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Promoting Thyroid Cancer Awareness

Promoting Thyroid Cancer Awareness | Opinion Article

According to recent estimates, approximately 62,980 people in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014, a nearly 5% increase from 2013. The incidence is rapidly increasing among all age groups, and thyroid cancer is especially common in women, who represent three of every four people diagnosed with the disease.…

Assessing Women’s Knowledge of Stroke Warning Signs

Assessing Women’s Knowledge of Stroke Warning Signs | Feature

A national study has found that knowledge of stroke warning signs is low among women, especially Hispanics. The data highlight an important knowledge gap that warrants effective clinical counseling strategies and public awareness campaigns that target women.

Dealing With Diabetes & Depression

Dealing With Diabetes & Depression | Feature

Rates of depression are significantly higher for patients with diabetes, especially those who are elderly, when compared with people without diabetes. About 20% to 30% of patients with diabetes suffer from clinically relevant depressive disorders. “Depression can worsen glycemic control in those with diabetes,” says Jason C.…

Treatment Trends for Type 2 Diabetes

Treatment Trends for Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

Treatments for type 2 diabetes have grown in complexity, while older therapies continue to be replaced or supplemented by newer ones. Monitoring these patterns is critical as emerging research compares safety and effectiveness of newer therapies versus older treatments.

Guidance on HCP Attire to Prevent Infections

Guidance on HCP Attire to Prevent Infections | Feature

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has issued a guidance paper on healthcare personal (HCP) attire for those practicing in non-operating room settings. Recommendations are made to help prevent the transmission of healthcare-associated infections through HCP attire.

MCI & AD: Searching for Protective Strategies

MCI & AD: Searching for Protective Strategies | Opinion Article

According to current data, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of mortality in the United States. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can occur as people age and may lead to the development of dementia or AD. Studies suggest that patients with MCI have a 10-fold increased risk of developing dementia when compared with those who are cognitively normal.…

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer | Feature

Total thyroidectomy with central lymph node dissection is recommended in patients with medullary thyroid cancer. New research suggests that the number of lymph node metastases should be incorporated into staging of the disease and that surgery should be tailored to tumor.

Practical Web Apps to Prepare EDs for Disasters

Practical Web Apps to Prepare EDs for Disasters | Opinion Article

To help EDs prepare for major disasters, scientists at Johns Hopkins University’s National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) have developed several web-based digital applications. These apps offer advanced research, training, and educational programs to address needs for planning and responding to these events.…

Guidance for Social Media Use in Emergency Medicine

Guidance for Social Media Use in Emergency Medicine | Feature

Recommendations have been developed for emergency medicine residency programs and leaders on the appropriate use and regulation of social media. The guide can also be a valuable resource for all programs to establish a social media presence.

Cardiac Tests & Treatments to Avoid

Cardiac Tests & Treatments to Avoid | Opinion Article

In collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at risk for it.…

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