Measles

Had you told me that I would be writing about measles 20 years ago, I would have laughed at you. Measles was on its way out. We have an effective vaccine and a wonderful vaccination program. Yet, here we are. A measles outbreak centered around Disneyland, of all...

FDA Approves Gay Men as Blood Donors

This is a safe and thoughtful decision: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended dropping its blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual donors in favor of a less restrictive policy. The proposed policy change, which will be offered for...
Premature Birth Rate Drops

Premature Birth Rate Drops

In the US, we have a very diverse population. Some of us get great care and others never see a doctor. From NPR: The number of babies born too early dropped to 11.4 percent of all births in 2013, the best number in 17 years. But that’s still more than 450,000...

Ebola Update

We must avoid doing things that are NOT helpful. This is a GREAT article in the NEJM. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1413139?query=featured_home Ebola and Quarantine The governors of a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, recently imposed...