This Is How I Save My Life: Amy Scher's Healing Journey

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Acupuncture And Lazy Eye

Posted Thu, 2011/01/06 - 21:00 by Fred Lee

Conditions & Diseases, Alternative Treatments

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Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating lazy eye in older children, potentially replacing the need to wear an eye patch.

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Acupuncture Affects How Our Brain Registers Pain

Posted Wed, 2011/01/05 - 21:00 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Alternative Treatments

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Using fMRI, researchers have identified a physiological basis for acupuncture's ability to help reduce pain.

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Should Hospitals Fly?

Posted Wed, 2011/01/05 - 06:17 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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Health care organizations can learn principles from the aviation industry in order to improve teamwork, communication, and patient safety.

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Pomegranate Juice May Prevent The Spread Of Cancer

Posted Wed, 2011/01/05 - 06:16 by Fred Lee

Alternative Treatments, Cancer

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Pomegranate juice has been found to inhibit metastasis of cancer cells in culture and may open up future therapy options for patients.

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Soy May Protect Against Two Types Of Cancer

Posted Thu, 2010/12/30 - 21:00 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Cancer

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Compounds in soy are believed to protect people from both breast and prostate cancer.

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How Costly And Frequent Are Medical Errors?

Posted Wed, 2010/12/29 - 23:31 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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Medical errors are still a significant problem, costing our health care system around $19 billion per year.

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Conflict Of Interest With Medical Journals?

Posted Wed, 2010/12/29 - 23:31 by Fred Lee

Patient Care

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Doctors who conduct research on products that they receive substantial amounts of compensation do not always disclose this fact, thereby compromising their objectivity and creating a conflict of interest.

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From Car Racing To Hospitals

Posted Thu, 2010/12/23 - 21:36 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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Techniques learned from pit-stop teams in car racing are being implemented to improve patient safety in OR-to-ICU handovers in a British hospital.

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Using Bacteria To Help Children With Stomach Pain

Posted Thu, 2010/12/23 - 21:00 by Fred Lee

Drugs & Treatments, Alternative Treatments

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Probiotic bacteria were found to help children suffering from stomach problems and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Is The Nursing Shortage Over?

Posted Thu, 2010/12/23 - 02:48 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

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The economic recession has resulted in an easing of the nursing shortage, but that easing is only temporary according to nursing experts.

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