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Light Technology Zaps Hospital Superbugs | Medical Blog

A lighting system appears to be able to kill hospital superbugs—including MRSA and C. Difficile—by decontaminating the air and exposed surfaces in a narrow spectrum of visible-light

Diabetics Shown to Benefit from Lifestyle Intervention | Medical Blog

Lifestyle interventions have thus far more than doubled the percentage of diabetic participants achieving optimal care goals in The Look AHEAD (Action for Health and Diabetes) study,

Diabetes Predicted to Strike 30% of Americans by 2050 | Medical Blog

As many as 1 in 3 Americans could have diabetes in 40 years if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the CDC. The incidence

We’re Giving Away iPads! | Medical Blog

Physician’s Weekly is giving away two iPads to qualified Medical Professionals. You could be a lucky winner! Click on the image at right to enter.  The giveaway

House Passes 9/11 Healthcare Bill | Medical Blog

In a 268 to 160 vote, the House of Representatives approved a $7 billion health bill for first responders and residents of New York City who fell

Joint Pain Unresolved with Glucosamine and Chondroitin | Medical Blog

Over the past 10 years, general practitioners and rheumatologists have commonly prescribed glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to relieve joint pain in patients. Many patients buy the supplements

Doctors Rationalize Accepting Industry Gifts | Medical Blog

Have you ever accepted a free pen, dinner, or trip from a pharmaceutical company in “reward” for prescribing their drugs? Despite expanding institutional conflict-of-interest policies and state

New Superbug Surfaces in Three States | Medical Blog

An alarming new adaptable gene that can turn several common germs and types of bacteria into superbugs, resistant to almost all antibiotics, has infected people in the

Salmonella Outbreak Persists | Medical Blog

The current salmonella scare is the largest outbreak of this strain since the CDC  started surveillance of outbreaks in the 1970s. And according to the CDC, for

Experimental Paint Kills MRSA Bacteria | Medical Blog

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces that safely and effectively kills methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Risk of Dying from Coronary Heart Disease Drops 50% | Medical Blog

When it comes to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), Americans seem to be heading in the right direction.  An article to be published in the

"Microneedle" Flu Vaccine May Replace Conventional Injections | Medical Blog

A new dissolving microneedle patch may help improve vaccination efforts against influenza compared with traditional needles. This method of vaccination may also allow people without medical training

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