Tag: "calendar" at medical news
Personalized computer program increases smokers chances for successfully quitting by more than 50 percent
...ups received their materials, including a six-week calendar
with weekly tips for quitting and maintenance, hea...nd prompts to comply with the NRT medication. The calendar
contained specific information such as their target-quit date, tailored health information and week-...
Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals
... theory for a book published in the preceding four calendar
years"; on Tuesday, Aug. 15, they will receive the Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association for a book "published in the preceding two years that has had a major impact o...
Study by UBs RIA confirms link between alcohol consumption, work absence
... workplace absences." Data were collected using a calendar
and other memory aids over a four-week period. A "collateral informant," identified by the employee, also was interviewed about the employee's drinking. The information about day-to-day drinking from employees showed substantial agreement with that p...
Students join scientists in search of asthma triggers
...l continue to collect data over the course of this calendar
year. "The data will be included as part of a larger study to identify the environmental triggers of pediatric asthma in Baltimore," said Elissa Levine, the lead scientist on the project, who works in the Biospheric Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard...
Exercise can prevent falls in older people
...ere asked to report falls using a monthly postcard calendar
system. Exercise was the most effective single intervention tested, and the reduction in falls among this group seems to have been associated with improved balance, say the authors. Neither home hazard management nor treatment of poor vision showed a...
A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars
...c Health, found that parents who are given a photo calendar
of their baby with the dates of upcoming immunizat....P.H., provided families with a computer generated calendar
featuring a color picture of their child, information specifically tailored to their family and sche...
New report shows stomach cancer rates declining fast in Europe
...d trend has been even steeper over the most recent calendar
period." Professor Levi said that the lowest stomach cancer rates in the late 1990s were in Denmark (5.2 per 100,000 in men and 2.7 per 100,000 in women) but even here there had been a fall of more than 30% in both sexes over the last decade. The fin...
Behavior patterns of some nursing home residents may provoke other residents, resulting in injuries
...ts who were injured by another resident during the calendar
year 2000. The researchers randomly selected 1,994 Massachusetts nursing home patients with no injury incident reports filed during the same time period as a control group. Of 294 injured nursing home residents included in the analysis, 39 sust...
Beta blockers usage low despite insurance
...by the Medicare+Choice plan. The data used was for calendar
year 2001. In the patients who survived one year a...he drugs." The researchers are now adding data for calendar
year 2002, which they hope will provide additional insights in beta blocker use in the U.S., particu...
Approach of holidays has no effect on time of death
...ssible psychosomatic mechanisms that could tie the calendar
to their time of death. "Until then," they say, "speculation will undoubtedly continue about the differences between people who seem to lose steam near the end of a race and those who appear to find one last, impossible spurt of strength within thems...
NSF, AAAS announce winners of 2004 Visualization contest
...ll works must have been completed in the 2003-2004 calendar
years. Entries will be evaluated anonymously. Judging will take place in two phases. A panel of reviewers made up of scientists, communications experts and graphic artists will examine and rank all entries. The top 50 entries (10 in each catego...
Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans
...thcare Reform and Quality. Respondents completed a calendar
and kept track of all health care use. Healthcare spending reported in the study included all spending accrued for "conventional" care including "out of-pocket" expenditures but did not include the cost of complementary and alternative medical care s...
How women can avoid migraines during that time-of-the-month
...strual period. Sufferers are encouraged to keep a calendar
to track menstruation and migraine headaches while avoiding triggers, such as lack of sleep, alcohol or skipping meals. Examples for treatment are provided as well, including information on various medications like triptans or nonsteroidal anti-in...