November 20, 2017

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  • Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    by David Tuller, DrPH

    Gastrointestinal infections with the drug-resistent bacteria C. difficile have become epidemic in health care settings. An odd-sounding treatment, fecal transplants, appears to help, but how should the government be regulating it?

  • Should Schools Require Vaccines?
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    Should Schools Require Vaccines?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Bioethicist Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley–University of California, San Francisco Joint Medical Program, weighs in on the question of whether it's ethical to allow unvaccinated children into public schools.

  • Zika Virus and Travel
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    Zika Virus and Travel

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Unless you are pregnant, you don't need to avoid travel to countries where Zika is prevalent, according to the CDC. But men and women who have traveled to Zika-affected areas and are planning to conceive may need to take precautions when they return home.

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