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National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA

...ds raised the same way "could finance other needed initiatives inlong-term drug testing, safety research and education at the nation's medicalcenters." They add, "This investment in drug safety has the potential to savethousands of lives and prevent tens of thousands of serious injuries each year." ...

States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children

...thecommittee said. States should coordinate their initiatives with other state andprivate programs to maximize children's opportunities to receive access to care. States also must provide adequate reimbursement rates to maintain and improveprovider participation, and quality standards must be enforced for allpr...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...ratory. This trial is one of many research initiatives of the University ofPittsburgh Stroke Institute and is supported by Layton Bioscience, Inc. For additional information about this historic procedure, please accessthe News Bureau section of the UPMC Health System web page at http://www.upmc.e...

Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries

... Product Safety Commission. Many injury prevention initiatives are focused on the local level, and depend onlocal officials and advocacy groups who personally interact with citizens toeducate them about such things as the proper use of infant car seats, bicyclehelmets, and smoke detectors, and safe storage of fi...

WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths

...nd expanded by the Great Societyand War on Poverty initiatives of the 1960s. The act shifts responsibility forwelfare support to the states through block grant programs and removes federalstandards and guarantees for support, according to Carver. "These changes are not expected to affect WIC, but they co...

1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives

... limit smoking by women and children.Basic science initiatives were also launched. "The startling truth ... The Penn State historian shows that public health initiatives werelaunched in the name of national socialism and that Nazi ideals informed thepractice and popular...

$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations

...ndations with $6.5 billion tosupport philanthropic initiatives in areas that are of particular concern tothem. The William H. Gates Foundation provides grants in the area of globalhealth to improve the lives of women and children; education to support accessto lifelong learning for young people and adults alike...

First woman commanding general for health care in Pacific speaks on Capitol Hill about Tele-Health

...y on telehealth, clinical research, and technology initiatives wheregeographic and distance boundaries are irrelevant. The primary goal of the Hui is to institute a "Pacific Health System withoutWalls." Maj. Gen. Adams has been recognized as both a military and medical ...

It's high time we registered all clinical trials say editors of Lancet and BMJ

...ad?" say Horton and Smith. There are registration initiatives already underway (such as the NHS National Researc...of openness". According to Horton and Smith, such initiatives have led to critisism that the companies are opening up a "..window of vulnerabilityin (their) comme...

Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert

... available, "we will needlarge-scale public health initiatives to make black patients, and theirphysicians, aware of its importance," they write. Clinical trials : Most of the knowledge about the best lung cancer treatmentshas and will come from clinical trials. Many blacks are reluctant to enroll inthese pr...

Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes

...nter will collaborate on research and patient care initiatives that ultimately are hoped to help close the gap be...ents. We believe this will be a model for alliance initiatives in other areas." The award from the NCI is a supplement to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's "ca...

Cancer summit launches global commitment to improve cancer care, research and treatment

...ccess to clinical trials, prevention and screening initiatives and addressing patients' quality of life issues. "Patient involvement and advocacy is a necessary component to the eradication of cancer. Cancer survivors and advocates bring a unique and important perspective to the fight against cancer and mu...

U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable

...eet, a positive operating margin and plans for new initiatives in research, technology, facilities and patient care. How can this be possible in an age of managed care, government spending cuts, declining medical school applications, negative stereotypes of university medical centers and increasing demand for hi...

Canada's leading arthritis investigators and practitioners meeting to discuss latest developments in arthritis research

... Canadian arthritis research as well as reports on initiatives to speed up arthritis research, drug testing and drug approval will be discussed at The Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN)'s Annual Conference 2000. The conference, Arthritis Research - From Bench to Bedside, will be held in Toronto from June 17 to 20 ...

New evidence about positive three-tier co-pay performance presented at Express Scripts 2000 Outcomes Conference

...th a clear-sighted look at major healthcare policy initiatives being advanced by the administration, Congress and...sues, from state and federal anti-managed pharmacy initiatives to confidentiality legislation that may challenge the ability of PBMs and plans to offer quality, co...

Study suggests greater pressure on family care as baby boom ages

... these changes, is essential to formulating policy initiatives that enhance the welfare of caregivers and recipients while recognizing the tradeoffs with other policy aims and public budgets," said Spillman....

Harvard Medical School new digital library to feature MD Consult full text medical resources

...f the nation's largest online clinical information initiatives sponsored by a medical institution, Harvard Medical School announced today that it will launch a pilot project called the Digital Library featuring MD Consult's comprehensive full text medical resources. The Digital Library will provide more than 18...

'Unheralded safety net' providing state health practitioners for under-served areas

...nger should be omitted from listings of safety net initiatives nor overlooked in future plans to further improve health-care access."...

Work-site wellness programs

... He has developed employee health and productivity initiatives for leading corporations such as Xerox Corporation, The Travelers, UAW-GM, and Applied Materials. Having a healthy work force can enhance an organization's bottom line, but for an employee, good health is a transferable job skill employees don't oft...

Finding sobriety, and saving money, through spirituality

... treatment. On the opposite end are "faith-based" initiatives such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). A study in the May issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research evaluates the post-discharge health-care utilization and associated costs of these two very different types of...

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