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What Is Abnormal Blood Pressure?

Posted Fri, 2011/03/18 - 01:42 by Amer Kaissi

Conditions & Diseases, Tests & Procedures

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New research suggests that current guidelines on what constitutes abnormal blood pressure may be too strict.

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Coordination Between ER And Primary Care Doctors

Posted Wed, 2011/03/02 - 22:09 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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A recent study suggests that that haphazard communication and poor coordination between ER and primary care doctors can negatively affect patient care.

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Alzheimer’s Is Commonly Misdiagnosed

Posted Wed, 2011/03/02 - 22:09 by Amer Kaissi

Conditions & Diseases, Drugs & Treatments

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People who are typically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementia may actually be suffering from other types of problems, according to a new study.

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Osteoporosis Drug Associated With "Atypical" Fractures

Posted Wed, 2011/03/02 - 22:08 by Amer Kaissi

Drugs & Treatments

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A new study suggests that a common osteoporosis drug may be associated with “atypical” fractures for women who take it for longer than five years.

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WebMD vs. The Mayo Clinic

Posted Thu, 2011/02/24 - 21:00 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Insider

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A recent article suggests that a popular medical site preys on its users’ fears and vulnerabilities to sell them half-truths and drugs.

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What Are Doctors Tweeting About?

Posted Wed, 2011/02/23 - 10:30 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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Doctors may be posting inappropriate messages on their Twitter sites, which is cause for concern.

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Motorcycle Helmets And Spine Injuries: The Chicken And The Egg!

Posted Wed, 2011/02/23 - 10:30 by Amer Kaissi

Prevention

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A new study suggests that helmets can reduce spine injuries in motorcycle accidents, which debunks an old study that suggested the opposite.

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How Contaminated Are Doctors’ Uniforms?

Posted Thu, 2011/02/17 - 21:36 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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A new study suggests that doctors’ uniforms get contaminated with bacteria a few hours after putting them on, but that there is no difference in contamination between short-sleeved and long-sleeved uniforms.

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Junk Food Can Make Kids Less Smart!

Posted Thu, 2011/02/17 - 21:00 by Amer Kaissi

Mind and body

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A new study suggests that toddlers eating a diet high on fats and sugars may have slightly less IQ levels later on in their childhood.

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Turmeric Helps Protect Against Damage From Strokes

Posted Wed, 2011/02/16 - 21:36 by Fred Lee

Conditions & Diseases, Alternative Treatments

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A new compound derived from turmeric has been found to be effective in treating strokes in animal models.

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