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Medical students don't receive enough training in helping patients quit smoking

...dents identify at least one smoking patient in the clinic and counsel that patient on how to quit smoking. "Qualitative evaluation among two consecutive classes of third-year medical students found that students were enthusiastic about the program and reported greater self-confidence in their ability to co...

Jefferson scientist links gene to alcoholic's vulnerability to heart failure

...oholics and came into a hospital emergency room or clinic in Barcelona with congestive heart failure. The researchers used a questionnaire to find out how much alcohol they drank, in addition to other details about their lifestyle and background. He notes that the group they studied was mostly working class...

Stanford researcher shows flu shot benefits outweigh costs in healthy young adults

...ey also surveyed 210 patients at a family practice clinic about their willingness to pay for flu symptom relief and medication without side effects. The researchers entered this information into a computer model that subtracted the costs from the benefits to yield a net benefit or cost. They ran...

Genetics in clinical practice: a revolutionary approach

...uth Medical School physician has created a virtual clinic with world leaders in genetics to teach the specia...ugh an educational grant from the CDC, the virtual clinic is an idealized environment for learning about genetics in clinical practice. The core lies in inter...

Musical interlude helps sleep quality, research shows

...usic to insomniacs' ears. Researchers in the sleep clinic of U of T's psychiatry department and the University Health Network's Toronto Western Hospital are studying the ability of "brain music" to help people relax and improve the quality of their sleep. To create this music, researchers study a person's b...

New spine repair technique may offer hope for osteoporosis sufferers

...tments of orthopedic surgery and rheumatology, the clinic offers expertise in the surgical as well as ongoin...vision of rheumatology and co-director of the UCSF clinic is a nationally recognized expert in the medical management of osteoporosis. She is currently direct...

Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher calls for universal flu vaccine for elderly

...t a physician's order in hospitals Development of clinic office systems designed to increase immunization rates, such as reminder systems, flu clinics and standing-order programs Reimbursement by Medicare and other third-party payers for the cost of the vaccine and its administration Insurance of adequat...

Methadone treatment may improve completion of tuberculosis therapy in injection drug abusers

...unseling; and • routine care-referral to TB clinic for monthly visits for 30-day supplies of INH without direct observation of medication ingestion or methadone treatment. More than 77 percent of patients receiving minimal methadone treatment and over 59 percent of those receiving standard methadone ...

Physicians' sun protection lapses match those of patients

...mer day. Sciamanna and his colleagues surveyed 100 clinic patients and 84 physicians at a Rhode Island teaching hospital during April 2000. Overall, the researchers found, responses were in keeping with national averages: 34.6 percent of participants reported always or nearly always using sunscreen and 23.1...

Air pollution linked with risk for exercise-induced heart damage

...toms when air pollution was high two days before a clinic visit. The remaining 22 subjects either had no episodes of ischemia or had episodes at every visit regardless of air quality so were unable to provide information about the relationship between air pollution and myocardial ischemia. Fine particles ...

Longer delays associated with better survival

...he dates of general practitioner referral letters, clinic appointments, investigations, and operations. They...gher risk. Consultants seem to be able, from first clinic visit, to differentiate patients at greater risk and to ensure that cancer is diagnosed and treated ...

Exercise therapy improves fibromyalgia

...myalgia who were attending a hospital rheumatology clinic between January 1997 and June 1998. Patients were then randomly assigned to either aerobic exercise classes or relaxation classes, twice weekly for 12 weeks. The classes were carried out by personal trainers with no special experience in providing ex...

Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care

...ings (including one in 2000-2001 in the outpatient clinic serving the DMS teaching hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center). It combines the systems of education and patient care and maintains or improves preceptor productivity compared to when the preceptor is not teaching. By fully integrating the ...

Although gender response to HIV therapy is similar, women experience more side effects

...s. Women in the study were selected randomly from clinic records and matched with men (1:2) by age, race, baseline CD4 count and hepatitis C (HCV) status. Eighty-four percent of patients were African-American and 27% had advanced AIDS (defined as a CD4 count <50 cells/L). Patients were determined to...

Let's talk about sex -- And pain

...is also working on getting his patients out of the clinic and back into the bedroom - where he hopes couples will be able to change their talk from pain to pillow. This is the fifth in a series of interviews with M...

Hormone therapy study stopped due to increased breast cancer risk, lack of overall benefit

...s for further counseling and will continue to have clinic visits so that their health outcomes can be followed. All WHI participants, including those in the other study components, are also receiving a newsletter with a summary of the findings and an explanation of risks and benefits. Dr. Rossouw stressed...

Exposure to hepatitis C has no effect on antiretroviral treatment outcomes in HIV patients

... the time they entered the study. The patients had clinic visits and laboratory evaluations performed at regular intervals. Patients who were prescribed antiretroviral therapy were seen four weeks after starting treatment, and then every 12 weeks. The subjects' CD4 cell count was compared at 1-years, 2-yea...

Women cured of childhood leukaemia should be advised to have children while they are young

...tend regular follow-up check-ups at our outpatient clinic and we are considering offering fertility counselling to them between the ages of 18 and 20. "The important message to come from this research is women who have survived ALL can become pregnant and have babies and they are doing so. However they sh...

Annals of Internal Medicine: 75 years of medical history

...2) Weakened by illness, a postman entered a famous clinic one day in the summer of 1925. He had lost 14 pounds in four weeks and said his legs were partly paralyzed. But his goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland, had decreased in size. "The cure is working wonders," he told his doctor. That postman's case would...

World-first study shows solo mothers choose donor insemination because they lack a partner

...fact that 13 of the solo mothers said they chose a clinic for DI as they felt it was the only method of conception open to them, with eight saying they were not prepared to deceive a man by having casual sex in the hope of getting pregnant, and eight saying that DI enabled them to avoid the health risks of ...

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