Month: June 2010

FDA Finds New Outlet for Consumer Drug Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the website Drugs.com (www.drugs.com) have teamed to broaden the reach of FDA’s consumer health information. A new partnership forged by the two entities provides consumers with a joint resource on Drugs.com’s site that features FDA Consumer Update articles, videos, and slideshows. It will also bring FDA health information …

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What Parents Can Do About Kids' Sports Concussions

Concussion is finally gaining respect as a serious injury. Doctors have begun calling it “mild traumatic brain injury,” which more fully and accurately defines what concussion really is. High schools and high school sports organizations have begun setting more stringent standards for evaluating a student athlete after a head injury–no matter how minor the injury …

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FDA Reminder: Grill Safely to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Summer officially starts next week, but grilling season has already been going strong in North Carolina for weeks. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a reminder to practice basic food safety to help prevent foodborne illness. These may sound obvious, but you would be surprised how many people let safety lapse when …

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Is Your Nurse Competent?

The North Carolina Board of Nursing has issued a new statements designed to clarify the scope of practice for nurses. These position paper provide guidelines about what the standards for competent care are for LPNs and RNs. Topics include what to do when assessing a patient, planning for a client’s needs, implementing the plan, evaluating …

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