Poisoning is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. In this recent report, it was noted that in 2008, the number of poisoning deaths exceeded the number of motor vehicle traffic deaths for the first time since at least 1980.
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If there is one thing I know for certain in the 20+ years I have been a nurse at Texas Children's Hospital, it's that our patients touch our hearts and affect our lives in ways they may never know. I recently met a patient that had a particularly profound effect on me.
The successes in pediatric oncology over the last 4 decades have been among the marvels of modern medicine. Across the board, we are now able to cure approximately 75% of children diagnosed with cancer. Ours is a much happier field than you might imagine. In spite of this, we still have a substantial number of children whom we cannot cure. I think of them often.
Did you know that there is an entire month to celebrate food?! Well, March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s time to celebrate the substance that is essential for our children to grow and develop, as well as, keeps us adults healthy so that we may tackle the many activities in life. National Nutrition Month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate the public about healthy eating and help you make sound nutrition & lifestyle choices.
Many teens suffer from acne. Obviously, acne can have significant negative effects on confidence and self-esteem. The good news is that we have very effective medications for the treatment of acne.
It is important to understand the basic factors that cause acne in order to understand how acne medications work.
The 4 main factors causing the formation of pimples are: