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Oil-Spill Fallout: What Happens When You Swim In Oil-Contaminated Waters
Taking a dip in the oil-contaminated Gulf could be scarier than Italian Vogue's Oil & Water fashion shoot. There’s no question that the oil disaster in the Gulf will have long-term effects on the environment, but people are starting to wonder: What about the health effects of all that oil-contaminated water? From harming our seafood to raising the risk of cancer, everyone’s concerned with how the oil spill fallout will affect our health in years to come. So we asked Dr. Naheed Ali, author of Are You Fit to Live? and Diabetes and You: A Holistic Approach, about the medical and physical effects of swimmin...
Source: Breastfeeding 1-2-3 - August 16, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: LIVE allergies BP oil spill eco-friendly environmental conservation environmental disaster gulf of mexico skin allergies swimming working out Source Type: blogs
2010 startup success, Siri: Healthcare Implications?
Back in February Robert Scoble said: if you miss Siri you’ll miss the future of the Web. Well, he must be right, and after checking Siri, you’ll probably think the same. Let’s watch the demo: Just imagine: “Make an appointment at Mayo Clinic” “Find a gastroenterologist around New Haven” “Connect me to a cardiologist” And many more… If you’re interested in the startup aspects of Siri, watch this video:
Source: ScienceRoll - August 16, 2010 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Health Health 2.0 Medicine Medicine 2.0 Mobile Video Web 2.0 Source Type: blogs
Healthcare Update — 08-16-2010
. . . The newest national epidemic: Medical malpractice lawyers. Hey – they said it, I didn’t. Bwaaaahahahahahaha. Getting groped is part of the job. “Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of drug addicts, alcoholics and psychiatric patients showing up at emergency rooms climbs.” If hospitals can’t make the environments safe for their employees, should OSHA get involved? Federal law gives workers a right to a workplace that is free from known dangers. From all the ED violence in the news lately, I think just treating p...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - August 16, 2010 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs
Rembrandt Aging and Sickness
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was probably the most famous and best painter and etcher of The Netherlands. His most famous painting being The Night Watch (De Nachtwacht) . He was born was born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden. He became quite old for those days, he died at age 63 while the average life expectancy in those days was 44. Nevertheless several investigators have diagnosed him with several illnesses. These diagnoses were based on the minor physical aberrations seen in his self portraits or stylistic style changes. Since he left a lot of self portraits recently 8 self portraits were...
Source: Dr Shock MD PhD - August 16, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dr Shock Tags: Media Depression melancholia Rembrandt Source Type: blogs
Should a Non-Specialist Do Your Colonoscopy Screening?
Gastroenterologists have traditionally performed screening colonoscopies on patients, but now some general surgeons do them too. Find out why it's safer to have a screening colonoscopy done by a gastroenterologist.Contributor: Kristie Leong M.D.Published: Aug 15, 2010
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - August 15, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Top Nephrologists on Twitter
Here are OrganizedWisdom's picks for the Top Nephrologists on Twitter. The best nephrologists on Twitter share valuable health resources to benefit others. View these impressive physicians' OrganizedWisdom Profiles: @BrianJL Brian Lee, MD, loves nephrology, medical education, programming, and digging into large databases. He's enjoying the scenery and great weather in Honolulu, where he works at the Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic located near Honolulu's Moanalua Golf Course. Sounds like a great gig! @simonprince Simon Prince, MD, is the founder and president of North Shore Nephrology, a private practic...
Source: The Health Wisdom Blog™ (by OrganizedWisdom) - August 14, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Julie Bohlen, MBA-HCM, ELS Source Type: blogs
Senator Dick Durbin Has Stomach Tumor Removed
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill) had a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in his stomach removed today at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Source: Inside Surgery - August 12, 2010 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Dick Durbin gastrointestinal stromal tumor GIST Senate Majority Whip University of Chicago Medical Center Source Type: blogs
After another surgery and yet more in the future....
Well I had my surgery yesterday to replace my G-tube that is in my stomach. The surgery went smoothly but I am such a chicken monkey when it comes to having to deal with the pain of them pulling a rubber tube out of my tummy and then sticking another one through the stinging and burning hole so I opted for some local anesthetic which also hurt like f.Hurt! Excuse my language but it's the total and honest truth; I squealed just a little baby pig when the doctor kept sticking those little needles in my tummy. Youch!!!! There was a nurse in the room who looked a lot younger than she was; she had come t...
Source: ShoppingKharma: What comes around goes around - August 12, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: Shopping Kharma Source Type: blogs
My thoughts on the DKA patient
The diagnosis is not tricky, but I do have a few questions: Na 121 Cl 73 BUN 57 glu 1820 K 9.6 CO2 6 creat 3.2 Has anyone seen a higher glucose? A higher K? Postulate the sequence of events leading to these numbers Background information – 17 year history of type I DM. Several recent admissions for DKA, but usually with blood glucose lower than 1000. ABG pH 7.20 pCO2 17 pO2 324 calc HCO3 17 Here are the numbers the next morning and the following day Na 145 Cl 105 BUN 49 glu 909 K 4.9 CO2 14 creat 2.5 Na 143 Cl 108 BUN 14 glu 110 K 3.6 C...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - August 12, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Acid-Base & Lytes Attending Rounds Source Type: blogs
Register Clinical Trial Participants? Abadie Explains
Why do some people volunteer for clinical trials? Are they aware of the risks? Are they treated properly? What kind of follow up should take place? These are among the issues that Roberto Abadie, a visiting scholar in the health-sciences program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a PhD in anthropology, explored in a new book, ‘The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects.’ He would like to see Phase 1 volunteers be recognized legally as workers, which would offer them protection under labor laws. And he favors the creation of a national registry of Pha...
Source: Pharmalot - August 12, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Adverse Events Clinical Trials Guinea Pigs Roberto Abadie Side Effects Source Type: blogs
Part 2: Eating After Weight Loss Sugery: Tips From Margaret Furtado, RD
By Carlene Helble-Elite Nutrition Intern Margaret really filled us in on her great book Eating After Weight Loss Surgery. Read on to part two and see more of what she had to say! 1. It must be important to be very in touch with your body when you have gastric banding. Do you find it’s difficult for a recent patient to learn to‘listen’ to what the body says with, for example, being full or with food or liquid not passing through the stoma? It’s very important for all bariatric surgery pts, including band patients, to listen to their bodies. My patients tell me, in general, that their feeling of fullness is more li...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 12, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: carlenehelble Tags: books diet health obesity overweight weight loss Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: August 12, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesColumbia, SC. August 11: State reduces section of Edisto Beach under swimming advisory. The affected area now includes 200 feet above and below the beach access at Mikell Street.Waldo County, ME. August 11: The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is investigating a third case of acute hepatitis A. All t...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - August 11, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
how (not) to insert a naso-gastric tube.
There is no doubt that inserting a naso-gastric tube is one of the more uncomfortable things we do to our patients. And for some strange reason, all over the world, student nurses, paramedics, and med students are keen to find out first hand just what all that gagging is about….. And Leo, wherever you may be……you are the man.
Source: impactEDnurse - August 11, 2010 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: Features Source Type: blogs
NG tube into brain.
The insertion of nasogastric (NG) tubes is pretty common these days. Most nurses have inserted them, and those that have had any experience with the management of trauma patients, know that attempting to insert a NG tube into a patient with a potential base of skull fracture is contraindicated due to the risk of the tube entering the cranium via a fractured cribriform plate1. However, here is something that is a little disturbing. From the British Medical Journal comes a 1996 report on a NG tube that was accidentally passed into the brain of 59 yo female patient who had no history of trauma. The lady ( a poorly controlled ...
Source: impactEDnurse - August 11, 2010 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: Features Source Type: blogs
Eating After Weight Loss Sugery: Tips From Margaret Furtado, RD
By Carlene Helble-Elite Nutrition Intern I just finished reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery by Margaret Furtado MS, RD, LDN, RYT. Margaret is a clinical dietitian at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center who specializes in bariatric surgery. Her book is well thought out and chock full of great information for RDs and potential weight loss surgery candidates alike. I had the amazing opportunity to interview her and share my answers with you. Read on for part one of two! How did you start to get involved as a dietitian in weight loss surgery? I had been an RD for about 10 yrs...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 10, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: carlenehelble Tags: books diet eating healthy obesity overweight weight loss gastric bypass gastric banding margaret furtado bariatric weight loss surgery Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: August 11, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesLane County, OR. August 11: A health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in Dexter Reservoir located 22 miles southeast of Eugene, was issued after water monitoring confirmed the presence of the toxic blue-green algae. Swallowing or inhaling water droplets should be avoided, as well as skin contact with water by human...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - August 10, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Jackie, Dispatch From Second Base, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here. I once worked with a psychiatrist who called listening the most underrated skill, and his words are truer now than ever. Listening is hard work; too often, we just wait for our turn to talk. And that’s if we’re being polite. We don’t talk to each other; we talk at each other or sometimes over each other in the loudest voice possible. This trend is both sad and wrong, but there is hope, as evidenced by the thoughtful posts I received on all facets of communication. In the wonderful pos...
