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from Scrubs Magazine

Ebola facts and checklist for healthcare providers

As you've likely seen, much of the reporting on Ebola has done little more than spread panic without giving any real facts. So Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse is setting the record straight with a checklist for healthcare providers.


Zika linked to second autoimmune disorder similar to multiple sclerosis

Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord.

An easy-to-follow tutorial with all you need to know to grow all kinds of peas. Planting, tips, harvesting, storing, seed saving + mouth-watering recipes. | The Micro Gardener

"In the past, doctors weren't able to detect underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), the main indicator of Hashimoto's disease, until symptoms were fairly advanced. But by using the sensitive TSH test, doctors can diagnose thyroid disorders much earlier, often before you experience symptoms."

Caffeine can be very harmful to our health when we have too much of it. Certain canned drinks have been linked to problems and now an 18 year old's death has been linked to caffeine powder.

from Reader's Digest

7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life

She’s offered to start a morning walking club with you—why not say yes? Making a commitment to meet someone for exercise boosts the odds you’ll really do it. Walking with a friend provides soul-satisfying social time too. Beyond exercise, having close neighbors to chat with can simply make you happier, especially if they’re the chipper sort: One study found that people who live within half a mile of happy friends are themselves 42 percent more likely to be more joyful themselves.