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The Endovascular Revolution: It's Working

The Endovascular Revolution: It's Working

Frank Veith, MD, observes that endovascular techniques are commonly used in many procedures, but we must be cautious about their over-use.
Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE)-Credits

Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE)-Credits

AuthorJan Nissl, RN, BSAuthorEllie RodgersEditorGeri MetzgerEditorSusan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBAAssociate EditorLila HavensAssociate EditorTracy LandauerPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam M. Green, MD - Emergency MedicinePrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ...
How to Get Your Sense of Taste Back

How to Get Your Sense of Taste Back

As the sense most associated with food and diet, taste not only helps you to enjoy a great meal, it's also vital to keeping you safe. Among other things, a healthy sense of taste helps people immediately recognize foods that they are allergic to and also helps them avoid foods that are stale or may
Finger Dislocation Treatment

Finger Dislocation Treatment

Finger dislocation is a common injury. It occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal position. Finger dislocation can occur in any of the joints ...
Association Between Postop Complication and Readmission

Association Between Postop Complication and Readmission

Will increased efforts to reduce postop complications result in reduced hospital readmission rates?
How to Heal Sun Poisoning on Your Lips

How to Heal Sun Poisoning on Your Lips

Sun poisoning of the lips is a painful result of overexposure to the sun, similar to sunburned skin that occurs on other parts of the body. Since the lips are constantly being used for eating and talking, sun poisoning of the lips can be an extremely uncomfortable condition. The symptoms of sun pois
Law Enforcement on Wireless Alarms

Law Enforcement on Wireless Alarms

Home security systems offer great protection during a break-in. Properly functioning and installed, wireless alarms can send a rapid message to your local police, which will involve them from the onset.
Washington Watch: Congress Faces Key Deadlines

Washington Watch: Congress Faces Key Deadlines

Congress has passed a temporary stop-gap, but what will it do in January when the debt ceiling rears its ugly head again?
Emergency and Hospital Medicine: A Call for Collaboration

Emergency and Hospital Medicine: A Call for Collaboration

Emergency physicians and hospitalists often share common responsibilities. Could patient care be positively impacted by improved cooperation between the two specialties?
How to Develop an Evacuation Map

How to Develop an Evacuation Map

Evacuations can be a necessity at any point in time and from any type of location or facility. Understanding the layout of a building or area is a key element in understanding how the area would best be evacuated in the event of a fire or other disaster. Developing an evacuation map is a first step
How to Stop Bleeding With Yarrow

How to Stop Bleeding With Yarrow

In Greek mythology, the hero Achilles used yarrow to treat his wounds and those of fellow soldiers. Yarrow is a medicinal plant found all over the world and can grow anywhere, from meadows and pastures to wastelands and sides of highways. Yarrow contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory unstable oil
ED Noise: Mental Activation or Mental Stress?

ED Noise: Mental Activation or Mental Stress?

The ED can be a noisy environment. Could it impact clinicians' ability to perform decision-making tasks?
Unnecessary Overuse of Medical Care Causes Waste and Harm

Unnecessary Overuse of Medical Care Causes Waste and Harm

Is 'more' always better? The old adage of 'might help, can't hurt,' is now understood not only to be wrong, but costly.
Preventing Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in the Emergency Department

Preventing Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in the Emergency Department

Several studies have examined the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy, but few address the unique time limitations that physicians in the emergency department face in treating patients.
Red Cross CPR Facts

Red Cross CPR Facts

The Red Cross is responsible for ensuring countless individuals in society are CPR certified. Whether a teacher or educator or simply a member of society, knowing CPR is important and may save someone's life in the long run. Knowing these simple techniques may also allow you to help someone in your
Ask the Experts on...Appendicular Adenocarcinoma?

Ask the Experts on...Appendicular Adenocarcinoma?

What treatment do I have to propose to a patient with appendicular carcinoma?
Skin Hardness Measurement in Hypertrophic Scars

Skin Hardness Measurement in Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars and keloids represent the abnormal result of cutaneous tissue repair after an acute injury and are characterized by an excessive synthesis of collagen due to the increased activity of different types of fibroblasts.