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Answer to Medical Challenge | Altered Mental Status Pt. 2

August 1, 2013


**If you would like another chance to read the challenge before seeing the answer, click here.  Scroll down for the answer.  ** ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The correct answer is Medication induced delirium (G). This was a difficult case, but with the information provided the most likely answer should be clear.  It’s an important topic, as this is a commonly-encountered clinical […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | March 5th, 2011

March 5, 2011


I didn’t have much time to peruse the research this week, but here is the cream of the crop.  -Jim Have (another) banana:  We are used to hearing guidelines about sodium restriction in our diets, but rarely hear about the benefits of including more servings of foods rich in potassium (at least not directly).  This […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 26th, 2011

February 26, 2011


Good morning!  Here is this week’s selected health news (*spoiler* I hope you’re eating a big bowl of whole grains as you read this): More evidence for alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits: I had to start out with everyone’s favorite – alcohol.  Once again, researchers have concluded that consumption of alcohol in moderation is associated with a […]

Starbucks Declares Jihad on Somnolence, Normal Heart Rhythms

January 17, 2011


There’s finally something more dangerous about walking into an Arizona Starbucks than their indifference about selling caffeine and sugar to gun-toting patrons. While the original test marketing began about a year ago, Starbucks has announced it will debut it’s new, 31-ounce Trenta size.  It will be available in select states (mostly in the South), beginning […]

Spend more time in your kitchen.

January 8, 2011


Slate Labs recently posted this interactive map detailing what are called “food deserts” (that’s one S, not two, fatty) – areas where people report both not having a vehicle and the nearest grocery store >1 mile away.  The implication is that people in food deserts eat a majority of processed/prepared food from restaurants and convenience […]