Histoplasmosis in the Workplace: The Bat Droppings and Bird Manure Disease

Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace? If so, you may be a at risk for a diagnosis of Histoplasmosis. Recently, I handled a case involving this disease. Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling the spores of a fungus called H. capsulatum. Histoplasmosis is not contagious; it cannot be transmitted from…

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Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/my-aching-back-only-seek-surgery-for-the-back-when-necessary-703565/ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/ways-to-have-a-healthier-back-703518/ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/my-aching-back-low-back-problems-are-common-neurological-disorder-701704/

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Nursing Home Concerns

Americans are living longer than ever. One result is that there are now nearly 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States. In Pennsylvania alone, there are approximately 80,000 people living in nursing homes. If your loved one is admitted to a nursing home, personal care home or assisted living facility and you have…

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