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"The Savior of Mothers"; Heroes (and others) of Environmental & Public Health Mini Bio #19

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. Ignaz Semmelweis 1818 – 1865 Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis is called the “savior of mothers” because he discovered that the incidence of puerperal sepsis, or childbed fever, could be drastically reduced if attending physicians washed their hands with disinfectant prior to helping mothers in the birthing process [1]. Sadly, the medical system

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In the News: Google Now Tracking Flu, City by City.

“During flu season, one place to check for the level of outbreaks is Google Flu Trends, which extrapolates outbreak levels from the rise in flu-related searches. Today, it launched a more detailed view which maps flu levels across 121 cities in the U.S., including New York City, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. So you can now

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At Your Service….. Part II

By: Rosemary Stephen PMed, (cert) EOH, IPM, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence In Part I of our three part series, we looked at the contributions animals offer to Public health. Cats and dogs played an important a role in both World Wars, controlling mice and rats in the trenches, and today they are central in numerous

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