Top News: #CancerDrugs

Here are the top read news for #CancerDrugs: Use of complementary, alternative medicine affects initiation of chemotherapy: The study included five types of complementary therapies: the dietary supplement use of vitamins/minerals, herbs/botanicals, and other natural products, as well as mind-body self-practice, and mind-body practitioner-based: Read more     How A Cancer Drug Has Saved People…

Top News: #CancerTreatment

Here are the top read news for #CancerTreatment: Doctors were startled to find the cause of this 24-year-old’s excruciating pain: The Mayo pathologists classified the tumor as an extremely fibrous growth called a desmoid, a slow-growing mass that typically affects women younger than 40. Because the tumor was attached to the mesentery, the fold of…

Top News: #Nursing

Here are the top read news for #Nursing: How To Survive (And Maybe Even Fall In Love With) MedSurg In Nursing School: It could be argued that the first year of nursing school is the hardest. Most classes are rigorous and demand complete focus from the first day to the last. Many find the transition…

Top News: #IVTherapy

Here are the top read news for #IVtherapy: Keep sticking till you get an IV in: A patient recently told me that she has bad veins and expect to be stuck numerous times for a peripheral IV insertion. I asked her how many times did the nurses stick her before they got a peripheral IV?:…

Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections: Antibiotic-coated tubes ‘could cut child infection rates’: Fewer children would develop infections in intensive care if the plastic tubes used to deliver drugs straight into their veins were coated in antibiotics, a study in The Lancet suggests. At present the practice is used only in adults, but…

Top News: #Cancer

Here are the top read news for #Cancer: Vitamin D levels connected to metastasis-associated protein, Stanford study finds: A preliminary study conducted primarily in laboratory mice indicates that breast cancer cells metastasize more readily when the animals have low levels of vitamin D: Read more Single dose of Trastuzumab initiated stronger immune response among certain breast…

Top News: #Nurses

Here are the top read news for #Nurses: Not just a tech: Everyone’s important in the OR: The other day, I was operating on a little girl with a congenital ear abnormality. Not life and death stuff, but delicate surgery nonetheless. My surgical scrub technician was someone with whom I hadn’t worked before, and I…