Friday, December 20, 2013
The New York City Board of Health recently voted to begin requiring children under age 5 in city-licensed preschools and day care centers to be vaccinated against seasonal flu. The new requirement has sparked a national debate over mandatory childhood immunization.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA), health departments will be able to temporarily reassign federally funded personnel stationed in their departments to respond to a public health emergency.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Many children participate in school activities during the holiday season where a variety of foods and treats are offered. For children with food allergies, eating the wrong thing can be fatal. There has been a push from legislators to require schools to stock auto-injectable epinephrine – a medication that can help reverse the severe symptoms caused by an allergic reaction.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Toxic chemicals, known as flame retardants, are used in many household products to make them fire-resistant. Research has revealed numerous health risks associated with the chemicals, but a new rule may help reduce their use.