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Plagues throughout history and the doctors who treated them: Part 1

October 22, 2014
With the Ebola crisis in full swing (again), it seems like a good time to review the history of the physician’s responses to various “plagues” throughout history. All practicing physicians take an oath that, in part, requires the physician to essentially do all they can to help with the suffering of their patients and, in the process, to do no harm.
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CDC: Travelers from West Africa to undergo 21-day monitoring for Ebola

October 22, 2014
The CDC is implementing active monitoring of all travelers returning to the United States from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to quickly identify people with fever or…
In the Journals

Without screening, three people with Ebola could exit West Africa monthly

October 22, 2014
Without any exit or entry screening, an average of 2.8 people with Ebola are estimated to depart from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone per month, according to a recent…
In the Journals

More research needed in school-based mental health interventions

October 22, 2014
Research is lacking for studies of mental health promotion and care interventions implemented through school-based programs for children in low- and middle-income…
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Teenage boy with suspected streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia and conjunctivitis

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2014
James H. Brien, DO
A 13-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with right middle lobe pneumonia, fever, respiratory distress and sore…
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Origins of the symbol of medicine

July 8, 2014
In my April, What’s Your Diagnosis? column, I introduced some of you to the great Persian physician, Rhazes…
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Significant hospitalization variations found for bronchiolitis, pneumonia across one county

October 13, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE, of the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…
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