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…
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…
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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.