Source: Suture for a Living - August 10, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: blogtalk radio change of shift shout outs Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: August 10, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesGrand Island, NY. August 8: Four people were hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms after eating cookies at the River Oaks Marina on Grand Island Saturday night. The Erie County sheriff's office is investigating.Silver Spring, MD. August 9: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. and international customers wh...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - August 9, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Pharmalot… Pharmalittle… Good Morning
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another working week - unless you happen to be on vacation. For those of us who remain very much grounded in the routine, however, today ushers in yet another series of meetings and deadlines. So please join us for the mandatory cup of stimulation as we scan the news of the world. We hope your weekend was refreshing and today is a good one. Stay in touch… Avastin Gives Best Lung Cancer Survival Rate: Study (Reuters) FDA Cites Dendreon For Misleading Provenge Material (Dow Jones) Gastroenterologists Prescribing Humira Off Label For Ulcerative Colitis (PharmaTimes) India’s Lambda B...
Source: Pharmalot - August 9, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Autism Avastin Biovail Dendreon Humira Lamba Lung Cancer Provenge Roche SSRI Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: blogs
Mixing up the Medicine: What Alcohol Doesn’t Go With
Drug/Drink interactions are no joke. --Mixing alcohol with certain antibiotics, like Furozone and Flagyl, can lead to headache, nausea, vomiting, and even convulsions. --Chronic alcohol consumption increases the risk of liver damage from surgical anesthetics like Ethrane and Fluothane. --Alcohol decreases the effectiveness of Inderal, a common medication used to control blood pressure. --Continued high levels of alcohol activate the enzymes that metabolize Tylenol and other forms of acetaminophen into compounds that can impair the functions of the liver. In older persons, the combination markedly increases the...
Source: Addiction Inbox - August 7, 2010 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
“Laxative Tantrums” In Kids?
This “Fletchers Castoria” ad from 1941 is priceless. And as someone who spends his days working with bound-up grumps like Mary, I was reassured to know that horrific constipation is not a me-generation problem born of chicken fingers and Goldfish. ”Laxative tantrums,” however, are new to me. I seem to have pretty good luck with Miralax and Kristalose in my office. Your mileage (or tantrums) may vary. *This blog post was originally published at 33 Charts*
Source: Better Health - August 7, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrBryanVartabedian Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Humor 1941 Ad Behavior Changes In Kids Behavioral Medicine Bowel Troubles Children's Health Constipated Kids Constipation Diet and Nutrition Digestion Family Medicine Fletchers Castoria Gastroi Source Type: blogs
Top Gastroenterologists on Twitter
Here are OrganizedWisdom's picks for the Top Gastroenterologists on Twitter. The best gastroenterologists on Twitter share valuable health resources to benefit others. View these impressive physicians' OrganizedWisdom Profiles. @PatriciaRaymond Patricia Raymond, MD, takes medicine seriously and herself lightly. Her Web site, YourHealthChoice.net, reviews the newest and most intriguing medical studies and gives readers "health news you can use, with a whopping dose of humor." Dr. Raymond's goal is to help patients make choices, "the small ones that you make thousan...
Source: The Health Wisdom Blog™ (by OrganizedWisdom) - August 7, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Julie Bohlen, MBA-HCM, ELS Tags: Health Wisdom OrganizedWisdom Social Media Source Type: blogs
is the use of color and light to bring health and balance into one's life. As a psychologist, I feel that there are many ways to create a sense of well being. I'm open to all kinds of experiences, and like to hear when people try something new that has been meaningful to them.Chromotherapy has been around since ancient times. Notably, Egyptians built solarium rooms with colored glass to achieve certain therapeutic benefits. The sun would shine through the glass and flood an ill person with color. Today, there are many practitioners who use color and light in interesting ways. Some Color Therapists have a box with a mechan...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - August 7, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Tags: well-being Source Type: blogs
ARRS Abstract Submission is open!
