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Odds & Ends; Tech Update by Jim Gerl Patient Expert  (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) ... Read on »
CDC defined infectious respiratory droplet transmission as different than airborne by Meryl Nass Here are CDC's  definitions  for the different modes of spread of infectious agents.  Scroll down to IB3b and c and you will see that CDC has defined droplet transmission ... Read on »
Is This A New, More Virulent Ebola? by Meryl Nass The West Africa Ebola mortality rate with treatment is very high. Normally, mortality drops when doctors gain experience with new diseases and learn how best to care for pat ... Read on »
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients by Medline Plus Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola , Infection C ... Read on »
Why do you think you are not getting pregnant ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Infertile couples who come to me for a consultation often bring fat files stuffed with their medical records. These contain copies of their earlier test results ; and ... Read on »
How Firestone controlled Ebola virus disease in Liberia by Vincent Racaniello When the first case of Ebola virus infection was detected at the Firestone Liberia, Inc. rubber tree plantation in March of this year, the company needed to prevent the v ... Read on »
Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread by Medline Plus Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola , Infecti ... Read on »
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along with Meds at Pharmacies by Medline Plus To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma , COPD , Smoking Read on »
Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says by Medline Plus Having health insurance also associated with better readings Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: High Blood Pressure Read on »
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors by Medline Plus Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obsessive-Compulsive D ... Read on »