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Contaminated Machines Linked to Heart Surgery Infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought. 386 more words


What is a Vector Index?

As of 2016, Chester County is using the Vector Index method of using mosquito data to predict the West Nile Virus threat to humans. Here is a summary from “2013 West Nile Virus in the United States: Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control” at the… 300 more words

Chester County

Breast Cancer: Be Aware and Lower Your Risks

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Statistics  – According to most recent statistics (2013) from the  Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Dreamtime Wellness

Who Funded the Harvard/Northeastern Study of Gun Ownership?

I complained mightily recently about the terrible bias revealed in The Trace’s coverage of a new academic study of gun ownership. That coverage was couched in the common complaint that the CDC doesn’t conduct research on gun violence. 467 more words


New flu prevention advice

Flu season is right around the corner, and we all know that getting a vaccine is the best defense against the illness. But depending on your age and health, you may need to change the type of vaccine you get. 344 more words

Consumer Reports

Should You Wait To Get The Flu Shot? The CDC Says No

CHICAGO (CBS) – There is buzz that elderly people should wait to get the flu shot, but is it necessarily true?

Some may say that you should wait to get a flu shot, if you are over the age of 65, until it is farther into the flu season. 255 more words


Why we do Mental Health Awareness Week?

There are a myriad of health education weeks and months for so many different diseases, each with campaigns and events to promote vital information that can engender personal, social, political, and health profession activation. 462 more words

Mental Health