Submit Your 2011 ARRS Abstract Now The abstract submission site for the 2011 ARRS Annual Meeting is now open. Log on to www.arrs.org and click on "Submit Your Abstract Now" on the home page to access the abstract submission site. Abstracts are being accepted for both oral and electronic presentation in the following topic areas: Breast Imaging Cardiopulmonary Imaging Efficacy, Education and Administration General and Emergency Radiology Gastrointestinal Imaging Genitourinary and Gynecologic Imaging Musculoskeletal Imaging Neuroradiology/Head and Neck Imaging Nuclear Medicine Pediatric Imaging Vascular and I...
Source: radRounds - August 7, 2010 Category: Radiologists Authors: radRounds Radiology Network Source Type: blogs
Inside the outbreaks
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? EIS! In the early 1950s, Alexander Langmuir, an epidemiologist for the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, warned that pathogenic microbes could be used as agents of biological warfare. To counter the threat, he advised the federal government to establish a ready response team at CDC. This advice was prescient: when Korean hemorrhagic fever virus infected 25,000 American troops in June 1951, killing 3,000, funding was provided to establish the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). The two-year program trained young epidemiologists no...
Source: virology blog - August 5, 2010 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Information CDC eis langmuir outbreak pendergrast review viral virology virus Source Type: blogs
Double-Dip Salmonella Outbreak Hits Mexican-Style Fast Food Chain
CDC reports two multistate outbreaks; declines to name implicated chain155 confirmed infections42 people hospitalized21 states report confirmed cases2 Salmonella serotypes1 unnamed Mexican-style fast food restaurant chainCDC announced last night that it is investigating – with the assistance of the usual assortment of other local, state and federal agencies – two outbreaks of Salmonella gastroenteritis, both of which appear to be linked to the same Mexican-style fast food chain. The restaurant chain is identified simply as Restaurant Chain A in the investigation report.Since April 1st, 15 states have reported a total o...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - August 4, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Tenaxis seals a $9.6M deal for surgical product
Tenaxis Medical, a developer of sealants that close surgical incisions, has raised $9.6 million of an expected $16.6 million in equity, according to a filing with the SEC. The company’s ArterX Vascular Sealant can achieve hemostasis, or cause bleeding to stop, in 15 seconds after it is applied to a suture line. Tenaxis is currently working on a new sealant for the gastrointestinal tract as well. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Mountain View, Calif.
Source: Medical Hemostat - August 4, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
How Much Money Do Doctors Make For Their Hospital Based On Their Specialty? View the 2010 Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.
A reader sent me a link to a revenue survey by Merritt Hawkins 2010 Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey discussing how much money doctors bring in for their hospital based on their specialty. You'd be surprised who's highest and who's lowest. Hospitals are on a buying spree, snapping up physician groups left and right. Why? Because the laws of economics still apply to hospital based medical care. It's all about market share. If you have five hospitals competing with each other within a 60 mile population radius, the only way they are going to survive is by keeping their beds filled with death ...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - August 4, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
FDA and Disease Awareness Programs
Non product specific, non accredited education programs focusing on disease state awareness are one of the most recent additions to pre-launch pharmaceutical marketing. These programs target both providers and consumers and an important part of a company’s mandate in helping the system understand diseases that until recently have few treatments such as Atrial Fibrillation and Gout. Last week, Arnie Friede, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Associate Chief Counsel, and former Senior Corporate Counsel for Pfizer, Inc., gave a presentation regarding how to “Understand the Jurisdiction and Work Withi...
Source: Policy and Medicine - August 4, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Staff talk about purpose
Here are some responses I received to the staff email presented below. I never know how my messages will be received or what reactions they will provoke. I can always count, though, on thoughtful engagement and a reaffirmation of the underlying values of our hospital.Excellent example of actualization of purpose versus a mission statement not so well actualized. (Radiology)---I love it, thanks. I have always tried to live by, "Treat others as you would have them treat you" and have raised my children as my parents raised me. My daughter now works as fitness trainer working with the elderly (many of whom remind her of her n...
Source: Running a hospital - August 4, 2010 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Relistor may weaken the GI wall
When to bewareAs all meds do, mythylnaltrexone bromide (Relistor) has its share of possible side effects, the most common being dizziness, flatulence, mild diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and hyperhidrosis. Severe reactions include a serious case of any already mentioned, or allergic reactions.Today, Health Canada and Wyeth Canada added a new possible adverse reaction to the list: a heightened risk of gastrointestinal perforation, especially in those with GI cancers and other conditions that could weaken the gastrointestinal wall.When Relistor came onto the scene – it was approved by Health Canada on March 28, ...
