Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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Communicable Diseases Have Returned


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Medical professionals please take note that measles are making a comeback in the United States. This is really a very sad state of affairs that for years measles were eradicated in the United States through … Continue reading

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More Measles Cases in Massachusetts


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com 5 more measles cases were reported in Massachusetts today including a man in his 40’s who worked at South Station as he was contagious. The others ranged from 16 months old to 65 years of … Continue reading

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New Rapid Diagnostic Test for Staph Infection


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The FDA last Friday has cleared the way for a new rapid diagnostic test for staph infections and their resistance to antibiotics.  Being able to test quickly for this can prevent the complications from MRSA … Continue reading

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Nurses and Moms


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there and we especially wanted to wish the nurses who are moms an extra special wish as they are also celebrating Nurse’s Week as well this week. … Continue reading

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