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Study Reveals new Danger from E-Cigarette Flavorings

Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigs or vapes are a new and developing technology, yet little is known about the medical risk they pose to users. A new study offers insight into the effects of e-cigs. The flavoring used in nicotine juices may pose a risk to blood vessels and the cells within the heart. Although e-cigarettes were originally marketed as a cleaner alternative to smoking or a tool to help smokers quit, “They have also gained popularity among young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in middle and high school students using e-cigarettes from 2011 to 2016.” Ultimately, the study concluded that, “Our work and prior research have provided evidence that flavorings induce toxicity in the lung and cardiovascular systems. Flavorings are also a driver of youth tobacco use and sustained tobacco use among smokers." Due to the cardiovascular damage that e-cigs cause, it is recommended that medical professio…

Oyster Bacteria Related Deaths Reported In Florida

July 24, 2018 by Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter

According to TIME Magazine, “A Florida man has died after eating a raw oyster contaminated with a highly infectious strain of bacteria.” Health officials have identified the cause of death as a flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. It causes infection of skin and open wounds. Vibrio vulnificus symptoms include irregular or rapid heartbeat and congestive heart failure. The bacteria are commonly found in brackish water during summer months. Typical contraction methods are through the consumption of undercooked seafood or entrance through open wounds. To prevent contracting the bacteria, officials recommend that all wounds are properly dressed before going into the water. Another suggestion is to only eat well-prepared seafood, such as oysters. In the event that one does become infected, knowing BLS, commonly known as CPR, is recommended. The bacteria can cause irregular heartbeats, so knowing how to save the infected person’s lif…

Is Your Multivitamin Doing Anything For Your Heart?

Multivitamins have long been seen as a quick solution for a number of problems, the most notable being heart disease and stroke. Recently, though, a new study has shown that they, in fact, don’t prevent either. The American Heart Association reports that one third of American consume multivitamins, convinced that they will solve their cardiac problems. A recent study, released by Dr. Joonseok Kim states that, “One of the big problems with multivitamin use is that it could deviate the public from following the measures that are proven to be beneficial for cardiovascular health, including eating fruits and vegetables, and doing more exercise.” Another study recently concluded that multivitamins offer no protection against heart disease and stroke. These studies are particularly convincing as they use clinical trials where doctors and scientists may closely control many confounding variables. This news is unnerving for many, as they may now see themselves as at risk for heart disease; thus…

Dog Gives CPR

Pancho, a Spanish police dog has shown that he may be capable of saving lives. A video of the dog, who works for Municipal Police of Madrid, has gone viral. The video shows him giving chest compressions to a fellow officer with his paws and feeling the officer's neck for a pulse. Pancho isn't capable of providing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but he is attentive and careful.  Dogs have been credited with saving lives with CPR before. It may valuable to give all dogs CPR training. CPR is also known as BLS or BCLS, short for basic life support and basic cardiac life support. For now, though, an easier way to ensure that lives can be saved is for everyone to have CPR certification or BLS certification. www.CPRTrainingFast.com offers these courses, as well as ACLS certification online, training materials, and free prep tests.  The training materials included at www.CPRTrainingFast.com include algorithms, practice tests, videos, and other instructional materials. Anybody can obtain t…

CPRTrainingFast Ventures Into Medical Marijuana Training Certifications for Healthcare Professionals

Post By Max Gotlieb/Healthcare Reporter

Today, www.CPRTrainingFast.com announced that they will begin venturing into medical marijuana and medical marijuana training. They have launched medical marijuana education materials on their website, www.CPRTrainingFast.com, and the Amazon Kindle Marketplace. 
Two eBooks were launched. Named Medical Marijuana: Basic Cannabinoid Certification Study Guide and Medical Marijuana: Advanced Cannabinoid Certification Study Guide, these two study guides best prepare medical professionals for the clinical usage of cannabis, an expanding medical practice.
As cannabis is being legalized nationwide for clinical and medical purposes, www.CPRTrainingFast.com is committed to ensuring that their clients are capable of properly using medical marijuana and helpingpatients.
These two new guides accompany the BCLS certification and ACLS online certification that the site already offers. The website also includes free algorithms and practice tests, as well as answers…

Ebola Cases On The Rise

Post By Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter

Once again, there has been an outbreak of Ebola. This time the devastating virus has spread through the Congo. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other aid groups have taken notice. They seek to mitigate the effects of Ebola and stop the outbreak in its tracks. This occurrence of the virus is particularly concerning as there have been confirmed cases found in the city of Mbandaka, a densely-populated city that houses a busy river port.
Since its discovery in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), the virus has typically struck in remote areas, causing hemorrhagic fever among those infected. Between 2014 and 2016, there was a large outbreak of Ebola that killed nearly 11,000 people throughout West Africa.
A result of animals from tropical regions, Ebola has been traced to have originated from bats. Other possible hosts of the virus are the hunted African animals, namely monkeys and apes that are killed for food.
Unfortunately,…

ACLS Certification Eyes Virtual Reality

ACLS Certification Eyes Virtual Reality Posted by Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter



Virtual reality has transcended the notion that it is solely for entertainment purposes. No longer is virtual reality only used in video games and remote laboratories. Recently, the new technology has been adopted for practical uses. The complex computer functions work to simulate and recreate human senses and real situations. 
Obviously, this technology would seem to be perfect for medical applications. Now that virtual reality programs and devices have been matured and fine-tuned, locations such as the Children's Hospital Los Angeles have started to use it. Teaming up with AiSolve, Bioflight VR, and Oculus, they have constructed a training simulation for emergency pediatric trauma situations to ensure readiness, quick reactions, and proper ca

Deaths from E.Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

BY CORAL BEACH | MAY 2, 2018


State by state CDC map at end of story.

One person has died in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. There are now 121 confirmed cases across 25 states. Investigators continue to look for the source of the implicated romaine, as well as how it became contaminated. In the past week, public health officials confirmed 23 new cases and added three more states to the outbreak map. A week ago the case count stood at 98 people, making for a 23 percent increase in the number of infected people in seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those 102 victims for whom complete information is available, 52 have required hospitalization. California officials have reported one death in their state. The unusually high hospitalization rate of 51 percent shows the outbreak strain of E. coli O157: H7 is particularly dangerous. Also, 14 of the sick people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can re…

Getting Off Opioids With Medical Marijuana

By Nadia Kounang, CNN





In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, moreg and more patients and doctors are turning to pot over pills. For much of the past two decades, 51-year-old Angie Slinkertook a cocktail of narcotics, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to manage the pain stemming from a car accident in 1998. She had between 50 and 60 surgeries, but her pain persisted, and doctors kept giving her more pills. "It was just a vicious cycle," she told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "You started taking something for pain, and before you knew it, you were into another surgery. Which brought on anxiety." To treat the anxiety, doctors prescribed more pills. And when she felt depressed, they added even more medications. All the drugs left in her a fog. She spent most of her days in bed. When Slink…