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Should you ever give a calcium channel blocker to a wide complex tachycardia? by JASON WINTER Posted Wed 17 Feb 2010 1:31pm Some of you are probably wondering whether or not I'd ever condone giving a calcium channel blocker to a wide complex tachycardia in the field. A recent case submitted by Robert Bees demonstrates a situation where I might consider it (or at least not criticize someone for considering it). EMS is called to a 90 year old female with a chief c ... Read on »
Omega 3 Can Help Elevate Mood as a Calcium Channel blocker by Krizia MissK Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 06 Nov 2011 10:50am Get in a Good Mood! Rainbow Light Omega Skin & Mood – 60 Softgels, 2 pack All we hear about are Omega 3s and how they are so important for our health.  Did you know they are also important for our mood?  The reason Omega 3s can help elevate mood is that it contains EPA(type of acid) that works as a calcium channel blocker simil ... Read on »
Tocolytics in pre term labor by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Preterm birth is one of the major health problems in the United States.   Approximately 11-12% of all births occur preterm (as defined as < 37 weeks gestation) and the rate has increased by approximately 19% since 1990 (1).   The concern with preterm labor and birth is its outcome; it accounts for approximately 70% of all neonatal deaths and 50 ... Read on »
PVED Medical FAQ by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 8:11pm By: Dr. John S. Hesla, Medical Director- PVED How many embryos are considered a good number in a donor egg cycle? Since most fertility clinics transfer only two embryos or one embryo in an IVF cycle, it is not necessary to have a large number of embryos to achieve a healthy pregnancy. This is particularly true if the egg donor is youn ... Read on »
PVED Medical FAQ by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Jun 2009 11:57pm By: Dr. John S. Hesla, Medical Director- PVED How many embryos are considered a good number in a donor egg cycle? Since most fertility clinics transfer only two embryos or one embryo in an IVF cycle, it is not necessary to have a large number of embryos to achieve a healthy pregnancy. This is particularly true if the egg donor is yo ... Read on »
Health Headlines - October 13 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm U.S. Considers At-Home HIV Test U.S. federal drug regulators will consider allowing the first U.S. sales of an at-home test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, The New York Times reported Thursday. The proposal for the OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test, made by OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem, Pa., is scheduled to be discus ... Read on »
Cleveland Clinic Weighs In On New Hypertension Guidelines. by Dr. Mike Magee Medical Doctor Posted Sat 21 Dec 2013 10:02pm Posted on | December 19, 2013 | This seems to be the season for treatment guidelines. First cholesterol and statins, now hypertension. Once again, the recommendations have created some clarity, but also confusion. To assist all in making sense of this latest directive, see below the insights of one of the nation’s premie ... Read on »
Chinese medicine could double ... by John R. Posted Sun 27 Nov 2011 7:45am Chinese medicine could double the chances of childless couples conceiving (?) It is perfectly reasonable to believe that in the course of a very old civilization, herbal discoveries may have been made and passed on which have a genuine therapeutic benefit. After all, to this day a large part of the pharmacopeia is of herbal origin. And there ... Read on »
Health Headlines - August 30 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Heart Attack Patient Recovers After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Treatment A 61-year-old Japanese heart attack patient whose only chance of survival appeared to be a heart transplant, has recovered without one because doctors used stem cells from his own bone marrow to treat him. According to the Knight Ridder Tribune news service, the procedur ... Read on »
Top nephrology-related stories of 2013 by Matt S. Posted Wed 25 Dec 2013 12:00am The votes are in! Hard to believe that another year has come and gone. RFN has presented the top 10 stories as voted by the readers of RFN since 2010. 2013 proved to be another interesting year. This years list is almost completely dominated by clinical trials. Basic science was snubbed this year (unlike other years). New this year was the ... Read on »