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Increase in Measles 2018 -Feb 2019

Measles, also known as rubeola or “first disease”, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by paramyxovirus, causing a prodrome of fever, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis followed by eruption of maculopapular rash. The CDC states 2 main reasons for the increase...

CDC Report Confirms HIV Prevention has Stalled

CDC published a report today that provides the most recent data on HIV trends in America from 2010 to 2016. The results show a stagnation in the decline of HIV infections, with numbers of HIV Infections leveling off at about 39,000. When taking a deeper dive into the...

Washington Public Officials Investigate Measles Outbreak

Public Officials in Clark County, Washington are investigating a measles outbreak after reports of 34 confirmed cases and nine suspected cases since the first of January. Of the 34 cases, thirty-two have been confirmed to be unimmunized, while four remain unverified....

FDA Approves App-connected Digital Inhaler

FDA approved ProAir digihaler by Asthmapolis, the first app-connected digital inhaler. The ProAir Digihaler has built-in sensors to detect when the device is used and the strength of the user’s inhalation. This data is then sent via Bluetooth to its mobile app...

First Successful Live Birth After Uterus Transplant

The Lancet reports the first successful live birth from a uterus transplant. In September 2016, a 32-year-old woman in Brazil with congenital uterine absence, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser [MRKH] syndrome, underwent a successful uterine transplantation from a...