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Preparing for Outbreak: Fighting the World’s Deadliest Diseases | Freethink

“Disease X” “Something called ‘Disease X’” “…called ‘Disease X’” [Narrator] There was massive hype about ‘Disease X.’ Headlines predicted capital-G, Global pandemic. The only problem? Disease X doesn’t really exist. If you want to understand Disease X, you have to understand this– the Blueprint of Priority Diseases. Okay, so it doesn’t actually look like this. […]

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Dissecting the Vaping Illness Mystery | WSJ

Dissecting the Vaping Illness Mystery | WSJ

– [Narrator] This is an x-ray of the lungs of one of the teenagers hospitalized after vaping THC. All of this white cloudiness means there’s a lot of inflammation in his lungs, and that’s making it hard for him to breathe. So, what’s making his lungs go from this to this? This patient is one […]

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Flu: Medicine Safety and Children

Flu: Medicine Safety and Children

NARRATOR: Does your child have the flu? This video highlights medicine safety tips you’ll want to know. You’ll also learn which medicines are safe for pain and fever and what medicines you’ll want to avoid. Take these four steps. Step 1 — Store medicines safely, out of reach of children. Install a child-safety latch. Medicines […]

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Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection

Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection

Hello, my name is Dr. Carolyn Gould. I’m a medical officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC, and I’m happy to speak with you today as part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary Series on Medscape. In this video commentary, I’d like to address laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI. […]

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