Tag: "campaign" at medical news
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...n 1997, the researchers embarked upon anexhaustive campaign
to raise awareness of local residents about the warningsigns of stroke. Their campaign
focused on meetings with medical professionalsand community groups as well as raising media visibili...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...ption it causes. He calls for a nationwide campaign
to persuade pregnant women to quitsmoking. That campaign
should concentrate on counseling, although it can includecareful use of nicotine patches, inhalers a...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...ge participation in blood pressure screeningsand a campaign
to reduce salt intake. Strategies of the minimal interventionprogram were similar, but did not include adult classes or media education. The aggressive program featured announcements transmitted via speakers attachedto each household telephone. The...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...respond "in either positive ornegative ways to the campaign
-- they simply ignored it" and made no changes ina... The research team also found that the fear-based campaign
'appeared' tofail because there was no difference in attitudes toward HPV risk or change inbehavior ...
Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats
... divided about the possible benefits of a national campaign
to educate the public, but saw the value of educating patients individually. Contact: Dr Stephen Rollnick, Senior Lecturer in General Practice, Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llanedeyrn Health Centre, Maelfa...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...s that builds on lessons learned in the successful campaign
againstmotor vehicle injuries. It urges federal, state, and local officials toincrease their support for injury prevention programs, emergency medicalservices, trauma care, and the public health infrastructure. "There is a large gap between what is ...
Get Me To The ER On Time
...ities in five regions of the country. The18-month campaign
was conducted in half the cities, and the other ha...patients seeking care earlier." Although the REACT campaign
was unable to shorten patient delay further, thestudy saw an rise in the number of people with heart...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
...erence in cancer treatment. A new healthawareness campaign
from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofa...plications. The NIDCR is conducting the awareness campaign
throughthe National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, a service of the institute.Partners in th...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
...in their cancer treatment. A new health awareness campaign
from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofa...ed to attend a briefing and luncheon to launch the campaign
on January 27, 1999, from 122 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. NIDCR is conductin...
Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments
... time because the local health departmentmounted a campaign
to enroll participants in the state's new Children's HealthInsurance Program. A South Carolina farmer might receive the influenza vaccination that preventsa life-threatening illness because the county health agency could finance a newmobile vaccinati...
Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress
...the countries have madetremendous progress. PAHO's campaign
to eliminate measles from the Americas bythe year 2000 succeeded in cutting cases from 250,000 in 1990 to 2,109 in 1996.However, staggered outbreaks occurred in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and othercountries last year, resulting in over 10,000 confirm...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...racial purity and theNazi state. "The Nazi campaign
against tobacco and the 'whole grain bread operation'are, in some sense, as fascist as the yellow stars and the death camps," saysProctor. "Understanding such complexities may better allow us to understand howeven many right-thinking Germans supporte...
Measles Eradication Plan Approved
...the countrieshave made tremendous progress. PAHO's campaign
to eliminate measles from theAmericas by the year 2000 succeeded in cutting cases from 250,000 in 1990 to2,109 in 1996. However, staggered outbreaks occurred in Argentina, Bolivia,Brazil and other countries last year, resulting in over 10,000 confirm...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, a campaign
group in California,says: "The dirtier and more la... on National Semiconductor. After reports of their campaign
in TheWall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, the newly elected AttorneyGeneral for Californi...
Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
...drug's effect on the two MMPs resembles a military campaign
involving groundtroops as well as air attacks. "So doxycycline may have a distinct advantageover drugs that act simply as MMP inhibitors. The idea of using a drug thatemploys several mechanisms in concert is very attractive," Thompson says. A pilot ...
CWRU medical school announces $300 million campaign
... of Medicine has announced thelargest fund-raising campaign
in its history. Calling it the "Campaign for theFu... face an evengreater amount of debt. "This campaign
will help guarantee that the CWRU School of Medicine isprepared to discover tomorrow's cures and edu...
Drug trends among American teens
...downward in 1996, following the launching of an ad campaign
by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and ha... celebrities from heroin use, as well as the media campaign
against heroin, may have influenced young peoples' view of how dangerous a drug this is, even if it ...
Taking public health to the streets works
...blic Health Protection Service. The door-to-door campaign
was initiated in Auckland in 1998 after a sharp ri...lated deaths occurred in the areas targeted by the campaign
during its duration (April-December 1998). By contrast, the winter of 1997 saw a 40 percent increas...
U Penn researchers combating blindness from diabetic retionopathy in local community with 4 Sight program
...program developed a targeted telephone recruitment campaign
aimed at high-risk candidates which is the most personal and cost effective approach according to Maguire. Previous attempts to target at-risk community members included health fairs, postings at supermarkets and local stores, educational announceme...
NHLBI to launch sleep and children education campaign
...ring of new Garfield Sleep TV PSA. WHO: The campaign
is co-sponsored by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and PAWS, Inc., the creative studio behind Garfield. Press conference participants include: Dr. Claude Lenfant, Direc...
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