Wednesday, January 21, 2015
New York’s requirement that unvaccinated children to be temporarily excluded from school during an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease was challenged in court recently by parents who argued that the regulation violated their constitutional rights. While the courts upheld New York’s requirement, the case has implications for public health.
Telemedicine may provide an innovative and effective means to monitor patient adherence to TB treatment regimens through the use of video directly observed therapy (VDOT) -- but there are a number of legal and practical issues to consider.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Many of illnesses associated with recreational water can be prevented by proper pool maintenance, water treatment, and updated disease prevention practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led a national effort to develop the Model Aquatic Health to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and other public health concerns occurring at the nation’s public pools and waterparks.