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Support Our Partner, End 7

One thing is certain: I do not know how to read a fiscal budget, but I have sat in awe watching experts dissect the President’s budget line by line and then meticulously explain what programs have been cut and programs that have been relatively spared.  327 more words

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Ebola is Back!

Ebola was really popular back in the 1990′s. There was Richard Preston’s book The Hot Zone and then the movie Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman. Those two media powerhouses made Ebola quite the chic disease and took the pressure of off AIDS and HIV. 146 more words

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Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 5

This post is the fifth and final in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Yesterday, 24 March 2014, was World Tuberculosis Day. For most people in the developed world, tuberculosis (TB) is a thing of the past. 876 more words

Communicable Disease

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 4

This post is the fourth in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Dr. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis is widely recognized as the first person to realize that hand-washing can prevent infections. 427 more words

Illness Prevention

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 3

This post is the third in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

With respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, you may have questioned the need to see a doctor. 733 more words

Communicable Disease

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 2

This post is the second in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Medicine is losing the capacity to treat infections that rely on antimicrobial drugs… 120 more words

Communicable Disease

The $1,000 Pill that could Eradicate Hepatitis C: Pretty Intoxicating or Pretty Innovative?

When people talk about expensive drugs, they usually are referring to out-of-pocket expenses of $100 (at most) to fill a prescription – that is, if they’re covered by drug plans. 1,066 more words

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