Tag Archives: Patient Safety

When Serious Illness Strikes – Four Things You Must Know

Four things you must know when serious illness strikes: Get Smart Fast. Get Organized. Stand Your Ground, Nicely. Always Follow Up. Read this article for detailed helpful hints. Continue reading

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Tongue-piercings: who knew they could help you get around?

A magnetic tongue stud and a series of magnetic sensors attached to a retainer in the mouth may someday allow paralyzed patients to use their tongue to pilot a motorized wheelchair, according to scientists at Georgia Tech. Continue reading

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Study documents adverse effects of pitocin on newborns

On May 7, 2013 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its comments on the results of a study of the adverse effects of Pitocin on newborns. I can only hope that the doctors who routinely prescribe this drug for all their laboring moms actually pay attention, and try to practice evidence-based medicine.re we seriously only now looking at the potential adverse reaction for the babies? When a huge percentage of moms get induced and even more have their labor augmented with pitocin, shouldn’t we have looked at the effect on babies BEFORE we started using it routinely?

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Transportation Help After Medical Services

Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Medical Association have a new pocket guide for patient transportation options before or after a medical procedure. Continue reading

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Cinnamon – it’s not just about the cookies anymore

As a spice, powdered cinnamon serves as a tasteful complement to many of our favorite treats, but swallowed dry by the spoonful, it often causes gagging, vomiting, coughing, choking, and throat irritation that can require medical treatment. Beware: the “cinnamon challenge” is a new and dangerous game among some youth. Continue reading

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A paradigm-shifting impact on solid-organ transplantation?

In what is hailed as a potential game changer in transplantation science, a small preliminary study suggests that donor matching and organ rejection issues can potentially be addressed by transplanting stem cells from the organ donor to the recipient. Continue reading

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Health Literacy Spotlight

Only 12% of Americans have proficient health literacy skills, so the majority of adults may have difficulty completing routine health tasks like understanding discharge instructions or diabetes care. There is a strong, independent association between health literacy and health outcomes. Continue reading

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What’s On The Health Reform Horizon?

There are several important changes on the horizon this year as additional provisions of the health care law are implemented. Here are a few. Continue reading

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When Women Should Seek a Second Opinion

Women, in particular, are sometimes reluctant to seek a second opinion. Learn how and when a second opinion can be life-saving. Continue reading

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Navigator Notes January 2011

The January “Navigator Notes” newsletter discusses the new Patient Navigator site, clinical trials and food science. Continue reading

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