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    Unwrap Holidays Savings at Tarascon.com

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Dec 11, 2014 1:25:11 AM

    Now through December 22nd receive 20% off plus FREE shipping  on all print products at Tarascon.com.

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    Topics: Pharmacopoeia, Tarascon, primary care, Sale, General Medicine, Prescribing, sitewide, Global Health Blog, Hospital Medicine Blog, Infectious Disease, pocketbook, primary care

    Now Available: 2015 Tarascon Interactive Catalog

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Dec 1, 2014 12:57:53 AM

    The interactive version of the 2015 Tarascon Catalog is now available.

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    Topics: Catalog, mobile medicine, oncology, Pharmacopoeia, Tarascon, primary care, Physician, discount, General Medicine, Pharma, Prescribing, resource, Global Health Blog, Hospital Medicine Blog, Infectious Disease

    New Arrivals: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Nov 16, 2014 7:05:40 PM

    The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Editions continue the tradition as the leading pocket drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.

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    Topics: pharma, physicians, medicine, mobile medicine, oncology, Pharmacopoeia, prescribing, Tarascon, primary care, doctors, dosing, General Medicine, Pharma, Prescribing, Pyschiatry & Mental Health, Cardiology, Global Health Blog, Hospital Medicine Blog, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, Infectious Disease, infectious disease, prescribe

    New Microwave Helmet Can Help Diagnose Strokes

    Posted by jadef on Jun 24, 2014 11:35:24 AM

    Swedish scientists from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska Academy, and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, have created a helmet that can quickly determine whether a patient has suffered a stroke and can determine if a clot or leaky vessel was the cause.

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    Topics: Stroke, General Medicine, microwave helmet, Global Health Blog, Hospital Medicine Blog

    October is Health Literacy Month

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Oct 7, 2013 10:17:36 PM

    October marks the 14th anniversary of Health Literacy Month, a grassroots initiative founded by award-winning Jones & Bartlett Learning author, Helen Osborne, to raise awareness about the need for more easily understandable health communication. This year’s theme is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.”

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    Topics: health literacy month, Helen Osborne, patient education, Global Health Blog

    New Asthma Treatment May Help Patients Breathe a Bit Easier

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on May 29, 2013 1:00:04 AM
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    Topics: pharma, medicine, patient education, primary care, allergy, Dupilumab, General Medicine, Sanofi, allergies, asthma, Global Health Blog, pharmaceuticals, Regeneron, Sally Wenzel, trial study

    New From JBL: The Jones & Bartlett Author's Corner

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on May 17, 2013 12:00:46 PM

    Jones & Bartlett is pleased to announce the launch of  the Jones & Bartlett Learning Author’s Corner, a resource for prospective and new authors. The site contains the most up-to-date, general information on art development, manuscript submission, the publishing process, and editorial contacts. It also houses pertinent documents including: author information forms, marketing questionnaires, and proposal guidelines.

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    Topics: allied health, education, health, Author, Contest, Jones & Bartlett, medicine, oncology, patient education, primary care, General Medicine, Authors, Prescribing, publication, Pyschiatry & Mental Health, Cardiology, Global Health Blog, Hospital Medicine Blog, Infectious Disease, text

    February 28th is Rare Disease Day

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Feb 20, 2013 5:08:18 PM

    February 28th will mark the sixth annual Rare Disease Day which is meant to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for patients and their families. The first observance was on February 29th, 2008, and was chosen because it was a "rare day." In 2009, Rare Disease Day went global with participation from patient advocacy organizations in the United States, China, Australia, Taiwan, and Latin America. More than 60 countries and regions worldwide are now involved in planning awareness-raising activities.

    Rare Disease Facts

    • In the U.S., a rare disease typically affects a patient population estimated at fewer than 200,000
    • There are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting an estimated 30 million people in the U.S., and more than 300 million globally
    • Almost 1 in 10 Americans is affected by a rare disease
    • Approximately 80% of rare diseases are genetic
    • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 50% of the people affected by rare diseases are children
    • While individual rare diseases have small patient populations, collectively the rare disease community is larger than the AIDS and Cancer communities combined
    • Only 15% of  rare diseases have organizations or foundations providing support or driving research
    • An estimated 95% of all rare diseases do not have a single FDA approved drug treatment

    The Global Genes Project

    The Global Genes Project is a non-profit organization led by Team R.A.R.E and R.A.R.E. Project, and aims to raise awareness for people and families touched by rare and genetic diseases. What began as a grassroots movement has now expanded into 500 organizations worldwide.

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    Topics: awareness, Global health, patient education, General Medicine, genetic disease, genetic disorder, global genes project, national human genome research institute, National organization of rare disorders, rare disease day, Global Health Blog, medical, NIH, patient education

    Controversial Avian Influenza (H5N1) Research Released

    Posted by admin on Jun 25, 2012 1:15:42 PM

    After months of deliberation, a controversial study from the Netherlands examining how the H5N1 virus - also known as avian influenza or bird flu, could be genetically altered and transmitted by mammals as an airborne pathogen was published last week. The paper was completed in 2011, but because of widespread concerns that bioterrorists could use this information to engineer a weapon, the findings were not published until now.

    Avian flu affects several types of birds, including farmed poultry (chickens, geese, turkeys and ducks). Bird flu can also be transmitted from livestock to wild birds and also to pet birds, and vice-versa. The virus spreads through infected birds, via their saliva, nasal secretions, feces, and feed.

    The first avian influenza virus to infect humans occurred in Hong Kong in 1997 and was linked to infected chickens.

    Human cases of H5N1 have since been reported in Asia, Africa, Europe, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Pacific, and the near East.  Since 2003, nearly 60% of the 606 cases of human infection of H5N1 reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide, have resulted in death.

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    Topics: flu, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), H5N1, influenza, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea, National Institute of Health, Netherlands, pandemic, Science journal, vaccine, virus, Anthony Fauci, avian flu, avian influenza, bird flu, Bruce Alberts, Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Su, Global Health Blog, Infectious Disease, World Health Organization (WHO)

    Botswana and Human Resources for Health - Part 2

    Posted by admin on May 14, 2012 10:49:57 AM

    This is the follow-up blog post from Tarascon Publishing Author, Matthew Dasco, MD, MSc.  Click here to read Part 1 of the Botswana and Human Resources for Health post.

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    Topics: Global health, Africa, Fogarty International Center, health workers, Authors, Matthew Dasco MD, Medical Education Partnership Initiative, MEPI, Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health (NIH), University of Botswana School of Medicine, US Health Resources and Services Organization, Botswana, Global Health Blog

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