addressing issues in the indoor environment.   The piece appears as a feature article in the May 2015 edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine , an online journal devoted to indoor …
CDC Warns of Multidrug-resistant Infections Caused by Shigella
5/21/2015 11:06:15 AM
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted information about a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness that is occurring throughout the United States.  The illness is believed to have been spread by international travelers who have brought back a type of Shigella bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (Cipro).   When infected …
Publicis Touchpoint Solutions’ President & CEO, Michelle Keefe, Honored as a PM360 ELITE
5/19/2015 1:34:10 PM
Yardley, PA—May 19, 2015— Publicis Touchpoint Solutions , Inc —a leading provider of customized, omnichannel healthcare sales, service, and clinical teams—announced today that President and CEO Michelle Keefe has been named a PM360 ELITE ( E xceptional • L eaders • I nnovators • T ransformers • E ntrepreneurs) representing the most influential people in the …
Legionella Alert issued by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
5/19/2015 9:56:54 AM
On May 13th, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an alert about an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease taking place in Queens.  According to the Department, 10 cases have been diagnosed from April to May of this year involving residents of Queens.  Of these new cases, 9 of 10 resided in the Flushing-Clearview neighborhoods. The …
CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014
5/14/2015 5:16:35 PM
In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the baseline period of 2006-2008. Meanwhile, some other less common types of Salmonella increased. Campylobacter and Vibrio rose again in 2014, continuing the increase observed during the past few years, according to data published today by the …
Unicel Architectural provides sealed glass units with integrated louvers to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola (SHHP)
Unicel Architectural provides sealed glass units with integrated louvers to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola (SHHP)
5/12/2015 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – May 12, 2015 – Unicel Architectural today announced its deployment of hundreds of Vision Control® insulating glass units with integrated cord-free louvers as part of the new Bayou Tower expansion for the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola (SHHP). The 443 Vision Control® units were employed in interior doors, sliding doors and multi-panel windows in …
Lyme Advocates Call on IDSA to Focus on Patient Care Instead of Attacking Those in Distress
Lyme Advocates Call on IDSA to Focus on Patient Care Instead of Attacking Those in Distress
5/1/2015 11:22:56 AM
For the second day, Lyme patients and supporters from around the U.S. gathered in Arlington, VA, at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) headquarters, to call attention to the epidemic of chronic Lyme disease and to ask the question: Why does IDSA continue to fight with and vilify patients instead of producing guidelines that would enable those who are chronically …

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