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Infectious Disease

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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.

Honor Those We’ve Lost – Get Tested on World AIDS Day

Today, after nearly three-quarters of a million American citizens have been tragically taken from us, we are at now at a place where we can finally bring an end to AIDS. Medical and diagnostic advances are helping make this vision a reality.
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TedMed17: Chimpanzee Politics, Ebola, Music after Heartbreak

Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.

My First Patient, My First Death

A young medical student tells a story of her first patient and her experience in witnessing her death.

Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
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The Critical Ingredient to the Success of Vaccination Programs

The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.

Extreme Grooming of Pubic Hair is Linked to Increased STI Risk

Researchers from UCSF have found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.