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Ebola Outbreak Highlights Global Disparities In Health-Care Resources

This is a colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (green) attached to and budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (blue) (25,000x magnification).
Source: NIAID

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa this year poses a serious, ongoing threat to that region: the spread to capital cities and Nigeria — Africa’s most populous nation — presents new challenges for healthcare professionals. The situation has garnered significant attention and fear around the [...]

Cars Hit More Children In September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these safety tips in and around school buses.
Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Cars hit more children in September than any other month.. Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program manager can talk about bus safety and pedestrian safety. Another summer is coming to a close. The change in routine is a dangerous time in neighborhood streets for children and drivers. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, cars hit [...]

Preparation Takes The Sting Out Of Childhood Vaccinations

There's a lot parents can do to make kids feel better about getting vaccinations, says Rita John, director of the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing. Source: Columbia University School of Nursing

Shots hurt. But there’s a lot parents can do to ease kids’ pain and anxiety about vaccinations. From early childhood through adolescence, the most important thing is to explain to kids an age-appropriate way that the shots can keep them healthy, says Rita John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC, DCC, director of the pediatric primary care nurse [...]

Henry Ford Hospital Replaces Heart Valve Outside The Heart

Henry Ford Hospital Team First in US to Replace Valve Outside the Heart
Source: Henry Ford Health System

For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one – and placed it just outside the heart. Due to prior medical procedures, the metro Detroit woman was not a candidate for traditional open heart surgery [...]

Many Older Emergency Department Patients Are Malnourished

University of North Carolina,
Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Malnutrition, Aging, Geriatrics

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. In addition, more than half of the malnourished patients had not previously been diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North [...]