Jackie Syrop


Bill Addressing Sickle Cell Disease/Heritable Blood Disorders Signed Into Law

December 29, 2018

The Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018, which reauthorizes a sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program and provides grants for research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment of heritable blood disorders, has passed Congress and been signed into law.

CDC Issues Alert on Resurgence of Progressive Massive Fibrosis in Coal Miners

December 27, 2018

CDC noted a rise in black lung disease, a potentially lethal disease, with a new report of a cluster of 60 cases identified in former and current coal miners at a single eastern Kentucky radiologist’s practice from January 2015 to August 2016.