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Breaking Tiny Foot Bones and Getting Back Into Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:00pm Ballet dancers and other athletes can develop shallow cracks, or stress fractures in their tiny foot bones. Inaccurate training, a suddenly increased practice schedule, badly fitting pointe shoes, or a change in flooring can cause this type of dance or sports injury. These injuries must be treated properly if you want to be getting back into pointe ... Read on »
The ER: Stuff You Need to Know. Part 1: Triage by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:52pm Introduction: I recently wrote an article describing a variety of examples of poor behavior demonstrated by patients in the Triage section of my Emergency Department. While the article was written primarily to introduce the reader to some of the actual (rather than media-generated) challenges encountered by an ER nurse in a humorous vein (whic ... Read on »
things that make you go hmmmmm??? by RaeAnn Collins Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 11:22pm Well... for the past few weeks Sam has been playing his lame duck routine. We have not witnessed any trauma, seen any swelling or bruising or found anything disturbing to explain his behavior. About a year ago we were in a similar situation and after weeks of doctors visits and several x-rays that revealed NOTHING we took Sam to see a s ... Read on »
ICD-10 is coming…ICD-10 is coming by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Dec 2011 8:37pm Many health insurers (public and private) reimburse doctors based on the patient’s diagnosis. If you treat a patient for a more severe illness during a inpatient stay, Medicare pays you more money. Physicians use procedures to bill insurers for the care they provided. How do insurers know the patient’s diagnosis and the procedures providers ... Read on »
Computer Assisted Coding by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Jul 2012 6:00am In the past, I've highlighted candidates such as "analytics", "HIE", and "gamification" for the hottest technology concepts of the year, the "Plastics" of 2012.   Recently, I've seen a new strong contender - "Computer Assisted Coding" With ICD10 looming on the horizon, companies such as m-Modal, Dolbey, 3M, and Optum are offering applications ... Read on »
Vertical Root Fracture by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:55am Vertical root fracture (VRF) can be one of the most challenging parts of endodontic diagnosis. It is often only diagnosed after you have ruled out everything else. Since treatment of a VRF is extraction, it is important to have an accurate diagnosis. The most certain way to diagnose a vertical root fracture is to see it. This is easily done ... Read on »
Treating spine fractures with Balloon Kyphoplasty by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 6:42am Spinal fractures can be a serious problem due to the high levels of back pain and reduced mobility. Treatments range from medication to reduce pain through to keyhole surgeryA type of minimally invasive surgery. aimed at repairing the fractured vertebra through the insertion of special bone cement. A new and mini ... Read on »
Poll: How would manage a metacarpal fracture in the ED? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 05 Dec 2012 12:00am I am in the process of creating a PV card on metacarpal fractures, divided into anatomical areas (base, shaft, neck, head), and am realizing that the EM and orthopedic literature don't quite agree. Actually they are quite vague on whether reductions should occur in the ED vs orthopedics clinic in the next few days. Do you need ... Read on »
Preventing Osteoporosis Fractures by ArthritisReliever .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID R. MARKS, MD: Hi, and welcome to our webcast. I'm Dr. David Marks. For women with osteoporosis, the biggest concern is not thinning bones, it's broken bones. Hip or spinal fractures can be devastating to the lives of otherwise healthy women. Today we'll take a close look at the risk of fractures and what can be done to avoid them. Joinin ... Read on »
First Aid for Heart attack , Burns, Cuts, Fracture and Poisons and bites by Niyaprakash Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Apr 2009 11:34pm HEART ATTACK Symptom Pain, discomfort or squeezing at the centre of the chest Pain radiating to shoulder ( s ) , neck, back, arm ( s ) or jaw Stabbing chest pan Palpitations Shortness of breath Nausea , vomiting or severe indigestion Sweating for no apparent reason Dizziness and weakness FIRST AID ... Read on »