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Showing posts from: November 2015

Enterovirus D68: Polio Paralysis For The Millennials

This generation of parents doesn’t have an understanding of the magnitude of impact the disease Polio caused on families in the last few centuries so is ill prepared for a new virus which has been creeping into the country causing paralysis in children. Enterovirus D68 as is it now known causes an upper respiratory infection, just as Polio did; but then, also just like polio, for some reason goes on to attack the nervous system in children causing paralysis.

There is, as yet, no known cure or prevention for contracting the disease – short of all the ‘hygiene’ methods we use to avoid getting a cold or diarrhea.

Developmental Delays in Children

The title of an article is what search engines like Google key in on; but, I’ll bet you that you didn’t find this article by typing ‘developmental delays’ – even though they are exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
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ABCs Of Diabetes

What do you think? Pretty basic and produced a tad bit more for type II diabetes than for Type I; but, not much.

Type Two Diabetes – New Correlations?

At this time in my career I’ve learned to be a bit suspicious of what I read, especially in “non-official,” news publications – even if they are medically related like these three that I’ll mention today about diabetes.
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Lina Rogers, First School Nurse 

At the behest of an altruistic humanitarian doing work with the poor in the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side, Lina Rogers RN entered the schools to see if she could make a difference in October of 1902 – dressings were changed (rat bites), contagious students were dismissed with follow-up education on hygiene and prevention, the community assisted children without food or clothing and older children staying home to care for younger children while their parents worked were sought out.

Within six months, absenteeism fell by 90 percent, and the school board agreed to supply funds for 27 nurses. By 1914, there were close to 400 nurses in the schools of New York City. Other towns followed quickly, Los Angeles hiring its first in 1904. It all started with Lina Rogers RN, the first school nurse.