Monthly Archives: September 2011

Babesiosis From Blood Transfusions


According to the CDC, at least 122 people since 2000 have been infected with babesiosis from blood transfusions.  Babesiosis is  a potentially life-threatening tick-borne disease. According to CDC’s Barbara Herwaldt, MD lead author of the report “It’s uncommon but important … Continue reading

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Flu Shots For This Season


By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com This year the CDC is recommending you get another flu shot this year even if you received one last year because last year’s may have worn off. The American Academy of Pediatrics last week … Continue reading

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2 Children Sickened from New Swine Flu Strain in United States


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com 2 children in the United States have been sickened from the new Swine Flu H3N2 here according to the CDC. One child is from Indiana and the other child is from Pennsylvania. The boy from Indiana was under age … Continue reading

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60% of Uniforms Tested Positive


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com  The other day MSNBC reported how hospital garb harbors nasty bacteria and spreads infections. We had been blogging on this previously but this is a new study. More than 60 percent of health workers’ uniforms … Continue reading

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