Adventures in Public Health Nursing

Notes on Nursing and other news from the "front lines" of public health. Opinions expressed here are my own and are not intended to represent any organization or employer.

kqedscience:


How It Feels to Have Ebola: ‘It’s Like Your Body Doesn’t Belong to You Anymore’
“It’s difficult to describe. I’m a very healthy person. It was my first experience with having a sickness like this. It’s very very bad. You’re extremely weak, with intense fatigue. You can’t do anything. You’re vomiting, and you’re having fever, and a headache. It’s not like malaria. Malaria, you can be walking around, and you can take your medicine. Ebola is very very different. It’s like your body doesn’t belong to you anymore. You feel helpless. Someone needs to care for you at all times.”
Read more of the interview with Dr. Senga Omeonga, a surgeon in Liberia who has recovered from Ebola at newsweek.

kqedscience:

How It Feels to Have Ebola: ‘It’s Like Your Body Doesn’t Belong to You Anymore’

It’s difficult to describe. I’m a very healthy person. It was my first experience with having a sickness like this. It’s very very bad. You’re extremely weak, with intense fatigue. You can’t do anything. You’re vomiting, and you’re having fever, and a headache. It’s not like malaria. Malaria, you can be walking around, and you can take your medicine. Ebola is very very different. It’s like your body doesn’t belong to you anymore. You feel helpless. Someone needs to care for you at all times.”

Read more of the interview with Dr. Senga Omeonga, a surgeon in Liberia who has recovered from Ebola at newsweek.

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thenewrepublic:

This is the heartbreaking difference between having Ebola in America and having Ebola in West Africa.
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One does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, that is enough for me…
Louis Pasteur (via observando)
mizzchelle:

Infectious disease humor. It gets me every time!

mizzchelle:

Infectious disease humor. It gets me every time!

explore-blog:

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder. 

explore-blog:

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.

Also see Curie on science and wonder

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mapsontheweb:

Homicide Rate of Female Victims, 1999-2011, by state in USA with demographics

mapsontheweb:

Homicide Rate of Female Victims, 1999-2011, by state in USA with demographics

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pubhealth:

NOVA
Vaccines Calling The Shots



Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.
Aired on Wed. Sep. 10th. You can watch it here
(From NOVA-PBS)

pubhealth:

NOVA

Vaccines Calling The Shots

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

Aired on Wed. Sep. 10th. You can watch it here

(From NOVA-PBS)

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kqedscience:

Parasites Practicing Mind Control
"One reason for Toxoplasma’s success is its ability to manipulate its hosts. The parasite can influence their behavior, so much so that hosts can put themselves at risk of death."

kqedscience:

Parasites Practicing Mind Control

"One reason for Toxoplasma’s success is its ability to manipulate its hosts. The parasite can influence their behavior, so much so that hosts can put themselves at risk of death."

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ilovecharts:

Giving And Getting 
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Before you go back to school or work, make sure you & your loved ones are up to date on vaccinations. 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Before you go back to school or work, make sure you & your loved ones are up to date on vaccinations. 

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