Natasha has been vomiting after eating too many multivitamins…diagnose her for a chance to win an iPad2 or even a trip to Club Med!Comments
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and it seems only fitting that MD Consult has featured a number of vaccine-related news stories of late. First, it was reported that health workers and pregnant women are not receiving flu shots in the numbers desired; another story suggested that when pregnant women receive the flu vaccine, that there are benefits for the baby as well – babies born to mothers who had gotten flu shots tended to be of healthier weights and closer to full-term. It was also reported that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices took an unusual step earlier in the year – they recommended off-label use of the meningococcal conjugate vaccines and Tdap vaccine. The goal is to improve pertussis vaccine coverage for children and older adults who often pass the disease on to unvaccinated infants. Further new advice may follow from the AICP’s meeting in October.
Beyond vaccines, a report in the latest issue of American Family Physician suggests ways in which physicians can both help slow global warming and improve patient health. Small steps, such as reducing red meat consumption and walking or biking to work are highlighted as not only being potentially helpful to the environment, but also of great individual benefit to patients. An editorial on the subject points out that health care is a not-insignificant contributor to greenhouse emissions, so addressing the issue on at both the policy level as well as with the individual patient. The issue also contains an overview of updated dietary guidelines from the USDA.Comments
What do Lord of the Flies, Sports Illustrated, and Campbell-Walsh Urology have in common? All three have become classics, and they all published their first editions in 1954.
For virtually every urologist in current practice, Campbell’s Urology has been regarded as “the bible”. The text, first published with Meredith Campbell as its sole editor has changed as much as the field itself—in virtually every way possible except for its preeminence. Beginning with the 9th edition, the book was renamed to Campbell-Walsh Urology to honor Dr. Pat Walsh’s contributions to urologic education through his continuing improvements and innovations to Campbell’s.
The newly published 10th edition of Campbell-Walsh Urology continues to be indispensable to urologists at all stages of their career. Brand-new chapters and comprehensive updates throughout include new information on perioperative care in adults and children, premature ejaculation, retroperitoneal tumors, nocturia, and more. Meticulously revised chapters cover the most recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery, open surgery of the kidney, management of metastatic and invasive bladder cancer, and many other topics that would have seemed unimaginable at the time of the first edition…Comments
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