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    Alzheimer's Disease Funding

    Abigail Jones talked about her Newsweek article on Alzheimer’s Disease, “Alzheimer’s Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where’s the Research Money.” The…

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    Centers for Disease Control Report on Autism Rates

    Liz Feld, president of Autism Speak, talked about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report showing a significant rise in autism rates among children in the U.S.

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the economic effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. and the latest science and research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins used…

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    Dr. Thomas Frieden on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Thomas Frieden talked about issues facing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the impact of the…

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    Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence

    John McNeill talked about how colonists and slaves benefited from their resistance to two deadly diseases during the American and Haitian Revolutions. Professor McNeill argued that…

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    After Words with S. Lochlann Jain

    S. Lochlann Jain talked about her book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, in which she explores the economic impact of cancer on American society and argues that it’s not in the…

    1,338 views
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    Health Care-Related Infections

    Witnesses testified on efforts to reduce health care-related infections from various medical treatments. One of the witnesses recounted his son’s death from sepsis following a…

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    Dr. Barnett Kramer on Over-Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

    Dr. Barnett Kramer talked about a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association on the changing the definition of cancer that could reduce unnecessary treatments for…

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    Medical Services in Moore, Oklahoma

    As part of disaster relief operations in Oklahoma, a medical professional with the state’s Cleveland County Health Department was seen giving a tetanus shot to a FEMA…

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    Combating Malaria, Part 1

    Experts in the science, prevention, and treatment of malaria testified on their efforts in fighting the disease over the prior decade in Africa, and with global health, global human rights,…

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    Numbers of Children with ADHD

    Dr. Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Girls with AD/HD, talked about a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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    Polio Epidemic in the United States

    Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear of contracting polio grew following a series of…

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    Security Lapses at the Center for Disease Control

    Alison Young talked about her recent article for USA Today about security lapses in labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that could pose bioterror threats, including the…

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    Tuberculosis in Albuquerque

    Mo Palmer talked about tuberculosis in Albuquerque in the early 20th century and how it changed the city, including how fresh air houses, hospitals and sanitariums all played a role as the…

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    2013 Flu Season

    Dr. Anthony Fauci talked by phone about trends in the 2012-13 Winter flu season.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should flu vaccines be mandatory for health care professionals?”

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    State of U.S. Public Health

    Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Thomas Frieden talked about the state of American’s public health, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics…

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    Federal Role in Support of Autism

    Ari Ne’eman, who is an autistic adult and president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, talked about the federal role in supporting autistic adults and children. He also…

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    Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

    Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the…

    36,178 views
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    Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel

    Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440…

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