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

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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."

UN Says Mother-Child HIV Can Be Eliminated By 2015

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The United Nations says mother-to-child HIV transmission can be eliminated by 2015 if health programs receive increased investments as ...

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.

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

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...