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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

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...

Experienced or Over the Hill? When Does Your Surgeon Age Out of the Operating Room?

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How old is too old for the operating room?  As surgeons age, questions arise about the physical fitness needed to provide good surgical care. According...

Maryland Asthma and Allergy MD Loses License for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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Allergy Doctor Surender K. Vaswani practiced in Columbia and Westminster Photo pulled from Google Images and originally published on Patient Fusion....

What is Vaginal Seeding and How Could it be Important to Newborns after C-Section?

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For babies born via Cesarean section, being swabbed with fluid from mom’s birth canal may provide a quick start on a healthy immune system. In...

 The Dangers of DVT—What does Height Have to do with it?

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If you are on the tall side, you might be at greater risk of varicose veins—and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Although men and women suffer...
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