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Descartes taught us in the 17th century, “I think, therefore I am.” It has also been said that, “you are what you eat.” Recent research shows that the old aphorisms are true – and more connected than you might have expected. Throughout most of the western world, the predominant point of view has been that food is fuel, merely calorie input to support the function of the body. Drugs and pharmaceuticals, on the other hand, are a separate category of inputs, designed specifically to alter your body function in some way.

Of course, there is overwhelming evidence that food vs drug is a false dichotomy…

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As we ring in another new year in 2014, most of us feel compelled to atone for our overindulgence during the holiday season and pledge to focus on health. “Detox” diets of various stripes have been popular for years. The myriad forms of cleanses currently in vogue are only the most recent in a long line of diets aimed to trim the fat and regain health and vigor. But is a cleanse program a magic bullet to undo all your holiday excess, or is it a dangerous fad diet with potential for serious health consequences? Well, it depends. Below are a few tips to drop those extra pounds and beat the winter blues in a SAFE manner.

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Malpractice is defined as illegal, improper or negligent professional activity by a medical practitioner.

The legal framework governing the medical profession imposes strict guidelines for the conduct and best practice of medical professionals. If you feel that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, your first course of action is to seek professional legal advice, in order to assess the viability of your claim and to determine the level of compensation you may be entitled to.

Medical malpractice is a broad and complex subject beyond the scope of a single article, so the expert advice of a legal professional to analyse your individual circumstances will be a necessary requirement.

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PDA Medical Benefits

If you are concerned about your medical history, the Internet has some great windows medical pda software that is available for free. Freeware is all the rage, and finding good quality freeware that is medically related is easy and fun.

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Experienced clinicians begin the process of making a diagnosis upon first laying eyes on a patient, and probability is one of the main tools they use in this process. A glimpse “behind the scenes” from the point of view

of a diagnosing physician might help to explain an otherwise mysterious process.

The diagnostic process can begin even before laying eyes on the patient. As an exercise (and to prove a point) I ask medical students who are with me in the office to diagnose the patient we haven’t seen yet who is still in the waiting room. Of course, they look at me like I’m crazy. But I tell them that we already know a lot about the patient and can make some educated guesses. For example, we might already know that the patient is a 34-year-old woman referred by a family doctor because of headaches.

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Anybody that has made a life insurance application in the past will be well aware of the barrage of life insurance medical questions they face from the insurer. Many may ask whether this is all really necessary? Well of course, the insurer that you are asking to cover you will always want to know as much about the risk that they are potentially taking on as possible.

Another common grumble from applicants is that they have previous applications with the same company so why can’t their information be used from that, instead of them facing the inconvenience of completing yet another application

? When you make a life insurance application you are disclosing every detail as stringently as possible and in all honesty at that time. This information has to be as current as possible and it is imperative for the insurer that this is the case. If this means that a whole new application has to be completed 6 months after the client previously applied or took out a policy then so be it. Absolutely anything could have changed in the client’s medical circumstances in this time.

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Piles also known around the world as hemorrhoids, are swollen veins in and around the anus (rectum). Piles is a medical condition that can take form when these veins swell and become inflamed, causing pain, soreness and even itching. Piles can mainly be a hereditary illness but it can also happen or get worsened by ones lifestyle.

Essentially piles can increase when extreme or consistent pressure is applied by the abdomen on ones rectal veins. Activities such as lifting heavy weights, being extremely overweight, straining to pass a s

tool due to constipation or even increased weight in woman during pregnancy can all be forms of lifestyle causes.

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A source of frustration for the nursing staff is when the bedside scanning system cannot identify the medication from the data in the medication’s barcode. Inaccurate error messages lead to “work-arounds” which put patients at risk. The issue is that not all medication barcodes are created equal. They may contain more information than just the FDA’s 10-digit NDC number, such as lot numbers, expiration dates and other manufacture data. This information can change regularly.

In order for accurate bedside scanning to take place, drug dictionaries must be built and properly maintained to correctly identify medications in the bedside scanning system.

NDC Translator is the bridge between the barcode scanner and the bedside scanning system. It will save you hundreds of hours setting up and maintaining your hospital’s drug dictionary.

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Introduction

Most people who give up alcohol suddenly end up experiencing mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal symptoms as a result of the body reacting to the sudden withdrawal of something that it was used to or dependent on. The term alcohol withdrawal syndrome is used for describing the whole group of symptoms that occur as a result of sudden withdrawal from alcohol after a prolonged period of consumption.

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The most important ingredient necessary to be successful in any Allied Health career is effectively learning medical Language.

Throughout my teaching career as a Medical Assistant Instructor, I realized that the students could not excel in their program because the lack of understanding Medical Terminology.
The programs move rather quickly, therefore not allowing the students to learn, retain, and apply medical terminology.

That is why C& E Learning Systems was created. Custom instructor materials as well as student study guides are added as a supplement to the curriculum already in place for teaching medical terminology.

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