New Guidelines Improve Safety and Effectiveness of IVs for Hospital Patients

By Jason M Carlton

More than a billion times a year, doctors and nurses insert tiny tubes into the veins of American hospital patients so they can deliver lifesaving medicine, give fluids and nutrition, monitor key vital signs, and help patients with conditions ranging from cancer and pain to kidney failure and serious infections.

But these tiny tubes carry risks, as well as benefits. They reach deep into the bloodstream, t providing a gateway for microbes and a place for life-threatening blood clots to form. Despite their widespread use, no clear guidelines exist to help clinicians know the best device for each individual patient’s needs, or devices to avoid at all costs. 

Until now.

Sleeping to Improve Your Health

By Nicholas Dragon


For some people it’s a fleeting requirement of daily living that often interferes with an ambitious lifestyle. For others, it’s frequently interrupted by a toddler or snoring spouse. For all of us, sleep is something that’s very important to our health. Americans average about 6.8 hours of sleep per night, which many experts consider to be too little shut eye.

Six Reasons to Have Athletic Trainers in High School

By Andrew Weeks
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High school athletes play the same sports as those in Division I colleges, yet most do not have the same level of medical support. In Utah, Intermountain Healthcare is hoping to change that with an outreach program placing certified athletic trainers in schools across the state.

Help For People With Traumatic Brain Injuries New Study Finds Optimal Treatment Methods

By Brady White

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force — such as falls, vehicle accidents, and violence — traumatically injures the brain.  Brain injuries are a major cause of disabilities worldwide. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be a slow and difficult process, and there has been very little research examining the best rehabilitation methods. Until now.  

A new study published recently by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine gives new insights into the rehabilitation of this debilitating condition.