Did you know that you can actually catch a few nasty diseases from your beloved Spot, Benji, or Lassie?
You care for this patient every shift. An older person with multiple medical problems who is trying to live at home. Are they normally slightly confused? Does laying in bed for 6 hours in the ED during your work up do them any harm? Are they safe to return to home? What resources do they need? These are the issues that EM physicians and nurses struggle with every day, and the reasons why the Geriatric Emergency Department concept was developed.
I have to work tonight. It’s Saturday. And I don’t want to go in. It’s springtime, the skies are blue, birds chirping, and the flowers show off their magnificent colors.
Physicians, once among the most trusted professionals in the United States, now face a credibility crisis. Only one-third of Americans say they have a great deal of trust in physicians, down from around two-thirds in the 1970s. This lack of trust is leading to a burgeoning appetite for medical misinformation, causing many Americans to avoid vaccines and cholesterol-lowering statins.
Symptoms of depression seem pretty easy to spot: disinterest in things you used to love, an attitude that can change at the drop of a hat, a desire to eat all of the things (or none of the things).
These events happened over 18 years ago. Some content has been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty. Searching for positive changes in the health care industry. We are not a number, and the patients are not a number.
A Stanford scientist has developed what could be the first simple blood test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a puzzling and often disabling illness that can take years to diagnose and is still largely misunderstood by mainstream medicine.
Federal health officials will require drugmakers of popular sleeping pills to add warning labels to certain prescription insomnia medications after reviewing cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to the drugs.
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Liz Di Bernardo