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December 29, 2020

Seasonal flu, the holidays, and you: An update on the 2011-12 flu season

It never fails — you waited all year for a special holiday party, and the day of the party, you feel chills, a headache, and a […]
December 29, 2020

CDC survey finds sexual violence and stalking is ‘widespread public health problem’ in the U.S.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3% and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) […]
December 29, 2020

Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare work fatigue and patient safety

On Dec. 14, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare worker fatigue and patient safety. Read the report, which includes recommendations for actions organizations […]
December 29, 2020

Putting evidence into practice: Prevention of infection in patients receiving cancer treatments

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy, and surgery are known to compromise patients’ immune functions. That immunocompromised state can lead to infections affecting […]