An Ebola diagnosis for a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who cared for a patient with the disease has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scrambling to determine how she was exposed despite wearing a protective gown, gloves, mask and shield.
Psychologists say being prepared can help us feel more in control
October 13, 2014
The possibility of a catastrophic incident, such as a pandemic, severe weather or a terrorist attack, creates unease for many people. Psychologists who study risk perception and people’s potential reactions to unpredictable threats say that people can prepare themselves psychologically and therefore feel more in control if such an event were to occur.
Rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are elevated after days with high levels of air pollutants, reports a Japanese study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
In the last two weeks, the United States has decided to send military personnel and aid workers to Africa in an attempt to help address the Ebola outbreak. Clearly, assistance is needed but decisions regarding what should be done are more complicated that sending in more people.
Just like last year, Deb Group is very active in supporting and celebrating Global Handwashing Day which occurs yearly every October 15th. The day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap.
A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on September 30, 2014, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa.
More than 60% of U.S. hospitals fall “far short” in emergency planning as first Ebola case is reported in the U.S., according to survey
October 2, 2014
Following the first confirmed case of a patient in the U.S. who has been infected with the Ebola virus, the largest U.S. organization of nurses has warned that U.S. hospitals are “far from ready for the Ebola outbreak