From the monthly archives:

December 2012

Whooping Cough, also known as Pertussis, continues to grow in numbers. The epidemic is most threatening to babies and young toddlers, who are at risk of dying from the tell-tale cough. The scariest part of Whooping Cough is that Whooping Cough symptoms aren’t easily identifiable in adults—and during cold and flu season, which is already […]

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Everyone’s talking about the stamp of environmental approval the FDA gave genetically modified salmon. It’s actually been approved for human consumption for a while—in fact, besides consumer distaste, there aren’t many US barriers to genetically modified meat. Criticisms include the fact that only 95% of the salmon are actually sterile—meaning one of the controls protecting […]

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There have been numerous factors causing the increasing drug shortages of the last few years. Generics don’t pay as much to the pharmaceutical companies, and there’ve been problems producing them to the needed quality at the cost. The FDA has tight regulations on drug manufacturing, requiring a (minimum) 3 month approval process for the quantity […]

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The season started early, and so by now, flu symptoms are prevalent. If you didn’t catch them over the holidays, there’s a good chance they’ll find you at work over the next few weeks. Many areas are dealing with mini-pandemics, and fighting to get the word out about preventing the spread of flu symptoms: Wash […]

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You may already know that doctors over-prescribe antibiotics, and that sinusitis, which is mostly caused by viral infections, is the leading disease for which they’re over-prescribed. Add Bronchitis to the list of diseases that don’t deserve antibiotics. If you can rule out Pneumonia, which is a bacteria, as a cause, then prescribing antibiotics will only […]

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