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Respiratory therapists: ‘Unsung heroes’ help patients breathe easier.

Source:chicagotribune.com As a staff member in Rush University’s respiratory therapy program, Jonathan Brady Scott is keenly aware of the value of his work.. “What matters if you can’t breathe?” he said. “Nothing at all.” Director of clinical education and an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Scott finds his efforts to help patients breathe more easily incredibly ...

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Call for $2bn global antibiotic research fund

Resistant strains of bacteria are spreading globally, threatening to make existing drugs ineffective. A global innovation fund of $2bn over five years would be used to boost funding for “blue-sky” research into drugs and diagnostics – with much of the money going to universities and small biotech companies. One promising area of research concerns so-called “resistance breakers”. These are compounds ...

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Heart Attack 911: Your Emergency Response Plan (with video)

Source:everydayhealth.com Knowing how and when to react to heart attack symptoms can save your life. What would you do if you or someone near you started experiencing heart attack symptoms? What you should do is call 911 for an ambulance. “If you think you may be having a heart attack, the last thing you want to do is get in ...

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The Heart Attack That Can Fool Your Doctor

Source:everydayhealth.com Most heart attacks are caused by a buildup of plaque in the artery. But there is a rare and little-understood kind of heart attack that is much harder to detect &nbsp Video featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta There was no reason Ana Gregg should be having a heart attack. She was 35 years old, fit, and had no risk factors ...

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WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

source: BBC The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new cases in 42 days. Last September, Liberia was seeing 400 cases a week, with hospitals full and bodies lying in the streets. A public health campaign was launched to stem the epidemic, and the last confirmed death was ...

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month (May 2015)

National High Blood Pressure Education Month, recognized annually in May, is an important observance time for Measure Up/Pressure Down® and its participating medical groups, health systems, partners, and sponsors to raise awareness, educate, and engage patients across the United States. Educating patients about high blood pressure and the need for control is essential to long-term health. In fact, high blood ...

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Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine – the first to reach this stage – suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria. But tests on 16,000 children from seven African countries found that booster doses were of limited use and vaccines in young babies were not effective. After children aged 5-17 months were given three doses of ...

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Why you shouldn’t ignore heartburn (video)

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