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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?
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Poverty, Political Exploitation and the Spread of Tuberculosis

The history of the spread of Tuberculosis is inextricably linked to colonial and racist ventures, such as gold mining in South Africa.
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Untreatable Gonorrhea Strain Has Health Officials Alarmed

When a bacterial strain becomes so advanced that it can resist most or all available antibiotics, doctors & public health officials get nervous & we should too.
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Opioids in the Hospital: Relieving Pain, But Causing More Harm?

The addictive nature of opioids and the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities in America has been intensively researched and publicized, but there has...
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A New Look at the Oral Microbiome

Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.
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What You Need to Know About Hepatitis

There are many different forms of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), but what they have in common is that the symptoms are often subtle and they can progress to liver scarring (cirrhosis) and liver failure. Hepatologist Joseph Galati describes the causes and course of the different types.
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Powerful New Approaches to Health Couple Tech with Bio

New approaches that couple technology with biology are changing human biology in ways not thought possible even in the recent past. Innovations such as epigenetic reprogramming, gene editing, and synthetic biology are being applied to human health issues that range from antibiotic resistance to body augmentation.
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Enviromedics: How Climate Change is Killing Us Now

Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health is written by physicians Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach. This well-written book provides a comprehensive overview of the health consequences of the various aspects of climate change, including heat waves and heat stress, extreme weather, and vector-borne diseases.
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Are We Approaching a Modern Day Flu Pandemic?

This flu season is a good time for all of us to rethink our place in the global village and embrace reciprocal stewardship through common need.
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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A Nurse’s Guide for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

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.