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Infection

Ebola's forgotten victims - what we can learn from them and what we can do

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
The Conversation Global

A hospital nurse checks the temperature of all visitors in Conakry (Guinea) in 2014, at the height of the Ebola epidemic. Marie-Agnès Heine/OMS, CC B...

If You're Sexually Active, Getting Herpes Is Practically Inevitable

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

We treat herpes as a punishment or a punchline, when really it's a simple fact of being a sexually active person.

Here's the Way to Cure the GOP's Trumpococcus Teapartius Infection

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.29.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

The Donald Trump infection is a relatively new strain of superbug called trumpococcus teapartius. It is highly resistant to antibiotics or reason, so the body politic must rely on its white cells to fight off the infection.

Explainer: why children are at risk of hand, foot and mouth disease

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Kerrigan McCarthy, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Hand foot and mouth disease is a fairly common viral infection that mainly affects in...

Early Immunization vs. Early Socialization in Puppies

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many puppy owners are understandably confused by conflicting opinions on whether it's best to keep pups isolated from other animals until they are fully immunized, or whether insuring they are properly socialized during the critical developmental stage of 4 to 16 weeks is more important.

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.

Physicians on the Front Lines: Where Technology Can Help to Make the Clean Hand the Winning Hand

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Since about 88 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, a review of the WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene is imperative. Most importantly, in the home, in schools and most importantly - in hospitals and doctor's offices.

The House My Rack Built

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Lauren Cahn

After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.

Creepy Brain Parasite Linked To Suicide

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Christie Wilcox | July 4, 2012 We human beings are very attached to our brains. We’re proud of them – of their size and their complexity....

Patient Zero: Why Health Care for All, Via a Nationalized Single-payer System, Is a National Security Issue

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Scott Mendelson

So now that the Affordable Care Act is set in stone, the next step is the provision contained which allows individual states to choose how best to implement the law.

Know Your Child's Legal Rights

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.07.2012 | Parents
Spencer Aronfeld

Here's why you shouldn't sign documents affecting your children's rights to receive compensation for injuries caused by a business without first consulting your family lawyer.

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."

Protect Yourself And Family From Food-Borne Illness

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A new study reveals that food-borne illnesses from bacteria, parasites and some viruses are ever-present and costly. The report finds that contaminated comestibles run up a bill of more than $100 billion per year.

Sleep: Lack Of Rest Raises Infection Risk

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As cold season approaches, many Americans stock up on their vitamin C and echinacea. But heeding the age-old advice about catching up on sleep might b...