The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu

Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being when someone says they have the “stomach flu.” In reality, influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms usually include fever, a non-productive cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, and fatigue.1 The “stomach flu” is most likely gastroenteritis, commonly caused by the norovirus; a virus which causes symptoms such as cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and is also highly contagious.1 The U.S. sees about 20 million norovirus-related illnesses each year.2 Alternatively, another similar ailment during flu season is the garden-variety common cold. Although both the flu and cold are respiratory illnesses, the flu usually has more severe and sudden onset of symptoms while the common cold usually includes a gradual onset of symptoms such as sneezing, head congestion and a sore throat. Self-diag...
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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Henry J. Whittle, Anna M. Leddy, Jacqueline Shieh, Phyllis C. Tien, Ighovwerha Ofotokun, Adaora A. Adimora, Janet M. Turan, Edward A. Frongillo, Bulent Turan, Sheri D. WeiserAbstractMaterial-need insecurities (including insecurities in basic resources such as income, food, housing, and healthcare) are widespread in the United States (US) and may be important predictors of poor health outcomes. How material-need insecurities besides food insecurity are experienced, however, remains under-researched, including how multiple mater...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese data indicate that KPC-producing polyclonal K. pneumoniae are frequent causes of nosocomial hospital outbreaks in South America. Similar genotypes have been reported in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, North America and Asia.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Trends in Endocrinology &MetabolismAuthor(s): Carina Bodden, Anthony J. Hannan, Amy C. ReicheltGlobally, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The rapidly increasing numbers of overweight people can be traced back to overconsumption of energy-dense, poor-quality foods as well as physical inactivity. This development has far-reaching and costly implications. Not only is obesity associated with serious physiological and psychological complications, but mounting evidence also indicates a ripple effect through generations via epigenetic changes. Parental obesit...
Source: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe authors concluded that oral health interventions focusing on indigenous populations have shown mixed results regarding improvements in oral health and other related outcomes.
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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Insurance overpayments can occur in a practice for a variety of reasons. An insurer may simply make a mistake by paying a provider more than the contracted amount for a service or pay for a service that is not covered under the patient’s insurance plan. Whatever the reason, overpayments can and will create headaches for... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: From the College Practice Management Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) insurance insurance overpayment Source Type: research
(Natural News) As of November 15, 2019, the rule of law no longer exists in the United States of America. This has become abundantly apparent with the rigged jury decision to incarcerate Roger Stone for the “process crime” of misstating memories during interrogations with federal agents. In an era where Hillary Clinton is openly allowed...
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VITAMIN D is essential for healthy bones and in the UK now is the time to take supplements due to the lack of sunshine. Being deficient of the vitamin has a host of symptoms but sometimes the signs could be a signal of something more serious.
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ConclusionsBartonella sp. Infections were correlated with cardiopathies in US military working dogs. Systemic use of insecticides against ectoparasites and regular testing of MWDs for Bartonella infection seem highly appropriate to prevent such life-threatening exposures.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
“Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – honestly, who’d have thought it possible? Clearly not his own family, given that his own brother so publicly and so quickly abandoned him!” Addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, UNISON president Josie Bird was clear that, even in such busy times for activists, the coming general election had to be a priority. “We really are living in unprecedented times.  After all, we have a prime minister who does not respect democracy and thinks he is above the law,” she said. “But now, we have a chance to change all th...
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