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CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) has developed partnerships with national clinician organizations to facilitate communication regarding disease outbreaks and terrorism events. CDC communicates with its clinician partners via monthly conference calls and weekly e-mail updates.
CDC now recommends that men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner wait at least 3 months after symptoms or possible exposure (travel to or residence in an area with risk of Zika). This shortened timeframe also applies for men who are not planning to conceive with their partners but who want to prevent passing Zika virus through sex. These updated recommendations, published in MMWR, are based on emerging data, which suggest that risk of infectious Zika virus in semen appears to decline substantially during the 3 months after onset of symptoms.
Posted on August 9, 2018 | 10:00 am
According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 14 percent of babies (1 in 7) exposed to Zika virus before birth had one or more health problems possibly caused by Zika among 1,450 infants who were at least one year old and had any follow up reported. Some problems were not apparent at birth and were identified as the babies grew older.
Posted on August 7, 2018 | 10:00 am
Tianeptine (marketed as Coaxil or Stablon) is an atypical tricyclic drug used an antidepressant drug in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In the United States, it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use, however, it is readily available for purchase online as a dietary supplement or research chemical. Several online discussion forums among users describe the euphoregenic effects of tianeptine.
Posted on August 3, 2018 | 10:00 am
COCA Digest: August 1, 2018
Posted on August 1, 2018 | 10:00 am
COCA Learn: June 1
Posted on June 1, 2018 | 11:00 am
Update on Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018
Posted on May 29, 2018 | 2:17 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases.
Posted on May 25, 2018 | 12:30 pm
New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment
Posted on May 16, 2018 | 4:14 pm
UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs
Posted on May 11, 2018 | 12:36 pm
UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Posted on May 9, 2018 | 10:00 am
COCA Digest: May 7, 2018
Posted on May 7, 2018 | 10:00 am
COCA Learn: May 4, 2018
Posted on May 4, 2018 | 12:00 pm
SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides the latest estimates on substance use and mental health.
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Posted on October 12, 2017 | 4:25 am
Every September, as a part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA celebrates people who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and those who provide treatment and recovery services.
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Posted on October 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Dr. McCance-Katz is the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. This position was created under the 21st Century Cures Act and will support behavioral health priorities including the opioid epidemic.
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Posted on August 28, 2017 | 12:15 pm
SAMHSA seeks to integrate and enhance trauma-informed approaches in behavioral healthcare.
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Posted on August 11, 2017 | 3:30 am
SAMHSA launched a redesigned NREPP Learning Center to support the use of research to improve behavioral health.
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Posted on August 7, 2017 | 6:30 am
SAMHSA is working with the VA and DoD to enhance informed prescribing practices and prevent misuse with veterans and military service members that can result in overdose or death.
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Posted on June 12, 2017 | 5:00 am
This week individuals, communities, and organizations focused on "making each day count" - this year's theme for Prevention Week.
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Posted on May 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Series highlights efforts underway to stimulate collaborations that address trauma.
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Posted on May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm
The Olympians shared how they would isolate during periods of depression and what helped them recover.
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Posted on May 16, 2017 | 9:30 am
Five key self-care tips for health care professionals.
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Posted on May 3, 2017 | 11:00 am
Systems of Care adopts The Open Table model to work with faith-based community organizations.
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Posted on April 17, 2017 | 11:00 am