Archive for May 2011

A New Guideline on Preventing Falls

Posted by: admin on: May 24, 2011

Since 2001, for the first time, the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatrics Society have updated the guidelines for preventing falls in older people. The update includes two notable changes: 1)One recommends – Tai chi — the meditative Chinese exercise — as an effective way to prevent falls 2)Doctors to review medication use in […]

Researchers who reviewed 69 studies that included a total of about 143,000 children said that the Guidelines for children’s heart and breathing rate reference ranges need to be updated. The reference ranges are used for assessing and resuscitating children, the review of which produced new reference ranges that differ widely from existing published guidelines, according […]

The American College of Physicians stated in new practice guidelines that Imaging scans to diagnose lower back pain are unnecessary in most cases and may do more harm than good. On the contrary, the scans may pick up unrelated abnormalities, leading to additional tests or procedures that are of no benefit and some scans expose […]

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have published updated guidelines for treating high blood glucose while avoiding low blood glucose in hospitalized patients.

Weight Loss – The Lap Band way

Posted by: admin on: May 20, 2011

Weight loss surgery has been set aside always for the morbidly obese. Now, with few changes by the FDA, new surgery avenues will open up for people who earlier did not qualify for lap band. Earlier this month, the FDA lowered the weight standards for surgery, making the lap band procedure more accessible to people.

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