It’s been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America’s public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola, however, is far from the only critical mission CDC undertook in the past year. “CDC’s Ebola response is the largest global effort in the agency’s history, but we’re carrying out many other public-health missions crucial to protecting American lives,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Among these current national and global threats are other infectious diseases such as MERS, Enterovirus D-68, Influenza, and AIDS, and leading causes of death such as cardiovascular disease, smoking, and prescription drug overdoses.
On this special edition of World Medical News, host Dr. Mary Leuchars is joined by expert panelists and ReachMD personalities Drs. Jennifer Caudle, Brian McDonough, and John Russell to discuss primary care perspectives on the CDC's Top 10 List of Public Health Threats.