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  • Myositis with Dr. Cheilonda Johnson May 24, 2019
    May is Myositis Awareness Month and on today’s show I want to take a look at these rare conditions and the importance of this month.  In addition, there is a new analysis on how myositis affects woman of color that we’ll discuss.  Joining me to look at these issues and more is  Dr. Cheilonda Johnson. […]
  • FDA authorizes marketing of Zika IgM test May 23, 2019
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a diagnostic test to detect Zika virus immunoglobulin (IgM) antibodies in human blood. The ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is the first Zika diagnostic test the FDA has allowed to be marketed in the U.S.; previously, tests for detecting Zika virus IgM antibodies—including the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM […]
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing: FDA clears tests for throat and rectum samples May 23, 2019
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing two tests that can detect the presence of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which cause the sexually-transmitted infections, respectively, chlamydia and gonorrhea, through diagnostic testing of extragenital specimens. The Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG are the first devices cleared for […]
  • Thailand: Congenital syphilis, dengue update May 23, 2019
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Congenital syphilis The Thailand Public Health Ministry is reporting at least 249 congenital syphilis cases this year, according to a report from the Strait Times. “The babies were affected because their mothers were infected,” the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai said. Dr Sukhum said between Jan 1 and May 13 this […]

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  • Comment on Loving Someone With Epilepsy by Mark Hill May 5, 2019
    I am a 50 y/o black man struggling with grand mal seizures. They started when I was fresh out of high school and man, I have been through it all. I experienced my first workplace seizure in Feb 2018 and has been seizure free since. It was rough due to previous seizures has taken a […]
  • Comment on Raising Awareness to Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses by Andrea C. May 3, 2019
    Prevention of opioid use is the key to combating the opioid epidemic, limiting initial exposure is a fundamental element in the fight. The epidemic has experienced a shift in opioids being abused which has been a direct result of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, the decrease in prescribed opioid related […]
  • Comment on Kentucky Takes a Novel Approach to Fight the Opioid Crisis by Ashley Onderlinde May 1, 2019
    Hi Melissa. I agree with you on so many levels. I work for a mental health organization here in Colorado and we have many treatment options for opioid addiction. I am actually writing an essay on this topic right now and am required to blog about this topic. Anyway, I agree that physicians play the […]
  • Comment on June is National Safety Month – Stand up to Falls by Laqueta G. May 1, 2019
    As a nurse that works with the geriatric population, this blog provides great information for the older adult and their caregivers. Falls can be life or death for an older adult, so it is good for them to know if they are experiencing poor balance or have a fear of falling, they should let their […]

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