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  • Opioid Use Among Pediatric Patients after Surgery

    Opioid Use Among Pediatric Patients after Surgery

    12/6/2017 Adolescents have a 3- to 5-times greater risk for serious medical outcomes when presenting for care with opioid exposure after a surgery.

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  • Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution): Recall - Microbial Contamination

    Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution): Recall - Microbial Contamination

    11/29/17 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is recalling two lots of Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution), which were found to be contaminated with Scopulariopsis brevicaulis. Use of the affected Riomet potentially could result in a risk of infection, especially in the immunocompromised patient.

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  • Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Has Improved

    Frequency of HIV Testing and Time from Infection to Diagnosis Has Improved

    11/28/17 A new CDC Vital Signs report published today finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported. According to the report, the estimated median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years in 2015. CDC previously estimated that, in 2011, the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis.

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  • NYSDOH: First State Health Department Tto Endorse Undetectable=Untransmittable 

    NYSDOH: First State Health Department Tto Endorse Undetectable=Untransmittable 

    11/20/17 The NYSDOH Commissioner Howard Zucker recently released a statement regarding 11/20/17 Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U). Recent scientific evidence demonstrates that the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from someone with a fully suppressed HIV viral load is negligible, therefore U=U opens a new chapter in combating the HIV epidemic.

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  • New Resource on Antibiotic Prescribing for Cilnicians

    New Resource on Antibiotic Prescribing for Cilnicians

    11/19/17 These “pocket” antibiotic prescribing guidelines are intended to make the process of choosing the right antibiotic in the right dose for the right duration, easier and more streamlined. They can also assist school health professionals in providing education to families and colleagues on the subject of antibiotic resistance.

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  • November 16th is the Great American Smokeout

    November 16th is the Great American Smokeout

    11/16/17 Today is the Great American Smokeout. The annual observance is organized by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Since smoking has become one of the key health risks among people living with HIV, the Great American Smokeout is a great opportunity to educate smokers living with HIV—and their friends, families, and care providers—about the benefits of quitting smoking.

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  • Food Allergies Are on the Rise. Are Schools Prepared?

    Food Allergies Are on the Rise. Are Schools Prepared?

    11/15/2107 Peanut allergies in children have increased 21 percent since 2010, and nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have an allergy to peanuts, according to preliminary research presented by Ruchi Gupta, a professor of pediatric medicine at Northwestern University.

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