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Kids' Asthma Medication

Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids’ Asthma Medication Inaccurately Leading to Poor Health Outcome

The majority of caregivers who administer their child’s asthma medication frequently use the incorrect technique, leading to poor health outcomes, according to new research from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). The study, published in the Journal of Asthma, found that only one of 169 caregivers accurately carried out 10 steps outlined in national guidelines as the appropriate method to deliver adequate medication for asthma management. Robust education efforts and training of caregivers could help to improve outcomes, reduce hospital admissions and healthcare costs.

Fish New Pond for Antibiotics

Researchers “Fish New Pond” for Antibiotics

Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics.

“We have developed technology to find new antibiotics using laboratory conditions that mimic those of infection in the human body,” said Eric Brown, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences.

Turning Magic Into Medicine Into Myth

Turning Magic Into Medicine Into Myth

The world’s first enduring civilization may have arisen in Egypt; some scholars suggest that the fertile Nile Valley had been settled as early as 10,000 BC. But it wasn’t until the advent of the Old Kingdom, about 2600 BC, that modern historians can begin to form real figures from the dim outlines of a past shrouded in mystery and magic.

Improve Your Medical Practice's Health

Improve Your Medical Practice’s Health

The 19th century physician William Osler wrote, The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling. If he were practicing today, he might concede that you cant practice your art if your practice is not an effective business. Unlike other business models, a medical practice has limited power over prices yet operational costs constantly rise. This economic pinch affects small practices the most, so what can be done?

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