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Warfarin Doses Often Miss the Mark

Posted by William on June 22, 2011

Despite the continuous medical care promised by nursing homes, many elderly residents with atrial fibrillation aren’t getting the right dose of warfarin. That’s the finding of a new study questioning whether prescriptions for the commonly used anti-clotting drug (or “blood thinner”) meet standard treatment guidelines for the half of atrial fibrillation patients over 75. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Jack Post 2

Posted by William on February 18, 2011

As soon as she left, I felt a slight twinge of pressure (again, much “deader” down there than last time), and told John we’d let her know when she came back in 10-25 minutes later. She came in, checked me, and said, “It’s showtime! Let’s have a baby.” They rigged up the stirrups and we started pushing — again, it was much more on instinct and recall this time, because I could hardly feel a thing. (And I didn’t like that.) I was also thinking that I was either (a) pushing out every blood vessel in my head and/or (b) going to have the worst hemorrhoids in history.

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Posted by William on January 5, 2011

Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus that can be passed on from one person to another (communicable). Hepatitis A, B, and C are all transmitted from one person to another. Each of these viruses has a specific means of transmission. Read on to learn how each type of hepatitis is spread.

Hepatitis A: Contaminated Food or Water
A person may get hepatitis A virus simply by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by infected human excrement. This is called the “fecal-oral” route of transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also lists the following risk factors for contracting or transmitting hepatitis A:
Household or sexual contact
Day care attendance or employment
Recent international travel
Food handlers
Individuals who have used contaminated needles

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