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Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Researchers develop method that could one day be used in brain trauma lawsuits Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature...
sickle cell disease

New treatment for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA

First approval for this rare blood disorder in nearly 20 years. For Immediate Release: July 7, 2017 - via fda.gov The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years...
clot retrieval stroke

Your Patient who had a stroke is being considered for clot retrieval. Which statement...

Clot retrieval is surgical treatment for acute stroke that involves the mechanical removal of a blood clot from a patient's brain. It is offered as a treatment for patients who have experienced a stroke as the result of narrowing of the...
sexual activity contraceptive teen

Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers USA 2011-2015

Objective - This report presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15–19 in the United States in 2011–2015, based on data from the National Survey of Family...
Parkinson disease and melanoma

Parkinson disease and melanoma

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of melanoma and vice versa, according to a study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Parkinson Disease and Melanoma: Confirming and Re-examining an Association Lauren A. Dalvin, MD; Gena...
Maintain Weight Loss

How to maintain weight loss successfully

Suggestions based on a 20-year national study. Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, medicine, and surgery, more than...

Building moral resilience to neutralize moral distress

Moral distress occurs when one recognizes one’s moral responsibility in a situation; evaluates the various courses of action; and identifies, in accordance with one’s beliefs, the morally correct decision—but is then prevented from following...

Fall prevention: Applying the evidence

This is the first in a series of three case studies illustrating success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to you by Posey. Watch for the next case study...

Tracking Down the Salt in Food with Professor Saul T. infographic

This infographic is brought to you by Million Hearts. millionhearts.hhs.gov
Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury: Causes, phases, and early detection

When you arrive for your afternoon shift, you receive report from the day-shift nurse. He states he just admitted Marc Stevens, age 78, after a colostomy takedown. He reports that the patient’s blood pressure...

Special report – War on Pain: Resources for additional information

The organizations, websites, guidelines, and publications below are excellent resources for readers seeking more information on pain, pain management, and closely related topics. Organizations and websites Veterans Health Administration www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/index.asp This website aims to promote effective pain management...

Special report – War on Pain: Multimodal and multidisciplinary therapy for pain management

By Kevin T. Galloway, BSN, MHA; Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH; and Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN An important initial step in pain management is setting goals, which differ...

Special report – War on Pain: Pain management across the military continuum

By Kevin T. Galloway, BSN, MHA; Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; and Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH In the military healthcare system, the need for aggressive management of acute pain associated with combat injuries and...