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Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot

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Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot

SEATTLE — A 69-year-old woman from Seattle died from what doctors told they believe were a type of rare brain-eating amoebas.

The patient, on whom a brain surgery was conducted at Swedish Medical Center, had used tap water in order to rinse her sinuses by using a neti pot. Her doctor told Bigtime Daily that there was “amoeba all across the place which were just eating brain cells.”

A neti pot is known to be a teapot-like vessel which is used in order to flush out nasal passages. Health experts recommend only using sterile, distilled or boiled water for rinsing sinuses. The water may contain small organisms which are considered safe to drink but they may survive in your nasal passages.

These infections are known to be very rare. There were 2 similar type of cases in the U.S. from the year 2008 to 2017.

A teenager from Ohio died from a brain-eating amoeba infection soon after he visited the U.S. National Whitewater Center located in Charlotte in June 2017.

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PatientPop to Conduct Annual Online Reputation Management Survey for Healthcare Providers

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SANTA MONICA – PatientPop is looking to conduct its second annual nationwide survey to help medical and dental professionals understand online reputation management. The survey would throw light on areas such as evolving challenges, practices, and opportunities based on reputation management. PatientPop is popular for providing growth technologies for health providers and it has been beneficial for them to take advantages of the services provided by PatientPop.

According to 2018 survey report, it was confessed by over 80% healthcare providers that it is of utmost importance to maintain a strong online reputation and it is difficult to find ways to do so. In 2019, PatientPop after conducting a survey, said that it is critical to seek patient reviews while making a choice of a healthcare provider. And online patient reviews enjoy very high importance in this context. Online reputation management services play a crucial role in improving the reputation of any healthcare service providers online.

With the help of the survey of providers, PatientPop will be able to focus on key issues and trends in online reputation management. According to Joel Headley, PatientPop director of local SEO and marketing, online reviews play a crucial role in the choice of healthcare providers. As patients are empowered in today’s time, it is imperative for providers to find better ways to manage their online reputation. Qualified physicians, dentists, and other professionals involved in healthcare practices can enroll in the survey. After professionals take the survey, PatientPop would provide the report featuring recommendations of healthcare providers on the subject of reputation management.

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