The concept and terminology of dementia is changing. There is a proposal in DSM-V which will be published in the next few years to eliminate the word “dementia” and “mild cognitive disorder” and replace the diagnoses with minor and major neurocognitive disorders. (1) Over time, practitioners have recognized that pure Alzheimer’s dementia is not as […]
INTRODUCTION Special collections professionals in institutions with health sciences history collections balance on a legal and ethical tightrope of preserving and providing access to the historical record, while at the same time respecting the confidences of those whose lives are reflected in the records. Although a great deal of information is available on the topics […]
Introduction Substance abuse in pregnancy is known to have deleterious effects on neonates. These effects differ with respect to the substance ingested and can include neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), low birth weight, intrauterine fetal demise, and structural abnormalities such as gastroschisis.
Objectives 1) To review actual patient experience with breast cancer. 2) To review modalities of the treatment regimen. 3) To discuss options that may improve perceived patient care.
Introduction Opioid dependence remains a very difficult problem facing the state of West Virginia, be it prescription opioids or heroin. Access to care for those struggling with opioid dependence continues to be problematic as well.
Introduction In 2008, 33.9 million retail prescription drugs were filled in West Virginia. (1) West Virginians filled an average of 18.7 prescriptions per capita in 2008 whereas the United States average was only 12 prescriptions per capita. (1) Both fatal and non-fatal prescription drug overdoses represent increasing problems in West Virginia as well. From 1999-2004, […]
President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) into law on March 23, 2010. This law is being proclaimed by many to be the most significant health reform legislation passed by congress in generations. The monumental bill is expected to bring down health care costs for American families and small […]