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The other night, midway through watching a clip from “Plandemic” — a documentary that went viral on social media last week, spreading baseless lies and debunked nonsense about the coronavirus to millions of Americans overnight — I had a terrifying thought:What if we get a COVID-19 vaccine and half the country refuses to take it?It occurred to me that all the misinformation we’ve seen so far — the false rumors that 5G cellphone towers fuel the coronavirus, that drinking bleach or injecting UV rays can cure it, that Dr. Anthony Fauci is part of an anti-Trump conspiracy — may be just the warm-up act for a much bigger information war when an effective vaccine becomes available to the public. This war could pit public health officials and politicians against an anti-vaccination movement that floods social media with misinformation, conspiracy theories and propaganda aimed at convincing people

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Local History: First female dentist in Lackwanna County was destined for job – News

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TIMES-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES Dr. Elsie Cole, retiring president of the Scranton District Dental Society, turns over the gavel to Dr. Frank B. Gardner, 1954 president, at the election and installation dinner on Dec. 14, 1953, at the Hotel Jermyn. From left: Gardner, Cole, Dr. Joseph Newman, Dr. John C. Specker and Dr. C.W. Taylor.

From the time she was 5 years old, helping her father count supplies and prepare gold for fillings, Elsie Cole was destined to become the first female dentist in Lackawanna County.

Born in Scranton in 1892, she was determined to follow in the footsteps of her father, P.F. Struppler, who had a dental practice in West Side. She attended the School of Lackawanna and then Temple School of Dentistry, where she met Jesse Cole, another dental student who would become her husband. They married in 1914, a year after they graduated.


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Polymers attack superbugs.

Using archival documents, a new report published online by JAMA
Internal Medicine
examines the sugar industry’s role in
coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored
research to influence…

This is a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the fetal brain in a Zika virus infected primate. The large white region is abnormal and indicates an accumulation of fluid in the brain.For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate.

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This year, the U.S. reported for the first time that a patient had
been infected by bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of
last resort. The announcement followed several years…

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Current smokers experienced steeper FEV1 decline than former smokers.Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or
COPD, are associated with significant long-term lung function loss,
according to research published online, ahead of print in the
American Thoracic Society’s…

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More people are eating gluten-free, although the prevalence of celiac disease appears to have remained stable in recent years, according to an article published online by JAMA

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Becker’s Hospital Review – Healthcare News

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    Becker’s Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week:   
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    Temecula (Calif.) Valley Hospital has tapped Janet Ruffin, DNP, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer.  
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    The mortality rate attributed to COVID-19 fell slightly in the week ending April 17 but remains significantly elevated, according to the CDC’s weekly COVIDView report. 

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    Health systems have offered their employees bonus payments in April to recognize their work fighting COVID-19. 
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    Twitter updated its guidance on unconfirmed claims about COVID-19, saying any claims that could incite people to destructive action or cause widespread panic may be considered a violation of its policies and can be removed.

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    personal-training-workoutAfter having spent the Summer back in the States, I returned back to London last month and straight back to work. Unfortunately my time away over the Summer has been spent largely socialising and catching up with friends and family. My fitness has frankly gone out the window, except for a few early morning jogs. So to kick start me back into a healthy regime I decided to try a course of personal training sessions once again, as this worked so well for me before. I was looking for intense results and the motivation to get me back on track.

    My trainer Daniel turned up at my home and within a few minutes had analysed my lifestyle, eating habits and exercise shortcomings. With a knowing nod of his head, he assured me, “We’ll get you back into top shape, but you’ll have to make some changes”. Okay so I was

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    General Hospital – Show News, Reviews, Recaps and Photos

    General Hospital, the multi Emmy Award-Winning drama series hailed by critics as the ‘The Greatest Soap Opera of All Time’, will celebrate 55 years of broadcasting in 2018. The tradition of passion, intrigue, and adventure takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles, set in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves, and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. And, as always, love and danger continue to abound whether on the docks, in the ER, at brownstones, or trespassing on Quartermaine property with contemporary story lines and unforgettable characters. In the past several years, General Hospital has been praised by national organizations for elevating the public awareness of several important social issues. It has received three SHINE awards for its continued contribution to the awareness of sexual responsibility. The Ryan White

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    Need to see a dentist? Better call first – News

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    LINDSEY SHUEY / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Anna Sauber, a dental hygienist, examines patient Kay Neidlinger, of Minersville, early last month at Mill Creek Dental in Pottsville.

    Remote dentistry is about as tricky as it sounds.

    In a field that’s so dependent on touch, dentists say guidance from state health officials encouraging care over the phone to prevent COVID-19 from spreading has made their jobs far more complicated.

    “Teledentistry is difficult,” said Dr. Mary Grace Rizzo-Fryzel of Electric City Dentistry. “For us to have a conversation over the phone, the only thing we’re able to do is prescribe an antibiotic or pain medicine.”

    For about a week, Harrisburg reduced patient/dentist interaction entirely to the phone by, among other rules, requiring negative pressure isolation rooms — a room engineered to control infection — which virtually no dentist’s office has.

    On Friday, following outcry from the Pennsylvania

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    Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

    Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

    University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants. For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous………Go to Health news blog (Added on 6/05/2015 2:18:18 PM)

    Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

    Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

    Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators led the research, which appears in the March 20 edition of the journal……..Go to

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    Integrative medicine – US News

    As the American healthcare system grows progressively stressed and truly patient-centered care becomes increasingly difficult to find, more people than ever before are looking for alternatives to the conventional healthcare model.

    Integrative medicine, which focuses on caring for the whole human being—body, mind, spirit, and community, not just flesh, bones, and organs—is steadily becoming a desirable and logical option for many people.

    This discussion will explain how integrative medicine combines complementary therapies with conventional treatments and will discuss why and how you might choose a health provider who follows this approach.

    1. What is integrative medicine?
    2. What complementary or alternative therapies fall under the integrative medicine umbrella?
    3. Why might I consider integrative medicine?
    4. How do I choose an integrative medicine practitioner?
    5. Does insurance cover integrative medicine?
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    7. What is integrative medicine?

      Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic

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