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  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    Posted on 5/29/2019 at 7:36 PM

    On Friday, May 17, 2019, Anne Schuchat, MD, BA, CDC’s Principal Deputy Director, Yulia Carroll, MD, PhD, Senior Medical Officer and John Eichwald, MA of CDC’s Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Program, participated in a photo session to commemorate Better Hearing and Speech Month. The occasion was also to acknowledge the accomplishments of Kelly Culhane, Miami Palmetto High School senior, who the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) named as one of their ten 2018 National Gold Award Girl Scouts, the organization’s most prestigious honor. Specifically, Culhane’s project is called Hearing Loss in Teens: An Alarming Trend. She’s spent the past three

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  • Going Out to Eat with Food Allergies

    Posted on 5/1/2019 at 12:32 PM

    Dining out can be difficult for people with food allergies because they must rely on restaurant staff to properly prepare their allergen-free meals. Find out how restaurants can be ready for customers with food allergies. The Jackson family is going out to eat at a new restaurant in town to celebrate their daughter Samantha’s birthday. Samantha is turning eight and is allergic to shrimp. Samantha’s mother, Jane, looks over the menu to decide on an appetizer to order for Samantha and the family to share, and she wonders about the ingredients in the eggrolls. The server approaches the table to

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JAMA Current Issue

  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cluster

    Posted on 6/11/2019 at 12:00 AM

    A cluster of 6 cases of acute flaccid myelitis paralysis (AFM) in children was reported in Minnesota in the fall of 2018, according to a CDC report. It was the largest cluster reported in the state to date and part of an uptick in cases across the country.

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  • Delaware Kissing Bug

    Posted on 6/11/2019 at 12:00 AM

    In July of 2018, a child in Delaware was bitten by a “kissing bug,” which transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi that causes Chagas disease, the CDC recently reported. Fortunately, the insect was not infected with the parasite and the child was unharmed.

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