[NEWS IN-DEPTH] Why Global Governance of Disease Matters in Time … (Prof. An Junseong)

now outbreaks are inevitable whether they become pandemics of the uncontrolled spread of contagious diseases across countries and continents depends on our response pandemics have always depended upon fast travel networks and dense populations once relatively unusual now a global norm from nairobi to jakarta the ongoing coronavirus epidemic or coven 19 poses a single…

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): virology, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention

President Obama on Health Care Reform at the AMA

The President: Thank you so much. Please, everybody be seated. Thank you very much. You’re very kind. Thank you. Let me begin by thanking Nancy for the wonderful introduction. I want to thank Dr. Joseph Heyman, the chair of the Board of Trustees, as well as Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, speaker of House of Delegates. Thanks…

The Teen Who Dies If He Falls Asleep

PETER DERBYSHIRE: He can breathe on his own during the day, but not when he goes to sleep. KIM DERBYSHIRE: Doctors believed he wouldn’t live for longer than six weeks. KIM DERBYSHIRE: It was like, ‘Oh right, okay. Game on!’ PETER DERBYSHIRE: You alright? LIAM DERBYSHIRE: Yeah. COMM: 17-year-old Liam Derbyshire suffers from an extremely…

The Woman Who Constantly Smells Of Fish

FAYSAL BASHIR: She usually smells sort of quite oniony. It’s quite a strong smell. For some reason I thought it was called ‘fishiyatitus.’ COMM: Radiographer Kelly Fidoe-White has an unusual metabolic condition with a rather unpleasant symptom. KELLY FIDOE-WHITE: The main scientific name for it is Trimethylaminuria. It’s also known as Fish Odour Syndrome. COMM:…

Jitana Benton-Lee, MSN, RN, MBA-HC, Patient Care Manager, UK HealthCare

My name is Jitana Benton-Lee. I’m a registered nurse and patient care manager at UK HealthCare. I came to UK HealthCare because I wanted to be able to use all my nursing skills. The acuity of the patients is much higher and so I felt like I would be able to impact patients in a…

Infectious Diseases of East Africa: Summer Abroad in Malawi

It’s important to get students interested and enthused about infectious diseases years ago we thought we had vanquished infectious diseases when antibiotics became available but it’s been anything but that every person in the United States could be exposed to something that was once considered tropical or exotic because of the sheer volume of travel…

CTE: Why this brain disease is more common than you think

all of these people have one thing in common they’re all at risk for CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy a brain disease caused by repetitive hits to the head it can be deadly it’s much more common than people here are the facts chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disease that means symptoms don’t…

Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease

We’re still in an era where the medical profession has very little knowledge about serious weight problems. They haven’t acknowledged that a serious weight problem is a medical condition, a disease that needs to be treated like other diseases. Excess weight is really a medical problem, and it can be tied to almost every chronic…

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD, or gastric reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach acid flows back up and damages the mucosa of the food pipe – the esophagus. At the junction between the esophagus and the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter – the LES. The LES is a ring of muscle that…