Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control’

Speaking Diabetes: A Guide from an Insider

Friday, April 1, 2011 15:24 No Comments

Guest post by Miriam E. Tucker
Just as physicians use abbreviations and terminology that sound like a foreign language to outsiders, patients who talk to each other on the Internet (and elsewhere) have developed their own quirky code words and phrases.
Here’s some of the lingo used by those with diabetes:
D-anything – Placing a “d” in front […]

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Egg Recall Tied to Salmonella, List of Recalled Eggs, How to Read Carton and What to do to Stay Safe

Sunday, August 22, 2010 14:19 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Latest egg recall update
Health officials urge consumers to throw away contaminated eggs or return them to the retailer.
Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. Usually, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, […]

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Heart Health and the Couch Potato: Sit at Your Own Risk

Thursday, August 12, 2010 15:22 No Comments

Guest Post Submitted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We’ve all made the excuses…you can’t face the drive to the gym, you’re too tired at night, getting up in the morning is a chore or it’s too hot or cold outside. So you cozy up on the couch in front of the television. If you’re a […]

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Medical Experts Respond to Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:46 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In a recent post, Swine Flu:  H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe, a Healthin30 reader, Doriorio posted a comment and questioned the safety of the H1N1 Flu Vaccine.
Doriorio writes:
“Hi. Thanks for a great post. My pediatrician expressed concern to me […]

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Swine Flu: H1N1 Flu Vaccine – Who Should Get It, Who Shouldn’t Get It and Is It Safe?

Monday, September 28, 2009 12:31 20 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In April I co-authored, “Swine Flu Vs. Soap:  Our bet’s on the soap!” with pediatrician, Dr. Gwenn O’Keefe, founder of Pediatricsnow.  We gave a brief overview about the swine flu H1N1 and discussed preventative measures.
While the information remains the same in our post, I’d like to now add a little […]

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