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Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Zika Virus (ZIKV)

 

Zika fever is a mosquito-borne illness that in humans can cause fever, malaise, and cutaneous rash. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Uganda in 1947 and has since spread from the continent of Africa to many other areas of the world, including Oceania, and South and Central America. This course describes how the Zika virus is transmitted via the Aedes aegypti mosquito as well as clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Caring for a Person with Dementia

Caring for a Person with Dementia

 Taking care of a parent with dementia is time-consuming, tiring, heart-breaking, and worth all the effort.

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Teaching Patients about Diabetes

 

Healthcare professionals who are not diabetes educators are still often called upon to teach diabetes patients techniques of self-care. This involves an understanding about how adults learn and how to create an environment that supports their learning. It is essential to the daily life and future of people with diabetes that they understand and practice self-care so they can manage a disease that can be devastating if it is left unchecked.

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Designer Drugs: Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Synthetic Hallucinogens

Designer drugs are synthetic compounds whose molecular structures have been modified based on chemically similar illicit drugs. The newly created substances can often be purchased legally because their modified chemical structures are not covered under existing drug laws. Since, in many cases, designer drugs are not yet illegal, they are inaccurately referred to as “legal highs” or “herbal highs.” This course gives an overview of the types of designer drugs and describes the challenges related to testing and assessment of designer drug use as wells as goals for treatment of designer drug addiction.

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Nutrition and Dementia

Nutrition and Dementia

 In the course of working on a course on Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, I've been struggling to find good, evidence-based information on nutrition and dementia.

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