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How nurses can help with the challenges of the ACA

April 22, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has now swung more fully into action as the first major deadline has come and gone. We all know that information is a form of power, and since nurses are indeed the most trusted professionals in the United States, we can be certain that many patients will turn to us for advice on navigating the ACA. As the ACA continues to become implemented more robustly, what responsibility do nurses carry vis-à-vis the education of our patients regarding the promises and challenges of this historic legislation?

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‘Onychomycosis Update’ by Dr Warren Joseph at ACFAOM 2014

April 22, 2014

On Saturday, June 7, Dr.

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Meet Amol Saxena, DPM and Richard Bouché, DPM today at 9 PM ET

April 22, 2014

Drs. Amol Saxena and Richard Bouché will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Doctor or nurse? Blurring the lines of medical treatment

April 22, 2014

The journal Academic Medicine recently called for articles addressing these questions: What is a doctor? What is a nurse

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Post procedure clopidogrel cuts amputation rates

April 22, 2014

Clopidogrel use after endovascular lower-extremity revascularization was significantly associated with 1-year freedom from amputation and survival, but only 38 percent of the Medicare population was on the drug post intervention in a large retrospective analysis. Patients with the most severe peripheral vascular disease, ulceration, or gangrene benefited the most from post revascularization clopidogrel (Plavix), but were the least likely to be using the drug, Dr

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Rates of diabetes-related health problems are on the decline

April 22, 2014

Left untreated, people suffering from diabetes can start to experience health complications in major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys.

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Bosentan and Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy in Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Synergistic Action or Fortuitous Coincidence?

April 17, 2014

See the original article here: Bosentan and Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy in Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Synergistic Action or Fortuitous Coincidence?

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Genetic Alterations in Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathway and Impairment of Wound Healing in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

April 17, 2014

More: Genetic Alterations in Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathway and Impairment of Wound Healing in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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A Huge Morel-Lavallee Lesion Treated Using a Quilting Suture Method: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

April 17, 2014

The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a collection of serous fluid that develops after closed degloving injuries and after surgical procedures particularly in the pelvis and abdomen. It is a persistent seroma and is usually resistant to conservative methods of treatment such as percutaneous drainage and compression.

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