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President’s executive order addresses opioid epidemic

President Trump signed an executive order this week to establish the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The commission is...

CDC says this season’s flu vaccine 48 percent effective

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this season’s flu vaccine has been 48 percent effective at preventing flu-related outpatient visits...

Nursing home excellence campaign rebranded under CDC

The 10-year-old Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is being transition into a new program under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, an annual one-week observance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to raise awareness of the threat of...

Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee meets in Pierre

The Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee met for the first time in Pierre on Wednesday. South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said South Dakota's...

Organizations team up for United Against the Flu campaign

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and several other health care organizations are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...

CDC: Two quarters of CDI data calculated with incorrect risk-adjustment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that two quarters of Clostridium difficile...

South Dakota reports first Zika virus infection

The South Dakota Department of Health says the state has its first Zika virus infection. The virus was identified in a woman who traveled to...

CDC issues influenza toolkit for long-term care employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a toolkit to help long-term care employers prepare for the 2016-2017 influenza season. The CDC...