Vacant positions on the Board of Medicine and Medical Review Subcommittee

August 27, 2018

The Board of Medicine has one (1) vacant public member position on the Board.


Health Alert: Legionnaire's Disease in Hampton, NH

On August 25, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding a cluster of Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia (Legionnaire’s Disease) associated with an area of Ashworth Avenue in Hampton, NH.

Key Points and Recommendations:

1. The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has confirmed four patients with Legionella pneumonia (also known as Legionnaire’s Disease) associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and H Street in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Opioid Assessment Tool Pilot and CME Opportunity

August 10, 2018

As a follow-up to the HRET HIIN Physician Virtual Event on "Opioid Safety and Introduction of Human Diagnosis Project", Americal Hospital Association (AHA) is partnering with the Human Diagnosis Project on a pilot opioid assessment tool that requires physicians to solve opioid cases. (The webinar recording is available).  

PFAS Information for Providers

July 20, 2018

Dear Health Care Provider:

This letter is to provide you with more information about perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), formally called perfluorochemicals (PFCs). PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been used for decades to manufacture household and commercial products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. As you may already be aware, a number of New Hampshire communities, such as the Seacoast, Merrimack, Litchfield, and other southern NH communities, have identified PFAS contamination in drinking water. This has raised concerns about possible health impacts and questions about how to monitor an exposed individual’s health.

WNV Identified in Mosquito Batch in Manchester, NH

On July 26, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert with an arboviral illness update regarding a West Nile Virus (WNV) identified in a mosquito batch in Manchester, NH

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

1. The first detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in New Hampshire for 2018 has occurred in a mosquito batch from Manchester, NH.

2. Health care providers should consider mosquito-borne diseases, including WNV, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in patients presenting with compatible clinical syndromes regardless of the presence or absence of positive mosquito or veterinary testing in their community.

Death Penalty Repeal Part III

July 23, 2018

Help Us Rename the NHMS Newsletter

July 20, 2018

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Mosquito-borne Diseases in NH 2018

On July 6, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding mosquito-borne diseases in New Hampshire.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

1. Patients continue to be at risk for acquiring West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in NH through the bite of an infected mosquito.

2. Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) is another mosquito-borne disease recently recognized as posing a risk to NH residents and visitors.

3. All three mosquito-borne diseases can cause a range of clinical symptoms including asymptomatic infection, non-specific febrile illness, and severe neurological disease including meningitis and encephalitis.