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Visalia, California: It's flu season, but not everyone with flu-like symptoms have the flu.  12-year-old Alyssa Alcaraz showed the signs of the flu and it was just assumed she had the flu since the flu has been so widerspread.  Unfortunately that assumption delayed the prescription of antiobiotics which she really needed.  It wasn't until Alyssa died that they found out she...[ Read More... ]
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Good job for Dr. David Hawk, a foot doctor in Tennessee, who saved the life of an elderly man, coming in for toenail clipping, who suffered a heart attack:Tennessee Foot and Ankle Clinic, LENOIR CITYHe takes care of everything from ingrown toenails to ankle and foot surgeries, but a regular visit for one man almost became his last.“I was calling his name out yelling, ‘Come on!...[ Read More... ]
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On Thursday the billionaire owner of Insys Therapeutics was arrested and charged for bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud for the illegal distribution of Subsys, a Fentanyl under-the-tongue spray, meant for cancer patients.  Federal charges include: racketeering, conspiracy to commit fraud, and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback law.The indictment:"As alleged, these executives...[ Read More... ]
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The nursing home Capital Health And Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock, Arkansas has a 1/5 star overall rating, "Much Below Average", on the Medicare.gov listing.  And there is a reason for it.A report from the Department of Health and Human Services found very unhealthy confiditions:The survey found the nursing home “failed to ensure necessary care and services were provided...[ Read More... ]
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While the Freestyle Libre website accurately words what the new glucose monitor is, all websites reporting it have not completely.From Mashable: "Use sensors instead of needles to check your glucose level":Diabetics who have been pricking their fingers for years finally have another option. Freestyle Libre is a small patch that can be easily applied to the upper-arm. With a simple scan, the...[ Read More... ]
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Two stories in the news recently within weeks of each other of babies who have contracted herpes from an unknown source.  Herpes can cause really painful cold sores and even life threatening effects on the body.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cold sores are highly contagious. They can be spread through saliva, skin-to-skin contact, or even touching an object contaminated by...[ Read More... ]
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Green LED lights reduced migraine pain 40-50 percent in study
Los Angeles study.  Dr. Mohab Ibrahim and Rajesh Khanna tested green LED lights and white LED lights on a small sample of people with chronic migraines.  Participants in the trial were asked to starte at the lights for 1-2 hours a day over a 10 week period.  The green lights proved to be succssful, reducing migraine pain 40 to 50 percent.Participant Debi Lesneski:"It was one...[ Read More... ]
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One single night of interrupted sleep increases brain proteins which are believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, researches reported in a study published in the journal Brain Monday.  Sleep helps the body clear away these compounds, amyloid and tau, while interrupting sleep may lead to a compound build-up."When people had their slow-wave sleep disrupted, their amyloid levels increased by...[ Read More... ]
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Very informative article co-published by ProPublica and NPR, "The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth":The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often...[ Read More... ]
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New treatment for sepsis: Vitamin C, hydrocortisone, thiamine
Vitamin C given intravenously is different than orally; it can nfluence the immune system's response to inflammation, says Dr. Berry Fowler, researcher at Virgina CommonWealth University in Richmond.  And the clinical results support it.via "Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis"Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School,...[ Read More... ]
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Skin dimpling sign of breast cancer.
Kylie Armstrong of Melbourne Australia posted on Facebook a couple weeks ago a very personal photo of a lesser known sign of breast cancer to share a very important message and it went viral:   Kylie Armstrong about 2 weeks agoPlease take a good look at this photo.These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of BREAST CANCER!This is what MY BREAST...[ Read More... ]
Freestyle Libre, Sharp sensor pierces skin to make readings
While the Freestyle Libre website accurately words what the new glucose monitor is, all websites reporting it have not completely.From Mashable: "Use sensors instead of needles to check your glucose level":Diabetics who have been pricking their fingers for years finally have another option. Freestyle Libre is a small patch that can be easily applied to the upper-arm. With a simple scan, the...[ Read More... ]
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