Source: Canadian Medicine - August 4, 2010 Category: Medical Publishers Tags: Wyeth Canada mythylnaltrexone bromide Health Canada warning Relistor Source Type: blogs
NicOx retreats back across the pond
In the wake of having its pain product naproxcinod rejected by regulators in the USA, NicOx, has announced that it is to close its headquarters across the pond at the end of August.The decision to pull down the shutters at its Warren, New Jersey base follows a review of the French biotech’s “structure and requirements” after the FDA voted that month to reject naproxcinod for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. The agency recommended conducting “one or more” long-term controlled studies to assess the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal safety of the drug, an improved version of naproxen and par...
Source: PharmaGossip - August 4, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: August 4, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesBismarck, ND. August 3: The North Dakota Department of Health today issued an advisory concerning blooms of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, according to Kirby Kruger, director of the Division of Disease Control for the North Dakota Department of Health. The advisory comes after tests of water from Lake Josephine...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - August 3, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Cannabis Receptors and the “Runner’s High”
Maybe it isn't endorphins after all. What do long-distance running and marijuana smoking have in common? Quite possibly, more than you’d think. A growing body of research suggests that the runner’s high and the cannabis high are more similar than previously imagined. The nature of the runner’s high is inconsistent and ephemeral, involving several key neurotransmitters and hormones, and therefore difficult to measure. Much of the evidence comes in the form of animal models. Endocannabinoids—the body’s internal cannabis—“seem to contribute to the motivational aspects of voluntary running in rodents.” Knockou...
Source: Addiction Inbox - August 3, 2010 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
Robert M. Chanock, MD, 1924-2010
From the Washington Post: Dr. ROBERT M. CHANOCK (Age 86) On July 30, 2010 of Bethesda, MD. He was a resident in the Washington area for over 50 years, a distinguished scientist at the National Institute of Health. He received many awards and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received his undergrad and medical degrees at the University of Chicago where he also received an honorary doctorate degree. Chanock received his MD in 1947 from the University of Chicago, and after clinical training in pediatrics (note the bowtie), joined Albert Sabin at the University of Cincinnati where he studied arthropod-borne ...
Source: virology blog - August 2, 2010 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Events chanock obituary parainfluenza rsv viral virology virus Source Type: blogs
Guest Article: Lessons from the trenches – transitioning to EMR without risking data loss
The government’s promise of billions in EHR incentives has you interested in what you might be able to get so many of you are looking for advice and lessons learned from practices who have taken the leap to EMRs. I invited James Andrassy, M.Ed, PA-C, who has worked as a healthcare provider for the past 33 years to talk about some practical lessons. As the practice administrator and network engineer for Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland and the Cleveland Center for Digestive Health and Endoscopy, he has seen many kinds of problems so I asked him to talk about EMR data management, specifically data loss. Data lo...
Source: The Healthcare IT Guy - August 1, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shahid N. Shah Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
I Can't Stay on Calorie Restricted Diets [Forum]
I just can't last that long on diet calorie levels (1200-1700 per day) After a few weeks I become sick and I stop losing weight. I totally get why people have gastric bypass and I don't think they are lazy or taking the easy way out. Usually all it takes is missing an hour or two of sleep or being 10 minutes late eating a meal and before I know it I become violently sick, whereas if I wasn't on a diet I would just eat a little extra to compensate. And my lifestyle is like that and my schedule is not likely to change. If I ever have to go on a diet again I don't know what I will do. Probably see a nutritionist or hav...
Source: Diet Blog - July 30, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Authors: contactus at diet-blog.com Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: July 31, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesMokena, IL. July 29: At least four people were hospitalized and 53 others reported illnesses after attending wedding parties this month at Di Nolfo's Banquet Inn and Catering on July 16 and 17. Health officials believe that Norovirus is behind the outbreak. No significant food safety violations have been noted, and non of the ...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - July 30, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Jody Smith, creator of the website www.ncubator.ca, who spent 15 years losing the battle against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Three years ago, she found treatment that worked for her and is making a comeback. In the process, she’s helping a lot of people. (You can check out her blog, “ncubator” by clicking here.) You tried many treatments and finally you got there. What worked? Jody: My naturopath believed that my liver needed relief from its toxic load, and my immune system needed building up. She put me on a tincture with natural antivirals and adaptogens and vitam...
