Viruses Behaving Badly
Filoviruses can cause severe hemorrhagic fever in primates and humans. It was first recognized in 1967 in an outbreak in laboratories in Germany and Yugoslavia. Did you know Ebola killed 5,000 gorillas in central Africa in 2006? Family: F...
Go Blue for World Diabetes Day
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, the main global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. Over 150 countries and territories across the globe will mark the day in one way or another as a moment to pause and recognize the over 285 million people...
Thank You Scott at Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds 4.26
Polite Dissent: Comics, Medicine and Politics & Fun! hosted Grand Rounds this week and included my post Health Concerns of Prostitutes in a Western style round-up of a score of stories...Thanks Scott & great job of hosting!
Covering the Uninsured
Here is an issue that most Americans are familiar with in one way or another. For the last five years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has even promoted a week to sponsor it. This year, “Cover the Uninsured Week” runs from April 23 to April 29....
Give Your Kids a Boost - Teens Need Immunizations Too!
Teens are gearing up to return to high school. With all of the academic and social pressures on them these days, they don't need to be worrying about their health. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) wants us to Give Kids a Boost an...
Thank you Ian Miller, for Grand Rounds 3.35!
Ian Miller is an Emergency Department nurse with 20 years experience and a blogger at impactEDnurse.com. He hosted Grand Rounds, a round up of the best medical writing in the blogosphere, and issued a challenge for us to submit a post we were pa...
Home From Iraq: Acinetobacter Baumannii
Steve Silberman over at Wired reported quite a story in February, 2007: The Invisible Enemy. Advances in trauma care and frontline medicine is saving lives in Iraq. Injured troops are transported to the largest American military hospital in Eur...
TBI Patients: Todd, Hate Crime Victim
Todd never made it out of Neuro ICU to Rehab, but I can never forget him and all of his friends. Todd was minding his own business on the streets of Philadelphia one night, when a gang of thugs beat him into a coma. Why? He was gay.Todd never r...
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week: Unequal Burden
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) observes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week April 20- 26, 2008. NCI has continually demonstrated leadership in bringing the issue of health disparities of ethnic minorities to the forefront of the healthca...
Hurricane Season: September is National Preparedness Month
Hurricane Gustav has blessedly dwindled into a tropical storm, but Hannah, Ike and Josephine are reported to be following behind him, forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Homeland Security wants us all to be Prepared, Plan and Stay Informed. Please p...