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Peanut Butter Sniff Test Confirms Alzheimer’s

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A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste and the University of Florida, came up with the idea of using peanut butter to test for smell sensitivity when she was working with Kenneth Heilman, a professor of neurology at the University of Florida.

Read More: http://www.futurity.org/can-peanut-butter-smell-test-confirm-alzheimers/
Original Study: http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S0022-510X(13)00311-0/abstract

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Glass intact assures safe cervical spine protocol

Selective cervical spine immobilization performed by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is being utilized with increasing frequency. These protocols, although very sensitive, still include subjective data such as “mild cervical discomfort.” The aim of this study is to create an objective clinical decision rule that would enhance the selective approach for cervical spine immobilization in patients aged 16-60 years.


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Should we use lights and sirens?

Monoc released this PSA:


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Spodick’s Sign

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Ambulance vs ECG!

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