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week 4 (January 23-29, 2011), influenza activity in the United
the 6,209 specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization
(WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance
System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories and reported to
2,044 (32.9%) were positive for influenza.
human infection with a novel influenza A virus was reportedd.
proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza
(P&I) was above the epidemic threshold.
influenza-associated pediatric deaths
were reported. Four of these deaths were associated with
influenza B viruses, one of these deaths was associated with
an influenza A (H3) virus, and one was associated with a 2009
influenza A (H1N1) virus.
proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like
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are seen in middle compartment.
intracoronary infusion of streptokinase is often administered
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brain tumors known collectively as gliomas. These
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deposits to our memory bank through our deeds and interactions
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account that matters. It is the memory bank that represents
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first CCR5 drugs to reach the market in 2007 or 2008.
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Cow Disease Found in the US
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Our Sicko Health Care System
Hacker) starts from a scene in Michael Moore's film 'Sicko'
then to say that either abolishing all medical insurance
companies or creating a national medical care program for all
are too evocative. Clinton's failure in healthcare reform was
cited as not
caused by the industry lobbyists and right-wing nuts but due
at their backs — the public ambivalence, divided
and budgetary barriers created by our crazy quilt
require employers either
their workers with good private coverage or to enroll
at a modest cost, in a new public program modeled after
Employees can still enroll in private plans and employers are
still able to implement their cost-controlled and
plans without bearing the burden
uncompensated charity care for the uninsured and underinsured.
The public plan will get more enrollments hence leverage to
bring down cost and provide basic public medical care.
is agreeing with the strategy
of adopting a modest and easily explained and workable medical
and healthcare reform rather than stressing an idealistic but
difficult-to-get-consensus solution. We feel that rather than
relying on political candidates to come up with an
vision or an all political water-down plan to get elected, it
is time to urge public-based organizations to develop easily
explained and workable plans to present to the public then
demand political candidates (presidential, congress and state
elections) to endorse the grass-roots supported proposals
during their campaign and thereafter. let the
professionals teach the public and the politicians then
endorsed into action plans.
Edwards and John Edwards Facing Difficult Decision
under Tremendous Stress: MWSearch is
sympathizing with the couple in dealing with their life
challenge. To arrive at a difficult decision, one must resort
to philosophy and faith. In the Western culture especially in
the United States, people are 'taught'
to be self-centered, me-first, family next, country second
next and world last; and most religions are 'urged' not to
give opinion on one's duty for the country in relation to
other duties. Whereas in the Eastern culture especially
traditional Chinese philosophy,
far extended in Asia, people are 'taught' to think world
affair is everyone's responsibility albeit difficult to
fulfill and to place country above family and family above
oneself through many historical stories. For example, sons
parents and going to war for the country for years, Son cut
his thigh and cooked as food for sick and starving parent, Sha
Yui, a public servant giving the task of curing the flooding
of Yellow River, placed his responsibility to the government
far above his own family; he had traveled passing his own home
seven times over several years while trying to stop the floods
but never entered even once to see his family. The
Edwards must make a very difficult decision on their own.
offer the following comment to the public: Please respect the
Edwards' decision and do not cast judgment based on the so
called 'political correctness' uttered most by activists. In
our observation, political correctness has often been
incorrect even immoral
in many issues viewed philosophically or religiously by the
There is no lack of controversial examples, global warming,
abortion, gay marriage, Irag war, CEO pay, terminating life,
stem research, etc etc. Recent articles: Elizabeth
Cancer Close The Gravitas Gap?
Matters, Dr. Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader Launching
MedicalMatters.ORG: MWSearch is
lauding Dr. Frist's effort in launching a
medical blog site, www.medicalmatters.org.
As the world's very first medical blog site, www.mwsearch.com,
existed since 1995, we do understand the value of
a medical site devoted to medical issues. We welcome Dr. Frist
bringing his and his colleagues' perspectives on medical
matters to the public in a direct and interactive manner. We
urge our members to voice your political opinions on medical
issues that concern
We all know Christopher Reeve's 'Angel' wife Dana who took
care of Superman when he was paralyzed for nine years till his
death on October 10, 2004. Dana, a devoted wife, a most
caring person and advocate for disabled, is facing another
battle and challenge of human illness, her own lung cancer. We
are deeply saddened to hear this announcement.
