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What we're waiting to learn about President Trump's health one year after his first physical

As part of last year’s physical Trump requested then-White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson to do something quite unusual, He asked him to administer a cognitive exam. These types of exams are not a routine part of a standard physical. Jackson, who was also the physician to President Barack Obama, said it was the first… Read More »

First Device for Predicting Risk of Pressure Ulcers FDA Cleared

January 4th, 2019 Editors Critical Care, Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Vascular Surgery Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »