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Hell yes! Cussing is good for you, research shows
AHEC
I was a pretty naïve young lady when I went to work in a hospital. But, it didn't take long for me to learn the colorful and varied expressions cast about in my department. Potty-mouth came easily to me. Now research says that people who swear are creative, beautiful, emotionally intelligent geniuses.

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Advanced Health Education Center sponsors March class for NRC
AHEC
Spring brings a special type of guest to AHEC for training. Inspectors/reviewers for medical uses of radioactive materials will come to the Houston Center for one to two weeks of specialized training to assist them in understanding the medical procedures involved with radioactive materials.

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Ultrasound Tip of the Month:

The key to success with ultrasound guided vascular access is never losing sight of the tip of the needle. Using either the transverse or sagittal approach you must see the tip of the needle to know where it is going. Keep the image in sight on the screen to ensure you have reached the correct location.


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  Ultrasound predicts cardiac arrest survival
Emergency Medicine News
Much has been written about resuscitation in cardiac arrest. Changes to CPR techniques, tracking end-tidal CO2 monitoring, and therapeutic hypothermia have been hot topics over the past several years. We are constantly searching for new and more effective ways to achieve return of spontaneous circulation in our patients.

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Growth of freestanding ERs boosts local, state economies
Austin American-Statesman (commentary)
Brad Shields writes: "I would like to address some misrepresentations in 'Freestanding emergency rooms, medical costs threaten Texas,' a recent guest commentary by the Texas Association of Business. Freestanding emergency centers, or FECs, are not driving up health care costs or threatening the Texas business climate. Quite the opposite."

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Ultrasound Tip No. 2 of the Month:

Keep your wrist in a neutral position while scanning to prevent excessive hand and wrist strain.


  Freestanding emergency rooms get bum rap
San Antonio Express-News (commentary)
Carrie de Moor writes: "Freestanding emergency rooms are taking it on the chin in the media as the low hanging fruit that some businesses and consumers want to blame for their out-of-pocket health care expenses, but the facts and objective, generally accepted business principles don’t tell that story. What is the true story?"

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Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options
AuntMinnie
Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis, potentially helping physicians decide whether to proceed directly to an appendectomy or try antibiotics first, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

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