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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health urged anyone who ate raw food at the Sports Illustrated event, held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, to receive an immune globulin shot by Wednesday.
Health officials and event hosts were also contacting attendees of three smaller events between Feb. 14 and 20 that were within the 14-day window during which immune globulin can be administered to prevent illness.
Authorities identified nine other events involving the affected food handler at a time when the worker could have been infectious, but those attendees were already beyond the 14-day window for immune globulin.
The polar bears and penguins (respectively) are already looking for places to hide as man increases his presence on the two least habitable places on earth. The goal, or main goal of, these arctic and antarctic research expeditions, is to study the earth’s warming.
If All Of Greenland’s Ice Melted The Ocean’s Would Rise By 20 Feet
Two studies in this weeks JAMA are getting major media attention. One of them on how antioxidant supplements actually increase your likelihood of death is interesting but the real gem is a look at the prevalence of human papillomavirus in women. And what do you know the article is free on JAMA’s website.
Off topic: How many other medical students out there who are AMA members actually read their copies of JAMA (which collect on my coffee table). I’m actually using it as bathroom reading recently, which I think is actually a good thing. Probably TMI.
Anyway, what is the prevalence of the HPV infection in women?
As representatives of the five United Nations Security Council members plus Germany met here in the wake of Iran’s latest refusal to halt its uranium enrichment efforts, there were signs that the Islamic Republic’s proposal to cap such enrichment at very low levels may be winning some support in Europe.
But strong opposition from the U.S. and Britain to anything less than a full suspension makes a deal at this point unlikely, said analysts and diplomats familiar with the issue, and most were predicting a gradual ratcheting up of U.N. sanctions and a continuing impasse.
Iranian officials “have made a series of miscalculations of how united the international community is,” a British diplomat, speaking under standard diplomatic protocol of anonymity, said as envoys from the six nations met behind closed doors at the British Foreign Office
Conceding that health care reform over the next decade will have to provide coverage for virtually everyone in this country, which would I rather see:
A mandate (individual and some sort of pay-or-play deal), with tax breaks, and overreaching regulation of the insurance industry to make coverage affordable
Or a plan implementing some sort of massive expansion of either social insurance (Medicare-For-All) or public assistance?
While having objections to both, the two are clearly not equal under my personal political philosophy. The first one is more desirable. And Bush’s individual market tax break/employer funded tax “levy (?)” proposal is a step in that direction.
It was the second patient during my musculoskeletal physical exam lab. I was the first of my small group into the room where a rhuematology fellow and an older patient waited.
The patient’s fingers looked too short for the hands and deformed. The thumbs were hidden under the palms. During our short time together the full functionality (or lack there of) of the hands became apparent. This was advanced rheumatoid arthritis.
It struck me how absolutely deforming and devastating this disease was.
More than 40 million Americans suffer from ‘arthritis’. What does that even mean? By far when people tell you they have arthritis they speak of osteoarthritis.