Monthly Archives: May 2011

Infectious Diseases at Some VA Hospitals


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com You may have read over the weekend about some VA hospitals lack of hygiene in their hospitals causing many patients to test positive for HIV and hepatitis. This was sad to read over Memorial Day … Continue reading

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E-Coli Breakout


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Europe has been suffering from an E-Coli breakout feared to be from cucumbers. Scientists are scrambling to find answers as 10 people have died from this and hundreds have been sickened. Germany has been the … Continue reading

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2nd Case of Bubonic Plaque Hits New Mexico


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The Bubonic Plaque has hit New Mexico for a 2nd time this year.  The latest patient is a 78 year old man from Santa Fe County who is recovering in the hospital.  The health secretary … Continue reading

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Spreading of Infectious Disease by Healthcare Workers


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Spreading of Germs by Healthcare Workers New York State Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx, N.Y.) announced earlier this month that the Independent Democratic Conference urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck … Continue reading

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Nursing Scrubs


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Nursing Scrubs: The Truth According to Wikipedia Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by nurses, surgeons, and other operating room personnel when “scrubbing in” for surgery. In the United Kingdom, they are … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com This week, the CDC came out with their Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.  What are zombies? Zombies are depicted as being created by an infectious virus which is spread by bites and bodily fluids. Zombies feed on … Continue reading

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Infectious Diseases Kill Every 30 Seconds


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Every 30 seconds around the world infectious diseases such as aids, malaria, flu, measles, and more kill people. New research today published in BioMed Central’s open access journal International Journal of Health Geographics demonstrates how … Continue reading

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Alert for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Infectious disease experts are now urging doctors to be on alert for vaccine-preventable diseases as these diseases are resurging in the United States according to the American Medical News today. Doctors have not had to … Continue reading

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Norovirus Outbreak


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com In an interview that I personally had with the food service director of a prominent nursing home in New England I was intrigued that the home was closed to visitors from February 2 to February … Continue reading

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Bedbugs Now Carrying MRSA


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The bedbugs are back in the news this week as new research emerges on the bedbugs carrying an antibiotic resistant bacteria according to the latest issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases , Christopher F. Lowe, of … Continue reading

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