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Get Back to Basics: Ebola and Other Things
October 22, 2014 5:46 PM by Glen McDaniel
It is extremely important to get back to basics in whatever we do. This simple edict is so often ignored because- well, because it is so basic. We tend to go for the complicated and glitzy. I thought about this truism when the CDC issued its new more Read More...
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Contagion: A Nice Nod to the Lab Community
September 14, 2011 1:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
I just saw the blockbuster movie Contagion and must say I was pretty impressed. When I watch a medical-themed movie, I always look at it with a critical eye. How factual is it? Is it authentic in terms of scenarios, equipment, procedures and vocabulary? Read More...
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Americans Use Internet for Health Information
September 24, 2008 8:48 AM by Glen McDaniel
According to a recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change , Americans are increasingly using the Internet to get health information. In 2007, almost 58 percent of the U.S. population--or more than 122 million people--sought health information Read More...
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MRSA-A Deadly Threat on the Rise
May 21, 2008 12:03 PM by Glen McDaniel
The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, MRSA is now the No. 1 diagnosis in people presenting to U.S. emergency departments with skin and soft tissue infections. The infection is Read More...
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The Night Shift May Be Dangerous to Your Health
December 11, 2007 9:55 AM by Glen McDaniel
Hospitals never close and most clinical laboratories operate 24/7 to provide essential diagnostic services. Most laboratorians have a shift preference; with a minority preferring third, or so called "graveyard" shift. Whether it's a personal preference Read More...
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