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All babies in the U.S. have a newborn blood screen. Newborn screens are
run by each state. All states test for sickle cell, metabolic, endocrine
disorders and nearly all screen for cystic fibrosis (CF). Other states
may choose to test for more disease processes in the newborn blood
screens. Early diagnosis allows parents ...
to a recent press release, American Medical Technologists (AMT) has partnered with the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to foster and
promote collaborative work focusing on the role of allied health professionals
in the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal
Ebola. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know more about this disease than you ever wanted to know. It has infected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 1,145 in four different West African countries already. And it's spreading. But are healthcare workers prepared if Ebola were to hop the pond and start spreading in the ...
Could the local Walgreen's or CVS become your asthma patients' first stop when they need an allergy shot or nebulizer treatment? It certainly seems like that's what the pharmacy giants are hoping.
With retail sales floundering, outpatient medical care services down, and the economy still in a sad state, both companies are expanding the services ...
This morning, Sherman Health in Elgin, Ill. simulcast the first surgery ever on Twitter and Facebook. With one twitter-ready computer, a mini HD camera, a mini DV camera, digital SLR, and two iPhones present,. Raja Chatterji, MD and Humberto Lamoutte, MD, performed a total hysterectomy using a high-tech surgical robot. Tweet by tweet, status ...
Chinese health officials are celebrating the New Year with
an anti-smoking campaign to end the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts. The
campaign from the China Center
for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that giving such gifts is like ''sending
wishes of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases to your friends.''The country grows ...
Economic troubles have many pinching their pennies and cutting down their gift lists this holiday season. But this year, there's at least one valuable gift respiratory specialists can give their profession without spending a dime: their voice.
While many health care professionals feel helpless with competitive bidding and oxygen caps looming ...
In keeping with the College's theme for this year's meeting, ''Embracing the Challenges of Change,'' ACAAI President-Elect Rich Gower, MD, welcomed attendees at this morning's opening ceremony and encouraged them to broaden their horizons in allergy, asthma, and immunology. As you all know, the practice of medicine is undergoing a lot of change, ...
That's how graduate student and writer Paul Devlin started off his open letter to Michelle Obama at the end of April. He went as far as saying that the future of the free world and perhaps Barack Obama's campaign depends on him getting his nicotine fix:
Maybe he could have one this weekend? He really needs to win Indiana. Also, keep in ...
Nowadays, the pressure is on for smokers to quit - but some feel their habit
and its health risks are no one's business but their own.
Dear Abby published a letter from ''Not Ready to Kick the Butts in Kenosha,''
a smoker who was sick of hearing lectures about why he should quit. He
asked how to politely tell the concerned individuals to ...