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Teleradiography Computer Technology and Medicine

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The authors recommended advanced training in CT scan interpretation or a broader use of teleradiography in order to improve the accuracy of cranial CT scan interpretations.

Treatment of acute stroke now includes recombinant tissue plasminogn activator or TPA for select patients within three hours of acute ischemic stroke. Patients with intracranial blood on CT scan should not be given this therapy. Results of the study showed that while the surveyed physicians scored almost perfectly in identifying both easy and difficult hemorrhages, 78% of them had incorrect readings of the CT scans. Hence, the authors recommended advanced training in CT scan interpretation or the broader use of teleradiography in order to improve reading accuracy.

Teleradiography as telehealth technology has been shown to be effective in treating diseases, such as diabetes and congestive health failure. Less than a decade ago, the medical community thought it was too experimental to fully use and…… [Read More]

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The Issues With Crowdsourced Medicine

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When people experience aches, pains, or strange rashes, their first line of defense has become the Internet. Each month, 74 million people visit WebMD, the number one website portal for healthcare (Bogart). Older than Google itself, WebMD is one of many other websites professing to provide medical diagnoses based on patient search queries. WebMD offers symptom checkers, allowing users to input things like, “shortness of breath,” or “trouble sleeping” and receive an instant diagnosis.

Unfortunately, the diagnosis a person receives when using WebMD is unlikely to be accurate. Worse yet, using WebMD and other websites with symptom checkers can lead to what Crane calls “cyberchondria,” a type of hypochondria related to the fact that symptom checkers often yield diagnoses like “cancer” for having a bellyache.
Besides, medical conditions are not possible to diagnose accurately online, without a full physical evaluation by a qualified physician. Even “crowdcoursing” medicine, using tools like…… [Read More]

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Problem Facing U S Health Care System Concerned Medical Malpractice Frivolous Lawsuits Driving Practitioners Medicine

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Medical Malpractice/Frivolous Lawsuits

The Effect of Medical Malpractice/Frivolous Lawsuits on Healthcare

The costs of medical malpractice insurance are rising yearly. These expenses affect medical practitioners in a number of ways, including such things as from where they choose to practice medicine, to the number of tests and types and medical procedures ordered. Many doctors in various specialties are aware that the laws and regulations that govern malpractice insurance vary from state to state. Since the averages fluctuate dramatically a doctor will sometimes choose a location in which to practice based on malpractice insurance costs (Writing, NDI).

There are a number of factors that give rise to these variations among states, each individual insurer sets its own premiums for medical malpractice insurance, and these are based on incidents of litigation and other general assessments of the risk pool. This means the insurance companies providing insurance within the state look at the…… [Read More]

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Alternative and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Prostate Cancer

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Alternative and Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Prostate Cancer

In order to address the higher rates of prostate cancer which have long afflicted the African-American community, a scientific study was conducted in 2007 to gauge the role that cultural traditions, including the belief in prayer and approaches to alternative medicine, play in the prevention and treatment of this disease. A group of prominent researchers in the nursing field, headed by Randy A. Jones, PhD, RN and Ann Gill Taylor, EdD, RN, FAAN, explored links between the beliefs of African-American prostate cancer patients and techniques used by nurses, and their findings were published in a report entitled "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Modality Use and Beliefs Among African-American Prostate Cancer Survivors." This report relied on primarily phenomenological research methods, including live interviews and visits to participant's homes, to study the belief systems of 14 African-American prostate cancer survivors and found that these…… [Read More]

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Smart Health Card Role in Rational of Medicines Use

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Smart Card Health Role in Rational Use of Medicines

The objective of this study is to examine the role of smart cared in health and their role in the rational use of medicines. Smart cards are very small and very secure and serve to protect patient privacy. Smart cards contain digital logs with location, date, time, and the individual's stamp to record every transaction. Smart cards also may contain digital prescriptions therefore mistakes made with prescriptions that are handwritten are eliminated and specifically as to the "quantity or quality of medications." (HealthOne, 2011)

How the Smart Card Works

The smart card uses technology that stores a patient's personal health information on a microprocessor chip embedded in the card that is the size of a credit card but that has a "small metal contact plate on the front which is how the reader accesses the medical information stored on the chip"…… [Read More]

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Healthcare and Medicine in the

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The issue of grey and black markets often arose as a result of the shortages of experienced health care personnel. The system could not adapt to a flexible environment as it was led by rigid official procedures and the mentality of the people who controlled it was commanding, their vision short-sighted and hardly beneficial in such a situation (Barr and Mark, 1996).

The breaking up of Soviet Union which brought crippling economic and political problems to the countries also aggravated the health care situation making it reach an all-time low. The collapse of the health care system ran by the government led to the belief that turning towards a market economy or more capitalistic notions and perceptions would have been a better idea. The competition in the private sector would have had improved efficiency and averted an inevitable collapse of the health care system in the Soviet Union. This transformation,…… [Read More]

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Impact of Nuclear Medicine Exposures to the American Population

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Health Threat of Medical Ionizing Radiation

Impact of Nuclear Medicine Exposures

In October 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted all healthcare facilities involved in performing brain perfusion computed tomography (CT) to ensure their patients were not being overexposed to ionizing radiation (Samson, 2009). This notice was in response to the discovery that 206 patients subjected to this procedure at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles had been exposed up to eight times the recommended dose. The immediate effects to some patients were skin reddening and hair loss, but the long-term effects could be an increased risk of cancer. Since the error was in the programmed settings for the CT equipment, none of the medical personnel bothered to check the actual radiation doses the patients were receiving. The absence of exposure monitoring allowed the equipment to perform at this setting for over a year and a half.…… [Read More]

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Allopathic Osteopathic Allopathic Approaches in Medicine Dominate

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Allopathic Osteopathic

Allopathic approaches in medicine dominate how healthcare is administered in the United States in today's society. Osteopathy has made some gains in popularity over the decades but it is well established that the majority of today's doctors practice and employ an allopathic approach towards healing their patients. The purpose of this essay is to explore the possible differences in society if allopathic medicine did not develop as the dominant profession but was bifurcated into equal proportions of MDs and DOs.

