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What to Do If Your Hands Are a Mess From...

Proper handwashing is an essential step to protect yourself from infectious agents, such as coronavirus. It can, however, lead to dry skin and hand eczema.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Requires Rejecting Pharma’s Business As Usual

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED Dozens of lawmakers have called on the Trump Administration and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, a former drug executive,...
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A Nurse’s Guide for Staying Healthy When Viruses are Circulating

Nurses are at risk of catching cold and flu bugs because of their close proximity to sick patients. Here are some tips for nurses to help reduce that risk.
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MedShare Responds (Again) to the Coronavirus Outbreak in China

MedShare partners with The Coca-Cola Foundation & The UPS Foundation to send 1.8 million respirator masks to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Dried Blood Spot Testing: Innovations and Applications

Innovations in dried blood spot testing (DBS) technology will greatly improve the adoption as well as broaden the reach of DBS technology.
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Flu: Here are the Answers to Your Questions

Here is information and stats from the CDC and elsewhere that helps answer many of the questions you may have about this year's flu season.
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Can Cranberry’s Bioactive Ingredient Prevent UTIs?

The bacterial anti-adhesion activity of proanthocyanidins (PAC) aids in preventing UTIs and reducing antibiotic use.
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7 Signs Your Flu Is Way More Serious Than You Think

The flu is generally a minor health issue that clears up in less than a week. But sometimes serious complications arise that you need to be aware of.
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Early Diagnosis of Sepsis is the Key to Saving Lives

A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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What You Need to Know About MRSA and What to Do...

Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) infections can be difficult to treat because the bacteria are resistant to many different antibiotics.
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Predicting and Preventing Infectious Diseases With IoT

IoT can also have significant benefits for communities and entire nations if used to control or monitor the spread of infectious diseases.
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Can Winter’s Chill Actually Make You Sick?

Are there aspects of winter that make us sick? If so, what should we do to stay healthy in peak respiratory illness season & how can we get better quickly?