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Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines in the US - a Historical Overview

Author: Debbie Miller, RN
Submitted: October 12, 2010. Updated: October 15, 2010.
Category: Endocrinology | Family Medicine | Gynecology | Obstetrics | Internal Medicine | Nutrition | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Pediatrics

Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not… Read more... (Comments: 4)

Parks P, RN's avatar

Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia - more common than believed

Author: Parks P, RN
Submitted: July 10, 2009. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Family Medicine | Hematology | Nursing

Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a severe immune reaction to heparin. Heparin is the most common prescribed anticoagulant in the United States. HIT is a potentially fatal condition it can lead to amputation and loss of limbs; it is more common… Read more... (Comments: 1)


Theresa Jones, RN's avatar

No health insurance? Where to go during the financial crisis

Author: Theresa Jones, RN
Submitted: March 02, 2009. Updated: October 19, 2009.
Category: Family Medicine | Nursing

As our healthcare crisis continues to rise there is an increase in the population who are finding difficulty in accessing healthcare.

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