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Posts during January 2018

Can you get the flu simply by breathing?

Can you get the flu simply by breathing? Study finds influenza may be an airborne virus  For years, conventional wisdom among flu experts has been that influenza was not an airborne virus but spread by fairly large droplets resulting from coughing or sneezing. However, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
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Winning the battle against cervical cancer

Winning the battle against cervical cancer Cervical cancer screening saves lives January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. The good news: cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer, thanks to increased screening with…
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Providence names new president

Providence names new president Health care executive Philip A. Patterson to take Providence reins Following an extensive nationwide search, accomplished health care executive Philip A. Patterson, FACHE, has been selected to join the Ascension Texas team as President of Providence Healthcare Network, effective February 26. Providence is part of Ascension, the largest…
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Less than perfect vaccine still protects against the flu

Less than perfect vaccine still protects against the flu Doctors say flu vaccine is worth the stick This year’s flu season is proving to be a tough one, and it’s continuing to ramp up. While experts say the flu vaccine is only about 10 percent effective compared to up to 50 to 60 percent in previous years, you shouldn’t…
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