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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

... individuals, and enlisting the help of the entire community can save lives." Older adults living alone and in... dangerous levels." Based on their assessments of community response to the Chicago heat wave of 1995 and the Memphis, Tenn., heat wave of 1980, Dr. Kellermann ...

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...nts were treated both at major medical centers and community hospitals. Eisenstein and Mark said the bottom-line messages of the study are: It is possible to reduce cost of care for acute heart attack patients without increasing complications or bad outcomes. Minimizing costs in the short-run may re...

Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It takes a community to help HIV-positive women releasedfrom prison. A...ve as a model for other states tomeet the need for community follow-up for HIV-positive women released fromprison. During the first year of the program, 41 HIV-p...

Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease

... among Native Americans from the Gila River Indian community in Mesa, Ariz., 40 percent of whom have diabetes, ...king," Genco said. "Smoking is rare in this community of Pima Indians, so it was not a factor," he added. "We found a powerful association between the ex...

Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.

... there is considerable disagreement in the medical community over the routine use of mammograms in women under the age of 50 and prostate specific antigen tests in men. The ethical issue becomes more complicated when doctors provide controversial screening tests because they fear a future lawsuit by a patient...

Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals

...nce the majority of stroke patients usuallycome to community or rural hospitals first, one of our goals is to g...trated by the survey, should helpadministrators of community and rural hospitals decide to establish ASTs. "Officials at many smaller hospitals feel that...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

... idea of a stroke team fromacademic centers to the community and rural hospitals," Alberts says. "Many ofthose rural hospitals do not consider stroke a high-level emergency. We need toget them to acknowledge stroke as an emergency, so that they will form stroketeams and give stroke a higher visibility."...

Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message

... focused on meetings with medical professionalsand community groups as well as raising media visibility of stro...metropolitanareas. The program's goal is to raise community awareness of stroke. A surveyof 200 people was conducted in each area at the beginning of the progr...

Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke

...ts may bring about a change in the way the medical community treatsstroke. For many years it has been common practice to administer anticoagulantsto patients immediately after a stroke in an effort to limit brain injury and toprevent recurrent strokes. However, the results of this study show that, formost pa...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

... said Gold, professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, community health and family medicine at the UF Brain Institute and UF's College of Medicine. Smoking tobacco, like smoking heroin or cocaine, is "profoundly addictive," and nicotine dependence is particularly resistant to treatment, he said. Treatment...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

... ahead for downsizing, involvingelected officials, community representatives, and the interested parties in theplanning process. In the past, health sector growth has provided abundant new jobs for relatively unskilled workers, especially important for minority women. If that income declines and there is no ap...

University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Study Confirms Efficacy Of Taxol Regimen In The Treatment Of Advanced Lung Cancer

...ion, detection,diagnosis, treatment, education and community outreach and for its commitment totranslational research that rapidly brings new cancer therapies from thelaboratory bench to the patient's bedside. For additional information aboutthis study, please contact the UPCI's Cancer Information and Referra...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...ody," said Slotkin. Nor should the medical community or the public blindly accept thepopular myth that ...ng." In addition to neglect by the medical community of nicotine's dangers,Slotkin also sees such problems in government regulatory efforts. "To ...

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

... cells and leavehealthy cells intact. "The community of leukemia doctors is very interested in this trialbecause the drug is so unique and we have reason to believe it will be veryspecific for CML cells," said James D. Griffin, M.D., professor of medicine atHarvard University and specialist in CML at t...

Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite Availability Of Drugs

...tiplecities. The findings are based on men in the community and not restricted to aclinical sample of those wh...r issuesimportant to gay men's health, such as gay community involvement, substanceabuse, violence, social interactions, medical care, and relationships.Study co...

HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment

...found thatpatients who feel they are part of their community and are involved in their owncare are more likely to take their medication, keep medical appointments, andfollow their health care providers' advice.However, HIV patients who feel detached from their surroundings or aredepressed are more apt to disr...

Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing Stroke Risk

...instroke incidence in men in the full intervention community when compared to the1960s. There was a 42 percent reduction in stroke incidence between the 1960sand the period from 1970 to 1975, a 53 percent reduction when incidence wasmeasured between 1976 and 1981 and a 75 percent decrease when comparing strok...

UCSF AIDS Research Center Receives Major New Grant From NIH

...laborations, research disseminationactivities, and community outreach. NIH institutes funding the awards are the National Institute of Allergy andInfectious Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung andBlood Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,the ...

UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection

...out the current strategy advocated by the clinical community forprescribing combination drug therapy, often called the AIDS drug cocktail. Hisarticle is titled, "Caution: Should We Be Treating HIV Infection Early" Levy's research has focused on natural immune response against the AIDS virus.The accepted tre...

PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic

...week, approved a resolution asked theinternational community to "respond generously" to these urgent needs identifiedby the affected countries...

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