Kevin Pho, MD, founder and editor of the popular physician blog bearing his name, Saturday shared practical insights about how to make a difference in health care through social media at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting. Learn Dr. Pho’s tips for using social media and taking control of your online reputation before it’s defined for you.
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For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.
The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The authors wrote that the discovery “heralds the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria.”
A doctor paid no mind to a pair of soiled shoes he wore while helping dozens of patients wounded in the Orlando massacre until his heartbreaking Facebook post.
The bloodied shoes — a brand new pair of Keens — Dr. Joshua Corsa ditched at the Orlando Regional Medical Center represent the emotional weight he carried after treating the victims in the horrific terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub.
“I had forgotten about them until now,” Corsa wrote Tuesday. “On these shoes, soaked between its fibers, is the blood of 54 innocent human beings.”
A baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly remained hospitalized in northern New Jersey on Wednesday with the first such birth defect case in the Northeast and the third in the nation, officials at Hackensack University Medical Center confirmed.
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