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Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...edical care,housing, substance abuse treatment and family
support. Team members alsoconduct follow-up on all participants three and six months after release fromprison. "The first 24 hours after the women are out determines whether they will beback," said Timothy Flanigan, M.D., associate professor of medi...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...student in the department of human development and family
studies, and her adviser, Jeffrey Haugaard, associ... model of individual development in the context of family
relationships, whereby the child's sense of self and personality organization are shaped by his or h...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...should also tell them clearly and frankly what our family
values about sex are, and explain why we don't want them to have sex too soon. These messages are not contradictory."...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
... Pramipexole dihydrochloride is a member of a family
of drugsknown as dopamine agonists, which mimic dopamine and stimulatebrain cells just as the natural neurotransmitter would. Dopamineagonists on the market today include bromocriptene (brand name Parlodel) and pergolide (Permax).Doctors use the drug...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
... sex education curriculum ignores the importanceof family
and social skills development and is too focused o...x and buildingrelationships with parents and other family
members to improvecommunication about topics concerning sexuality. Evaluations of theprograms that f...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...ey believe they have adequate help whenneeded from family
and friends in performing daily tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. Researchers Steven Woloshin, MD, and colleagues at the White RiverJunction (VT) Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Manitoba,Winnipeg, found that "i...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...s that were not important included the opinions of family
and friends as well as the cost of an ultrasound. The greatest influence for seeking an ultrasound was the patient's doctor or nurse, despite the fact that many had never before seen their health care provider. Kazerooni says the survey result...
Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
...to spread, or metastatise." The factors go by the family
name of glycosaminoglycans æ or GAGsfor short. Dr Harper and researcher Xiaoyi Qui from Beijing's Tiantan Hospitalin China, are hard at work trying to identify and characterise the particularGAGs in bovine cartilage that do the best job of inh...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...y wear and tear of living, such as trafficjams and family
disagreements, set off the release of stress hormones thathelp our bodies charge up to meet the challenge. "During episodes of acute stress, stress hormones provide a protectivefunction by activating the body's defenses," says McEwen, "butwhen thes...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...a heartattack or stroke or are at high risk due to family
history. Prior studies haveshown that aspirin offers protection against heart attacks or strokes for onlyabout 25 percent of individuals for whom this inexpensive household drug isappropriate. The new research suggests that aspirin therapy...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...ients to participate in this study. Patients or family
members interested in the PN401 trial at Hershey Medical Center should contact Tamara Murphy, B.S.N., R.N., the study coordinator, at (717)531-8692. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Penn State's College of Medic...
Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
...Madison chemist Laura L. Kiessling describes a new family
of compoundsthat packs a novel one-two punch that effectively inhibits the cellularprocesses that cause us pain. Inflammation is the body's response to irritation, infection or injury. Itbegins at the level of the cell when, in response to an injury ...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...te toidentify 865 primary care (internal medicine, family
practice or generalpractice) physicians and 200,931 adult enrollees. Each physician was associatedwith one or more of three managed health care plans, which provided individualenrollee data for the study. Some of the medical groups compensated phys...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...eatment,including psychological and social issues, family
dynamics, and decision-makingon invasive surgical procedures, including bypass or transplantation." As a group, heart failure patients often have other medical problems andare seen by other physicians, who also may prescribe medications of th...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...rdiologists were actually admitted byinternists or family
physicians. The ideal monitoring system, they say, shouldfocus on the doctors who have the greatest influence on outcome, which for heartattack is the first physician involved, since early intervention is crucial inheart attack treatment. The Pennsyl...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
... of psychiatry, neuroscience, community health and family
medicine at the UF Brain Institute and UF's College of Medicine. Smoking tobacco, like smoking heroin or cocaine, is "profoundly addictive," and nicotine dependence is particularly resistant to treatment, he said. Treatment programs for alco...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...ere asked a number ofquestions about demographics, family
size, and income as well asuse of health care services during the 12 months prior to ChildHealth Plus coverage and the first 12 months following theirenrollment. In addition to establishing whether or not the participants had a"medical home" and how ...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...cian's instructions for medication use. Regular family
fights and disorganization are among the problems ... is conflict in the family," Bender said. General family
disorganization can be another indicator of the type of familysituation that lends itself to problem...
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
...ie. For example, compared with people with annual family
incomes over $30,000, those with incomes of less than $10,000 were over three times as likely to die, and those with incomes between $10,000 and $30,000 were more than twice as likely to die. The increased prevalence of health risk behaviors, howeve...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
... are often distinctlyrecognizable by the patient's family
and caregivers. The repetitive seizuresmay occur ...inoral form is problematic for both physicians and family
members because thepatient must be alert in order to swallow. "This is a safe and effective way of ...
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