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10.26.16

GET YOUR FLU SHOT, OR WE ALL PAY THE PRICE! Unvaccinated adults are a costly economic burden every year in the U.S.

By Sonia Canzater

    Many of us have seen the signs at work, gotten the emails from our health care insurer, or heard the ads on the radio telling us that it is flu season, and thus time to get an annual flu shot.  Many Americans will comply with this yearly health edict, but many will challenge medical wisdom […]

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02.26.15

An "Epidemic Within an Outbreak:" The Mental Health Consequences of Infectious Disease Epidemics

By Brian Honermann

  Most infectious disease epidemics target the body, and thus epidemic response focuses on preventing the spread of infection and attempting to heal those who have become ill. However, even where pathogenesis disregards the brain, an epidemic can still sicken the mind. A silent epidemic of mental illness often accompanies outbreaks of infectious disease. Here […]

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