Salzberg (2010) suggested that medical doctors and DO's are not the same thing and a certain deficiency of training is present in doctors of osteopathy. He wrote " are they equal? Well, not quite. Osteopathy started out as little more than pseudoscience, based on the mistaken idea that manipulations of the skeleton and muscles -- massage, basically -- would cure disease. It was invented by Andrew Still in…… [Read More]

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Alternative Medicine Jamaican Dogwood

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Piscidia piscipula formerly known as Piscidia erythrina and commonly known as Jamaican dogwood or Florida fishpoison tree, is a tropical, deciduous, medium-sized tree endemic to the Caribbean, Texas, southern Florida and the Keys, and Latin America. Historic use of the herb details West Indies Natives using the extracts from the tree to sedate fish (Fetrow & Avila, 2000). The sedated fish became easy to catch by hand leading to the common name of fishpoison. In modern times, scientists have discovered use for the herb as a sedative and analgesic.

The historic use of Jamaican Dogwood has been to catch fish by hand by sedating them and other traditional uses. Because the herb has sedative and analgesic properties, people of the Caribbean used it for pain relief, aid for labor, menstruation pains, toothaches, migraines, insomnia, and asthma. They would consume it either as a tincture, as a dried product, or as…… [Read More]

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Biology Medicines Have Been in

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Some people are overly prone to vomiting, some to bouts of runny noses.

The answer to why these reactions are so ubiquitous lies in efficiency. Expending a few hundred calories to vomit is much more efficient than being crippled by a disease that will threaten a life for weeks. If there is even a small chance, approximately five percent to be precise, that the chemical in the stomach is toxic, then the body will initiate vomiting. Only when the toxin is below the five percent mark will the amount of calories expended be inefficient enough to cause the body not to vomit.

Does treating these beneficial symptoms actually harm chances for survival? Using morning sickness as an example, it is often dismissed as a superfluous reaction from oversensitive pregnant women. When put into the frame of natural selection however, the reason for morning sickness becomes apparent. Fetuses are especially vulnerable…… [Read More]

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Alternative Medicine Probiotics to Treat

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After three weeks, crying was decreased in both groups, but the Lactobacillus reuteri infants demonstrated the greater reduction, from a mean of 370 minutes of crying per day at the beginning of the study to 35 minutes at the end. The placebo group's mean crying time went down from a mean of 300 minutes per day to 90 minutes per day. Stool examination also demonstrated a considerable decrease in the occurrence of E. coli among infants who got the Lactobacillus reuteri drops. Researchers considered that babies in the placebo group may have had an advancement since of reduced cow's milk in the mother's diet (Probiotic may soothe colicky babies, 2010).

On the whole, the conclusions sustain the idea that Lactobacillus reuteri may aid in reducing colic symptoms by making better gut motility and function, which in turn could decrease gas in the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal pain and cramping. Simultaneously,…… [Read More]

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Journal of Physics and Medicine

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To continue to rely on old models while new technology is available is negligence. Therefore the authors are adding to the knowledge base of this issue by offering a new model and pointing to a new direction for scientific research. Yet, they fail to do this in a manner that can be consumed by a wide readership. The need to review is based on that issue; the need to revise it is based on the very functional application of the research finding. Science can be interpreted in many ways, and the more common the denominator of language, the more widely available the knowledge will be. To keep such findings at the level where the researchers work from would be fine if that knowledge was only applicable to their inner laboratories. However, the findings have a very wide and very important application in the real world: to help cancer patients suffer…… [Read More]

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Holistic Medicine Holistic Nutrition Consultant Legal

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When the state of Florida enacted licensure laws, those who had been working in nutrition counseling before 1988 were permitted to apply for the designation licensed nutrition counselor (LNC). In order to designate that they are licensed in the state of Florida, LNC's may utilize the words nutrition counselor, licensed nutrition counselor, nutritionist, or licensed nutritionist in association with their names or places of business. Before 1988, there was no law that controlled the practice of nutrition counseling, LNC's may have been extremely competent or totally incompetent in the area of nutrition counseling. People who decide to use the services of an LNC will need to ask about their training background and education in order to establish whether or not the person is competent to practice. No matter what their background, LNC's must obtain continuing education units in order to keep their license to practice in Florida (Bobroff, 2009).

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Health and Medicine

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Health and Medicine

Twenty-Five Years of HealthCare

There have been numerous changes in the field of healthcare over the past twenty-five years. Many of these have occurred behind the scenes in areas such as regulation and documentation requirements. Others are obvious, such as advancement in medicines and technology. All have some degree of impact on the delivery of healthcare to the patient. Most have an impact on the cost of healthcare delivery. What area of change has made the greatest difference in the eyes of a long-term healthcare professional and what does the future have in store?

One healthcare professional, a nurse who is currently working as the Director of Nursing in a skilled nursing facility, thinks that the greatest area of change has been in patient education. Her opinion is that "we used to know it all and patients were simply the recipients of our care." She continued to…… [Read More]

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Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics Elizabeth

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Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard (2011) raises some of the legal issues attendant upon the new Affordable Care Act in regards to state vs. federal rights. The tenets of federalism, according to Weeks (2011), promote the rights of individual states above the rights of the federal government, which should be limited and narrowed inasmuch as is practically possible. The federal oversight and mandates that are built into this piece of legislation have been objected to by many states and individuals as overly intrusive, and Weeks (2011) provides an analysis of why the Affordable Care Act is objected to as a matter of law and as a matter of principle. Understanding this issue requires an understanding of the nature, sources, and functions of law as they are perceived in the United States in regards to healthcare.

