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Concerns over Zika virus growing rapidly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued additional travel warnings for pregnant women as the Zika virus outbreak continues. Initially, the CDC listed 14 countries, but they just added eight more countries in South America, the Caribbean and Polynesia....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Every few years, we gather around our television screens, eyes wide, holding our breath, waiting for the home team to win gold. But for those lucky few who get to be at the heart of the action, it's an entirely different experience. Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, knows...

source: Advance for NPs & PAs

With the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) community appearing in the news so frequently these days, questions about this cohort have been moved to the forefront of society. Healthcare providers sometimes struggle with the care and management of transgender...

source: Advance Healthcare Network

Acetaminophen did not increase the rates of asthma attacks among young children with mild asthma who were given the drug to reduce fever or pain when compared with ibuprofen, a small randomized trial found. Among participants, ages 12 months to 59 months, who received a...

source: MedPage Today

A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury. Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can develop other serious, chronic conditions, such as depression and thinking and memory...


A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. Researchers studied 44 patients between the ages of 40 and 85 who had mild memory problems. The investigators found that...

source: HealthDay News

Physicians are in a unique position to help victims of human trafficking as they are likely to encounter them in emergency rooms and clinics, says Dona Constantine, senior risk management and patient safety specialist...

source: FierceHealthcare


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