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The Safety of Water and the Impact on Health in U.S.

By Nancy Wurtzel When the city of Flint, Michigan made headlines in 2015 for its lead-contaminated water, clean water became a hot-button issue.  Before then, most Americans took the safety […]

Just a Nurse? Not Anymore.

By Nancy Wurtzel Which profession is the most trusted in America?  According to an annual Gallup poll, for the past 15 years, nursing has claimed the top spot as the […]

General Practitioners: Dealing With Patient Addiction

By Nancy Wurtzel General practitioners are often the first health care professionals to identify addiction in their patients.  Dependence on alcohol and nicotine were once the most common culprits, but […]

Patient Communications: Accessing, Delivering, and Explaining Test Results

By Nancy Wurtzel Patients say one of the most difficult aspects of receiving treatment is waiting for test results.  Until 2014, health care providers were firmly in control of when […]

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recommendations are presented for public health and health care professionals to prioritize coronavirus disease 2019 testing.

More Americans Recognizing Importance of COVID-19 Safety Measures

Americans' understanding of safety measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 is increasing, according to an ongoing survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

Tool Aids Safe Fasting for T2DM Patients Observing Ramadan

Use of the Fasting Algorithm for Singaporeans with Type 2 Diabetes facilitates safe intermittent fasting for patients with diabetes during Ramadan, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Clover Sprouts Rises to 39 Cases in Six States

The number of cases in an Escherichia coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts has reached 39 in six states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.