The nature of laws in the United States are perceived by…… [Read More]

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HIV & Holistic Medicine The

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They are also associated with drug abuse and addiction, which can increase HIV risk through needle sharing and through decreasing the likelihood that safer-sex practices (such as condom use) will be used." (A Positive Life Aids Service Organizations, 2009)

VII. Management

The individual who is newly diagnosed with HIV infection should provide a history that is complete followed by a physical examination to check for clinical manifestations of the disease. It is critical to determine CD5 cell counts and plasma HIV-1-RNA levels for the purpose of establishment of the prognosis and informing the decision whether to begin antiretroviral therapy. The treatment regimen consists of combination antiretroviral therapy. The initial emphasis in newly HIV-diagnose patients should be "on counseling with regard to the disease process, limiting the risk of secondary transmission, ensuring that there is proper support for the patient, and building a trusting relationship between the patient and the caregiver."…… [Read More]

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Incidental Findings in Nuclear Medicine Scans

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Thyroid "hot spots" incidentally detected by whole body Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tormography (FDG-PET) scan

Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) whole body positron emission tormography (PET) scan is being used more often in the diagnostic follow-up or work-up of patients. In such conditions, positive PET scans with unanticipated hot spots within the thyroid region could be given the definition of thyroid FDG-PET incidentaloma, a name analogous to unexpected sonographic thyroid modules. A description of eight consecutive patients referred to the endoctrine department due to thyroid "hot spots" is given, incidentally detected by whole body FDG-PET scan. By applying ultrasound, histology reports, and fine needle aspiratory cytology (FNAC) in an experiment, an identification of pathology underlying thyroid FDG-PET incidentaloma will be attempted. FNAC showed a hint for surgery in all patients. Surgery has been carried out in 7 patients. There was a correct identification of malignancy in five patients; two having medullary thyroid carcinomas, one with…… [Read More]

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The Medicine of Ethical Care

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Kantian Ethics in Medicine

There is little doubt that the nurse did not do the right thing in reassuring the mother about her baby that slept through feeding time. What the nurse did was withhold valuable information about the health and livelihood of that newborn. The mother has a right to such information, and she has a right to it immediately. She should not have to take legal action or go through some form of documentation to ascertain these facts. Instead, she should be able to simply get that information by asking the nurse who is aware of the baby's lapse in breathing. From this perspective, the nurse is not fulfilling her job because she is not imparting this valued information to the person who needs to know this information more than anyone in the world: the mother of the child. Ergo, the nurse did not do the correct thing…… [Read More]

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Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Medicine and

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This in turn leads to cytoplasmic water retention and the buildup of viscous mucus in the lungs and other areas of the body. This is particularly problematic for the lungs because the thick mucus impairs clearance of invasive particles and infectious agents to maintain a sterile environment.

Microbial contamination of airway surfaces triggers an inflammatory response, including a massive invasion by neutrophils (Rodrigues et al., 2008). As the neutrophils react to bacterial contamination of the lung tissue they generate considerable amounts of cellular debris that increases the viscosity of the mucous, primarily by the deposition of genomic DNA and elastase proteins. The result of this process is chronic microbial lung infection, chronic immune-mediated inflammation, and progressive tissue damage. Because cystic fibrosis lung disease is so severe the life expectancy used to be late teens or early adulthood, but the development of more effective methods for disease management has almost doubled…… [Read More]

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Equine Sports Medicine Polo Is

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In conclusion, it is a commonly established fact that horses used in sports, and particularly in polo, require a level of special care in order to ensure their longevity and well-being. The current paradigms regarding animal care mandates that no animal should suffer cruelty at human hands. This also extends to the treatment and care of polo ponies. Owners are to do all in their power to prevent injury or death to their horses. This is why associations such as the United States Polo Association mandate a number of particular rules and regulations to ensure that polo ponies are being treated correctly.

Indeed, a recent press release by the Association indicated the approval of a law to randomly test the blood and urine of polo ponies to ensure that no irregularities or abuse occur. For the industry, it is vitally important to maintain healthy horses. This affects both the reputation…… [Read More]

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History of Modern Medicine Taj

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11. Existentialism

Existentialism is a philosophical perspective that emphasizes the larger reality of the external world beyond the specific human needs or goals of the individual. Its two most influential contributors are Nietzsche and Kierkegaard.

12. Information on the origins of Jazz

Generally, Jazz is believed to have originated in New Orleans, Louisiana after the Creoles who were originally from the West Indies and lived under Spanish and then French rule became American through the 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France. A series of racial segregation measures forced the well educated and classically trained black Creoles to live with uneducated, newly freed American slaves. Jazz evolved from the combination of the musical influences of the two different cultures.

13. Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz was a Twentieth Century Mexican writer and poet and was also a publisher and a diplomat. His writings were heavily influenced by his political beliefs and his intense…… [Read More]

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Homeopathic vs Traditional Medicine for Respiratory Infection Essay

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In an article titled A Homeopathic Combination Preparation in the Treatment of Feverish Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: An International Randomized Controlled Trial, researchers attempted to discover if homeopathic intervention could help patients deal with an upper respiratory tract infection better than traditional, standard medicine. Researchers placed patients into a randomized controlled trial to see if either type of medicine outperformed the other. randomized controlled multinational clinical trial, patients (age range 1-65 years) with feverish URTI received either on-demand symptomatic standard treatment (ST group: paracetamol, ambroxol, and/or oxymetazoline), or homeopathic medication (IFC group: Influcid) for 7 days plus the same on-demand standard treatment (Thinesse-Mallwitz, Maydannik, Keller, & Klement, 2015, p. 163).

The standard treatment given to the non-homeopathic group consisted of three choices. They were: paracetamol, oxymetazoline, and/or ambroxol. The type of homeopathic medicine administered to the homeopathic group was influcid. The treatments lasted for 7 days or one week.

