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Posts Tagged ‘CDC’

Chart shows symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis; two cases have been confirmed in Michigan.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Second Michigan Child

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that Michigan has a confirmed a second case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018. The confirmed case is a child from Oakland County. The state’s first AFM case was confirmed Dec. 5 and involves a…

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Close up of hands applying pressure on female ankle.Physiotherapist massaging feet with thumbs.

Diabetes Month

Podiatrists offer tips to diabetics for keeping their feet healthy. From the JN Staff Diabetes is steadily increasing in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 30.3 million cases in the U.S. For people with diabetes, the podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) share that…

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Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital

Medical Super-Sleuth

Epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Band honored for lifelong work solving infectious disease outbreaks. Above: Dr. Jeffrey Band in the microbiology lab at Beaumont Hospital Our short time on Earth is characterized by the way we treat each other. An individual’s merit might be quantified by the number of lives that person has touched in a positive way.…

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phone to represent the need for a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline

Editorial: The Nation Needs 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Number

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 into law. The legislation requires the Federal Communications Commission and Departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of establishing a three-digit number to a national suicide prevention and mental health…

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Panelists: Dr. Elise Gilbert Aronowitz, Dr. Shawn Achtman, moderator Stephanie Steinberg, Josh Roberts and Judge Edward Sosnick.

A Jewish Lens

Jason Rubenfire Special to the Jewish News The Well explores opioid addiction. The opiate crisis in America has reached epidemic standards. According to the CDC, overdose deaths claimed approximately 64,000 American lives in 2016, with the numbers showing few signs of falling. No corner of America or any one particular culture or nationality is shielded…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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From The CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across the U.S.

Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the…

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Parkinson disease written in a medical form.

Genetic Testing

Using our heritage to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. A neurodegenerative disorder whose cause is unknown, Parkinson’s disease was first described in 1817 as “shaking palsy” by James Parkinson, for whom the condition is named. The onset of symptoms — tremors, slowness and stiffness, walking and balance issues, and a host of non-movement symptoms, including…

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