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Month: January 2012

Major Depression & Migraine Linked

Migraine appears to be strongly associated with later development of major depressive episodes (MDEs), according to findings from a Canadian study. Patients with migraine were 60% more likely to develop MDEs when compared with...

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Video Monitoring Improves Hand Hygiene Practices

New York investigators suggest that remote video auditing combined with feedback appears to produce significant and sustained hand hygiene improvements. Prior to implementing the video-auditing program, hand hygiene rates were...

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Boosting Surgical Trainee Confidence

During the transition from medical school to independent practice, residency training is critical for the development of physician confidence. According to recent studies, confidence in one’s own capabilities during surgery...

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Managing Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy

The effects of pregnancy on the thyroid gland are profound. The gland is required to produce a 50% increase in thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). While a healthy thyroid should respond well to pregnancy, women with...

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