By their very nature, specialties are designed so physicians can focus their knowledge base and skill set on certain areas of the extremely broad and deep field of medicine. But the specialty of neurology itself is becoming increasingly complex, with disease states that vary widely and are treated quite differently, including the patient’s medication regime.
Having trouble sleeping? Contrary to long-standing rumor, counting sheep never did work well, and since the ’50s, late-night television turned down low has often been the go-to for helping battle a common problem — sleep disorders.
We’ve all seen countless commercials for beers. It seems as if every brand has them, right? Wrong! The Beers Criteria were updated in 2019 with little fanfare. Here’s what you need to know.
Most of us who have potential cardiovascular issues are told by our physicians to take a low-dose aspirin every day as a precaution. But now, that long-established advice is being refuted by new clinical studies, as reported broadly in highly respected medical journals and in the news.
Prescriber-to-pharmacist communication — One of the best improvements we’ve experienced is simply including on the face of discharge prescriptions a direct phone number to the hospital’s Emergency Department pharmacist or acute inpatient pharmacy.