We, admirer of her courage
and caring love, pray that this Earth angel and honored Mother
of the Year by American Cancer Society will get well
Manhattan Project for the 21st Century: Senator
Bill Frist has delivered the title speech at the Harvard
which MWSearch would like to share with our readers. Below are
a few excerpts and a handful of the legislative priorities
(which have the dual purpose of fighting both bioterrorism and
natural pandemics). Senator Frist is committed to working
colleagues in the 109th Congress to bolster America's
preparedness against bioterrorism and infectious diseases. The
full speech is linked following the excerpts:
intelligence agency, no matter how astute, and no military, no
matter how powerful and
dedicated, can assure that a few technicians of middling skill
using a few thousand dollars worth of readily available
equipment in a small and apparently innocuous setting cannot
mount a first-order biological attack ... Never have we had to
a battle, to
so many people against so many threats that are so silent and
propose an unprecedented effort -- a "Manhattan Project
for the 21st Century" -- not with the goal of creating a
destructive new weapon, but to defend against
destruction wreaked by infectious disease and biological
weapons ... I speak of action, without excuses, without
exceptions; with the goal of protecting every American and the
help protect the people of the world."
some years to come,
this should be a chief work of the nation, for the good reason
that failing to make it so could risk the life of the nation
and other nations the world over."
speech in pdf file
SAT Test and Medical Schools: Starting March 12, 2005, a new
SAT test will be offered to high school students. The new test
has three sections instead of two, hence the total score is
2400 versus 1600 previously. The changes
are supposed to align the SAT to curriculum and instructional
practices in high schools and colleges. The addition of a
third measure, writing, will help colleges to make better
admissions and will reinforce the importance of writing skills
a student's education and bolster their chances for academic
success in college. Since most medical schools will accept
this new SAT, perhaps we can expect more literal writing of
medical records and better legible prescriptions from our
of doctors. The companies offering SAT tests preparation such
as Kaplan (which also offers USMLE tests) will certainly stand
to have a boon. (See OSMart:
Statement on US Health Care: President Bush and Senator Kerry
both want to provide adequate healthcare for people in USA,
but they differ in philosophy, strategy and approach. Their
statements on the healthcare issues have been discussed here
in the MWSearch
Voices. The discussion can serve as a reminder for President
Bush and his staff in dealing with healthcare issues; hence it
is archived as an hyperlinked page.
on Healthcare Reform
William D. Novelli, CEO AARP, Address on Healthcare.
William H Frist's View on Healthcare
You may write to Dr. Frist at the Senate to request a copy) 4.
Statements on US Healthcare.
Opinion Survey on Healthcare Issue. 6.
Disparities in U.S. Health Care by Dr. Bill Frist,
Senate Majority Leader, March 2005.
Cow Disease: When Mad Cow Disease was discovered elsewhere: US
has taken precautionary steps to protect the public. Now that
we have discovered the Mad Cow
disease in Washington State, are we acting rationally and
fairly to protect the public? Are we influenced by the farm
industry lobbying forces or even the Wall Street's voices over
the stock market reactions? We suggest that don't read
everything in print
at its face value. Do some comparison and then take action if
needed such as write to your congressman or the FDA. We list a
few publications below, some controversial, for you to build
up your knowledge on Mad Cow Disease.
Treatment Code: Health insurance and clinics use procedure
codes to determine insurance coverage and reimbursements. For
instance, CDT4 code system is used for dental. You would do
yourself a big favor to be familiar with these codes. Both
and patients need to know the codes so you can get the maximum
reimbursement benefits from health insurance benefits. Take a
look of Dr.
Bunn's (dentist) web site
where you get a good
background information on dentistry and CDT4
Also take a look at the UT
Houston Dentistry procedure cost table
which can serve as a reference. Of course not all procedures
will be charged the same fee at different dental services, but
the more you know the
better for you, at least before you have a treatment.
