Authorization includes people who have had solid organ transplants and those whose immune systems are equally compromised.
In response to the growing mandates of vaccines among healthcare workers, the ANA released a statement on Monday announcing their full support of mandated vaccines for nurses and other clinicians.
New Drug Approval for Alzheimer Disease: FDA UpdateJune 9, 2021
The first new drug for Alzheimer disease in nearly 2 decades was approved by the FDA.
Heart Problems Reported in Some Teens, Young Adults Following After COVID-19 VaccinationMay 26, 2021
Reports of myocarditis in a small number of teens and young adults who have received COVID-19 vaccines are being investigated by the CDC.
Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry have sickened 163 people in 43 states.
The federal government is providing $7.4 billion to hire more school nurses to vaccinate children, to create a service corps for health care, and to boost disease detection efforts.
The USPSTF recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children younger than 5 years and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is inadequate for recommending screening for cavities in young childre …
Fully vaccinated Americans can now skip face masks and social distancing in most indoor or outdoor settings.
ACP Guideline: When to Use High-Flow Nasal OxygenMay 11, 2021
For hospitalized patients, high-flow nasal oxygen should be used instead of noninvasive ventilation for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and instead of conventional oxygen therapy for management of postextubation acute hypoxemic respiratory failur …
In a move that should hasten the country’s recovery from the pandemic, the FDA approved the emergency use of the Pfizer 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.
USPSTF concludes that evidence is currently insufficient for determining the benefits and harms of most single or paired and multivitamin supplements but recommends against use of beta-carotene and vitamin E for prevention of cardiovascular disease a …
Agency outlines how inspections of cruise ships will be conducted during simulated and restricted passenger voyages
There was a decrease in the provisional number of births in 2020, and more New York City residents gave birth out of the city in 2020.
Eligible physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives can be exempted from the certification requirements to expand access to buprenorphine.
For patients with acute dyspnea with diagnostic uncertainty, point-of-care ultrasound can be a helpful addition to the standard diagnostic pathway.
FDA will hold a meeting to consider revoking approvals of several cancer drugs that have not been shown to extend or improve life.
CDC: Summer Camps Can Open, But Not FullyApril 29, 2021
Children at summer camps must wear masks at all times, except when swimming, napping, eating, or drinking.
Teens and young adults in West Virginia will receive a $100 savings bond if they get a COVID-19 shot.
Fully vaccinated Americans can now go without masks when walking, jogging, or biking outdoors or when dining with small groups at outdoor restaurants
USPSTF reaffirms the benefit for screening all adults for hypertension.
Hold the Cashew Brie, Please: CDC Links Cheese to SalmonellaApril 23, 2021
A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 5 people in 3 states appears to be linked to Jule’s cashew brie.
USPSTF Unsure if Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults Without Symptoms is Good or BadApril 16, 2021
USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency.
Ground turkey is the likely source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 28 people in 12 states.
After 6 people who received the Johnson & Johnson 1-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed a type of rare and severe blood clot, the FDA and the CDC each said they will seek a “pause” in use of the shots as they review the data.
Another $10 billion in funding to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in low-income, minority, and rural areas across the United States.
California Sues Country’s Largest Nursing Home ChainMarch 22, 2021
California is suing the largest nursing home chain in the United States for allegedly submitting false information to the Medicare nursing home ratings system.
AstraZeneca says it will file for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States after it gets the results of a clinical trial within the next few weeks.
CDC Issues New Guidelines for Vaccinated AmericansMarch 9, 2021
New social distancing guidance released by the federal government on Monday gives fully vaccinated Americans more freedom to socialize and move through their communities.
Initial findings do not indicate evidence of unexpected serious adverse events among individuals receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Listeria Outbreak Spurs Recall of Queso Fresco CheesesFebruary 23, 2021
All Queso Fresco cheeses made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. have been recalled after being linked to a Listeria outbreak in 4 states.
Water Problems Plague Texas Hospitals After StormFebruary 22, 2021
Some hospitals in Texas are struggling with water problems and have moved patients to other facilities due to power outages caused by deadly winter weather.
USPSTF Advises Screening for Gestational Diabetes MellitusFebruary 16, 2021
A new USPSTF recommendation states asymptomatic individuals should undergo gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
AAP Releases 2021 Child, Adolescent Immunization ScheduleFebruary 15, 2021
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule has been updated for 2021 from the AAP.
ACIP Issues 2021 Immunization Schedule for AdultsFebruary 12, 2021
The 2021 immunization schedule includes several changes from the 2020 schedule on the coverage page, 2 tables, and accompanying notes.
CDC: COVID-19 Quarantines Not Necessary for Vaccinated PeopleFebruary 11, 2021
According to new regulations, fully vaccinated Americans can now skip quarantines if they are exposed to someone infected with COVID-19.
CDC Mandates Masks on Planes and Public TransportationFebruary 3, 2021
Face masks will be mandatory at transportation hubs and on planes and all forms of public transportation under a new CDC order.
FDA Approves First Monthly Injectable Regimen for HIVJanuary 25, 2021
The FDA has approved the first monthly injectable, complete regimen for HIV-infected adults.
Hahn Resigns as Head of FDA, Dr. Janet Woodcock New Interim ChiefJanuary 25, 2021
Stephen Hahn, M.D., has resigned as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
USPSTF Affirms Evidence-Based Methods for Smoking CessationJanuary 25, 2021
USPSTF concludes that there is substantial net benefit for behavioral and pharmacological therapies for smoking cessation.
President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response PlanJanuary 21, 2021
The day after the inauguration, President Biden announced his plans to unveil his pandemic response plan and will issue executive orders to ramp up the production and distribution of COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
CDC: Life Expectancy for U.S. Population Increased in 2019December 29, 2020
And age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased from 20.7 to 21.6 per 100,000 from 2018 to 2019