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Universal tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination of adults: What Canadian health care providers know and need to know.

The tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is recommended for all adults in both Canada and the United States. There are few data on the proportion of Canadian adults vaccinated with Tdap; however, anecdotal reports indicate that uptake is low. 245 more words


Jumping Through Hoops

Yesterday I reached the end of my tether with the NHS mental health services.

For the last ten years I have attended appointments, taken medication as prescribed, engaged with services and been completely open and honest with every healthcare professional I’ve been referred to. 1,098 more words

Mental Health

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Healthcare professionals are among some of the most undervalued and even unacknowledged heroes of our generation. Be it nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers or even social workers, we only go to them with problems, they do their best to help us and… we move along to get on with our lives, on many occasions not even remembering their faces. 762 more words


Bordetella pertussis infection in paediatric healthcare workers.

An increased incidence of pertussis has been observed recently in adults, and healthcare workers (HCWs) are considered a risk group for transmission to infants. Prevalence of recent pertussis infection was assessed in HCWs from a paediatric department of a tertiary care hospital in Brazil. 74 more words


China to increase health care subsidies, deepen reform

China will increase its healthcare subsidies by 19 percent this year as part of efforts to deepen social reforms and strengthen safety nets, the government said on Saturday. 248 more words

Only 10,600 deaths.

We got lucky with ebola. Although the ebola outbreak in West Africa is not over yet, the dedicated healthcare professionals and organizations have kept the death toll from increasing exponentially. 269 more words

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Healthcare Workers and the Influenza Vaccination

Influenza (as we commonly refer to as ‘the flu’) is a serious respiratory illness. It is caused by a group of influenza viruses which infect the respiratory tract and is more serious than the common cold which we have all no doubt experienced at some point in our life. 828 more words