Tag Archives: Guidance

Four instances of CDC COVID-19 guidance questioned by experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s conservative COVID-19 safety guidelines have lagged behind public attitude about social distancing now that the pandemic is receding and, in some cases, has been criticized by outside experts. More than 58% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine, while nearly 45% have been… Read More »

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both… Read More »

HHS guidance helps doctors conduct risk assessments

An updated Security Risk Assessment Tool aims to help providers and business associates identify risks to electronic protected heath information. The tool, created by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology and the Office for Civil Rights, is designed for practices with up to 10 providers, along with their business associates,… Read More »