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Records Show That Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM

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Records show that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is more than 2,000 years old, although there exist other written records that date back to 3,500 years earlier (Maclean and Shane 1999) and archaeological evidence that suggests it began at least 5,000 years ago. Although called traditional, it actually went through a series of changes and adaptations to various influences, such as politics, economics, science, technology and social and cultural alterations, to a point that Western medicine almost replaced it (Maclean and Shane), particularly with the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911. It was restored and regained popularity only by the middle 50s and, henceforth, has continued to serve and benefit the Chinese people, as well as the rest of the world today.

Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is founded on the qi, the natural life force or energy that constitutes everything and everyone in the universe.(Xi Yi Tang) - man, animals,…… [Read More]

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Modality and Public Health Naturopathic Medicine Is

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Modality and Public Health

Naturopathic medicine is a system for primary healthcare described as a science, an art, philosophy and the practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses. This is usually practiced by registered or licensed naturopathic physicians (Meadows, 2013). Naturopathic medicine is a tradition which is science-based which promotes the wellness of patients through the identification of unique aspects of every patient and then employs natural therapies that are non-toxic in order to restore their psychological, physiological as well as structural balance. Naturopathic medicine is not usually defined by the type of substances that are used rather it is defined by principles which underlie and therefore determine its practice (The Healing Arts Center, 2010). These principles include; the healing power that exists in nature, finding the cause of illnesses, causing no harm to patients, treating the whole person, prevention of illnesses and doctors acting as teachers to patients. Naturopathic…… [Read More]

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Ankle Injuries - Athletes Sports-Medicine

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Assessment is best performed during the "preswelling period on the sidelines" according to Trojan and McKeag (1998)

The avoidance of "chronic ankle pain, laxity, or arthritis can be accomplished through "appropriate treatment." The following table illustrates the differentiation in ankle injuries that exists:

Table 1. Useful Tests for Various Ankle Injuries

Injury Location

Specific Injury

Useful Test

Lateral

Inversion sprain

Lateral malleolus fracture

Osteochondritis dissecans

Peroneal tendon subluxation

Bifurcate ligament avulsion

Anterior drawer, talar tilt

X-ray as per Ottawa ankle rules

Mortise view ankle x-rays

Resisted dorsiflexion and eversion

X-rays

Medial

Medial ankle sprain

Medial malleolus fracture

Posterior tibialis tendon injury

Flexor hallucis longus tendinitis

Eversion stress

X-ray as per Ottawa ankle rules

Single heel-rise test

Resisted first-toe flexion

Posterior

Achilles tendon rupture

Os trigonum fracture

Thompson's

Weight-bearing lateral x-ray, tenderness on passive plantar flexion

Anterior

Syndesmosis sprain

Dorsiflexion injuries

Anterior tibialis tendon injury

Squeeze," external rotation

Side-to-side

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Ethics of Medicine

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Medical Dilemma

The Dilemma

The dilemma associated with this case study suggests that little is known or can be done with serious illness with any great confidence. At the heart of the issue is who is responsible for the sick child as it appears, but may not be true, that he cannot take care of himself and that his immune system needs to be guided by someone else.

The lack of a formal family and the unnatural formation of this family also contributes to the confusion of this ethical problem. The Christian Scientist mother of the child holds no biological claim to the child and is demanding a unique spiritual procedure to be used to the heal the child. Although this method is controversial and not based in traditional science, the laws allowing for this type of treatment are allowed in reasonable circumstance in many areas of the world.

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Zoology and Medicine

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LEECHES: Bloodsuckers, Life-And-Limb-Savers

"Nothing works as well as leeches when we need to get blood out of a (body) part."

Concannon).

Blood clotting is a life-saving body process, but when it endangers life or prevents the resolution of a torn tissue, leeches can come in handy. They have shown their worth as natural blood thinners, painkillers and surgical scavengers with the anticoagulant and anesthetic properties of their saliva. These saliva components hold much promise for the "treatment of cardiological and hematological disorders" (Sohn)

These squirmy bloodsuckers, which naturally occurred in ponds in the Medieval period, were used as a panacea for a variety of diseases and disorders in early times. Surgeons and barbers employed these worms in bloodletting, believing that removing some of the blood in an affected part would cure it. It remained useful until the coming of modern medicine, which discarded it, until its reappearance in the last…… [Read More]

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Medical Specialties Field in Medicine

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The cases oif children are different from adults because they are still gowing through a growth phase so any surgical treatment may require extra care. Specialists make sure that the future growth of bones and joints does not get hindered reulting in problems and complications at a later stage in life.

Trauma and Congenital Deformities: Emergency rooms and trauma centers are the places where injured come and these are the places where orthopedics serve. Prompt treatments by these surgeons have helped many around the world from disabilities by losing their body parts. Due to developments in the field people are now not only consult orthopedic surgeons for complexities created because of diseases or trauma but also for congenital deformities.

Training

Generally four years of medical school and one year of internship, residency or fellowship gives a person the title of MD but specialization requires extra training. After attaining the license…… [Read More]

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The New Medicine Revolution Telemedicine

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Projection Memo

This memo serves to project the volume that will be encountered at a tele-medicine operation. Of course, projections do not always hold true but they are usually closed if prepared correctly. However, the projection process must be done carefully and in an adept manner so that the proper workforce is on hand or is at least at the ready if activity spikes and the current staff on hand cannot handle the volume. When it comes to any sort of medicine or healthcare operation, it is important to keep wait times to a minimum and the customers happy. As such, a strong customer service mindset and proper projection methods should be in place. While keeping things lean and mean can seem attractive from a money standpoint, doing so can create a firestorm when the volume and overall lack of timely service starts to emerge.

