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Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...est rate of premature deaths from heart disease of all
racial groups in the United States, at 14.7 percen...ipants had no known history of heart problems, but all
of them had at least one fixable major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Every participant h...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
...3,075 U.S. counties, which make up 99.9 percent of all
U.S. counties. The researchers found that having a higher specialist-to-population ratio did not decrease mortality rates. They also determined that too many specialists would negatively impact communities because more patients would be seen by speci...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...nd in soil and the manure of many animals. Almost all
reported cases of tetanus are in persons who have either never been vaccinated, or who completed a primary series, but have not had a booster in the preceding 10 years. Infants of unvaccinated mothers are at risk for neonatal tetanus. Early symptom...
New hand-held information system for emergency responders
...the U.S. Coast Guard's National Response Center on all
hazardous substances and waste released into the U.S. environment, Hazmat incidents have been increasing yearly since 1991, with approximately 34,000 incidents reported in 2004. A useful feature of WISER is support for identifying an unknown substanc...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...cts is to negotiate a course of treatment in which all
parties have a say in how best to proceed with patient care so that potential conflicts may be solved in advance of the situation. The authors also discuss how showing empathy is important because many family members of critically ill patients often ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...that the results do not support a strategy to give all
adults over age 55 a "polypill," containing low doses of several drugs that modify some CHD risk factors (Editorial, p. 467). 3. C-Reactive Protein Probably Does not Predict Risk for Colorectal Cancer (Article, p. 425.)...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...s of education on weight for middle-aged women. At all
levels of education, African-American women were equally heavy, while white women were thinner with increasing baseline educational attainment. These results are consistent with previous studies of young girls, adolescents and adult women. In this re...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
...increased risk for total fractures was observed in all
ages of breast cancer survivors in this study regardless of the time of the breast cancer diagnosis," the researchers state. "In summary, we found increased fracture risks among breast cancer survivors," the authors conclude. "If our study results ar...
Mountain life spells longer life
...5 years. In Greece, deaths from heart disease and all
causes are among the lowest of any developed count...ed on the plains. But the principal livelihoods in all
three villages are similar - farming and animal husbandry for the men and home making for the women....
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...portion of patients with hypertension was high for all
weight categories, blood pressure also increased with increased BMI, although more modestly. The proportion with dyslipidemia increased with increasing BMI for men, but not for women. In this study, the authors defined metabolic syndrome as the prese...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
...roughout the three-week study, researchers weighed all
food, monitored exercise, measured participants' c...t one diet has any more value than another -- they all
have value." Annals of Internal Medicine is published in Philadelphia by the American College of Ph...
ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
...rst in a series) will launch and be distributed to all
oncologists attending the conference. A keynote l... the Press Conference you will also have access to all
the scientific sessions. (Please visit www.esmo.org/ESEC/Budapest2005/Program.htm for the ESEC pre...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...ddlers experience sleep problems and 75 percent of all
parents want to change something about their child's sleep habits. Research shows that not getting the recommended hours of sleep affects a child's mood, attention, concentration, ability to learn, and daytime behavior. Thus, it is essential that chi...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...dest to substantial effects for both treatments in all
three participants. This study is among the first ...llowing stroke. This is the first study to compare all
three tests. Patients enrolled in an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program were asked to walk with...
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
...arsal, a dress rehearsal or an actual performance, all
of them in the pit. The duration of each activity ...rchers found that the noise exposure of players of all
of the instrument groups fell below acceptable 85 dBA (noise exposure level measured in decibels dB...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...sis was successful in reducing pain perception for all
12 participants. Hypnotized volunteers reported either no pain or significantly reduced pain (less than 3 on the 0-10 pain scale) in response to the painful heat. Under hypnosis, fMRI showed that brain activity was reduced in areas of the pain networ...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
... United States, accounting for about 29 percent of all
cancer-related deaths in the nation....
Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
...n, Va.; and Biology Professor Brenda S. J. Winkel, all
of Virginia Tech. Brewer will also give an oral presentation on designing photochemical molecular devices and applications in photodynamic therapy and in solar energy conversion. Because of the detail offered by Mongelli's poster, Brewer says she wil...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
...luation, followed by a series of close-up views of all
sections of the teeth, called periapical X-rays. ... consists of a group of periapical X-rays taken of all
the patient's teeth. Nearly everything a dentist needs to know about a person's oral health is re...
Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters
... the forensic odontologist takes an active part in all
phases of the identification process. Modern disaster scenarios may include more destruction, fragmentation, and mingling of the human bodies than ever before. This means that identification of the victims has become much more difficult. Forensic odo...
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