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Commonly Used Medical Terms Made Clear by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 7:56am By Bob Aronson To most of us the abbreviations and phrases used in the medical world are another language from another planet.   Few understand what is written on the prescription they take to the pharmacy just as they don’t always understand the discharge instructions they get from a hospital or an emergency room. To save time and cl ... Read on »
Medical Tourism in Long-Term Care by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 6:18am Here is a guest blog I wrote for Advance in Long Term Care Management regarding medical tourism in the nursing home industry. Read on »
Medications Target Long-Term Weight Control by FDA Posted Tue 17 Jul 2012 8:29am Share copies of this article (508 KB)   More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, and obesity contributes to a number of health conditions, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. To help obese and overweight Americans who have been unsuccessful in getting thei ... Read on »
MN Medical Board: long term antibiotics ok for 5 years by Bryan R. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 9:33am The Minnesota Medical Practice Board reluctantly agreed to look the other way when Lyme doctors prescribe “long term” antibiotics for Lyme disease. Does this mean Lyme patients will be flocking to MN for Lyme treatment now? At least it is progress in the right direction… MINNEAPOLIS — It was a bitter pill to swallow, but members of the M ... Read on »
Common medications cause long-term cognitive impairment by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 12:00am - Drugs with anticholinergic activity - commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence  - negatively affect the brain causing long-term cognitive impairment in older Afri ... Read on »
Medications Found to Cause Long Term Cognitive Impairment of Aging Brain by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 2:59pm Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study appearing in the July 13, 2010 print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Th ... Read on »
"Medication For Back Pain: The Temporary Short Term Fix...And Long Term Danger!" by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm Pain medications, pain shots, nerve blocks, muscle relaxers...They help in the short run but do they last? No! When the pain is extreme you may need to take something to take the edge off but don't think it's gunna be the cure. Most meds work by tricking the brain into not feeling the pain. Pain shots may dull the nerves for a short time or ... Read on »
HIPAA Compliant Medical Transcription Services for Long-term Care Facilities by MTS Transcription Services Posted Fri 16 Dec 2011 3:18am With HIPAA compliant medical transcription services, long-term care facilities can remain assured that their patients’ health related information is well-protected. Apart from long-term care facilities, healthcare entities including hospitals, group practitioners, individual physicians, nursing homes, private practices, outpatient clinics, r ... Read on »
Medication-Related Problems in Long-Term Care by Brian Wolstenholme Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 29 Jun 2009 6:07pm From Geriatric Pharmacy Intern Angela M Antuna, PharmD (c) Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy The American Society of Consultant Pharmacist ( ASCP ) and the American Medical Directors A ... Read on »
Best practice for short term use of neuroleptic medication by Rossa Forbes Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 5:45am Here's a question that's been puzzling me. There is a growing consensus that says that neuroleptic medication, if administered at all, should be of short duration and used only when and if necessary during periods of acute psychosis. My question is, where is the best practice that defines "short term?" Are we talking one month, three months, ... Read on »