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Health Headlines - February 16 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Board: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen A group of scientific advisers to the Environmental Protection Agency voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a recommendation that a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a likely carcinogen. The approval of the EPA's Scie ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 9:01pm NFL Issues Tougher Rules on Handling of Head Injuries NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday sent a memo to the league's 32 professional football teams outlining the toughest rules yet for when players with head injuries can return to games or practices. In the latest development in what has become a heated controversy, the new ... Read on »
Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 25 Sep 2013 9:00am The AARP published an interesting article regarding drugs that may cause memory loss. Here is a quick summary. Read the full post.   Here are 10 of the top offenders. Examples: Alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Vers ... Read on »
I hate statistics by Jen Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Jul 2008 7:10pm I was surfing for info on drug combinations for treating eating disorders and found atwww.medical-journals.com, an article on Bulimia Nervosa by Philip S. Mehler, M.D. So I have a 51-58% chance of avoiding remission with my current treatment protocol. I hope I'm reading that wrong. A combination of antidepressants and cognitive–behavioral therap ... Read on »
I hate statistics by Jen Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Oct 2008 1:22pm I was surfing for info on drug combinations for treating eating disorders and found at www.medical-journals.com, an article on Bulimia Nervosa by Philip S. Mehler, M.D. So I have a 51-58% chance of avoiding remission with my current treatment protocol. I hope I'm reading that wrong. A combination of antidepressants and cognitive–behavioral ... Read on »
More fines for California hospit ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm More fines for California hospitals....BD  An elderly heart patient being treated at Washington Hospital in Fremont last summer died after she was mistakenly given methadone and other medications typically used to treat drug addicts, state officials revealed Thursday. The hospital was one of 11 in California, including the Los Angeles h ... Read on »
Ailing Economy Easing Nursing Shortage? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:24pm 1 Comment There was an interesting story in the May 7 NY Times about how the sluggish economy and the rising cost of living is easing the nursing shortage. To summarize the main points, many actively working nurses are picking up extra shifts, nurses who have been out of the workforce are looking to return, and older nurses are delaying retirement - all to ... Read on »
Link to GREAT info on prescription meds during pregnancy by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:17pm http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy-General Although pregnancy has typically been considered a time of emotional well being, recent studies suggest that up to 20% of women suffer from mood or anxiety disorders during pregnancy. Particularly vulnerable are th ... Read on »
Antidepressants: Selecting one that's right for you by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 10:57am Antidepressants are often the first treatment choice for adults with moderate or severe depression. Although antidepressants may not cure depression, they can reduce your symptoms. The first antidepressant you try may work fine. But if it doesn't relieve your symptoms, or it causes side effects that bother you, you may need to try ano ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Serious CNS reactions possible when methylene blue is given to patients taking certain psychiatri by FDA Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 4:27pm Safety Announcement [07-26-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious central nervous system (CNS) reactions when the drug methylene blue is given to patients taking psychiatric medications that work through the serotonin system of the brain (serotonergic psychiatri ... Read on »