Analysis

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The Institute of Medicine S Report on Nursing

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative on the Future of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published a guide for the future of nursing in the U.S., the purpose of which is to facilitate nurses, health care providers and community leaders with the tools they need to implement effective changes towards improving the health of their communities. This paper will discuss the key messages of the IOM report, the importance of the report for nursing, and what the state is doing in terms of its Action Coalition to achieve the goals outlined by the report.

The key messages of the IOM report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health are that nurses should 1) maximize their education and training in their practice by working to implement everything they have learned, 2) pursue further education/training through a program of continuing education that supports progress, and…… [Read More]

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Laughter as Medicine Studies

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Laughter is the Best Medicine?

A 2099 University of Maryland study of individuals with heart disease yielded the striking finding that there is scientific evidence that the act of laughing does have health-promoting effects. A study of 300 participants compared the responses of multiple-choice questionnaires designed to measure how much the subjects laughed in certain situations and general responses to anger and hostility. Half the subjects were known to have had heart disease and the other half did not and the individuals who had not suffered from heart disease had significantly more humorous responses to everyday situations than the experimental group (Murray 2009).

In this quantitative study, the design was purely correlational rather than causative. It could be argued that participants who responded with what the researchers considered to be more positive, lighthearted choices could have better had healthcare, not have been a part of historically discriminated-against groups and have…… [Read More]

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Adjusting to Medical Errors in Contemporary Medicine

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Reducing Medical Errors in the Modern Healthcare Setting

One of the biggest challenges impacting healthcare providers are the total number of medical errors that occur on a regular basis. These areas are problematic, as they are adversely effecting the safety and quality of care provided. This is because nurses are often overwhelmed from the increasing number of responsibilities and regulations. (Orgeas, 2010)

For example, a study that was conducted by Orgeas determined that the most critical departments (such as: the ICU) are facing these challenges with him saying, " Identifying medical errors (MEs) that serve as indicators for iatrogenic risk is crucial for purposes of reporting and prevention. An observational prospective multicenter cohort study of these MEs was conducted from March 27 to April 3, 2006, in 70 ICUs; 16 (23%) centers were audited. Harm from MEs was collected using specific scales. Fourteen types of MEs were selected as indicators;…… [Read More]

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Motivations for Pursuing a Career in Medicine

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Motivations for Pursuing a Career in Medicine

It is in my opinion that people strive and compensate for what they perceive they do not have: one tries to gain strength to overcome his or her weakness. My motivations for pursuing a career in medicine take root from my experience as a young adult in Yemen, my native country. Being an underdeveloped country, we were literally impoverished and not given the proper and basic social services that people should have, especially the women sector. In a country where female genital mutilation is practiced, I became witness to the harsh realities that women have to go through in their attempt to follow the society's norms and traditions, whether it adversely affects their lives and health or not.

Exposure to the needs of the people, especially those who cannot afford medical services provided for by hospitals in my country, made me realize that…… [Read More]

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TCM Gyn Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Both the second and the third phases last seven days. Critical to the third phase from a Western point-of-view is the moment of ovulation. Finally, TCM describes a pre-menstrual phase that also lasts seven days. During the pre-menstrual phase, the yang is stimulated and liver chi is mobilized.

The uterus is an interesting organ from a TCM perspective because it is both yin and yang (p. 8). Moreover, the uterus is systematically linked to several other organs: notably the Kidneys and Heart. Proper relationships between Uterus and Kidneys and Uterus and Heart must be maintained. The connection between Heart and Uterus ensures restoration of Blood and proper flow. Liver chi must also flow properly during the time of menstruation (p. 10). Furthermore, the uterus is not conceived of in TCM as an isolated organ but as part of a whole gynecological system that includes fallopian tubes and ovaries. Treatment of…… [Read More]

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Frankenstein's Influence on Science and Medicine the

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Frankenstein's Influence On Science And Medicine

The scientific concepts presented in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein helped introduce the public to concepts that would revolutionize the fields of science and medicine. First published in 1818, Frankenstein examined the role of science and religion, commenting on the dangers of "playing God." Frankenstein has been considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel written, and many of the concepts introduced have been further explored and developed which have led to the implementation of new and radical medical procedures present today.

Shelley exploits Victorian fears of scientific advancement and technology in Frankenstein. Driven by his desire to learn, Victor Frankenstein utilizes his formal and self-taught education to further develop his questions about science and natural philosophy. Frankenstein's thirst for knowledge leads him to study the works of "natural philosophers" such as Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus. Frankenstein states that with the guidance of…… [Read More]

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Folk Medicine and Traditional Customs

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Folk Beliefs: Health and Healing

There are many different kinds of “folk”—and they are typically defined by regional or geographical background, which determines to some extent their heritage, culture, traditions, norms, customs and beliefs. For example, the Appalachian folk have different customs and beliefs when it comes to health and healing than “folk” from Deep South or “folk” from the rural Eastern European countryside.

Some similarities in cross-cultural folk / traditional healing practices are the tendencies to self-medicate and to use homeopathic drugs—i.e., home-made ointments or treatments for illnesses that more modern patients would go to a doctor for. These include using an onion for an ear ache or using food to treat an illness of the body. Food is actually a treatment method that spans many cultures and can be found in traditional Asian culture as well as in folk culture in the U.S. Variations exist but they are…… [Read More]

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Approving Medicine

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Medical License

Licensing of anything is applying the legality of its use to a collective group of people. Understanding this concept is critical in developing an attitude towards the history of licensing of health care professionals. The purpose of this essay is to describe how it came to be that physicians are licensed and essentially under governmental control and direction. The essay will give a brief history of this process to help contextualize these efforts. Before concluding this essay will also address the importance of why the federal government is the sole licensing authority for physicians to dispense or prescribe control substances.

