Infectious Disease

Tips for Optimizing Practice Management: Flu Vaccination Programs at OB-GYN Practices

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new resource, Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programs: Tips for Optimizing Practice Management, which provides tips to help optimize flu immunization programs in obstetric–gynecologic practices. An obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) plays a…

National Park Service Launches Website on Disease Prevention & Response

The Disease Prevention and Response (Epidemiology) Branch within the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Public Health recently launched a new website to highlight its work. The Branch serves to prevent, detect, and respond to disease…

CDC Online Training: Antibiotic Stewardship – Sections 3 + 4

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship has launched the final components of its four-section web-based training course on Antibiotic Stewardship. Section 3 will cover antibiotic stewardship considerations for the management of…

New Biomonitoring and Environmental Health Testing Videos from APHL

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) released two new videos on biomonitoring and environmental health testing: What is biomonitoring? Biomonitoring is the process of testing people for chemicals in their body to determine how…

CDC Study: Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in All Outpatient Settings

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has released a new study which shows that healthcare professionals in all outpatient settings unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for respiratory illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis. According…