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Leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality

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International Peace Day

"Peace occurs between various individuals, groups and entities and is characterized by a lack of conflict and freedom from the threat of violence.  Recognized as the absence of hostility, peace often requires compromise and therefore is initiated with careful listening and communication to enhance and create mutual understanding."

Perioperative Medicine 9/21/16 8-9am PST

Many readers that have had a surgical procedure or may have surgery in the future have inquired about the operative risks and medical process for their procedure.   On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 8-9am PST  Dr. J.K. Gude will present a case discussion on Perioperative Medicine.  
Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 

Canada's New Plan on the war on drugs

In an unprecedented attempt to curve drug overdosing and disease spreading from "contaminated needles," Canada has unveiled a plan to allow people addicted to heroin to visit a clinic for "treatment." 
Crosstown Medical Clinicin Vancouver, Canada is expanding a program that allows heroin users to frequent their facility to inject pure heroin.  Here is how it works: When a patient visits the clinic, they are fully evaluated by a physician-led-team. Patients that are "treatment-resistant" are then prescribed pharmaceutical-grade heroin.

Aspiration Pneumonia

When foreign materials pass through the glottis into the lungs pneumonia may develop.  The origin of the substances aspirated, mouth vs. stomach, will determine the course of treatment.  On Wednesday, September 13, 2016, from 8-9am PST  Dr. J.K. Gude will present a case discussion on Aspiration Pneumonia.  
Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 

Leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality


According to the CDC, "preterm birth (delivery before 37 weeks and 0/7 days of gestation) is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the United States. In 2013, 11.4% of the nearly 4 million U.S. live births were preterm; however, 36% of the 8,470 infant deaths were attributed to preterm birth".








Sintomas Del Zika
























A medida que la propagación de la enfermedad por el virus Zika se intensifica en los Estados Unidos, la incertidumbre que rodea a este virus se está volviendo cada vez más evidente. Además de los defectos fetales graves (particularmente microcefalia) asociadas a la infección de la madre, el hecho de que el virus Zika puede ser transmitido sexualmente añade a la creciente preocupación entre las autoridades de salud pública.                                                 

Health Professionals have less time with their patients

Volunteers thinking about a career in healthcare might want to take a typing, computer, and time management or all three before advancing to higher educational institutions.   According to a study published online in Annals of Internal Medicine, "physicians in ambulatory settings spend nearly 2 hours on clerical work for every 1 hour they dedicate to direct clinical face time with patients during the clinic day.

Yes, you understood correctly physicians are now so inundated with "paperwork," that they have less time to interact with their patients.

Pulmonary Hypertension
















When the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs (artery, vein, or capillary) increase over a prolonged period, damage may occur to both the lungs and the heart.  This condition is known as pulmonary hypertension.  Some of the symptoms include shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, loss of consciousness, or feeling dizzy.  On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 8-9am PST  Dr. J.K. Gude will present the differential diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension.  Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation

Facts on Smoking


















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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking results in more than 480,000 premature deaths in the United States each year! It is also the cause of 1 in every 5 U.S. deaths. In addition, another 16 million people suffer from a serious illness caused by smoking. Furthermore, for every one person who dies from smoking, about 30 more suffer from at least one serious tobacco-related disease. All of these facts make tobacco use the leading preventable cause of sickness, disability, and death in the United States.

Poliomyelitis





















Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease that can lead to muscle weakness and paralysis.  The disease can be prevented by receiving multiple doses of the polio vaccine, but there is no known cure.  As of 2014, with the exception of sporadic cases in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, polio had been eradicated in most of the world.  In 2015, the Nigerian government announced no new cases of Polio.  However, recently the Nigerian Government reported to the WHO "that two children have been paralyzed by the disease in the northern Borno state.