The Knox County Community Health Center offers a one-stop-shop health care including services for medical, dental and counseling needs. Our services are available to everyone. We offer a sliding fee pay scale and discounted costs for tests and screenings. Our counselors are certified in addiction treatment.… Read full story
NIH-funded research project develops new method to preserve human livers for transplantation.
Scientists have greatly extended the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation by modifying a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers. Previously, human livers were only viable for an average of nine hours, but the new method of preservation maintains liver tissue for up to 27 hours, giving transplant doctors and patients a much longer timeframe to work with.… Read full story
Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Sept. 6, 2019) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a public health alert for Yellowfin Tuna purchased from Kroger retail stores in Ohio. This alert is the result of an investigation by ODA and the Ohio Department of Health after four cases of scombroid poisoning were reported in Franklin and Montgomery counties.… Read full story
Community-based research sets stage for implementation of HHS initiative
The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $11.3 million to 23 institutions across the United States to collaborate with community partners to develop locally relevant plans for diagnosing, treating and preventing HIV in areas with high rates of new HIV cases.… Read full story
Why learn hands-only CPR?
Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.… Read full story
First-of-its-kind study will apply clinical research practices to preclinical, lab studies
Recently the National Institutes of Health called on researchers to make the standards and practices for conducting early stage, or preclinical, medical research on animals more like those used for clinical trials.… Read full story
Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods, LLC of Welches, OR is recalling The Milk Lady’s Tea with LOT # ML6271950, Peaceful Baby Herbal Tea with LOT # PB781950, and Diges-Teas Herbal Tea with LOT # DT7619100, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.… Read full story
As of August 27, 2019, health departments from 25 states have reported 215 possible cases of pulmonary illnesses from users of e-cigarette products, resulting in one death, and additional reports are under investigation. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement:
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“HHS and the Trump Administration are using every tool we have to get to the bottom of this deeply concerning the outbreak of illnesses in Americans who use e-cigarettes.
Today, Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, issued an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks of marijuana use.
Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.
NIH and VentureWell award teams who develop real solutions to real problems.
The winners of the eighth annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple but effective solutions that can make a significant difference to the patient population, such as a tool to make intubation easier and more accurate and a rapid screening test for C.… Read full story