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Translating Military Medical Practice Into Civilian Life
While medics and corpsmen in the military do similar jobs to what nurses do in civilian practice, those skills do not translate into certification when they leave the service.
When veterans, including medics and corpsmen come back from serving overseas their medical skills do not automatically translate into certification. Colleges and Universities are developing programs to help them and also reservists earn their bachelor of science in nursing degrees.
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco examined patients with specific back conditions and assessed the ways in which surgery helped them with their sex lives.
“This is a subset of the RA population that we should probably give intensive treatment to," Dr. Harrold says of RA patients diagnosed with certain prognosis factors. "Not only clinical adverse sequelae, but also in their social environment, like being able to work or function.”
Asked to assume equal cost-effectiveness, the patients were given eight facets of treatment and asked to rank them between 1 and 8, with 1 being the most important to them and 8 being the least.
When patients leave the waiting room of their provider, their concerns can go with them. With the help of social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, those concerns can be addressed while information is shared in a new and effective manner.
A research team from the University of Delaware sought to see how much strength one would need, how fast they needed to walk, and how far they needed to walk to achieve a sufficient 6,000 steps in a day, and found that most knee OA patients surpassed their thresholds.
With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication during the perioperative period for patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty.
Used for treatment of inflammation in rheumatic diseases, glucocorticoids are known to cause osteoporosis. The American College of Rheumatology has put forth new recommendations to hopefully decrease the frequency of bone fractures.

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