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Archive for October, 2015

12 years old victim of shark bite doing well after reconstructive surgery


Date: October 20th, 2015

Hospital officials save the life of a shark bite victim

Yow attacked by a Shark

The reconstructive surgery was essentially undertaken at N.C Children’s Hospital at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During this occasion, Kierston You who is a resident of Asheboro was on a family vacation with her family when on June 14, she was attacked by a shark. This happened as she swam about 20 yards off the Shore of Oak Island. About an hour later Hunter Treschl, aged 16 years lost his arm when the shark attacked.

Infection of blood in pediatric patients halved by daily antiseptic bathing


Date: October 19th, 2015

How new cleaning standards could help reduce the risk of infection

New cleaning standards including use of wipes where chlorhexidine gluconate has been used as a coating and reduce the infection rate significantly in pediatric patients from the central line catheters. By using CHG to bath pediatric patients on a daily basis, this can end up reducing blood stream infections in a major way particularly those that are associated with central like catheters at the hospitals by about 60 percent as a new study shows.

The future of health care communicating with doctor on Facebook


Date: October 18th, 2015

Today,  communication with our friends, coworkers and families is primarily been done via Facebook and email and it is not a surprise that many people in America also wish they would be able this way with their providers of health care services. John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health recently conducted a survey involving 2, 252 customers of pharmacies. Their survey showed that there exists a major gap between the expectations of patients and their health care providers when it comes to engagement and communication and exactly what they get.

Managing tools with the help of online tools


Date: October 17th, 2015

When carrying out the study, a couple of web based tutorials for pain management were tested by researchers on adults that had been experiencing the symptoms for a period of over six months. No matter the amount of contact the patients had with the clinicians, a significant reduction in anxiety, disability and average levels of pain were experienced when the experiment that lasted eight weeks came to an end.

Why prior knowledge about elevated blood sugar levels is important


Date: October 16th, 2015


Due to lack of awareness, people having blood sugar levels that are elevated are not likely to make helpful lifestyle changes as well like eating food that is less sugary or getting more exercises, which could prevent them from having diabetes ultimately. Pre- diabetic people tend to lose their weight modestly and increasing their physical activity could reduce their likelihood of them developing diabetes as found out by the study.

Why recruiting more medical students in family medicine is important


Date: October 15th, 2015


Family physician mentors such as Samuel Church who holds the key to recruitment. When medical students come to visit, Church never tells them how much he adores to practice family medicine here in Hiawassee, a rural community tucked in the mountains of North Georgia. Instead, he invites them in as he opens his life up as just an ordinary family doc in the small town. The students see the great impact that a family physician has on the community as well as his unmatched joy as he serves the local community. He has a great passion for his specialty and this is what has attracted most medical students into the world of family medicine.

How guinea pigs are helpful to children with autism spectrum syndrome


Date: October 14th, 2015


The beauty of guinea pigs in schools

Guinea pigs don’t bully and don’t judge. Characteristically, they are tactile, amiable and social. They comfortably tuck into the laps of the child and are very cute and lovely. When guinea pigs are introduced to school for children to play with, it was found that there is a high likelihood of children having autism spectrum disorder to attend, they become less anxious and tend to display social behavior that is more interactive.

Why parents should stop hovering about risky play


Date: October 13th, 2015

By parents allowing their children to play with little or no monitoring, they are bound to benefit greatly, both socially and physically. Sometime back, parents used to send their kids out to play only instructing them to be back home by dinner. However, times have really changed with numerous worries about the safety of children.

Rosacea increases the risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia and CAD


Date: October 12th, 2015


This high risk of being diagnosed with these diseases is essentially independent of the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases as reported by a recently published report.

Key characteristics of Rosacea

Rosacea has in recent times become a relatively common disease affecting more people than in the past. The various characteristics of this disease essentially include central facial erythema, papules, visible blood vessels as well as pustules.

Dementia in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes reduced by Actos


Date: October 11th, 2015

When observational data was analyzed prospectively from the database of German public health, the researchers found a reduced risk of getting dementia among adults having type 2 diabetes in comparison to those given poglitazone, i.e. Actos, Takeda for a prolonged period of time in comparison to adults having type 2 diabetes that were not taking the drug.

What the researchers found out

The lead researcher, Michael T. Heneka led his team in analyzing data sourced from 145, 928 adults who were aged at least 60 years. The study participants were found not to have dementia as well as insulin dependent diabetes.