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New interactive video aims to better protect research subjects and reduce research misconduct in clinical research by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 31 Mar 2014 1:01am New interactive video aims to better protect research subjects and reduce research misconduct in clinical research Read on »
Love Grapefruit? Beware Drug Interactions by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:04am Juicy, Sweet Ruby Grapefruit By CK Wilde for 3GenFamily Blog February is National Grapefruit Month. It is peak season for these luscious pink and ruby beauties. Our local supermarkets are offering specials on Texas grown varieties. If you haven’t tried a grapefruit in a long time, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that ... Read on »
Traveler’s Diarrhea by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 10:48pm Basics:  Known around the world by many names including Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and mummy tummy, traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness travelers face.  Nothing can slow down a fun trip like TD and this can also have serious health implications.  Staying hydrated is the most important method to avoid serious probl ... Read on »
Stage 2 Meaningful Use Request for Comments by Brian Ahier Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 3:00pm The Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking comments through Feb. 25 on an initial set of proposed requirements for stage 2 meaningful use of electronic health records. The committee plans to hold public hearings this spring, and to issue final recommendations to HHS th ... Read on »
CASE AND COMMENTARY: The Deadly Duo by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Fri 15 Oct 2010 5:00am The Deadly Duo A 29-year-old man with a history of depression and possible psychosis was found unconscious and unresponsive at home and was brought to the emergency department. He was tachycardic, hypertensive, and unresponsive to painful stimuli. His electrocardiogram revealed tachycar ... Read on »
Statin Drugs Revisited by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 10:05am Statin Drugs Revisited by Jeffrey Dach MD Links and References Letters Questioning the benefits of statins Eddie Vos*, Colin P. Rose† + Author Affiliations *Sutton, Que.; †Cardiologist, ... Read on »
A Pharmacist’s Guide To Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions And Side Effects by Amanda Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 Feb 2012 6:00am Dangerous drug interactions and common drug-induced illnesses are a hidden epidemic in the United States. Unqualified use and abuse of prescription drugs is becoming commonplace as many doctors prescribe multiple meds because either they don’t have the time to fully diagnose, or worse, they are pressured to prescribe (sell) highly profitable ... Read on »
HIT Policy Meeting 1/13 by Brian Ahier Posted Wed 13 Jan 2010 12:00pm The HIT Policy Committee met on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The meeting materials from the ONC website and the rough draft transcript of the meeting are below. Also be sure to check out the FACA blog and the Health IT Buzz blog for the latest updates. Meeting Materials: Meeting Summary from 12/15/09 Agenda Opening Remarks - Da ... Read on »
FDA Approves Korlym for Patients with Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome by Medline Plus Posted Mon 20 Feb 2012 8:11am FDA approves Korlym for patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome Today, Korlym (mifepristone) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in adults with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. This drug was approved for use in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome ... Read on »
The dangers of Polypharmacy by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 3:50am (Johns Hopkins Health Alert) Today, approximately half of all people over 65 take five or more medications daily; about one quarter take between 10 and 20 medications each day. A single medication can sometimes have its own adverse effect. And someone taking as few as two or three may experience a drug-drug interaction. But polyph ... Read on »