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Kidney Disease and IVs: Managing the Complications

Kidney Disease and IVs: Managing the Complications

By Sue Carrington | Quick read: Kidneys serve multiple functions including waste removal, fluid balance, regulation of salts and minerals, and controlling blood pressure + red blood cell production. Kidney failure can lead to life-threatening complications such as...

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Chemotherapy: Types, uses, and adverse effects

Chemotherapy: Types, uses, and adverse effects

By: Christian Nordqvist | Medical News Today Read the Original Medical News Today Article Here. Chemotherapy is a widely used treatment for cancer. It is the name commonly given to drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing by killing dividing cells. A...

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Understanding Veins and Arteries: What’s the Difference?

Understanding Veins and Arteries: What’s the Difference?

By: Sue Carrington | Quick read: The body has two types of blood vessels: veins and arteries. Arteries carry blood away from the heart to our cells. Veins carry blood to the heart from the rest of the body. IVs are placed in veins, not arteries, allowing the...

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Are Certain Patients at a Higher Risk of IV Failure?

Are Certain Patients at a Higher Risk of IV Failure?

By: Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: The current IV failure rate reaches up to 50%, meaning a significant number of patients will experience some type of IV failure. Factors like age, nutrition, medical history and body size may play a role in the likelihood of...

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Arthritis: Attacking the pain with IV therapy

Arthritis: Attacking the pain with IV therapy

By: Sue Carrington | Quick read: Arthritis is an autoimmune disease affecting one in every five Americans. Most common symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, fatigue, limited movement, and reduced quality of life. There are three main types: osteoarthritis,...

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An Overview of IV Vitamin Therapy

An Overview of IV Vitamin Therapy

By: Ryan MacArthur | Quick read: While some use IV vitamin therapy as a modern 'cure' for various ailments, the treatment is highly controversial in the medical field. Those who believe in its effectiveness claim it supplements a poor diet, increases energy, enhances...

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Frequently Asked IV Questions

Frequently Asked IV Questions

Your most frequently asked IV questions, answered. Download the PDF "How does IV therapy work?" Intravenous (IV) therapy is the delivery of fluids, blood, or medication directly into a patient’s system through the veins. The main advantage of IV treatments is the...

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