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    • CDC Health Advisory: Severe Influenza Illness Reported - 2/1/2016
      CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing. Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of severe influenza illness. Read the full alert.
    • Illinois Department of Public Health Issues Zika Virus Warning - 1/18/2016
      OB/GYNs and others serving pregnant women advised to consider Zika virus when testing for possible mosquito-borne diseases.
    • HPV Social Media Toolkit - 1/15/2016
      EverThrive Illinois, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health has developed a social media toolkit with resources for physicians to help increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage levels among Illinois residents.
    • Hypertension Control Change Package Released - 8/7/2015
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with other national entities, have released the Hypertension Control Change Package for Clinicians (HCCP). The package presents a listing of process improvements that ambulatory clinical settings can implement as they seek optimal hypertension (HTN) control.
    • Abuse of a Disabled Adult or Senior Suspected? Docs Must Report - 7/29/2015
      In Illinois, physicians are among the professions mandated by statute to report suspected cases of elder abuse as well as abuse of individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 who are disabled and living in the community. This is an expansion of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act.
    • Preventing Type 2 Diabetes - 7/28/2015
      The American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed a new screening tool for clinicians and their patients to slow or stop the number of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.


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