Tag: "card" at medical news
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...The researchers reviewed physician-specific report card
data in New York. New Jersey and Pennsylvania als...rk released its first surgeon-specific CABG report card
in December 1991. Researchers found that after the report card
was released, the gap in CABG surger...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
... access to free medication in the form of a charge card
good at the local pharmacy. Free access to risk-factor-reduction programs and health services, including educational materials and seminars, diet and exercise programs, and smoking cessation classes, was afforded to both groups. The primary care gr...
Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
... affected. In this way, the presence of the report card
may in some instances influence a doctor not to perform a procedure that may be helpful for the patient. "There is a fear among health care professionals that as more states adopt mortality data reports, insurers may direct patients to hospitals with...
Scents and emotions linked by learning, Brown study shows
...in the air by a hidden machine. Then they played a card
game on a computer. The game was rigged for fun, u...group entered a scented room and played a computer card
game designed to be frustrating. The sound effects were annoying and it dealt losing hands. The seco...
New test possible aid to overcoming barriers to colon cancer screening
...; others are unwilling to smear stool samples on a card
for the occult blood test every year." The stool DNA panel test, which requires a single sample expelled from the body directly into a container, gives people who are not getting screened with any of the currently available methods, another noninvas...
Daily social/physical activity improves sleep and cognition in the elderly
...social interaction (talking while playing board or card
games). The final period consisted of mild to moderate physical activity, such as rapid walking, calisthenics or dancing, ending with a 10-minute cool-down. Cognitive and psychomotor performance was assessed at the beginning and end of the study. P...
Money issues leading cause of holiday stress for Americans
...pressures of gift giving, lack of time, and credit card
debt. Survey results also show that younger Americans are more worried about lack of money and gift giving compared to people over the age of 35. One in five Americans are worried that holiday stress could affect their physical health and 36% ...
Protein 'key' could aid search for cancer drugs
...es and find out how the strongest key -- the trump card
-- blocks the others and shuts down DNA replicati...esign an antibiotic that plays the bacterial trump card
without affecting human cells at all."...
Grab 'n' go breakfast better serves middle school children
...hile the students all paid through a prepaid debit card
system that masked who was paying for meals, only those going to eat breakfast were allowed into the cafeteria in the morning, so students assumed that those eating breakfast were receiving a welfare meal. The researchers decided to set up the grab '...
Subanalysis finds patient-controlled, transdermal pain management system may be comparable
...compact system, approximately the size of a credit card
that adheres to a patient's upper arm or chest. When a dose of pain medication is needed, the patient pushes a button located on the system. This activates a very low-intensity electrical current - not felt by the patient - that delivers a pre-prog...
New way to tally death risk for heart patients could ease worry
...s to reassure, and which to warn Simple pocket card
calculates risk of dying within six months of hosp...e. The calculating tool, which can fit on a pocket card
or be programmed into an ordinary handheld data device, is based on data from 22,645 patients treate...
It's a gamble: Dopamine levels tied to uncertainty of rewards
...knew they would receive a reward with every fourth card
they selected. Under the third scenario, subjects chose cards but did not receive or expect any rewards. Zald and his team found that over the course of the experiment, dopamine transmission increased more in one part of the brain in the unpredictabl...
Aha! Cognitive neuroscientists reveal creative brain processes
...Each problem presented three words, such as fence, card
and master, and asked participants to think of one word that would form a compound word or phrase for each of the words. (The answer? Post.) In addition to solving the problem, each person reported whether or not the solution felt like an insight. (T...
Study suggests better use of web could improve infectious disease reporting
...f department Web sites to provide a case reporting card
to prompt physicians on what information the depar...of the 57 jurisdictions provide the case reporting card
on the Web points to an opportunity to improve disease surveillance." The study suggests that updat...
Diabetes patients skip medications to save money
...d a financial burden that led to increasing credit card
debt, borrowing money from family or friends and even cutting back on basic needs such as food or heat. Nearly one in five older adults with diabetes in the survey reported cutting back on prescription medication in the prior year because of costs...
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
...g Association State of Tobacco Control 2003 report card
clearly shows that most states are not taking the ...g Association State of Tobacco Control 2003 report card
found: 38 states and the District of Columbia received an "F" in funding tobacco prevention and co...
Multi-hospital angioplasty improvement effort reduces deaths and complications
...ther approaches. The team developed a pocket-sized card
that clinicians used to calculate maximum contrast...plementation of the guidelines. The guidelines and card
are now used at the other hospitals, where preliminary results indicate a similar benefit. "We had k...
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UNC study shows Internet offers youths easy way to buy cigarettes
...nteers made 83 purchase attempts, paying by credit card
47 times and by money order 36 times," said Dr. Ku...lly received cigarettes for 93.6 percent of credit card
purchase attempts and 88.9 percent of money order purchase attempts. "Age was never verified for any...
New tools help families and schools prepare for disasters
...emergency. A family preparedness guide and wallet card
to help families be prepared in the event of a disaster. A "Family Preparedness Plan" will help make sure that families are "on the same page" when it comes to planning for whom to call and where to meet. The wallet cards include important telephone ...