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New Approach to Breast Reconstruction Surgery Reduces Opioid Painkiller Use, Hospital Stays

New York — March 3, 2014 — A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients’ bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found. The method [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Knowing the Signs and Surviving Sepsis (pkg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzExwqHnDnE Our bodies are very good at fighting infection.  The immune system reacts and attacks bacteria and viruses that make us sick. But sometimes the immune reaction is so strong that it damages the body. This is called a septic reaction or sepsis, and the mortality rate associated with it can be high. Doctors at [...]

Created by Dana Sparks