May 17, 2018

Around the nation: Surgeon General aids passenger on Delta flight

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    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams in a tweet about the incident said the passenger he assisted is doing well, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and Maryland.

    • California: The California Department of Public Health on Monday said the state last year saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted infections. Over 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in 2017, which represents a 45% increase from five years prior, the health department said (Weber, AP/Sacramento Bee, 5/15).

    • Florida: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Wednesday assisted a passenger on a Delta Airlines flight after the passenger lost consciousness while the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, according to HHS spokesperson Kate Migliaccio-Grabill. After the patient woke up, Adams decided the plane should return to its gate so the patient could be evaluated at a hospital. According to Adams—who tweeted about the incident, and who in turn got a thank you from Delta Airlines—the patient is doing well (Pettus, AP/Sacramento Bee, 5/16).

    • Maryland: Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed a bill into law that bans health professionals from practicing "gay conversion therapy" on minors. Medical and mental health associations have widely discredited the practice, supporters of the ban said. Ten other states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit the practice as well (AP/USA Today, 5/15).

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