CDC Encourages Late-Season Flu Vaccinations
U.S. health authorities are preparing for a post-Thanksgiving flu shot push, at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control. Despite a record 110 million doses scheduled to be produced, disribution delays have deprived many state health...
Safe Surgery Saves Lives - Endorse WHO's Checklist
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 234 million major surgical procedures are performed around the world each year. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was created to help operating teams reduce poor incidence of poor surgical outcom...
Give Kids a (Free) Smile Day! February 2
February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA). Today, Give Kids a Smile Day, this organization's fifth annual event, more than 14,000 dentists and 37,000 dental team members will pro...
So You Think You Want to Volunteer as a Disaster Responder?
That is wonderful news to the people who need help, but organizations like the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) want you to be prepared. Flood waters are often contaminated with sewage, chemicals, and pesticides; phys...
Musings of a Befuddled Pharmacist
Okay, so that's the last thing you want to hear from the person who may be responsible for giving you some life-saving or life-extending medicine and/or information. Fortunately for us all, I won't be doing any of that today.This blog is supposed ...
Thank You Dr. Emer For Grand Rounds 4.36
Dr. Emer writes the fascinating blog, Parallel Universes from the Philippines. He hosted Grand Rounds, a compilation of the best writing in the medical blogosphere for the week, for the 5th time this week. Thanks for including my post, Rice Wars,...
Men's Health: Gift of Health with our NEWEST Product Feature
Human Kinetics and the American College of Sports Medicine present Healthline’s exclusive new Health Books On-Line. If you want to get serious about your health and make some lifestyle changes, Healthline wants to be your partner. We ma...
South Park Meets Grand Rounds - Thank You,
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Too many men I know and love have died of prostate cancer and its complications - my father, my grandfather, the fathers and grandfathers of friends. In Canada and US, Cancer Societies are observing Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, urging men to t...
Aplastic Anemia & MDS: Treatment Options
There is no definitive cure for Bone Marrow Failure Diseases. If the case is not severe, your doctor will be sending you for blood tests regularly to monitor your blood count (CBC). Supportive care for people with more severe cases who can not tol...