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By Tamer Abouras
There’s a saying that gets thrown around, often in the context of sports, that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Seemingly oxymoronic, the point is typically made when trying to explain how a team of unextraordinary players somehow topples a juggernaut. And far from being a rare occurrence, it’s actually ...
Today, we continue with our discussion of commonly misused
terms in healthcare information technology (IT). The recent and rapid
development of this technology, as well as the evolving applications of these
same terms, opens up the possibility of misinterpreted use. It’s important to
ensure that we are all on “the same page” when using these ...
By Tamer Abouras
There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration by a completely remote, distributed workforce.
For writers and editors, ...
By Tamer Abouras
The annual debate over flu vaccines is a quixotic one. Whatever founded or unfounded skepticism people have about their governments, it seems that only those most inclined to believe in conspiracy theories see something as benign as a flu shot to be a legitimate cause for pause.
Yet in spite of numerous, thorough published ...
Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors.As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, mesothelioma typically takes a very long time to incubate in the body before any symptoms will ...
A recent study in Population Health Management shows a link between unhealthy eating and lower work productivity. Sleep deprivation and smoking are also linked to hits on productivity. According to the study those between 30 and 39 were most susceptible, while those 60 and over were least.
The CDC points out that a workplace health program has ...
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 ...
I have the privilege of visiting assisted living facilities (ALFs) on a regular basis to speak with the residents on topics of interest to them. Recently, I have been addressing residents on the importance of getting the flu shot each year.
I am a bit dismayed to know that many elders who reside in ALFs flatly refuse vaccination. ...
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 rigorous guidelines this past Monday.
There is nothing really complicated about the ...
We employed a temp doctor who loved terrible breakfasts. During rounds we would stop by the dictation room to update her on cultures and other issues, and she listened while inhaling a fast food breakfast sausage muffin egg and cheese thing wrapped in a baby space blanket. I can smell it as I write about it.
Lab techs aren’t any better, ...