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Monthly Archives: February 2014


Dirty Stethoscopes Bad for Patient Health


By David Mittleman Doctors Should Disinfect Their Stethoscope After Every Patient Before the doctor sticks his stethoscope to your chest and asks you to “breathe deep” you might want to ask him if he disinfected it first. A new study conducted by the University of Geneva found that stethoscopes pick up a plethora of bacteria [...]

Canadian Men’s Freestyle Ski Winner Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy


By David Mittleman Bilodeau embraces his brother/Image courtesy of Canadian Skier Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics come to a close, Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau took the opportunity to dedicate his gold medal to his brother, Frederic, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Alex had a “perfect [...]

National Eating Disorders Week Begins Tomorrow


By David Mittleman National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Starts Tomorrow Tomorrow, February 23, marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Eating disorders afflict an estimated 23 million individuals, both male and female, in the U.S. This week, The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) hopes to bring awareness to the complex and serious problem [...]

Saliva Test Can Detect Likelihood of Clinical Depression in Teens


By David Mittleman Depression is a Serious Illness Linked to Poor Physical Health Depression is a serious illness that gets a bad rap most of the time. Unfortunately depression is commonly written off as merely in someone's head, and not a serious and debilitating health problem. It's true, depression is “all in someone's head” but [...]

Comedian Injured By Subway Train While Walking and Texting


By David Mittleman Liza Dye in the Hospital/Photo Credits @LizaDye via Twitter Comedian Injured by Train While Texting and Walking A 25-year-old comedian has a seriously injured leg after she was struck by a train while texting and walking. Liza Dye is currently recovering at Bellevue Hospital in NYC after she accidentally slipped and fell [...]