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July 1, 2009

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This month, The Nurse Practitioner features the CE article, PTSD: Know the warning signs. Although common in primary care patients, posttraumatic stress disorder is not routinely assessed. With new knowledge of this disorder, plus guidance on the latest treatment options, NPs can provide PTSD patients with relief and hope. Earn 2.6 Contact Hours with this CE. In addition, the July issue also offers, Weekend warriors, a look at that special patient population who only perform high-intensity exercises on the weekends, setting them up for serious injuries. Earn 2.6 Contact Hours.

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Online CE: Interpreting 12-lead ECGs: A piece-by-piece analysis

Using a systematic approach for interpreting ECGs is necessary. A specific framework helps the reader avoid diagnostic errors made by focusing on the ECG as a whole instead of the individual parts. A step-by-step analysis may also aid the clinician in recognizing both the obvious and subtle abnormalities that may help guide therapy.

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Does Fido Carry MRSA?

A growing body of evidence suggests that cats and dogs can be colonized by MRSA, probably acquired by their owners. More

New HIV treatment strategy shows promise

Researchers have discovered a new therapy that combines traditional antiretroviral treatment with "intelligent targeted chemotherapy," which may completely destroy HIV reservoirs in which the virus hides inside the immune system cells and cannot be reached by current treatments. More

CDC prepares for huge immunization campaign
Still working to stay ahead of the H1N1 virus as it spreads across the country, CDC officials now face the challenge of preparing for a possible return in the fall. More

Limitations in ADHD drug study says FDA
Despite a study showing that ADHD drugs may be associated with sudden death, the FDA says that children should not stop taking the drugs, claiming there is not enough evidence to conclude the drugs are dangerous. More
Missed diagnosis may lead to osteoporosis
A delay in diagnosing primary ovarian insufficiency may make women more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures later in life, researchers said. More
Statins don't fight infections after all
Previous research had raised some hope that statins may be able to prevent and treat infections, including pneumonia. A new investigation, however, concludes that the earlier conclusions may have been premature. More


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