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Valley Fever Clinical Trial

By | October 2nd, 2013|General|

Earlier this week, a big event happened in Bakersfield, California where federal, state, and local officials met for a Valley Fever symposium. The symposium was led by California Congressman Kevin McCarthy.  Rep. McCarthy was joined by Arizona Congressman David Schweikert, co-chair of the House of Representatives Valley Fever Task Force, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of [...]

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Think Before You Ink

By | August 31st, 2012|General|

Many of you have probably seen the signs around town about the Tattoo Expo that is happening this weekend in Phoenix.  Tattoos have been growing in popularity over the past decade, but that doesn't mean they’re completely safe. Recently there was a recall of tattoo ink because the ink was contaminated with an unusual (and stubborn)  bacteria [...]

New Tobacco Warning Labels on the Way

By | December 15th, 2010|Prevention|

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (also known as H.R. 1256) went into effect last summer.  The law basically  gives the FDA  the power to regulate some aspects of the tobacco industry.  A signature element of the law imposes new warnings and labels on tobacco packaging and their advertisements, with the goal of discouraging [...]

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