Judy Stone

Senior Contributor|Healthcare

I am an Infectious Disease specialist and author of Resilience: One Family's Story of Hope and Triumph over Evil and of Conducting Clinical Research, the essential guide to the topic.

I survived 25 years in solo practice in rural Cumberland, Maryland, and now work part time. I

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161 viewsDec 6, 2023

This Food Bank Feeds Thousands In Rural Maryland, Filling A Huge Need

In this county of less than 70,000, the Western Maryland Food Bank serves 10-13,000 people per month, nourishing peoples' dignity and spirit as well as bellies.

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818 viewsDec 1, 2023

CDC Improves Its Covid-19 Reporting With A New Wastewater Dashboard

The CDC just unrolled a new wastewater reporting dashboard. It's a helpful tool, as wastewater levels of pathogens are used as an early warning system.

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14,970 viewsNov 24, 2023

CDC Advised To Weaken Infection Protections As Mysterious Pneumonia Brews Overseas

A CDC advisory group has recommended relaxing infection control protections despite ongoing hospital-acquired Covid19 and risk of new emerging pathogens.

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16,332 viewsNov 1, 2023

A Storm Is Gathering Around A CDC Committee For Its Controversial Infection Control Guidance

A formal complaint has been filed with the Office of the Inspector General over the CDC committee revising hospital infection control protections. Here's what's at stake.

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2,634 viewsOct 30, 2023

A Disfiguring Parasite From Sand Flies Is Endemic In The U.S.

The Leishmania found in Texas and OK causes the mildest form, cutaneous leishmania, affecting only the skin. Will more serious leishmania strains become established, too?