Thursday, January 04, 2007

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Hand Washing: Don’t Give Up On Plain Soap And Water
New products like antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers clamor for our attention, but plain old soap and water is still a good way to clean your hands, reports the January 2007 issue of the Harvard Health Letter.In studies, washing hands with soap and water for 15 seconds (about the time it takes to sing one chorus of "Happy Birthday to You") reduces bacterial counts by about 90%. [click link for full article]

ACOG Releases New Guidelines Recommending That All Pregnant Women Be Offered Screening For Down Syndrome In First Trimester

GP Shortage Already Here, Says GP Chairman, UK

An End To Periods?

States Becoming More Aggressive In Medicaid Estate Recovery Programs

Professional Schools Lack Capacity To Meet Demand For Health Care Workers

Companies Adopt Strategies To Get Most Cost-Benefit From Medical Middlemen

Use Of Online Social Networks To Discuss Medical Conditions Increasing

Wall Street Journal Examines HIPAA Loopholes

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