World Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2014. The World Hepatitis Alliance has posted “Fast Facts” about hepatitis, along with more specific information about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, (via the World Health Organization (WHO) website), and hepatitis E.
As we celebrate Father’s Day and the end of Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2013), this handy infographic helps put everything into perspective: Infographic: Courtesy of HealthCare.gov
Don’t let the month of May pass without monitoring your health! Take note of the medical conditions and health syndromes recognized this month, learn more about them, and do what you can to stay healthy! 1. Mental Health Awareness Month President Obama… Read More ›
Ugh! Is this happening, again? Image of Fungi Growing in Culture. Credit: istockphoto.com The last several months have been rough for the compounding pharmaceutical industry. This past week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website posted a press release from… Read More ›
A popular colorectal cancer awareness campaign from the 1980s touted the slogan: “Don’t die from embarrassment.” This is for the most part true, as colorectal cancer can largely be prevented through early screening. Learn more about colorectal cancer risk factors,… Read More ›
According to a recent Reuters report, “Patients Rarely Told About Medication Errors: Study,” frequent medication errors occur in hospital settings, and patients are often unaware of these errors. Image Credit: Olivier Le Queinec via Dreamstime Key points from the article: Medication errors… Read More ›
Image: (No, they’re not grapes.) Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria – Vancomycin (Antibiotic) Resistant Strain Found in Many Hospitals. (Image Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Matthew Arduino) I encountered this story by Beth Swarecki late one evening: “………Some very scary microbes live in… Read More ›