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Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Must I vaccinate my child according to standard CDC guidelines?

Must I vaccinate my child according to standard CDC guidelines?

Reasons for guides: The cdc guides along with those of the aap and other groups are based on several main ideas.How soon can they be given & provide safe & effective benefit?How many can be given at a time with the safe & effective coverage.How often are boosters to maintain coverage? With international travel a carrier can be in your mall tomorrow & expose your kids.Gamble on the protection & ur kid may pay a price. ...Read more

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Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Real Rx, lots of ads: These folks market themselves aggressively to people with newly-diagnosed cancer. Today, most cancer treatments that are not part of research studies are pretty much cookbook, and i'd prefer to be treated at my personal physician's hospital. It's impossible to compare statistics between hospitals as healthier people may choose to travel further; ctca also offers "spiritual" and "holistic" stuff. ...Read more

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Can we extrapolate estimated radiation risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

Can we extrapolate estimated radiation risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

No: Radiation risk is a population based item. There is good data on the radiation dosage and the likelihood a radiation induced disease including cancer. But the chance for each individual is quite variable and can be estimated in a general sense but not for a specific person. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Prevent- vaccination: Biothrax is an acellular anthrax vaccine which is used in the United States for prevention of anthrax. ...Read more

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What has CDC recommended to prevent transmission of sars in households?

What has CDC recommended to prevent transmission of sars in households?

CDC says...: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/guidance/i/patients_home.htm i'll let you read it rather than summarize. If you don't get it (i think its in lay terms, i can recapitulate it). ...Read more

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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Doesn't being ethnic minority place patient at definite risk of misdiagnosis b/c dr's base decisions on experience w/ majority population?

Doesn't being ethnic minority place patient at definite risk of misdiagnosis b/c dr's base decisions on experience w/ majority population?

Maybe.: The chemistry and physiology of all humans is pretty close. There are some minor variations in presentation of disease based on sex and race and certainly there are differences in genetic risk factors. But again most of the major variations are covered in training. ...Read more

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How does mexico rank compared to india for the outbreak of foodborne illnesses?

Both high up there: They are both very high on the list. If you can't peel it, boil it or cook it--forget it. Drink only bottled water, soft drinks, beer and wine. ...Read more

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Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Latest infographs regarding teenage pregnancy in n america?

Online search?: Have you tried on-line search engine to find that info? Good luck! ...Read more

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Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant Circumcision: Recent research found that there was not enough evidence that circumcision definitely prevented UTI and STD and hence currently circumcision is considered to be more for religious or family preferences. The coverage for the procedure by the insurances has also undergone a slight change recently. But many still are strong in the belief that there is a definite benefit from circumcision ...Read more

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In terms of epidemiology: what is the difference between health statistics and demographic statistics?

Focus: Health statistics focus strictly on health matters such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, etc. Demographic statistics can include health statistics, but also include variables such as age, sex, race, income, profession ...Read more

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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

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What is the normal course for  japanese encephalitis vaccine?

See the details: Travelers to endemic countries staying over 1 month in rural areas are candidates to receive vaccine. The vaccine is given in a 3-dose series; the first two doses are given 1 week apart and the third dose 30 days later. Booster doses are given every 2 years. ...Read more

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Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A? Conflicting reports on Internet

Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A?  Conflicting reports on Internet

Hep A transmission : Hep A transmitted by fecal-oral route, so hand sanitizer use after using bathroom may help to prevent spreading hep a to others, but there's not enough data in literature, however how effective it is. would also use thorough hand washing, since virus shedding can persist for up to 10 weeks after symptoms onset ...Read more

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Immunisation period of full course of anti rabies vaccine if exposure again?

Immunisation period of full course of anti rabies vaccine if exposure again?

Varies: Most consider a full rabies series protective for at least 2 years. Those involved in high risk occupations are encouraged to have a blood test done to verify protective levels at that point and get a booster if the level has declined. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease doctors use special labs? The CDC labs?

Not necessary : A lot of labs can be performed at the local laboratory. Some may need to be sent out. If depends on what is being ordered. Take care! ...Read more

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