It’s already February! This year is getting off to a great start. There are a lot of interesting conferences this year. I hope you’ve got the Hale/Newman/Wilson-Clay conference in San Antonio in September on your “Must Attend” list.
In this month’s newsletter, we are featuring an excerpt from Introduction to Clinical Research. Author Tetyana Vasylyeva has compiled a book to help health professionals who are just starting to do clinical research. Although written for medical students, the information is useful to anyone planning to conduct clinical research. The book provides practical, comprehensive, and contemporary approaches to clinical research.
If I have to take medications while I’m breastfeeding, what is the best way to store them?
Dear Worried Mom,
Extreme temperatures have the potential to alter the effectiveness of medications. Drugs should not be stored in areas where the temperature may exceed 86 degrees or drop below 58 degrees. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications are at risk for loss of potency and changes in chemical structure if not stored properly. Besides temperature extremes, other conditions can alter medications, such as moisture, light, and time.
Jan. 23, 2012 – 3news.co.nz.com reports that Auckland police caught three women breastfeeding babies while driving during a ten-day operation focusing on child safety in vehicles.
Jan. 23, 2012 – Courant.com reports that the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition gave a grant to the Middletown school district to upgrade nursing rooms in six schools and the central office. The grant will be used to buy soft chairs, ottomans, music players, artwork, and bulletin boards for the rooms.
Jan. 22, 2012 – The Telegraph reports that the UK National Childbirth Trust is changing its approach to breastfeeding to appeal to more women. It is dropping its evangelical approach of promoting breastfeeding to one of protecting the rights of the women who decide to do it. They are trying to appeal to all moms, rather than just middle-class, well-educated moms.
It’s the time of year for the Super Bowl! As we gather around the big screen with family and friends, and plenty chips and dips, we look forward to more than just a football game and a pop star performing the half-time show. Many of us anticipate the commercials just as much as the game. What makes the Super Bowl commercials so popular? Perhaps it’s the way their creators deliver a little irony inside a strong visual package.
Need women anywhere in the US who had a benign breast biopsy after January 2000 and have NOT been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Need women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are now taking or who have taken the following medications in the past 12 months: Nolvadex (tamoxifen), Arimidex (anastrazole), or Femara (letrozole).
Need night shift workers to see if there are any differences in breast tissue cells in women who work day and night shifts.
Dr. Tetyana Vasylyeva has gathered chapters from a variety of medical researchers to compile the book, Introduction to Clinical Research. Written for medical students, residents, and fellows who are just starting to do clinical research, it contains invaluable information on how to conduct and write-up research.