The Role of Government

Before realizing the impact of the licensing of health care professionals by the government, it is necessary to understand the role of the government. While it is historically and culturally acceptable to interpret the role of government as extremely important in guiding the citizens…… [Read More]

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Medical and Medicine Evidence-Based Nursing

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Generally, the level of evidence for most of the studies is low. Ten studies are classified as level 2c which represents 'outcomes research' (evidence is obtained from uncontrolled trials without randomization) and two studies are classified as level 5 meaning 'expert opinion without explicit critical appraisal'.

#5 Were the results similar from study to study?

What is best?

When the compiled studies are homogenous, statistical applications can be useful, and meta-analysis is achievable (Stevens, 2009).

This paper: Yes ( No ( xx Unclear (

Comment:

The studies were heterogeneous; therefore, meta-analysis could not be performed. Most of the included studies describe integrated processes but there is a variety in the described outcomes and processes within the models. At this moment standardized outcome measures in pain management are not available, so it is not always possible to make a proper comparison between the outcomes. Therefore, generalization of the results can be…… [Read More]

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Business - Ethical Medicine Ethical

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In medicine, for one example, pharmaceutical companies have established something of a tradition compensating physicians for their time in connection with contributing to educational seminars on topics within their professional expertise (Kolata 2008). This alone does not necessarily raise ethical issues, except that most of these initiatives include the presentations that lend themselves very naturally to creating impressions favorable to certain specific treatment choices over others. Where physician speakers are rewarded financially for their talks, ethical issues arise over the line between education and advertising.

The issue is particularly relevant in conjunction with medical research presentations without full disclosure of the degree to which the speaker is affiliated with or compensated directly by the sponsor. In some cases, physicians have begun declining the opportunities to participate in such capacity, after discovering that doing so could potentially undermine the response of fellow researchers by virtue of some of the natural assumptions…… [Read More]

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Washing in Nursing and Medicine

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Moreover, the specific cause of transmission are the low compliance rates of hospital personnel with basic antiseptic protocols such as simple hand washing. Surprisingly, the worst offenders were those with the highest degree of formal training: namely physicians and registered nurses. In some studies, compliance rates among hospital personnel were only between fifteen and thirty percent. Finally, empirical studies have also concluded that compliance rates are lowest in high-volume institutions and among understaffed medical units.

Solution

The solution is rather obviously quite simple. Among the most important aspects of reducing hospital-acquired nosocomial hospital infections is increasing the rates of hand washing among hospital personnel. Naturally, the more direct patient contact individual personnel have, the more important adherence to strict hand-washing policy is. Since physicians and nurses routinely care for many patients during a typical shift, it is crucial for them to become the most compliant rather than the least compliant…… [Read More]

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Medical and Medicine Perioperative Serum

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Another group demonstrated that when insulin infusion was initiated in patients in the operating room before sternotomy and continued until the third postoperative day that there was improved glucose control. There was a 57% decrease in mortality rate, compared with control groups who were treated with subcutaneous insulin. Patients with diabetes have been shown to have worse outcomes compared to patients without diabetes. There have been no relationship was found between the presence of diabetes and the influence of hyperglycemia on outcomes. Patients who have diabetes, even though they are at increased risk for adverse outcomes because of having diabetes, have been found to have the same risk as patients without diabetes. Based upon these findings it would seem reasonable to say that that Perioperative serum glucose control for patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass surgery would be an encouraged best practice.

It has been found that strict glucose control is…… [Read More]

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An Explanation of Malpractice in Medicine

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Medical malpractice is defined as "any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient" (Bal, 2009, p.340). Notability, while Bal (2009) defines this in the context of physicians, it is also important to realise that other medical practitioners, such as nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and occupational therapists, can also be subject to malpractice suits. The risks associated with an accusation of malpractice remain high, for example, in a recent report it was found that doctors in low risk specialty areas had a 75% chance of facing a malpractice claim, whereas those is high risk specialities had a 100% chance (Seabury, Lakdawalla, and Chandra, 2011). However, the incidence level of paid claims is reducing; in 2014 there were a total of 11,922 claims, a 4.3% decrease on the preceding year (Gamble,…… [Read More]

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Faith in Healing and Medicine

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Healthcare & Faith

The author of this report has been asked to answer a few questions pertaining to faith and healthcare. The first question will be a compare and contrast of Christianity and Buddhism using the seven worldview questions as a prism. The second question asks the author to do a comparative analysis of the two faith systems and religions. Next, the author will explain the author's personal spiritual perspective on healing. The author will then explain the critically common religions/beliefs when it comes to healing, prayer, meditation and so forth. Next, there will be a description of what would be important to patients of a faith that is delivered by healthcare providers that are of a different religious persuasion. Lastly, the author of this report will explain what was learn as part of this project. While the religions of the world are quite similar in many respects when it…… [Read More]

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Gonzales v Oregon and the Politics of Medicine

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Briefings on Administrative Law

Case facts

In 1994, the initial state law that gave physicians the authority to prescribe lethal amounts of controlled substances to terminally ill patients was established by Oregon. However, in 2001 the Attorney General Ashcroft affirmed that the physician-steered suicide dishonored the Controlled Substances Act enacted in 1970. The Attorney General threatened to revoke all the medical physician licenses of those who took part in the practice. As a result, Oregon took a step and filed a claim against Ashcroft in the federal district court. The Federal court and Ninth Circuit declared that Ashcroft's directive as illegal. Both courts asserted that the Controlled Substances Act did not authorize to the attorney general to control the physician-assisted suicide. The case touched on medical issue that was historically entrusted to the states (Lindsay 2006).

Issue

The actual issue from the case is whether the Control Substance Act grants…… [Read More]

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Medical and Medicine Oral Health

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Limited information about oral hygiene and difficulty accessing preventive dental care are thought to add to the racial and income difference in the incidence of caries. Underprivileged and minority kids are more probable to have untreated dental decay, compared with more wealthy white children. In a recent examination of national survey data, the General Accounting Office found that underprivileged children had five times more untreated decay than did children from higher earnings families. Untreated decay can result in troubles with eating and drinking, talking, and education. Children who are underprivileged experience twelve times the number of limited activity days caused by dental troubles, compared with more wealthy children (Lewis, Grossman, Domoto and Deyo, 2000).

