Inflammatory cytokine levels may predict outcomes in orthopedic trauma patients

Inflammatory cytokines are molecules that are secreted by immune cells to promote inflammation. A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research found that measuring inflammatory cytokines may help predict patient outcomes after traumatic injury, which is the leading cause of mortality in individuals under 50 years of age. In the study of 58 patients with an average age of […]

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Study explores the decisions made by physicians in the delivery room, and why they may be making them

Clinical decisions made in the delivery setting as to whether to employ vaginal delivery or cesarean section are often made under high pressure, and with great uncertainty, and have serious consequences for mother and baby. Now, a new study of electronic health records spanning 86,000 deliveries suggests that if their prior patient had complications in one delivery mode, a physician […]

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Availability heuristic plays a role in how physicians make complex testing decisions

Findings Emergency department physicians who saw patients with a pulmonary embolism-;a blood clot in the lung-;were about 15% likelier over the next 10 days to test subsequent patients for the same thing. Background Rules of thumb, also known as heuristics, could influence how physicians deliver care. One such rule of thumb is the "availability heuristic," under which a person assesses […]

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This Viral TikTok Hack Uses Setting Spray to Convert Powder Bronzers Into Creams

Bronzers are one of those products that you can't put down once you start using it. They add warmth and radiance to the skin, even after the summer days are long gone. And they're having an especially major moment right now because TikTok users are raving over a viral hack that allows you to manipulate powder bronzers into cream formulas.  […]

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Colorado announces second $1 million winner in state’s COVID vaccine lottery – The Denver Post

The second winner of Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery got inoculated against the coronavirus with her whole family, but initially not everyone wanted to get the shots. Stephanie Ward won $1 million through the vaccination campaign to get more people protected against the coronavirus. She was vaccinated along with her husband and two children. “Ultimately, we decided the benefits outweighed any […]

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How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

  When the covid-19 pandemic forced behavioral health providers to stop seeing patients in person and instead hold therapy sessions remotely, the switch produced an unintended, positive consequence: Fewer patients skipped appointments. This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. That had long been a problem in mental health care. Some outpatient programs previously had […]

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Meghan King: When I Will Let My 3 Kids Watch My 'RHOC' Episodes

Not now! Meghan King has no plans to show her three children her Real Housewives of Orange County episodes anytime soon. Double Trouble! Celebrity Parents Who Have Welcomed Twins “Lord, no!” the former reality star, 36, recently told Us Weekly exclusively of letting daughter Aspen, 4, and twins Hart and Hayes, 2, watch the Bravo show. “If my children aren’t going to the parties with me, […]

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Mayor Watson calls for Ministry of Health to overturn funding cut for OPH safe consumption site

In a letter to Ontario Minister of Health and Long-term Care Christine Elliot sent on Monday, Mayor Jim Watson has asked the ministry to overturn their decision to cut funding to Ottawa Public Health’s safe consumption site at 179 Clarence St. On Friday, the Ontario government announced that they will be providing funding for 15 safe consumption sites in the […]

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