May 7, 2013
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Apr 29, 2013
April is STD Awareness Month. Did you know…
…that 20 Million STDs occur every year in the US?
…that almost half of new STD infections are in people under the age of 25?
…that it costs $16 Billion USD to treat the STDs contracted each year?
Visit the CDC website to find out more about prevention, testing, & treatment.
Apr 22, 2013
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Feb 20, 2013
CDC App Lets Users Solve Disease Outbreaks
You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home.
The nation’s public health agency has released a free app for the iPad called “Solve the Outbreak.” It allows users to run through fictional outbreaks and make decisions: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick?
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02/cdc-app-lets-users-solve-disease-outbreaks
Just downloaded it! I’m so excited to play over lunch break!
Feb 14, 2013
Awww! I got a shoutout from PHMC, my former employer, over at phmcblog:
Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out these lovely V-Day cards created by Michelle Holshue a former PHMC nurse, for the APHA. In her own words:
“Get Ready is all about educating the general public about preparing for emergencies. We want people to realize that preparedness is a normal part of every day life,” said Michelle Holshue, the APHA fellow responsible for the e-cards. “So we try to make it seem easy — and hopefully, fun!” To that end, Get Ready has also produced other materials, such as a music video and even a preparedness–themed cat calendar called “Catastrophes.”
Thanks for showing this nurse some love on Valentine’s Day!
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Mary Lasker, 1901–1994
Jan 21, 2013
Time to study up!
Jan 15, 2013
Stomach flu is NOT FLU.
Listen to the memes. Influenza doesn’t usually cause GI symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. If you’ve got those, you don’t have the flu.
Jan 14, 2013
Pop the question.
Re: My previous post. Safe sex saves lives! What could be more romantic than that?
Jan 14, 2013
Brace yourselves, incurable gonorrhea is coming
Jan 8, 2013
Exercise Routine May Soon Be Included in Medical Charts
Roll up a sleeve for the blood pressure cuff. Stick out a wrist for the pulse-taking. Lift your tongue for the thermometer. Report how many minutes you are active or getting exercise. Wait, what? If the last item isn’t part of the usual drill at your doctor’s office, a movement is afoot to change that. One recent national survey indicated only a third of Americans said their doctors asked about or prescribed physical activity.
Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurance plans, made a big push a few years ago to get its southern California doctors to ask patients about exercise. Since then, Kaiser has expanded the program across California and to several other states. Now almost 9 million patients are asked at every visit, and some other medical systems are doing it, too.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/exercise-routine-may-soon-be-included-medical-charts
This is a GREAT idea. Normalize exercise!
Jan 4, 2013