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    Peritoneal Dialysis

    Peritoneal Dialysis
    h4. Introduction With peritoneal dialysis (PD), you have some choices in treating advanced and permanent kidney failure. Since the 1980s, when PD first became a practical and widespread treatment for kidney failure, much has been learned about how to make PD more effective and minimize side effects. Since you don’t have to schedule dialysis sessions at a center, PD gives you ...
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    Current Management of Group B Strep Infection

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Assessing Preterm Infants' Behavior and Providing Individualized Developmental Care: Introduction to APIB and NIDCAP

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Osteoporosis

    h4. Introduction Osteoporosis remains a serious health problem for society. It is estimated that 36 million Americans, both men and women, suffer from the disorder, which is responsible for a high risk for serious fractures especially of the spine, hip and wrist. It is an insidious disease, sometimes referred to as the silent thief, as it slowly drains away bone mass, ...
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    Oral Cancer

    h4. Premalignant Lesions Many malignant lesions have their predecessors. The status of any lesion, whether benign or malignant, can only be confirmed by histologic examination. The American Cancer Society guidelines suggest that lesions which have an unknown source and that fail to heal within two weeks undergo biopsy. Unfortunately, patients may dismiss lesions which are asymptomatic as harmless. Yet squamous cell ...
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    Protecting Your Professional License

    h4. Introduction History This section is offered for background only, as it is very confusing and of limited value. Many years ago, the state of Florida recognized the importance of professional regulation. A system of regulation developed in which each profession was responsible for regulating its own kind. It soon became apparent that there were common issues among all of the ...
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    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital

    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital
    We all hope a stay in the hospital is uneventful and goes smoothly. However, things don't always work that way. Trips to the emergency room, overnight stays and stints in long-term healthcare facilities are stressful for patients and their families. Who can you turn to when you have a problem in a hospital? A patient advocate is often the answer. While ...
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    Parkinson's Disease Overview

    Parkinson's Disease Overview
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological condition that typically causes tremor and/or stiffness in movement. The condition affects about 1 to 2 percent of people over the age of 60 years and the chance of developing PD increases as we age. Most people affected with PD are not aware of any relatives with the condition but in a number of families, ...
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    Functional (Nonulcer) Dyspepsia

    h4. Definition and Clinical Picture The term "dyspepsia" is derived from the Greek term for "bad digestion". Used broadly and in a general sense, it may be used to describe a number of upper gastrointestinal disorders of known or unknown etiology. The most common disorders in the group of dyspeptic syndromes with a known cause are peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux ...
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    Unique Properties of Stem Cells

    Unique Properties of Stem Cells
    Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body. All stem cells - regardless of their source - have three general properties: they are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods; they are unspecialized; and they can give rise to specialized cell types. h4. What do you think about the use of embryonic stem cells to treat ...
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    Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies

    Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies
    _Advance directives_ are oral and written instructions about future medical care should your parent become unable to make decisions (for example, unconscious or too ill to communicate). Each State regulates the use of advance directives differently. A _living will_ is one type of advance directive. It takes effect when the patient is terminally ill. Advance directives are not set in stone. ...
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    Discharge Planning: Practical Applications

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare disorder that causes tumors in the pancreas and duodenum and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that break down fat, protein, and carbohydrates from food, and hormones like insulin that break down sugar. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. ...
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    Heroin Addiction Fact Sheet

    Heroin Addiction Fact Sheet
    h4. Thirty Plus Years Ago In the 1960s, the most popular form of treatment for heroin addiction was “Civil Commitment,” which essentially placed heroin addicts in prison camps. After use of heroin (and other drugs) skyrocketed, methadone was tested and found to be an effective treatment for opiate addiction. In the early 1970s, public concern over veterans returning from Vietnam with ...
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    OB Emergencies in Your Office or Clinic: Being Prepared!

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Nutrition in Health and Disease

    Nutrition in Health and Disease
    h4. Introduction The interaction between genes and the environment plays a major role in the human life cycle from birth to death beginning with fertilization through the stages of growth, development, and aging. The role of nutrition, which can modify the genetic base, is of crucial importance in this life cycle. Human nutrition is a science that deals with nutrients and ...
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    Herbal Suppliments That Nurses Should Know

    Herbal Suppliments That Nurses Should Know
    Many herbs have a long history of use and of claimed health benefits and supplement sales are soaring in the US and abroad. However herbs are not controlled substances and many can interact with drugs and can cause health problems. It more important than ever for nurses to know the basics about popular herbs in order to protect patients from misinformation ...
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    Obesity Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

    h4. Introduction Regardless of what the obese state represents in terms of altered metabolic and hormonal function, obesity is above all a psychological or, perhaps more accurately, a behavioral disorder. Eating is a behavior, and the two most logical and direct ways of losing weight and keeping it off, a sensible diet and moderate exercise, represent, for obese persons, a challenge ...
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    Contemporary Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) - Chiropractic Medicine

    h4. Ayurvedic Medicine h4. General Description Ayurveda, which means the science of life in Sanskrit, originated in India thousands of years ago and is considered to be the oldest known system of medicine. Ayurvedic medicine addresses physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual fulfillment, and treats the whole person rather than just concentrating on one's disease. It is a complete system of ...
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