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New Quicker Treatment for TB


The CDC announced today a new treatment for TB which takes one-third the time of current therapy. It also offers an effective treatment option for many patients at high risk for developing TB. Latent TB infections result from exposure to TB, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Flu Activity Remains Low


This year’s flu activity remains low in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the latest update from WHO, which covers November 6 through November 19.  You can view the CDC’s report for the United States here. Local flu activity has been reported … 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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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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Cases of Severe West Nile Virus Increased


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com West Nile Virus According to the CDC severe cases of West Nile Virus rose last year.  Of the 1021 cases in 2010 – 629 were of the severe form of this disease. The severe symptoms can include … Continue reading

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Medical Scrubs


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Medical Scrubs I found it amazing during a very small show recently at a hospital that they care more about they price of scrubs than the safety of their employees and patients. We met numerous … Continue reading

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Lawmakers may ban doctors wearing ties


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Lawmakers are looking to ban doctors from wearing ties which can spread infectious disease. Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference says you should be more afraid of a doctor’s neck tie than having to go see your … Continue reading

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