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Blood and Blood Product Utilization

The utilization of blood and blood products is an essential part of a patient’s treatment plan. Patient populations where transfusion with blood or blood products is indicated include those with anemia, cancer, sickle cell disease, trauma, surgery and bleeding disorders. Blood and blood products are supplied to transfusion services by regional blood centers. Blood centers … Continue reading

An Un-Cruise Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

One of the best things about an Un-Cruise Adventures cruise of the Washington and British Columbia coast, aside from the indescribably beautiful scenery, traveling in a luxurious yacht and having wonderful food, is the fact that you disembark from Seattle. This means you get to stay in the unique and lovely Mayflower Park Hotel. Recently, … Continue reading

Mile-High Entertainment: Denver is full of fun – both inside and out of the city limits

When I visited Denver this summer, I was excited to explore the city. My first adventure was biking through downtown Denver with Denver B-Cycle, which offers affordable bike rentals throughout town. You purchase an access pass, grab your bike and go. You can return it to any bike station. Once you have your bike, you … Continue reading

How to Invest in IPO Stock

The world of IPO investment is exciting, volatile and full of massive gains potential. This article will help readers to understand the basics of investing in IPO stocks and what to watch out for. If you are looking for a beginner’s guide to IPO investment, look no further. IPO is short for initial public offerings. … Continue reading

Private Practice: Finding the Perfect Location

Starting up your own medical practice takes careful planning to ensure that you are giving your business the best possible start. One aspect of your business start up that needs special attention is prospective locations for your practice. A poorly suited location can have a detrimental effect on your business and subsequent cash flow. There … Continue reading

Qualities to Look for in Medical Office Personnel

Hiring the right people can be a challenge for any business, but when that business is a doctor’s office or dental clinic the stakes are even higher. Making the wrong hiring decision can severely damage the reputation of the practice and the doctors or dentists who work there, and in some cases a bad hiring … Continue reading

Foreign Investing is not just for Big Companies

Big companies may love to outsource and do foreign investing, but even private individuals can invest in emerging markets without being a business. While foreign market stocks can carry higher risks, they can also carry a higher rate of return. You don’t have to have huge amounts of money to open a foreign factory or … Continue reading

Iron Deficiency Anemia: What You Need to Know

If you suspect that a patient has iron deficiency anemia, they are not alone. According to the Iron Disorders Institute (www.irondisorders.org), it is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the world. If a woman is found to be iron deficient during pregnancy, her child may be subject to a … Continue reading

Children of the Americas: Medical Care for Guatemala

Every January, about 110 American and Guatemalan doctors and other personnel pay their own expenses for the privilege of practicing medicine for a week in Guatemala, where the temperature is 100 F and there is no air conditioning. Each doctor sees 60-70 patients a day. The surgeons perform some 150 surgeries during the week. This … Continue reading

A Neuroma is a painful condition, and is commonly referred to as a pinched nerve. It is an abnormal growth of nerve tissue traditionally found between the 3rd and 4th toes. The condition can cause changes in sensation to the digits, tingling, numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. The primary … Continue reading