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, Treating Asthma Attacks in Children

Treating Asthma Attacks in Children

Normally, symptoms of an asthma attack include coughing (primarily at night), shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest pressure. Asthmatic symptoms are generally caused by inflammation in the bronchial tubes, which are lined with sticky secretions. [...]

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, Preventing Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Preventing Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Surgical site infections are potentially one of the deadliest problems facing the medical community today. Even if proper procedures are followed, however, the potential for contamination still exists, given that the body itself houses multitudes [...]

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, Statins and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Statins and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Heart disease, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular problems are often caused by the buildup of plaque on arterial walls within the body. Plaque buildup occurs as a result of atherosclerosis, colloquially known as “hardening of [...]

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, Is there a Cancer “Tidal Wave” on the Horizon?

Is there a Cancer “Tidal Wave” on the Horizon?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted a sharp increase in cancer cases (24 million per year by 2035) based on recent trends in medical diagnostics. To mitigate the predicted surge in the number of [...]

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, New Fibers and Plastics in Medical Science

New Fibers and Plastics in Medical Science

As the world industrializes and demand for reliable medical treatment skyrockets in dense Indian and Chinese population centers, medical researchers are developing new biodegradable fibers and plastics that will greatly reduce accumulation in landfills as [...]

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, Background Checks for Healthcare Workers

Background Checks for Healthcare Workers

Healthcare industry workers routinely deal with some of the most emotionally and physically taxing work in the professional world. In many situations, patients are uniquely vulnerable (either mentally or physically, and sometimes both). Understandably, then, [...]

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, Computing in Modern Hospitals

Computing in Modern Hospitals

Though we may think of the healthcare industry as an intensely interpersonal one, the plain truth is that computers and information technology are absolutely essential to modern hospitals. Hospital administrators must manage the schedules of [...]

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, The Common Cold and Safe Treatments

The Common Cold and Safe Treatments

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Over 200 different virus strains (rhinoviruses being the most common) can trigger the common cold, with symptoms lasting from seven to ten days [...]

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, Issues in Sexual Health: Oral Cancer and Herpes

Issues in Sexual Health: Oral Cancer and Herpes

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common viral groups in the modern world. As of 2014, over 200 distinct HPV strains have been identified and many of these are capable of [...]

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, Long-distance Medical Training for Healthcare Professionals

Long-distance Medical Training for Healthcare Professionals

While hands-on practice will still be essential for practicing surgeons and similar professions, distance learning ensures that the best doctors are able to communicate to the largest possible number of medical students.

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, Animal Testing for Pharmaceuticals

Animal Testing for Pharmaceuticals

With the health food craze in full swing, more Americans than ever before are taking an interest in nutritional supplements, effective diets,

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, Children Hospitals, Specialized Hospitals, and the Affordable Care Act

Children Hospitals, Specialized Hospitals, and the Affordable Care Act

Hospital performance is another concern for medical professionals, patients, and taxpayers alike. New changes in healthcare infrastructure mean that hospitals may be communicating regularly with several new health insurance providers on a daily basis.

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, Effective Healthcare Advertising

Effective Healthcare Advertising

Healthcare advertising incorporates a combination of research and education presented in a manner which is politically correct and consumer friendly.

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, PPACA Hospital Reimbursements Impacted by HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction: RateHospitals.com Empowers Patients to Define Healthcare’s Future

PPACA Hospital Reimbursements Impacted by HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction: RateHospitals.com Empowers Patients to Define Healthcare’s Future

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), hospital reimbursements will be significantly impacted by HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores. Patients can use RateHospitals.com to report [...]

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