Category Archives: doctors

A Germ Free Computer?


The FDA has given it’s approval for a Germ FREE computer which can be used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where healthcare workers share their computers. The computers keyboard was developed by Viogard LLC and was patented in December. … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B Vaccine Now Recommended for Diabetic Patients


Diabetic patients are now recommended to get their Hepatitis B vaccine as soon as they are diagnosed with diabetes according to the CDC in those aged 19-59. They left it up to the doctors and clinicians to decide if after age 59 is needed … Continue reading

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Blastomycosis Can Be Deadly When Misdiagnosed


Doctors are warning about a rare and serious infection called blastomycosis that is being too often missed by doctors and hospitals resulting in deadly consequences. Blastomycosis is a rare infection that may develop when people breathe in a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis, … Continue reading

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More E-Coli Alerts


There are more food recalls and alerts today due to e-coli concerns. Bagged salads from Ready Pac Foods have recalled their bag salads in 8 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington according to the FDA. Raw … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use Being Tracked in Hospitals by CDC


The CDC is now tracking antibiotic use in hospitals. Previously they could only track the usage in doctors offices. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2011 (November 14-21) spotlights the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Millions of Americans take antibiotics to … Continue reading

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Do Doctors Who Wear Sterile Gloves Have Sterile Hands?


It’s been reported recently that the latex gloves doctors and healthcare workers are wearing are full of germs. There are several reasons why: 1) They don’t wash their hands as often thinking that the gloves are protection enough 2) A … Continue reading

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Is the Residential Washer Really Cleaning Your Medical Scrubs?


According to a study published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, residential washing machines may not always use hot enough water to eliminate dangerous bacteria like: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Acinetobacter, a Gram-negative bacteria, from … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com A recent CDC study shows that 68% of healthcare workers do not get their flu vaccinations. Flu shots for doctors was 84%, compared to 70% for nurses. According to the CDC, 166 million doses are … Continue reading

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Do You Wear Your Medical Uniforms More Than 1 Shift?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Medical Uniforms can act as reservoir of infections with areas around cuffs and pockets the most contaminated.  Investigators from the Public University of Navarra, the University of Vavarra Clinic, and the University of Vavarra Clinic … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps for Infectious Disease


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Will you use Mobile Apps for Fighting Infectious Diseases? I have just read about the new mobile app from the Sanford Guide which is recognized as the essential reference for infectious disease treatment. They announced … Continue reading

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