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Doctors Going to Work Sick, Putting Patients at Risk

In case you didn’t know, patients may not be the only sick people in the room when they go visit the doctor’s office. A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics designed to understand how often and why physicians and advanced practice clinicians work while sick found that 94% of respondents believed that working while sick puts…

The Importance of the Human Gut Microbiome

What do acute anxiety, diabetes, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autism spectrum disorders have in common? They, along with many other disorders, have all been linked to an imbalance of intestinal health, more specifically of the human microbiome, defined by the microorganisms that inhabit the gut. Historically speaking, there is…

Pertussis in Reno County: Another Outbreak Among the Vaccinated?

Reno County in south-central Kansas is reporting more than 70 suspected cases of pertussis (whooping cough) this year, as of July 18. Forty-one of the cases are “confirmed or probable,” according to the Reno County Health Department. That number is up from 18 reported as of June 29. The county accounts for 20% of the total pertussis cases in Kansas.

Local Pharmacists Now Doling Out Vaccines

You can buy virtually anything at a Wal-Mart. But will it become the primary place for vaccination? Public health agencies are partnering with medical and nonmedical providers left and right these days. Across the United States, there is a big push by lawmakers to make it easier for your local pharmacist to administer vaccines, and to younger patrons. In February 2013…

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