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Ebola Virus Update: The Republic of the Congo will use vaccine to fight recent outbreak

Since Ebola Virus Update: Promising Vaccine Is on the Horizon was posted back in December 2016, there’s been a resurgence of the disease in the Republic of the Congo. While much work has been done by members of international health communities to combat the deadly Ebola virus, and progress has been made in understanding the infection … Continue reading

Stable Gas Prices Greet Motorists As We Approach The 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

We’re almost there! For some of you, your Memorial Day Weekend begins today. For others, no real activity will commence before Friday, May 26, 2017.  Here in the United States, Memorial Day Weekend unofficially signals the beginning of the summer driving season that extends thru the Labor Day Weekend. Although summer does not officially begin until June … Continue reading

Smart Products: Bluetooth Inhalers

When I first heard about Bluetooth inhalers, I visualized some fancy, high-tech, hand-held product with lots of flashing bells and whistles. This new product turned out to not be nothing like that. It is actually an add-on device that attaches to a patient’s regular inhaler, however, it connects wirelessly to a smartphone. What peaked my … Continue reading

Her-Story: Alice Augusta Ball

  While googling another topic, I came across the research and contributions of Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist and university professor who made a significant contribution to medicine and science. In 1915, Ball worked with an assistant surgeon and U.S. Public Health officer in Hawaii to research the properties of chaulmoogra oil. Her claim to … Continue reading

Fake News Isn’t Limited to Politics – Part 1: The Rise of Misleading News

Writing a post or two on fake news was not on my schedule of topics for this blog. Fake news received significant coverage during the 2016 national presidential election. Post-election, my initials thoughts were, “There can’t be a stone that was not unturned on this topic.” Regrettably, that is not the case, and the term … Continue reading

May Day 2017 Gas Prices

May Day! May Day! May Day!  May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world that is often observed on May 1st. In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Worker’s Day. For 2017, workers and activists are marking this holiday with defiant rallies and … Continue reading