Health Matters


New CDC Recommendations to Improve Hospital Antibiotic Use 1

New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile. To guide these improvements, CDC released a new resource: Core Elements of Read the full article…

Antibiotic Use

NIOSH Identifies Take-home Lead Exposure as Concern in E-scrap Recycling

The recycling of used electronics (e-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of both occupational exposures to workers and take-home exposures, according to a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigation recently described in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The investigation concerned a case of Read the full article…


The First-Ever China-U.S. Occupational Health Symposia

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has announced it will jointly hold the first-ever China-U.S. Occupational Health Symposia with the National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, SAWS, China (NCICS). The symposia will take place on Sept. 15-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China, and 400 OHS professionals are expected to Read the full article…

China Symposia

HHS Unveils First Compendium of Resources for Health Emergencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched the first online collection of the federal resources and capabilities available to mitigate the health impacts of emergencies. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) sponsored the HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium to aid Read the full article…

Compendium