Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The company continues to meet the demand created by the flu season.
Tuesday, February 12
Kimberly-Clark, a Roswell-based company, has reacted to the influenza season reaching epidemic levels across the United States by continuing to increase production of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) products. The company said in a news release that it was responding to increased customer demand from acute care facilities across the country. "The health and safety of our valued customers and their patients is our most important priority," said John Amat, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. "Kimberly-Clark representatives are proactively reaching out to all of our current customers to assure them that with our North America-based product supply, we can continue to provide the highest …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Georgia facilities received medication from the recalled lots linked to a nationwide outbreak of meningitis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Georgia is one of 23 states with facilities which received recalled medication linked to a multi-state outbreak of meningitis following epidural steroid injection. No illnesses have yet been reported in Georgia. To date, a total of 35 cases of meningitis linked to fungal infection have been identified in six states and five deaths have been reported. According to the CDC, several of the infected patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. Currently puzzling researchers in the fact that the meningitis in several patients was caused by a fungus that is common in the environment, but rarely causes meningitis. The CDC website says: Fungal meningitis occurs when the protective…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Georgia currently has an adult obesity rate of 28 percent, ranking it 25th among all states,
according to the most recent data from the CDC.
Update (9-18-12, 12:40 p.m.) The number of obese adults in Georgia is on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years, according to a report released Tuesday. Georgia currently has an adult obesity rate of 28 percent, ranking it 25th among all states, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released those rankings earlier this summer. But there is good news – the analysis also shows what will happen if Georgia is able to reduce the average body mass index of its residents by just 5 percent by 2030: a dramatic decrease in obesity-related diseases and healthcare costs. So, that brings us to our …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that there are 1,118 cases nationally through the third week of August. Mosquitoes have been found with the virus in at least two Atlanta-area counties.
The West Nile virus has been spotted in mosquitoes in at least two Metro Atlanta counties recently, none have been reported in Roswell to date. The CDC says more human cases have been reported nationally than ever before. In a statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,118 human cases, the highest number reported through this point in the year since the disease hit the United States in 1999. The cases resulted in 41 deaths. One case has been reported in Fulton County, according to the CDC. Regionally, mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in DeKalb County in July and in Fulton County earlier this month. The West Nile virus is generally spread by mosquitoes that feed on infected birds, the CDC says…