More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-Cigarettes

A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Click here to read Full Article

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Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 increases the risk of early death, according to new research.

A UK study has shown those who develop the condition are 2.5 times more likely to pass away at a younger age, compared with those who are diagnosed after the age of 60. Click here to read full Article 

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Women Who Are in Shape Are 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia

In the study, which involved nearly 1,500 women in Sweden who provided information on their physical activity levels and took cognitive tests for up to 44 years, scientists found that women with higher fitness levels were 88% less likely to develop dementia compared to women with average fitness. Women with lower fitness had a 41% [...]

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How nursing will evolve under value-based care

When we think of champions of health, perhaps there is no bigger advocate for patients than the nurse. Rooted firmly on the front lines of patient health, the role of the nurse has always been one of steadfast supporter. The person next in line (outside of the patient) who, arguably, knows and collaborates closest with [...]

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Teens using e-cigarettes show evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers: Study

Using e-cigarettes has been promoted as a way to help adult smokers cut back or quit smoking, or at least to minimize the health damage that smoking causes. Teens, even middle schoolers, have taken up e-cigarettes as well. But as researchers continue to study their safety, a new report in Pediatrics shows vaping could lead [...]

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How a push to cut costs and boost profits at surgery centers led to a trail of death

A USA TODAY/Kaiser Health News investigation of public records found that surgery centers have risked lives by operating on frail patients, by skimping on life-saving training and equipment and by sending patients home too soon. USA TODAY complete article click here

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CE: Managing Sepsis and Septic Shock Current Guidelines and Definitions

This article discusses recent updates to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's sepsis treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the new definitions and predictive tools introduced in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock. Click here for entire Article

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Blood Test for Concussion OK’d – Helps inform management, including decision on whether CT scan is indicated

WASHINGTON -- A blood test aimed at guiding management of patients suspected of having concussion won FDA approval on Wednesday, the agency said....Click here for entire article.

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A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he’s trying to get the ICU world to listen.

The patient was dying. Valerie Hobbs, 53, was in the throes of sepsis – an infection coursing through her veins that was causing her blood pressure to tank, her organs to fail and her breathing to flag.... click here to read entire article  

By | February 13th, 2018|Comments Off on A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he’s trying to get the ICU world to listen.

Septic Shock Treatment & Management

Patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock require hospital admission. Patients with sepsis who respond to early resuscitation therapy in the emergency department (ED) and show no evidence of end-organ hypoperfusion may be admitted to a general hospital unit, optimally one that has close nursing observation and monitoring. Such patients do not require invasive [...]

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