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Overlapping Surgical Procedures May not be Best Bet for High Risk Patients

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The practice of scheduling surgeries to overlap could place some patients in danger. Many patients may not be aware that they share their surgical team...

New Study Shows How Brain Injury Could Trigger Epilepsy

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A new study examines an older conversation about whether hits to the head could trigger epilepsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Fourth Trimester—Why Finding the Right Help is Important to New Moms

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Families rejoice when mom and baby come home.  For some mom’s, though, the next physical challenge is just beginning. New moms are usually exhausted, recovering...

Danger in the Dust: Study Finds WTC Responders Face Increased Risk of Cancer

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Rescue workers and volunteers at the World Trade Center ruins after 9/11 continue to suffer the consequences of their exposure to cancer-causing agents. The twin...

UV Light May Help Prevent Spread of infection in Surgical Settings

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New research suggests ultraviolet (UV) light may work to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates...

Clean Breathing Water—How Can it Help You Avoid Disease, Especially in Healthcare Settings?

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The term “clean breathing water” seems like nonsense, but clean water supplies are critical to avoiding water or mist-borne germs. In December, 2018, one person...

Defective 3M™ Earplugs Cause Injury to America’s Military Personnel

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3M is a Minnesota-based company known for making countless worker safety, health care, and consumer products, including combat earplugs. Unfortunately, thousands of military service men...

Another Reason to Avoid Infection during Pregnancy—It can Increase Mom’s Risk of Stroke

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For pregnant women, infection during pregnancy may be dangerous to their unborn child—and increase their risk of post-partum stroke. During the recent meeting of the...

Healthcare-Associated Infections May Be Spread by First Responders

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The quick action of paramedics often shortens suffering and saves lives.  Could those actions also be spreading dangerous germs? A recent study published in the...
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