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Category: Current Issues

Current Health Issues

10.11.19 – Clinical Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating Patients With Lung Injury Linked to Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Health care providers should ask patients with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms about use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products; close follow-up advised October 11, 2019 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released updated interim clinical guidance for U.S. health care providers evaluating and caring for patients with lung injury associated with use […]

1.25.19 – NEW! Guide to Prescribing Buprenorphine to Patients Who Use Opioids

Anne Arundel County Department of Health Buprenorphine Expansion Office 410-222-7203 Significance and Background Anne Arundel County residents have been hard hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic, as evidenced by the 171 percent increase in overdoses from 2014 to 2017. This trend continued into 2018, with an ever-increasing number of opioid-related fatalities. The public health implications […]