Many Americans are conditioned to believe that antibiotics will solve most minor illnesses. The general public is puzzled by the growing reluctance of medical providers to prescribe antibiotics to their patients. This hesitation is grounded in scientific research. There has been solid evidence to support the limitation of antibiotics.
“Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic. A resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs designed to cure or prevent infections.The bacteria survive and continue to multiply causing more harm.”
Want to find out more about this medical phenomena? The MVCC library has numerous books to check out.
Use the MVCC Databases if you want more information. The Nursing and Biological Sciences link will provide numerous academic journals, magazines and newspapers.
Sometimes it becomes a bit difficult to know how to evaluate our news sources. Some news organizations have a more liberal bent while others definitely lean more conservative. Some can be relied upon for factual reporting while others contain more fabricated information. This infographic provides a pretty easy to read layout of where different news organizations fall on a scale of how reputable they are. If you’d like to see a larger version click here.
The United States experienced a serious pandemic in 1918 and 1919. During the 1918 “Spanish flu” that killed up to 50 million people, many were reported to have died within hours of showing their first symptoms. The virus caused between 20-40 million deaths worldwide. It infected over 28% of the U.S. population and almost 700,000 Americans died from the flu during this time period. Most of the victims were between the ages of 20 and 40. The medical profession had no idea how to treat the disease.
One hundred years later, the United States is faced with another alarming flu season. Flu deaths are on the rise, including children and young adults. Fortunately in 2018, the medical experts have more medical tools at their disposal.For additional information on staying healthy as well as interesting facts about this seasonal disease, check out the following sites.
With the recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault in politics, the media, and entertainment, the following talk from Gretchen Carlson highlights issues and connects with our One Book program on the book We Believe You.
Description from TED: When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story — and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. “We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back,” Carlson says. “We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be.”
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, a German monk, felt that numerous practices within the Catholic church needed to be changed. His challenge to Catholicism set off a firestorm of protest, death and eventually reform within the Catholic church.
It is interesting to ponder the role that technology played in this movement. “As with the Internet centuries later,the printing press showed how a new information technology could change the world.” Martin Luther’s ideas spread like wildfire.
Going viral may sound like a modern phenomenon but the printing press and the internet have more in common than most of us think.
Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting has become a pop culture icon reaching cult status. Open Culture reports that 27 seasons of the Joy of Painting are availa
ble online. You can find these videos on the Bob Ross YouTube Channel.
You are NOT going to want to miss this one…
On October 26, the National Archives will release classified documents about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
The library has these books and eBooks about the assassination.
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A Complete Book of Facts by James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci (1992)
Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses; foreword by Tom Brokaw (2016)
“The President Has Been Shot!” The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (eBook and eAudiobook, 2016)
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial Earth satellite. That year, the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union commenced.
In 2011, President Obama stated the following in his State of the Union address: “Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we would beat them to the moon. The science wasn’t even there yet. NASA didn’t exist. But after investing in better research and education, we didn’t just surpass the Soviets; we unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs.”