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How to Treat a Chemical Peel Burn

How to Treat a Chemical Peel Burn

A chemical peel is a dermatological procedure used to improve skin's appearance. Chemical peels can reduce acne, wrinkles, fine lines, skin discolorations and sun damage. Chemicals are applied to the skin which essentially burn it, causing the top layers to peel away. You can't get a chemical peel w......[Read More]
Salt or Sugar for Your Injured Brain?

Salt or Sugar for Your Injured Brain?

Which of these agents more effectively lowers intracranial pressure in TBI patients? This new study investigates.......[Read More]
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

This article profiles the winners of the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes scientific abstract and poster competition.......[Read More]
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in an ED Chest Pain Unit

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in an ED Chest Pain Unit

Is stress-only myocardial perfusion imaging beneficial in evaluating chest pain patients in the ED?......[Read More]
Fire System Inspection Training

Fire System Inspection Training

A fire system inspection training course examines a variety of tools that professionals use to inspect buildings and equipment, with a focus on fire hazard detection techniques and fire prevention procedures.......[Read More]
Flood Safety Precautions

Flood Safety Precautions

A river rising, potentially causing a flood.flood image by Mirek Hejnicki from Fotolia.comLike other natural disasters, there are safety precautions that everyone can take to help protect themselves and their home in case of a flood. Floods can be the result of heavy rain, a water main.........[Read More]
How to Use Marcaine

How to Use Marcaine

Marcaine is a local anesthetic in the amino amide group. It is intended for use only in a hospital setting. The generic name is bupivacaine, which is also sold under other names such as Marcain, Sensorcaine and Vivacaine. Marcaine is used in situations that require local anesthesia such as epidurals......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Wounds & Bleeding?

What Are the Treatments for Wounds & Bleeding?

Wounds that open the skin require some kind of observation and treatment. Sometimes this treatment is simply to clean the area to prevent infection, but deeper, larger or more serious wounds can require more care.......[Read More]
Is Mortality After Injury Affected by Genetic Variations in the ANS?

Is Mortality After Injury Affected by Genetic Variations in the ANS?

Commentary on a study on whether autonomic nervous system genetic variations affect mortality after injury, published May 2009 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.......[Read More]
First Aid for Drowning in Children

First Aid for Drowning in Children

Learn the steps to take for a drowning emergency.......[Read More]
Why US Healthcare Costs Are Out of Control: Two Insiders' Perspectives

Why US Healthcare Costs Are Out of Control: Two Insiders' Perspectives

Drs. Frank Veith and Zvonimir Krajcer offer half a dozen reasons why US healthcare costs are out of control.......[Read More]
Never Do Unto Others...

Never Do Unto Others...

How far would you go for science? These physicians tested the limits -- and some paid with their lives.......[Read More]
A Center of Care: The PCMH Gains Steam

A Center of Care: The PCMH Gains Steam

The patient-centered medical home is coming--but what does it mean for hospitalists?......[Read More]
How to Check Out Medical Doctors

How to Check Out Medical Doctors

Good health is a priority for all. We eat nutritional foods, exercise and practice stress reduction techniques. All this helps, but when we get sick we need competent medical care from an empathetic doctor. Before the days of the Internet it was difficult to know which doctor was best suited for you......[Read More]
Platelet-rich Plasma in Skin Ulcer Treatment

Platelet-rich Plasma in Skin Ulcer Treatment

The use of platelet-rich plasma and plasma rich in growth factors is a relatively new approach for wound management. Is it safe and effective?......[Read More]
Special Report: Obamacare

Special Report: Obamacare

This special report on the Affordable Care Act focuses on what it might mean for hospital medicine and hospitalists. How will it impact access, affordability, capacity, and delivery?......[Read More]
Acidic Environment and Wound Healing: A Review

Acidic Environment and Wound Healing: A Review

What role does the acidic environment play in the promotion of wound healing?......[Read More]
What Can Be Used for Protection on the Ground for Play Areas?

What Can Be Used for Protection on the Ground for Play Areas?

Play area ground cover has evolved dramatically from cement and asphalt to soft rubber surfaces.empty playground image by Wimbledon from Fotolia.comOver the last few decades, the face of public play areas has changed dramatically. With new safety regulations, public play area ground.........[Read More]
How to Treat an Itching Wound

How to Treat an Itching Wound

The good news: When a wound starts to itch, that means it's healing. Medically speaking, that itching sensation is caused by the growth of new tissue. The bad news is that itching, well, itches. This can be extremely irritating, but scratching an itchy wound can often slow the healing process and......[Read More]