West Lafayette, Indiana - A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.

Sacramento, California - Prescription medication abuse and misuse is a national epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Washington, DC - People can get a 20 percent discount through December 31 on seven American Red Cross online training courses under a “Friends and Family” holiday promotion announced today.

Tampa, Florida - CareSync has announced the launch of its Chronic Care Management (CCM) solution today. The radical new communication platform combines the easy-to-use CareSync and CareSync Pro applications with proven concierge services to connect providers with patients, their families & caregivers, and other members of the care team to share valuable health information and facilitate care coordination.

Washington, DC - Since the diagnosis of the first Ebola patient in the United States, we have achieved tremendous progress across all elements of the Administration’s whole-of-government response. In an update provided to President Obama today, White House Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain reported that America is far more prepared to cope with Ebola domestically, and much farther along in our efforts to squelch the virus at the source than we were just two months ago, thanks to the work of more than a dozen federal agencies involved in the Ebola response.

Washington, DC - The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is making good on this year’s World AIDS Day theme – Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. PEPFAR is now focusing its resources on areas hardest hit by HIV/AIDS and on evidence-based programs to deliver on the promise of an AIDS-free generation. Its new public-private partnerships allow the program to leverage the U.S. government’s investment and accelerate progress toward epidemiologic control.