Source: World of Psychology - July 30, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Aging General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Personal Stress Adaptogens Anxiety Attacks Cfs Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dry Skin Exertion Gastrointestinal Tract Jody Smith Loofah Losing The Battle Melatonin Natura Source Type: blogs
Viable — And Reliable — Alternatives To Colonoscopies
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, colorectal cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” for colon cancer detection. However, a new Health Affairs Web First study by researchers from RTI International demonstrates that for screening programs with limited budgets, using fecal [...]
Source: Health Affairs Blog - July 29, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Chris Fleming Tags: All Categories Consumers Effectiveness Health Care Costs Public Health Quality Spending Source Type: blogs
Fitness to Fly
I noticed this tweet from @doc2doc In Flight Emergencies http://bit.ly/9N55iG Enclosed in the link article was the pdf file link for the paper by the working group of the British Medical Cardiovascular Society: Fitness to fly for passengers with cardiovascular disease. The portion of the paper I found most interesting was the advise to patients regarding travel, DVT risk, and recent surgery: Advice to long-distance (air) travelers (>6 h) 1. Low risk < No history of DVT/VTE. < No recent surgery (4 weeks). < No other known risk factor. It is common sense, given the foregoing, that enco...
Source: Suture for a Living - July 29, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: surgery prevention DVT Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: July 29, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesNewark, NJ. July 27: Thomas George, the former Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Seafood Corporation, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for importing falsely labeled fish from Vietnam and evading over $60 million in federal tariffs, as well as selling over $500,000 in similarly misbranded fish purchased from another impor...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - July 28, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
An Over Due Explanation in the hospital...
Well I'm here (hospital room) and well rested; I was going to try last night (to type up this update) but was way too emotional; perhaps I still am. As I went in Monday for my final 10 zaps on Palin; I had to see a nurse first because we had gone through many fevers for the entire weekend; (even a few that totalled 102.3; the ER run amount) it was mainly stressful for my honey who was wondering whether we should be in the ER or trying to fight this BS at home. Of course I always favored the two of us against the world; no ERs for me; or at least I thought. I can be so freaking stubborn sometimes; but when...
Source: ShoppingKharma: What comes around goes around - July 27, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: Shopping Kharma Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: July 27, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesAnchorage, AK. July 26: The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services reports an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis associated with consumption of undercooked fiddlehead ferns that were harvested in Canada. Fiddleheads contain a natural toxin that is inactivated by boiling for 10–15 minutes or steaming for 10–12 min...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - July 26, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Fat-burning power of fat may be over-rated
Hold the skim latte and bring on the butter? High-fat breakfasts are the latest diet trend, after a study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that rats who ate a high fat breakfast burned more fat throughout the day than rats who ate a high carbohydrate breakfast. But the reality on the ground looks a little different. Multiple studies have found that people who eat high fat breakfasts end up hungrier and eat more calories for the rest of the day--almost certainly trumping any increase in the fat-burning metabolism observed in the mouse study.That's not to say that a breakfast high in refined carbohydra...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - July 26, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness ND Tips and Tools Nutrition Research Source Type: blogs
Outbreaks and Alerts: July 25, 2010
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety newsIf you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line. United StatesLansing, MI. July 22: The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued the 2010 Michigan Fish Advisory with updated information.Lincoln, NE. July 23: Nebraska has discontinued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Red Willow Reservoir in Gosper County, after the lake had two consecutive weeks of low readings f...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - July 24, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Brain - WebMD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be in the brain, not in the mind.IBS patients tend to suffer anxiety and depression, but they tire of being told their symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, and/or pain are all in their minds.Now there's evidence that their underlying problem may be due to the structure of their brains, says Emeran Mayer, MD, professor of medicine, physiology, andpsychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles."Discovering structural changes in the brain ... demonstrates an 'organic' component to IBS and supports the concept of a brain-gut disorder," Mayer says in a news releas...
Source: Psychology of Pain - July 24, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
GASTRIC (STOMACH) CANCER
Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. These two terms most often refer to stomach cancer that begins in the mucus-producing cells on the inside Early Gastric Cancer lining of the stomach (adenocarcinoma). Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer. For information purposes, it might be helpful to know that the body is made up of many types of cells. Normally, cells grow, divide and then die. Sometimes, cells change and begin to grow and divide more quickly than normal cells. Rather than dying,...
Source: Nursing Comments - July 24, 2010 Category: Nurses Authors: Stephanie Jewett, RN Tags: Advice/Education General Public Home/Articles Nursing/Nursing Students Patients/Specific Diseases abnormal cells adenocarcinoma benign tumor biopsy chronic gastritis endoscopy gastric cancer lining of the stomach malignancy mal Source Type: blogs