CDC: Preventing Elder Abuse


What is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts. Common types of elder abuse […]

FDA: Baxter Issues Urgent Medical Device Correction for Spectrum V8 and Spectrum IQ Infusion Pumps with Specific Software Versions


SummaryCompany Announcement Date: July 28, 2023FDA Publish Date: July 31, 2023Product Type: Medical DevicesReason for Announcement: Due to an increase in reported false upstream occlusion alarms following the software upgrades.Company Name: Baxter International Inc.Brand Name: SIGMA Spectrum and Spectrum IQProduct Description: Infusion pumps Company Announcement DEERFIELD, Ill., July 28, 2023 – Baxter International Inc. announced […]

CDC’s Disease Detectives Give First-Hand Accounts from the Front Lines of Public Health


Epidemic Intelligence Service officers will present findings from their investigations into mpox, COVID-19, health disparities and much more The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24–27, 2023 in Atlanta. The event will feature 97 presentations on recent groundbreaking investigations and innovative analyses conducted […]

NIOSH Launches the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer to Understand and Reduce Cancer in the Fire Service


All U.S. Firefighters are encouraged to join The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), are pleased to launch the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer online enrollment system for firefighters across the nation. The NFR for cancer is the largest effort undertaken by the nation to support and […]

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine


Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to discuss these COVID-19 vaccine recommendation changes, and the associated implications and implementation. Although […]

Dakota Style Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Pretzels

Dakota Style Foods

Summary Company Announcement The company has issued a correction to the previous announcement. Dakota Style Foods, Inc. is recalling Hy-Vee Brand Honey Mustard Braided Pretzels, Hy-Vee Brand Dill Pickle Braided Pretzels, and Hy-Vee Brand Salt and Vinegar Braided Pretzels, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk […]

Wismettac Asian Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Skipjack Tuna) in Udon Noodle

Udon Noodle

Summary Company Announcement Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is recalling 19.04 oz packages of Shirakiku brand Ajhei Sanuki Udon Noodle. The product contains the undeclared allergen of fish, specifically skipjack tuna. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to skipjack tuna run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if […]