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Tracking Infectious Diseases Via Twitter and Google


Doctors will soon be able to track infectious diseases better using Twitter and Google if they are not doing so already. With Twitter trending they will be able to see when people are tweeting being sick, have fevers or flu symptoms.  The … 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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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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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … 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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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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