Monthly Archives: April 2011

New Jersey and Northeast on Alert for Measles

By Ken Buben, President, Today’s news bring more states on alert for measles outbreak from the young Italian woman who traveled on a plane on April 12 and developed a rash in Rhode Island. Measles is a virus that … Continue reading

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More Measles Cases in New Jersey and Minnesota

By Ken Buben, President, Officials in New Jersey warn of a possible measles case of a man who could have spread it at a popular children’s restaurant, a toy store and various other places. The highest risk is for … Continue reading

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Infectious Disease in Sports

By Ken Buben, President, I was reading a story today how the medics at the 2010 World Cup did not use disease preventing gloves in any blood related injury increasing the odds of blood-borne diseases to spread such as … Continue reading

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Beware of Cucumbers in Your Easter Meal

By Ken Buben, There has been a recall today on cucumbers in nine states after some were distributed to Florida that contained salmonella according to a North Carolina vegetable and fruit distributor. The states include Florida, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana,  … Continue reading

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Do you use hand sanitizers?

By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Have you heard the 4 companies who make hand sanitizers have been told to stop claiming their products prevent infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ? The agency “does not have sufficient evidence demonstrating … Continue reading

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Is there a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a virus?

By Ken Buben, President, Fancy The news broke about Alzheimer’s Disease and a possible link to a virus – the common virus, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1).  Alzheimer’s disease is believed to cause loss of memory due to many reasons; … Continue reading

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Is what you are wearing today deadly?

By Ken Buben, President, I read a report today in the New York Times about the number of annual deaths that result from doctors wearing ties or germ infected lab coats.  The articles author referred to  an incident with … Continue reading

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