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, Evaluating Brain Function in Coma Patients

Evaluating Brain Function in Coma Patients

Recovery rates vary widely and are not easily predicted due to the highly variable original cause for the coma.

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, Human Longevity, End-of-life Care, and Preventable Health Problems

Human Longevity, End-of-life Care, and Preventable Health Problems

End-of-life care will only become more important over the coming decades, with millions of baby boomers meeting the age requirements for both social security and…readmore

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, Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

With the multibillion dollar dieting industry in full swing, it’s often incredibly difficult to separate facts from hype. Many established dietary plans have large marketing campaigns that prioritize profit over physical health

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, Keeping the Brain Healthy as We Age

Keeping the Brain Healthy as We Age

While many believe the brain to be relatively unchanging from adulthood until death, the truth is that the human brain, depending on

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, What is Hospital Consulting?

What is Hospital Consulting?

In order to receive certain tiers of federal Medicare (a type of socialized health insurance available to all US citizens over the age of 65) revenue, hospitals must meet certain performance standards regarding mortality rates, readmission rates, average length of stay (LOS) for patients, etc.

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, Adjusting Your Pharmaceutical Drug Dosage: How to Get it Right

Adjusting Your Pharmaceutical Drug Dosage: How to Get it Right

Take careful notice of how your drug tolerance changes as you are taking your prescription. Many pharmaceutical drugs naturally lose their effectiveness at certain dosage levels as your body becomes accustomed

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, Do You Understand Hospital Ratings or Rankings

Do You Understand Hospital Ratings or Rankings

Keeping the ratings in the forefront of your mind, and your personal needs at hand, with some research you can find a hospital that meets your medical needs and addresses your standard for care.

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, How does Music Affect the Healing Process

How does Music Affect the Healing Process

Music therapy is an emerging field that integrates music into physical therapy and rehabilitative programs….

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, Nutrition During Post-Operative Care

Nutrition During Post-Operative Care

In addition to monitoring your caloric intake and getting exercise, a preventive lifestyle requires you to pay attention to the kinds of nutrients of nutrients you are ingesting (and not simply their total calories).

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, Recovering from Medical Bankruptcy

Recovering from Medical Bankruptcy

The Affordable Care Act also does not address the job loss-fueled lack of health insurance coverage that leads to so many medical bankruptcy claims. In moving forward, many public health advocates have called for universal coverage…

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, Health Benefits of Cleansing Diets

Health Benefits of Cleansing Diets

As the body is exposed to toxins over a long period of time, small amounts of these chemicals are stored in the body’s various tissues. In recent…

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, How to Avoid  Addiction to Pain Killers?

How to Avoid Addiction to Pain Killers?

So what is “true” addiction to painkillers and how can it be avoided?First, patients should adhere to the directions given by their physician and pharmacist. Pain medication…

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, How to Get Right your Drug Dosage

How to Get Right your Drug Dosage

Who is the drug meant to treat?
Will it be for adults, children, adolescents, the elderly, or some combination thereof ?

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, Regenerative Capacity and Advancements in Medical Science

Regenerative Capacity and Advancements in Medical Science

Fortunately, there are several incredible developments on the horizon for helping (and in some cases curing) long-term disability. Medical researchers have collaborated with roboticists to produce prosthetic arms, legs, feet……

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, How Stem Cell research is progressing in Medical field Instead of Religious Lobbying

How Stem Cell research is progressing in Medical field Instead of Religious Lobbying

Human stem cell research is one of the most dynamic areas in modern medicine. Stem cells are what are known as undifferentiated cells, meaning that they have yet to specialize into the various types of cells in the body.

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, Ethical Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Testing

Ethical Concerns in Pharmaceutical Drug Testing

New drugs developed by pharmaceutical drug companies must be tested in human subjects in order to eventually reach the open market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has three main phases of testing for new drugs….

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, The Future of Physical Therapy

The Future of Physical Therapy

Enormous technological advances in the last century have fundamentally changed the healthcare industry. New pharmaceutical drugs, stable and accessible hospital care, and advanced training for health professionals have combined to extend life …..

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, Research Pharmacy vs. Retail Pharmacy

Research Pharmacy vs. Retail Pharmacy

Research pharmacy, with its intense laboratory environment and competitive market, represents the cutting edge in drug development. Retail pharmacy, however, may involve significant amounts of interaction with members of the public who do not typically possess much pharmaceutical knowledge.

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, Healthcare Delivery and Bioterrorism

Healthcare Delivery and Bioterrorism

Bio-terrorism represents one of the most fundamentally difficult challenges for healthcare providers and governments alike. Namely, how does one reduce the potential effects of a terrorist biological attack while simultaneously minimizing public anxiety and the trimming of civil liberties?

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, Should Surgeons be Forced to Retire Early?

Should Surgeons be Forced to Retire Early?

Older physicians and medical professionals often lose hospital privileges between the ages of 65 and 70, meaning that they can no longer work or be present in a hospital in a professional capacity.

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, What is Boutique Medicine?

What is Boutique Medicine?

Boutique medicine (also known as concierge medicine or direct care) is a type of personal medical care that is once again gaining traction in the United States. A typical physician sees 3,000-4,000 patients in a year, whereas in boutique medicine the number is almost always under 1,000……

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, How to Choose a Hospital

How to Choose a Hospital

Choosing a hospital depends on a variety of factors. First the basics:How close are local hospitals, and how physically accessible are they?Will ambulances or other vehicles be able to reach your family members in time in the event of an emergency?What kind of health insurance coverage does the hospital accept and how secure is that relationship?

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, What is the Difference between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What is the Difference between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Arthritis is a malady which affects the joints. Inflammation can occur in one or more joints and causes joint pain. The two most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

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