Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently issued Executive Order 2024-01D effectively banning gender transition surgery in Ohio for persons under the age of 18.  The Executive Order allowed the immediate adoption of new Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rules 3701-59-06 and 3701-83-60 …

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that newborn syphilis cases increased over 10 times from 2012 to 2022.  “The increase in newborn syphilis follows rising syphilis cases among women of reproductive age combined with social …

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Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.”  This annual celebration was founded in 1982 by Judith Krug, then Director of the American Library Association (ALA) Office …

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Since 1994, ProMED, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, has provided alerts on potential infectious disease outbreaks through its free email subscription service.  ProMED was launched by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), and it is “an essential source …

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