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National, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months, United States, 2013

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that vaccination coverage in 2013 achieved the 90% national Healthy People 2020 target for most diseases but was below the target for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis.  Also provides vaccination coverage by demographic characteristics and by state.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Ebola Response Roadmap

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

Discusses the strategy for trying to cope with the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 3,000 cases to date, more than 1,400 deaths in the three most severely affected countries, and anticipation that the case load may grow to 20,000.  From the World Health Organization


The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses

Categories: Africa,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical

Discusses the background of the disease, the health system constraints in the affected countries, the U.S. and international responses, and issues for Congress to consider with regard to research and development needs.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Executive Order 26: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Energy,Health/Medical,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Establishes the priorities for the McAuliffe administration’s economic development plan. From the Office of the Governor


Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans


Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department


More than a Quarter-million Youth Who had Never Smoked a Cigarette Used E-Cigarettes in 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Press release describing research study which found that youths smoking e-cigarettes were almost twice as likely  to smoke conventional cigarettes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

Presents trends from 1940 in national birth rates for teenagers with particular focus on the period since 1991.   Discloses that the birth rate for teenage mothers fell 57% between 1991 and 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Immigration Policies and Issues on Health-Related Grounds for Exclusion

Categories: Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Reviews the diseases that are health-related reasons for excluding people from entering U.S., and port of entry procedures. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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