Delirium Threatens Recovery in Older Surgical Patients

New study says… Preventing post-surgical delirium in older patients can help ensure a successful recovery. Researchers found that patients with delirium following major surgery are more likely to have worse outcomes. Including lower quality of life, disability or even death.


Seriously? OxyContin for Children 11-16

How could the FDA ignore the dangers of putting these powerful and extremely addictive pills in the hands of middle school and high school students. Aren’t there enough dangers of drugs for pre-teens and teenagers without OxyContin?


Music Instead of Pain Killers?

73 trials involving almost 7,000 patients… This is what they showed about the impact of music on common measures for post-operative care.
Compared with regular care, music was associated with a 20% reduction in postoperative pain and a 10% reduction in anxiety. It also significantly reduced the use of pain pills.


How To Prevent Youth Sports Injury

Help Your Child Prevent Sports Injuries 1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries. – USA Today About every 25 seconds, a young athlete visits a hospital emergency room for a sports-related injury. That’s more than 10% of the 30 million kids that participate in organized sport. Many injuries of the roughly 3.5 million kids per year…