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Briefly: Avoid All Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, saying all romaine from any source should be tossed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, warning the public to avoid all romaine lettuce over an outbreak of E. coli.

Obesity Rates Increase Nationwide

Maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show relatively high rates among some populations in the Northwest, especially among African Americans and Hispanics.

Americans are fatter than ever. 

Obesity rates for 2017 released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that all but two states have obesity rates between 25 percent and 29 percent. That includes Oregon and Washington.

New CDC Regulations Threaten to Dismantle Vaccines for Children Program

The Lund Report
The policy changes would affect how providers store and replenish vaccines and have a severe impact on rural clinicians.

Significant federal policy changes could force many providers to opt out of Oregon’s well-established immunization program, potentially leaving kids around the state unvaccinated and with a higher risk of disease, state health care leaders and providers say.

Officials Say HPV Vaccine Underutilized

The Lund Report
CDC recommending primary care providers administer it in their offices along with standard childhood shots

August 27, 2013 – A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this summer said the HPV vaccine is “grossly underutilized” by families with children in the recommended age groups – and that the lack of uptake has less to do with availability than with lack of good information about who should get the vaccine and why.

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