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Recurrent sore throats by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments If you have recurrent throat infections with staph or strep bacteria, check your toothbrush, your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown from toothbrushes of 30 percent of children who were infected with that germ. Beta strep can persist in unwashed toothbrushes for 15 days and in washed to ... Read on »
Acute breathing difficulties in children by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 24 Feb 2012 6:20am Breathing problems in children are a huge worry to parents. They account for around a quarter of all acuteHas a sudden onset. paediatric hospital admissions and can in certain circumstances cause fatalities. In this article Dr Lisa Anderson discusses the ... Read on »
Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: An Expert Interview with Karen Santucci, by Poh Tin Tan Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Daniel Keller, PhD February 18, 2010 — In this interview, Medscape Emergency Medicine discussed the topic with Karen Santucci, MD. Dr. Santucci is medical director and section chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and is associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale Universi ... Read on »
Top Three ER Patients that Make You Go Hmmm by ERDoc Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Anything but the needle doc I have had this post on my mind for quite some time but it has come to the forefront due to some of my recent patient encounters. There are certain things in Emergency Medicine which are so strange and become even stranger because of the fact that it seems they are found in all other emergency rooms. Its kin ... Read on »
Succumbing to Western Medicine: Peritonsillar Abscess by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 12:00am I am an avid, natural healer; however, there are times in my life when I have been humbled, in dire need of, and thankful for western medicine. This past week has been one of those times, as a week long annoying sore throat turned into an abscess on my tonsil causing excruciating pain, inability to swallow, and began to constrict my airway. ... Read on »
Will Marijuana “Dabbing” Harm the Legalization Movement? by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 02 Jun 2013 6:01pm “Relax, bro—it’s just a blowtorch.” It is called dabbing, and it is something the marijuana legalization movement would rather you didn’t know about. As crack is to powdered cocaine, so a dab is to a joint of marijuana: the same drug, in a much more concentrated form. But butane hash oil, or BHO, the end product of dabbing, is seen by m ... Read on »
Attention toddlers: HIB booster shot is back! by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 5:20pm The Centers for Disease Control announced today that medical providers can now resume giving the much needed HIB booster shot to toddlers. HIB stands for Haemophilus Influenzae B. It's a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and serious throat swelling (epiglottitis) among other things. There has been a nationwide shortage of this va ... Read on »
Back to Back : Various Back Pain Types Explained by Healthy-Clues .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 4:52am Ouch! Back pain can be so painful and it is estimated that nearly 80% of Americans suffer from some form of back pain of another. Do you? If so, how do you handle it? Here are the most common types of back pain Neck pain Upper back pain Lower back pain Tailbone pain ________________________ Neck Pain Neck pain is commonly ... Read on »
Difficulties and Differences on C difficile by Paul Sax Posted Mon 07 May 2012 5:58pm Some things in our field — diseases, treatments, generalizations, cliches, fads — have really changed since back in the early 1990s, when I started in this business. Here are a few that quickly come to mind: “Double coverage” of pseudomonas with a beta lactam plus an aminoglycoside was de rigueur MRSA was an inpatient concern onl ... Read on »
Best place to suffer a cardiac arrest? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Oct 2012 12:00am Can you list the predictors of a difficult airway? 1. Difficult Bag-Mask Ventilation     Mnemonic = MOANS Mask sealBushy beards, crusted blood on the face, or disruption of lower facial continuity Obesity / ObstructionObesity, pregnancy, angioedema, Ludwig’s angina, upper airway abscess, epiglotti ... Read on »