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January 21, 2009
Measurement of Kidney Function in Children with Kidney Disease Improved
A formula used to measure kidney function in children with chronic kidney disease has been revised to make it more precise. Read more..
January 15, 2009
HHS Awards $487 Million Contract to Build First U.S. Manufacturing Facility for Cell-Based Influenza Vaccine
Cell-based influenza vaccine can be made faster and in greater quantities than traditional vaccine, therefore the new facility is expected to increase the U.S. capacity to make pandemic influenza vaccine by at least 25 percent. Read more..
January 15, 2009
Federal Assessment Finds Progress, Gaps in State Plans for Pandemic Influenza
A review of state and territory Pandemic Influenza operating plans finds progress has been made, but major gaps remain. Read more..
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Of Interest: Cold Weather and Hypothermia
Outside in the cold? When you are exposed to cold temperatures and your body can't produce enough heat, you get hypothermia. Hypothermia - low body temperature - affects the brain and victims can't think clearly. Symptoms include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, and drowsiness. If you notice signs of hypothermia, take the person's temperature. If it is below 95°, the situation is an emergency-get the victim into a warm area and out of any wet clothes. Get medical attention immediately.
Learn more about Hypothermia and how to stay healthy in winter weather.