Clean Hands All Around
What do moms everywhere and infection control experts have in common? They're both big on instilling the habit of hand washing. So simple and so good for you, yet if the truth be told, a good number of people would have 2 dirty little secrets they...
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,...
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...
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,
What You Need to Know Now about MRSA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted today an important clinician update about community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). School closures and student deaths due to the so called Superbug a...
Shingles Vaccine Recommended to All Over 60
The U.S. Center for Disease Control has recommended that everyone over 60 be vaccinated against shingles. The sweeping nature of this recommendation is due to widespread exposure to the chicken pox virus, which causes shingles. Said Dr. William ...
Crisis for US Elderly
Economic bad times are hitting senior citizens especially hard, reports AARP. Americans age 55 years and over are struggling with medical bills along with mortgage, credit card payments and rising gas and food prices. The bankruptcy rate for sen...
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is a founding partner of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. The good news is that homicides and suicides in youth are going down. The bad news is that violence rema...