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August 2018

Ketamines Show Promise With Opioid Treatment

Ketamine is a drug long used for anesthesia. Depression is a disorder that is very hard to treat in some people. There are limited numbers of medications doctors can use at present. Research is now showing that for some people, ketamine use is helping with their depression.

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Sleep Issues Impact Health in Myriad of Ways

Sleep is something we all need but few of us realize just how important it is for our overall health. Too little sleep on a chronic basis can increase the chance of you having issues with weight gain. It also impacts how alert you are when driving or going about your day.

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Rabies Transmission and Attempts at Control

Rabies is a virus that has a fatal outcome if it is not treated in humans. In the US, most states have laws that make it mandatory to have cats, dogs, and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies each year. In some cases, they can use the three-year vaccine but the pet needs to receive a booster if they come in contact with a rabid animal.

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Addressing the Emotional Toll of Harmful Medical Events

We are all human. And as humans, while we strive to not commit errors, it can happen. The fact there are two victims of every error. One of them is, of course, the patient and their family. The second one has been identified as the staff who were involved with the event. Both groups require acknowledgment and need further research.

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Bioengineered Tooth Replacement Can Open Doors to New Therapies

Tissue engineering offers new possibilities for treating many health issues. For nearly everyone, dealing with dental issues is hard. Once the dentin in our teeth is disrupted by trauma or cavities, the dentin-pulp complex will need help for regeneration. In an effort to stop tooth loss, research is being developed to regenerate and repair the pulp to preserve the tooth.

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Winning Tactics For Avoiding Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss

As kids head back to school, most parents share a common worry. Will my child be up to speed with their peers? “Brain drain” is a common phenomenon that takes its toll on many, if not most, children during the warm, hazy summer months. Thanks to summer programs offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), parents will no longer have to worry because these programs will keep their child’s brain sharp! Teachers also can take a deep breath because the lessons they worked so hard to instill will not evaporate. Together parents and teachers can use these programs to stem the tide of summer learning loss!

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Reasons Doctors are Leaving Their Calling: Burnout

Ever since the implementation of electronic health records and the restraints of the Affordable Care Act, doctors have been leaving the workforce in increasing numbers. Many doctors have said it is because of with the electronic records they are always waiting for someone to put the information in the system, creating sometimes life-threatening delays in care. In addition, there has been a decrease in the numbers of young adults entering medical schools. This combination creates the shortage of manpower and the greater chance of burnout.

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Why Personal Injury Lawyers Are Essential For Your Success

Personal Injury Lawyer

Over 37,000 Americans die in a road crash every year according to statistics from the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) and an additional 3.5 million Americans are injured or disabled. A statistic from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that drunk driving is still the number one cause of death on American roadways. A personal injury lawyer can come to your rescue if you have been affected by a road crash injury or disability and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Drug Resistant TB: A Growing Global Epidemic Even In This Modern Day of Medications and Treatments

Drug Resistant TB

Tuberculosis continues to be a major healthcare problem even in this modern day of multiple medications and treatments. With growing difficulty concerning drug resistance, new drugs and repurposing of old standbys are needed more than ever.

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