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    Tom Frieden on Public Health and Safety

    Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about antibiotic resistant diseases and how they are most commonly spread in hospitals. He urged quick action to get ahead of…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Rise of Autism Rates and Research Funding

    Bob Wright talked about federal and private sector research on autism. The previous day the House unanimously passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and…

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    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    Dr. Michael Bell from the Centers for Disease Control talked about what the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is and how serious a threat it is to the U.S. population.

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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. C-SPAN Radio’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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    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…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Open Phones

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

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