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August 2017

Antibiotics and the meat we eat














An informative program concerning antibiotic use in the United States was broadcast today on the "Patient Channel." The producers of the show stated that in the USA only a small percentage of antibiotics are actually given to humans.Many sources believe that most of the antibiotics distributed in the United States are administered to animals used in the meat, dairy, and poultry industry.While this distribution is not ubiquitous other countries are facing similar problems.

The program also noted that in the US the "industry" considers the use of antibiotics to be essential to producing bigger animals faster.

Sepsis and Multiorgan Failure














According to theSepsis Alliance; "Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death." Each year more than one million Americans are diagnosed with sepsis. Of those affected by sepsis, it is estimated that up to 50 percent of these people will die. Learn more about the symptoms, sign, and treatment of sepsis on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 8-9am PST when Dr. James Gude will discuss Sepsis and Multiorgan Failure.

Syphilis is making a comeback

The bacteriaTreponema pallidumcauses syphilis. Once thought to be under control, this sexually transmitted disease(STD) is making a comeback.
Syphilis can be spread through prolong kissing or during sexual intercourse. Many infected asymptomatic individuals, may unknowingly pass it on their partners.
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr. Odongo Lee at Kabale District Hospital inKabale, Uganda will discuss the symptoms, signs, and treatment of Syphilis.
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1.7 million deaths of children under 5 are linked to the environment.

According to WHO, each year 1.7 million deaths of children under 5 are linked to the environment. Reducing environmental risks can save lives.






























Opioids Toxification and Detoxification












On Wednesday, August 16, 2017,  Dr. James Gude-Clinical Professor at UCSF will speak on Opioids Toxification and Detoxification. 
Called the "modern day plaque" by Dr. Walters," deaths from overusing opioids are at an all time high. The CDC says: "From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Realizing that 91 Americans die every day from a preventable entity is heartbreaking. "President Trump committed to addressing America’s drug crisis.

Severe Malaria in a Resource-Constrained Setting














Malaria Carrying Anopheles Mosquito

According to the World Health Organization(WHO), "nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria.  In 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429 000 malaria deaths. Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010." On Wednesday, August 9, 2017,  Dr. K. Odinaka and Dr. C.. Azunna will present a case discussion onSevere Malaria in a Resource-Constrained Setting