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UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
... 50,000 and 100,000 people, Silberman said. By the end
of 1996, 954,967 people were enrolled in full-serv...ctor of the N.C. Health Access Coalition. By the end
of 1995, nearly three-quarters of the insured population of the United States received medical care ...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
...8year olds and intend to double this number by the end
of the study. The investigators will present their findings August 14th at the InternationalNeurosonology '97 meeting here sponsored by the World Federation of Neurologyand the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. ...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
... the body, especiallyaround the abdomen. "People end
up with that 'apple' body shape that researchers h...ercise breaks insulinresistance and often helps to end
the vicious cycles of stress-eating,over-indulging in alcohol , cigarette smoking and other unhealth...
Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
...tick to the cells lining theblood vessel wall. The end
result of this process is inflammation and pain. T...deter the inflammation response. Does this mean an end
to pain? No, said Kiessling, but the new agents suggestnew ways to design far more effective tools t...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...em. We'vehad lots of patients come in on the short end
of the stick [after such aninquiry]." Hospitals also may use bureaucratic images designed to produce roadblocks thatoverwhelm consumers and invoke frustration, said the study. The goal is topersuade patients to give up on formal inquiry. One employee...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
.... The condition is very painful, and many patients end
uphaving the leg amputated. Such patients are usually elderly andhave another disease, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes;the condition occurs in more than 40,000 people in the U.S. eachyear. Physicians found no statistically significant...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...xpected to soar to one-fifth or even higher by the end
of this century, has now held steady at 13.6% for four years in a row. As recently as 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration predicted that health expenditures would reach 17.9% of GDP by the year 2005. In fact, the 1996 rate of growth was lo...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...econdary prevention, had healthier patients at the end
of their one year study, with less chest pain and a reduction in hospital admissions. Campbell et al conclude that even though there are known benefits to the implementation of secondary care to patients with coronary heart disease, there seems to be...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...en supplemental doses of CLA for two weeks. At the end
of the experiment, all of the control rats had developed diabetes and none of the rats on CLA had developed the disease. Previous studies with CLA have shown that it can prevent the onset of certain types of cancer and can reduce the number of mammar...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...ation of these parameters both at week six and the end
of the 12 weeks oftreatment," said Small, UCSF ass...red to 31 percent for placebo, and at week 12, the end
of treatment,progression rates were 52 percent for suramin and 73 percent for placebo."The majority ...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...neck cancer areexpected to be completed before the end
of 1998. At that time,the company will evaluate the full complement of data and determine the nextstep in clinical development of ONYX-015. Depending on the outcomeof current and future clinical studies, it could be several years, if ever,before ONY...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
... The questions to be answered, by votes at the end
of the open meeting,are those which have been asked by many concerned citizens and which causedCongress, in 1992, to fund the accelerated research program EMFRAPID: Doeselectricity used heavily in some occupations, carried by transmission lines andem...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
...adder. Distal stones are usually found at the far end
ofthe ureter, closer to the kidney. About 90% of urinary stones can be seen on Xrays. These investigators studied two first line approaches to distal ureteralstone removal: extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy orURS (passag...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
... ended? Dr.Harlap says that the new study does not end
the controversy because the resultsafter 1984 may be due to chance. "This controversy isn't resolved. It may bethat changes in medical care, whatever they were, resolved the problem, but weneed more studies to say it is so."...
Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect
...oring neuron across the synapse. Astructure on the end
of the releasing nerve cell, called a reuptake tra...mpens the mood swingsthat in the most severe cases end
in suicide, the dire result for one in fiveuntreated or unresponsive bipolar patients. In an earlie...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...ut medical abortion grew to likethe method; by the end
of the study, 62 percent of the providers in the focusgroups reported they would choose mifepristone medical abortion themselves ifneeded....
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
... while the otherhalf received no treatment. At the end
of the study, a second biopsy revealedthat eight of the 27 men who took the drug had developed tumors, compared toonly one of the 25 men in the observation-only group. To evaluate the drug's ability to block tumor development, Cote, Ross andSkinner t...
Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views
...roposals) was asking similar questions. ... At the end
of thesession, you will understand more about HEDIS as a tool for evaluating quality.Issues of data quality will be discussed, and we'll lay out a framework forsystematically evaluating a complex array of performance measures to studyhealth care qual...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...he inner ear's round window, a thin membrane atone end
of the cochlea. About as large as a pencil point, ...tight fit toensure that the sounds produced on one end
don't reach the microphone on theother end. But even modern, custom-fitted acoustic hearing aids ca...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
...cological examas well as a free mammogram. At the end
of the trial, every patient willreceive a year's supply of Mirapex, from Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc. Pharmacia &Upjohn Inc. manufactures Mirapex and is the sponsor of this clinical trial....
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