A Clinician's Guide to the Anti-Vax Parent's Most Burning Questions (Part 1)

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 by Miranda Allen

"A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found that vaccine refusal by parents is on the rise. Pediatricians who had encountered at least one child patient with parents...

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Adoption of Medical-Grade Refrigeration; Hospital Pharmacy Applications

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 by Ben Greenfield

Medical-grade refrigeration continues to be an important topic for healthcare providers; these cold storage units are critical to protecting very expensive, and sometimes very sensitive,...

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Update on Zika Virus and Blood Safety

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

Zika virus continues to impact blood collection establishments and their efforts to keep the blood supply safe. Active transmission is occurring in the Americas, Oceania/Pacific Islands, Africa,...

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Infographic: Flu Shots by the Numbers

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 by Miranda Allen

Influenza viruses circulate heavily in the Unites States each year from October to May. The virus can spread up to 6 feet from an infected individual. Although the flu is often treatable with...

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Design Elements that Matter to Ultra-Low Freezer Performance

Posted on Sep 07, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

Sometimes, details that are easily overlooked turn out to be critical for successful performance. This is certainly the case in the design of medical-grade cold storage equipment. For example, it...

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How Hospital Noise Levels are Affecting Patient Healing and Satisfaction

Posted on Sep 01, 2016 by Miranda Allen

The World Health Organization recommends that average patient room noise levels remain only slightly louder than a whisper. However, the average noise level in an American hospital often exceeds...

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What Is The Difference Between Manual and Auto-Defrost Freezer Performance?

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 by Colleen Holtkamp

It can be confusing for a laboratory to choose between manual defrost and auto-defrost freezers. A commonly held belief is that manual defrost freezers are the best choice for storing certain...

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Ultra-low Temperature Freezers - Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tips

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 by Ben Greenfield

The unintended consequences of a poorly maintained ultra-low temperature freezer can include catastrophic loss of potentially irreplaceable samples and losing compressor efficiency over time....

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The Vaccines for Children Program: Benefiting Providers and Patients Alike

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 by Miranda Allen

In 1989 - 1991, a measles epidemic in the United States resulted in thousands of cases of measles leading to hundreds of deaths. Upon investigation, CDC found that more than half of the children...

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Helmer Scientific Summer Interns Come Together for a West Indy Community Day

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 by Tim Miller

Each summer, Helmer Scientific takes on a new look as we have many new faces join the Helmer team through our collegiate summer intern program. Every year over a dozen collegiate summer interns...

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