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Sept. 27, 2016

This past weekend I attended a CE for medical directors, nursing home administrators and pharmacists. There was a lot of great information focused on taking care of the whole patient. The take-home message resounds in the Homerun Slides we have for you this week. These slides give you the basis …

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A Lot to Learn from Your Patients

I am a diabetes educator and certified foot care nurse. Through the years, I’ve learned that most topics we teach people who have diabetes are really topics every person should know about. I teach patients how to care for their feet, how to prevent foot problems, and how to treat them if they should have problems.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #43: Neuropeptides and Islet Hormone Secretion Part 2 of 5

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP): VIP was originally isolated from the porcine small intestine in the early 1970s and found to consist of 28 amino acid residues, with a C-terminal α-amidation showing structural similarities to other members of the glucagon superfamily of peptides [18]. VIP is formed by processing of 149-amino acid proVIP and is highly conserved as illustrated by human, porcine, and rat VIP increased glucose tolerance with a reduction of circulating glucose.

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Sept. 24, 2016

The standard treatment for uncontrolled uterine bleeding has been emergency care where a woman undergoes transfusion dilatation curettage and then a hysterectomy. This is a severe procedure with a long recovery time and long-lasting complications. Over the past few years, a lot of women have been treated with endometrialhydrothermal ablation, a much less invasive procedure with …

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