Posts Tagged ‘vaccine’

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Global health is at risk. It’s hasn’t even been a century since Fleming’s wonder drug – penicillin became a household name, but researchers fear that its days are numbered. This week marks the annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), in which we take time to spread awareness and knowledge about proper use of antibiotics and…

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World Polio Day 2018

Looking at a picture of Martha Ann Lillard smiling in 1953 can really stir your emotions. The five-year-old’s bright facial features capture the joy of a kid who knows of a world of no wrong. But Lillard’s body tells a different story – it’s obscured by a giant iron lung respirator. Unfortunately, Lillard wasn’t unique…

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Lessons From Centenarians

Centenarians garner lots of attention. People always want to know their secret to longevity or ‘how they did it.’ But, often, there’s actually a lot more to centenarians than their long years. Many of them, for example, left significant imprints on society and helped make the world a better place through their unique contributions and…

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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is proud to announce National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). National Immunization Awareness Month, which takes place every August, is meant “to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.”1 Importance of Immunization You’d think we wouldn’t need a month to raise awareness…

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE FLU VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

Flu Vaccine for the Elderly Flu vaccinations have been the focus of serious debate. On one-hand, the vaccine has the potential to protect people from serious illness. On the other hand, its effectiveness is questionable and it exposes people to potential risks. When it comes to the elderly population, an additional risk is present: a…

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