While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them reduces the risk of foodborne illness. If fruits and veggies have a ridged or uneven skin, use a scrub brush to remove dirt from the grooves. Remember, even produce with inedible skin should still be washed as a first step. This week, get into the habit of washing all [...]
In this third article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks chlamydia.
Despite the fact that there are highly effective drugs to treat hepatitis C virus, just 20 percent of people infected with virus begin the recommended treatment regimen and less than 5 percent go on to successfully clear it.
One in 30 baby boomers – the generation born from 1945 through 1965 – has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. A simple, one-time blood test could 120,000 lives, the CDC says.
For many children, August marks the end of summer vacation and the return to school. For parents, it’s a good time to make sure their children are up to date on vaccines—or shots—that prevent serious diseases.
More than 4 million Americans have viral hepatitis and an estimated 85,000 become infected each year. Some forms go away on their own, but others, like Hepatitis B and C, can go on to become chronic infections that can lead serious liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. But most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected.
The FDA recently hit the American Red Cross with a nearly $10 million fine for safety violations, lax oversight and faulty testing of its blood services. The fine is just the latest of more than a dozen the Red Cross has racked up in the last decade.
Food safety for Thanksgiving goes beyond the proper preparation and cooking of turkey: cross-contamination and improper preparation and storage of other foods are other common causes of food-borne illnesses during the holiday season.
These pediatricians say they are worried about other patients in the waiting room, some of them too young to be immunized or with health problems that compromise their immune systems.
Food at fairs and other outdoor events may not have been properly cleaned, refrigerated or cooked: So take care.
Acetaminophen is generally safe if you follow the directions, but if you give to much it can cause nausea and vomiting — and even liver failure and death.
How to prevent food poisoning from ruining your summer cookout — Tips from the FDA