So You Want To Eat Right...Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Eat Right So You Can Feel Better, Live Longer, And Enjoy Life More, Including Sample Meal Plans & Healthy Snack Ideas!

So You Want To Eat Right…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Eat Right So You Can Feel Better, Live Longer, And Enjoy Life More, Including Sample Meal Plans & Healthy Snack Ideas!

In this fourth book of The Now What? Fitness Series, certified personal fitness trainer Linda Burke delves into nutrition for total fitness. “The Media often leaves you confused, ill-informed, or even worse: completely scammed or lied to with offers of quick fixes, magic potions, or crazy contraptions promising unrealistic results,” cautions Burke. “With obesity rates […]

Hematological Indices in an Older Population Sample: Derivation of Healthy Reference Values (Hematology) (Survey)

Hematological Indices in an Older Population Sample: Derivation of Healthy Reference Values (Hematology) (Survey)

Laboratory-based investigations are subject to substantial variability arising from several sources, including differences between subjects (e.g., age, sex, and genetic variation), within-subject variation (e.g., circadian change and pathological change), variations in sample collection and handling, and laboratory measurement error [1]. In interpreting an individual patient’s laboratory test results, the clinician usually compares the reported values […]

Substance Use in a Sample of Medical Patients (Short Communication) (Report)

Substance Use in a Sample of Medical Patients (Short Communication) (Report)

A number of the Iranian patients use substances such as opium and tobacco for therapeutic purposes. Opium was known to the ancient Persians and has been traditionally used for relieving pain, treating diseases and also for enjoyment. Drug abuse remains a crime in Iran, but the authorities are now willing for substance dependence to be […]

Laboratory Sanctions for Proficiency Testing Sample Referral and Result Communication: A Review of Actions from 1993-2006 (Report)

Laboratory Sanctions for Proficiency Testing Sample Referral and Result Communication: A Review of Actions from 1993-2006 (Report)

Participation in approved external proficiency testing (PT) programs is required for clinical laboratories that hold certificates for nonwaived testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations (42 CFR, pt 493). Laboratories are required to enroll in these programs for all analytes listed in subpart I of the regulations (the “regulated” analytes). If […]