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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently investigated Tdap vaccination coverage around the time of pregnancy for more than 6,800 women who gave birth in 2011 in one of 16 states or New York City. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended in July 2011 one dose of a Tdap vaccine during pregnancy for women who had not been vaccinated before and, in 2012, that r...

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On Tuesday, June 30 from 3-4 p.m., the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is holding a webinar on emergency planning opportunities, including how pharmacies can participate in public health preparedness and build partnerships with their local health department. Speakers will include representatives from Department of Public Health in Maricopa, Los Angeles, Seattle an...

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has created two new tools for Medicaid, Children’s Special Health Care Service (CSHCS), Healthy Michigan Plan or MIChild members. The myHealthPortal is an online application that allows members to access their health care benefit information by computer. In addition, this information is accessible by phone via the myHealthButt...

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by Janice Kulik, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor  Pregnancy-induced hypercoagulability causes women to have five times the risk of developing a thrombus. Pregnant women have increases in clotting factors I, II, VII, VIII, IX and X, and an increased resistance to the anti-thrombotic protein C and protein S. Dilation of the lower extremity veins causes venous sta...

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by Haya Abu-Seir, Pharm.D., Jessica Probst-Wesolek, Pharm.D., Jordan Masse, Pharm.D., and Jordan Sedlacek, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy residents, St. John Hospital and Medical Center  Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, immunologic skin disease that affects approximately 2 percent of the United States population. Treatment for psoriasis is tailored to the patient and typically begins with to...

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