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RN HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE CASE REVIEW: Prescriptions, Your Pharmacist and Best Ways to Avoid Mistakes

If you’ve ever gotten the wrong prescription, you know that it can be costly and a nuisance at the very least. But did you know that medication errors can cause harm and even be fatal? Medication errors that cause harm … Continue reading

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Heart Disease & Women: 7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Over my 25 years as a Registered Nurse , I have seen cases where women present signs of a heart attack, yet treatment is delayed.  This is often because the warning signs are more subtle in women.  Women also tend … Continue reading

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Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys Brain injuries can be complex. They can be caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, any situation that cause sudden stops, and medical conditions or treatments.  When treating brain  injury  it is important to accurately … Continue reading

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Millions Manage their Aging Parent’s Care Cross Country- are You Among the Ranks?

If you are a long-distance caregiver who is managing your aging parents’ healthcare from afar, you may be experiencing the same stress and anxiety as millions of other Americans. According to an article by the Associated Press, approximately 7 million … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and the Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke

Metabolic syndrome is a name given to common risk factors that when at least three are present lead to increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. General risk factors that can lead to any of these diseases are: genetics, … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Topamax may cause birth defects.

Topamax is a drug physicians prescribe for people with epileptic seizures and migraine headaches. Today the Food and Drug Administration posted a warning. Infants exposed to Topamax in the first trimester had a risk of developing cleft palate and/or cleft … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Baltimore Study shows Nurses Need More Sleep.

A University of Maryland Baltimore Study reports that Nurses sleep an average of 5.5 hours between their 12 hour shifts. The study showed there a correlation between this and errors. I worked night shift for 11 years, most of that … Continue reading

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