When did we give up being the nation that welcomed the wretched, tired and poor upon our teeming shores? Now we imagine they are terrorists armed with viruses.
When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...
Despite all that bile, the dilemmas portrayed in Shaw's 1906 play might inform some thinking about how we distribute decontamination equipment and intensive-care teams; how we allocate protective gear, bio-containment facilities, isolation rooms, and life-saving vaccines.
It's flu "shot" season, but thankfully, not every vaccine hurts going in. If the thought of needles deters you from getting the vaccine for your child or your family, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV), a nasal spray, is a great option for those age 2 to 49 years old.
Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's a buffet of flu shots available to seniors this flu season, along with two vaccinations for pneumonia that you should consider getting too.
The book poses questions that the public, government officials and especially the press should consider as new infectious diseases emerge. How are the stories of these diseases told within the context of the present, and what are the lasting lessons can be learned from 1918?
Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.
It is becoming clear that researchers working on these pathogens don't agree on how best to study these particularly dangerous viruses and two groups have now emerged with different views.
Leadership is one of the most sought after yet elusive concepts in the workplace today. Countless books have been written on the subject, each offerin...
Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.
We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.
I'm gonna need more Advil, Dayquil, Nyquil, and Mucinex, and Windex to clean the mucous off my hands. And can someone please get this vile-tasting water away from me? It smells like Trenton.
We often discuss the importance of vaccines when it comes to children, but as health care providers, we should be devoting equal attention to vaccinating adult patients.
If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure the common cold? If a runny nose caused erectile dysfunction, I bet they'd have a dozen cold remedies by now.
It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.
We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.