The baby teeth start to come through at varying ages throughout a child's first year of life. A child is vulnerable to tooth rot as almost immediately as their first teeth come in if they…… [Read More]

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Internet Revolution and Medicine

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Role of Informatics in Healthcare

The author of this report has been asked to find an electronic service or mechanism that is involved with the prescription of medications. The source will be identified and explained in terms of how it can be of benefit in a clinical setting. The types of information that it will provide will be listed but there will also be some limitations that need to be pointed out as well. The cost that will be associated with the service or product will be assessed and there will be an assessment as to whether that cost is reasonable and proper. The limitations related to the cost will be summarized as well. Whether or not the overall service or program is useful will be mentioned. While E-Prescribing cannot be used in all applications and situations, it is an idea that has emerged as common-sense and ready for extensive…… [Read More]

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Seasonal Ingredients Derived From Chinese Medicine

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Medicinal cuisine is based on seasonal ingredients. Spring, summer, fall and winter have their own specific diets. The concept of seasonal ingredients means that we must be careful to adjust our diet to get the necessary nutrition to survive the season. Seasonal ingredients help strengthen our immune system and prevent and treat the diseases which most often occur during those seasons.

During the spring, the liver can cause the body to exhibit fatigue, eyestrain, headaches, dizziness and drowsiness.

The seasonal food ingredients for the spring are (Korean) wild chive, shepherd's purse, water parsley. And angelica tree sprout.

TCM ingredients for the spring are chuan xiong, dang gui, ju hua, gou qi zi, jie geng, ge gen, bo he, fu pen zi and raisin tree fruit.

In summer, the weather is hot and fruits get ripe. Our body heat is elevated and there is an additional risk of heart problems and…… [Read More]

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Sports Medicine and Rehabilitating Athletes

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Rehabilitative Biomechanics

There are various exercise science and wellness promotion sub-disciplines, such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport nutrition, rehabilitative biomechanics, and sport psychology. Each relates to my career options as offering a significant approach to the workplace environment via a strong degree in kinesiology. The career path of my choice is to enter into rehabilitative biomechanics and therefore to pursue a degree in kinesiology, so as to become familiar with using exercises and machines to help injured persons become mobile again. The study will focus on the mechanics of movement and how the anatomy of the body impacts range of motion and what can be done to strengthen specific target areas of the body.

As far as certification or licensing goes, it all depends on which type rehabilitation I would like to specialize in. I could obtain certification for golfers looking to maintain their bodies for the sport from the…… [Read More]

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Five Tastes in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Spicy or pungent taste generates a warming effect. It stimulates the circulation of blood, energy, lymphatic fluid, sweat, saliva and tears. The pungent taste counteracts poor digestion, poor circulation and mucus production. Because pungency helps scatter energy, it should be limited for individuals experiencing fatigue. Because excessive amounts of spicy foods can exhaust energy reserves, they should be used sparingly. Examples of foods with a spicy taste include ginger, black pepper and jalapenos.

Salty Taste

The salty taste generally reduces temperature, stabilizes and regulates fluid balance, and has a softening effect. Salty taste is beneficial to hardened lymph nodes and can reduce masses and cysts. However, excessive salt consumption can harm the kidneys by causing water retention and high blood pressure. Those struggling with dehydration and anemia are advised to avoid salty foods. Seaweed, salt and soy sauce are examples of foods with a salty taste.

Sweet Taste

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Genomic Medicine

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Human Genome Project

Launched in 1990 as a collaborative initiative between the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Human Genome Project completed its goal ahead of time despite the enormous challenges that were involved (Greene, 2006). The goals of the Human Genome Project included developing comprehensive genetic and physical maps of the human genome in order to determine the complete nucleotide sequence of the three billion base pairs that make up the human DNA and to identify the estimated 100,000 genes that are contained within the human genome (Greene, 2006). To determine the importance and implications of the HGP, this paper reviews the relevant literature, followed by a summary of the research and salient findings concerning this initiative in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

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How will research in the Human Genome Project further medical research? What disorders are most likely to benefit from the…… [Read More]

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Public Health Funding Be Directed Towards Complementary

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public health funding be directed towards complementary medicine?

Complementary Medicine

An Argumentative Essay

Complementary medicine describes the use of therapies and herbal medicines which are not commonly practiced by doctors. The term itself refers to getting a medical treatment by doctor and simultaneously getting such therapies so both treatments work together to improve the patient's health. Many of the therapies or herbal medicines have been a part of our lives but most of us do not know that they are under the umbrella term of complementary medicine. Another term is attached to complementary medicine and that is alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is when we use only these herbal medicine or therapies as a treatment instead of conventional medicine, which is commonly practiced by medical. With the increase in preference of complementary medicine and the requests for it to be used more regularly by patients, it is gradually replacing the term…… [Read More]

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Life Before Tylenol and Prozac

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Choice # 2: I also made the decision to make critical thinking a part of this course, instead of merely focusing on the history or technical aspects. I want students to be able to form their own opinions about folk medicine based on what they have learned.

Name and describe one of your projects strengths.

One of the main strengths of this project is that it combines fun with fact. In other words, it is not just a dry look at the history of folk medicine, but it will include interesting anecdotes and some bizarre and funny rituals and practices as well. I went this direction because I want to keep things interesting and keep the students engaged.

Name and describe one of my projects weaknesses.

The main weakness of this project is that it may be difficult to include all of the many aspects of folk medicine in detail…… [Read More]

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Consent in Cam Consent and

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They have no formal oversight authority. Practices regarding informed consent are inconsistent. This poses a major concern for patient safety while using CAM.

Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been criticized for a lack of standards in the delivery of services. Holexa and Caspi (2005) found that this lack of standards extends into the practice of informed consent. Patients often do not have access to proper information during the decision-making process. This increases the potential for healthcare oversights and mistakes.

Conclusion

When one examines informed consent issues, it is found that they are similar to the issues addressed in conventional therapies. The Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute (2008) has developed a set of informed consent and ethics that it requires member practitioners to follow. An examination of this article reveals that standards require full disclosure of evidence-based research regarding the procedure. It requires confidentiality of the procedure, professional courtesy, peer review…… [Read More]

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Medical Ethics Is a Topic That Is

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Medical Ethics

Ethics is a topic that is nearly as old as the human race. Ethics is sometimes referred to a branch of philosophy called moral philosophy. Ethics is often conceptualized as a code or a system meant to categorize or otherwise classify as well as recommend behavior that is right and behavior that is wrong. Ethical codes often describe what right and wrong is in general as well. The practice or application of ethical codes in medicine is additionally an old concept. Some of the oldest and greatest civilizations called for the practice of ethics in medicine. The paper will explore and demonstrate the necessity of ethics in medicine.

Upon completing the requirements for a medical degree, newly degreed physicians take the Hippocratic oath. The Hippocratic oath was originally composed in the 5th century BC. Hippocrates lived during the ancient Greek civilization and is considered in western cultures as…… [Read More]

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Cranberries Vaccinium Macrocarpon Are Indigenous

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A., Reynolds, Y., Rodriguez, G., Camesano, T.A. (2008). Cranberry changes the physicochemical surface properties of E. coli and adhesion with uroepithelial cells. Colloids Surf B. Biointerfaces. 2008 Feb 26 [Epub ahead of print]. Retrieved April 5, 2008 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18378432?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

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Raz, R., Chazan, B., Dan, M. (2004). Cranberry juice and urinary tract infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 May 15;38(10):1413-9. Epub 2004 Apr 26. Retrieved April 5, 2008 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15156480?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Schmidt, D.R. & Sobota, a.E. (1988). An examination of the anti-adherence activity of cranberry juice on urinary and nonurinary bacterial isolates. Microbios. 1988;55(224-225):173-81.

Sobota, a.E. (1984). Inhibition of bacterial adherence by cranberry juice: potential use for the treatment…… [Read More]

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Chinese Herbalism

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Growing Wiser; Herbal Medicine," and it was published in The Economist (U.S.) in 2007. The article begins by referring to the age-old debate between traditional (pharmaceutical) medicine and herbal medicine. The irony here is that many of the sanitized, manufactured pharmaceutical cures we swallow today are herbal in origin. The process that purifies them and makes them more reliable and more effective is an improvement on herbal remedies that have been used for many years.

According to the article, Indian herbal remedies are being repackaged by an Indian-based company called The Golden Triangle Partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to legitimize herbal medicine by making it more scientific. This seems like a good idea to me, melding the old with the new in order to keep people healthy.

Reference: Growing wiser; Herbal medicine. (Modernising herbal medicine) (2007) The

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Admission for Doctor of Naturopathic

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I am convinced that though the development of critical skills and expertise in the field of Naturopathy is critical and remains my primary goal for joining your institution, I can only be able to transform what I will learn into societal benefits through enhanced interpersonal relations with a diverse clientele.

If considered for admission for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program, I plan to work hard and diligently so as to achieve my goals while making relevant contributions towards the advancement of the institution's mission. To tell you a little about myself, I am a self-motivated individual with a keen interest in understanding the workings of the human body. I am also outgoing and based on comments from those who know me, I also happen to be a generous and kindhearted person who abhors any kind of human suffering. I believe that my personality, key interests and personal mission fit the…… [Read More]

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Angiomax Case Analysis Will the Angiomax Product

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Angiomax Case Analysis

Will the Angiomax product be a low or a high priced product? Why?

Given the concepts and frameworks as defined by Dolan and Gourville in their accumulated research on pricing, it is clear the Angiomax product will be able to sustain a significantly higher price over time. The overall premise of The Medicines Company is based on taking products that have not succeeded in the market, and re-introducing them, often at a higher price. This strategy works out exceptionally well as it often yields significantly higher gross margins.

Heparin was most likely priced to re-cover Research & Development (R&D) expenses in addition to ensuring there was just enough gross margin for the distribution channel to take the product on. This approach to pricing the product ensured it would be seen as a commodity, as the accumulated research of Dolan and Gourville confirm. While there are a multiplicity…… [Read More]

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Social Interactions Between Alternative Therapists

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There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporates medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and France. " (2002)

The American Medical Association additionally reports: "Acupuncture has been used by millions of American patients and performed by over 5,000 U.S. physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions. After reviewing the existing body of knowledge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reclassified acupuncture needles from the category of "experimental medical devices" in 1996 and now regulates them just as it does other devices, such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes, under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility." (2002) Stated in conclusion by the American Medical Association relating to acupuncture is: "In addition to a positive clinical-therapeutic outcome, reported benefits to patients include avoidance of toxic side effects of pharmaceutical…… [Read More]

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Health Care Drugs There Are Many Ethical

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Health Care Drugs

There are many ethical and moral decisions to be made with drugs are available in health care facility. As department manager, a set of procedures and protocols regarding the handling, storing and monitoring of drugs is necessary to ensure the safety of the patients and employees. Within this set of procedures, generic drugs, controlled drugs, and all charting is necessary so that all drugs can be documented in order to keep track of everything and to keep all employees honest (Pamela Anderson, 2010). This is because no medicine is without side effects and some are worse than others."In any situation where care-workers are responsible for the looking after and giving of medicines to other people, be they young or old, healthy or sick, it is important to follow a set of general principles to ensure that this is done safely. In some ways this is similar to…… [Read More]