Fat Tax Make Sense? Experts on obesity proposes we should tax
consumers on consuming fatty foods. Some disagree. Some say we
should tax TV-Watching instead since that is taking away
exercises. One British headline on fat tax says: "Like
fat creeping up on a person's thighs, a tax on junk food and
soda would be little-noticed at first but have long-term
impact." Dose it make sense?
Kyoto protocol induces New Zealand to propose tax
on her 45M sheep and 10M cattle owners for their livestock's
dung and urine which releases 40% of flatulence in New
Zealand, perhaps the fat tax does make sense.
for Patients and Doctors: Amye Leong, an
speaker, is president of Healthy Motivation, a health
education and advocacy consulting firm. Diagnosed with
rheumatoid arthritis at age 18 (along with Sjogren's syndrome
and osteoporosis later) and wheelchair-bound within 8 years,
Amye drew on her own personal
advocacy skills and determination to rebuild her body and take
control of her life. After 16 surgeries, including 12 joint
replacements, she now travels the globe working with
organizations and governments as spokesperson for the United
Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010. She was honored at the White
House by President G.W. Bush with the 2001 President's Service
Award, the highest honor bestowed on an American for community
service. The Arthritis Foundation named Amye Leong one of its
Fifty Heroes and gave her its highest honor, the Harding
Award. As a community hero, Ms Leong carried the Olympic torch
for the 1996 Olympic Games. She was appointed advisor to the
U.S. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal &
and was chair of the U.S. Surgeon General's National Council
on Self-Help and Public Health under C. Everett Koop. She
developed coalitions and advocacy projects that, for example,
resulted in Congressional proclamation of Juvenile Arthritis
that today is an annual national Arthritis Foundation media
and education event. Ms Leong, who founded the nation's first
and largest network of young adults with arthritis, and
developed the nation's first young adult arthritis education
to provide extensive peer counseling to those affected by
arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, and their families.
Her book, GET A GRIP: A Take Charge Approach to Living with
Arthritis (Penguin Putnam, 2002), continues to receive wide
Picking Fruits and Vegetables to Neurosurgery - An immigrant's
Expresses Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Families of
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Medical License Exam
are a series of three USMLE exams that candidates must pass in
order to qualify for medical licensure in the United States.
Unlike previous USMLE exams, the computer
versions are administered by appointment on a year-round
basis. The Step
emphasizes basic science principles, specifically in anatomy,
behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology,
pharmacology, and physiology. Interdisciplinary areas
such as genetics, immunology, and nutrition are also tested.
computer exam contains 350 questions and spans 8 hours of
testing (including an hour of break time). It is administered
as 7 one-hour "blocks" of 50 questions each. The
contains of 400 questions and spans 9 hours of testing
(including an hour of break time). It is administered as
eight, 1-hour "blocks" of 50 questions each. The
is a 2-day computerized examination with approximately 500
items administered over the first day and a half of testing.
These items deal with clinical situations typically
encountered by a generalist physician. The exam concludes with
a half-day consisting of approximately 9 open-ended
computer-based case simulations
(CCS). The Step
focuses primarily on patient management (45-55% of the
questions). Other "physician tasks" tested include
history and physical (8-12%), lab and diagnostic studies
(8-12%), diagnosis (8-12%), prognosis (8-12%), and
(8-12%). In addition to "physician tasks," each
question also falls into one of three clinical encounter
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emergency care (10-20%).
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interesting article: International Medical Graduates in the
US, NEJM, Vol. 350, issue 24, pp.2435-37
Death and Death Rate
Lower Respiratory Disease
Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
Hypertension & H. Renal
to solids & liquids
43,501 (1998) 16.1
(1998) 5.0 (1998 Age adjusted)
4,796 (1998) 1.4 (1998 Age adjusted)
Face: reduction of death rate. Clapping hands: significant
reduction. Sad Face: bad.
National Vital Statistics Reports, National Center for Health
AIDS annual death rate: 50,000 (1995) to 16,000 (2004)
New Cases annually: 44,000
carriers: 40 million
Mortality Rate for Different Mothers - Alarming Trend
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