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    Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus
    Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can be associated with serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. h4. Types of diabetes Type 1 diabetes was previously called ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Treatment

    h4. Medicines If you cannot adequately avoid airborne allergens, your symptoms often can be controlled by medicines. You can buy medicines without a prescription that can relieve allergy symptoms. If, however, they don’t give you relief or they cause unwanted side effects such as sleepiness, your health care provider can prescribe antihistamines and topical nasal steroids. You can use either medicine ...
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    Digoxin Oral

    h4. Why is this medication prescribed? Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It helps the heart work better and it helps control your heart rate. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. h4. How should this medicine be used? Digoxin comes as a tablet, capsule, or ...
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    Key Components of a Comprehensive Weight Management Program

    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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    Foundations for Success with Clinical Documentation Improvement

    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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    Hematuria - Blood in the Urine

    h4. What is hematuria? Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. In microscopic hematuria, the urine appears normal to the naked eye, but examination with a microscope shows a high number of RBCs. Gross hematuria can be seen with the naked eye�the urine is red or the color of cola. h4. What causes hematuria? Several conditions ...
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    Error Prevention in Surgical Settings

    Error Prevention in Surgical Settings
    In describing the "central law of improvement," one health care improvement expert tells health care clinicians that "every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it achieves." Complex systems, such as health care, appear to be more prone to errors than others. In aviation, a primary focus on safety has led to systems that are designed to minimize the risk ...
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    Lymphatic System

    Lymphatic System
    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up mainly of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph. Lymph vessels, which are different from blood vessels, carry fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells that defend you against germs. Throughout the vessels are lymph nodes. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where ...
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    A Simple Guide to MRSA

    h4. About MRSA Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is the full name for MRSA (sometimes referred to as the 'superbug'). It belongs to the Staphylococcus aureus family of germs. Staphylococcus aureus is a very common cause of bacterial infections such as boils, carbuncles, infected wounds, deep abscesses and bloodstream infection (or bacteraemia). It was first described in the 1880s when doctors realised ...
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    Chelation Therapy

    h4. What is chelation therapy? Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy is an investigational therapy using a man-made amino acid, called EDTA. It is added to the blood through a vein. An international research study is now testing whether chelation therapy is safe and effective for treating heart disease. Why is this study being conducted? Many people are considering using chelation therapy because ...
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    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    h4. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices - ...
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    Developing a Self Care Support Strategy

    Developing a Self Care Support Strategy
    h4. Key actions When developing a self care support strategy for your area, the following should be considered: # Involve patients and the public through new and established mechanisms - any strategy needs to be based on their requirements and preferences. # Assess the self care information and support networks which already exist within your health economy. Are there any gaps ...
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    Pulling the Information Together: A Case Study - The Patient with Aortic Disease

    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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    Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminum

    h4. Question: I have heard that aluminum may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's Disease. Does use of aluminum cookware and drinking from aluminum beverage cans place me at greater risk for developing this disease. Answer: Aluminum is one of the most abundant elements found in the environment. Therefore, human exposure to this metal is common and unavoidable. However, intake ...
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    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
    Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. For this treatment, you wear a mask over your nose during sleep. The mask blows air into your throat at a pressure level that is right for you. The increased airway pressure keeps the throat open while you sleep. The air pressure is adjusted so that it is ...
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    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms

    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms
    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has been recognized throughout recorded history . It affects about 1 percent of Americans. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear or they may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These experiences are terrifying and can cause fearfulness, withdrawal, ...
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    Nutrition and Immunity

    h4. INTRODUCTION The immune system is the body's primary defensive survival mechanism. It can determine what is "self," which needs to be protected - and what is "non-self," which needs to be destroyed. A properly functioning immune system allows us to live a life virtually free of illness and disease. Nutrition plays a key role in maintaining optimal immune function. Recent ...
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    Manage Better - Using Quality Tools

    h4. Introduction There are the traditional forms of management, which most of us grew to hate as we endured our supervisors and their enlightened whims. We all can relate to the plight of Dilbert, the cartoon engineer, who constantly fights a losing battle with his thickheaded boss. For most of us, there has been an occasional good manager who helped us ...
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    Controversies in Treating Depression and Other Psychiatric Disorders in Teens

    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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    Steroids for Newborns: Harmful or Helpful?

    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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