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

...ssive temperature and the county's Office on Aging contacts clients who have experienced problems in the past. Those who cannot cope with the heat are given a screening medical evaluation, then transported to an air-conditioned shelter." "At the first sign of an increase in heat-related emergency depa...

Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests

...ts. Averting Initial Challenges In their initial contacts with patients, hospitals can use accommodating imagesfilled with goodwill and descriptions of favors they have done for patients inan effort to diminish consumer attention, said the study. An example of such awritten or verbal communication with a pa...

"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region

...ch. Its primary purpose isto stimulate and promote contacts between those interested in operationsresearch. CORS members are employed across Canada in various industries,government, and academia....

Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis

Synaptic contacts are believed to provide the morphological basis for information processing in the brain. Joachim Kirsch and Heinrich Betz from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (Frankfurt/Germany) report in "nature" (April 16) tha...

Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance

... can beabsorbed into the body through skin when it contacts people's hands or it can beingested when people eat from dishes that have been washed with the compound. "The effect of long-term exposure to the detergent needs to be studied,"explained Charuk, who also notes further research is needed to s...

University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined Astigmatism

...ses. Contactlens wearers will need to remove their contacts four weeks prior to evaluationfor treatment. Individuals who would like to participate or want more information onthe study should call (214) 590-3535 or toll free at 1-888-663-2020. A fee of$1,600 (reduced from a nonstudy price of $2,100) wi...

Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women

...erally in a chlamydia screening programme (only as contacts of infected women) may reinforce these existing inequalities. As little is known about men's beliefs and attitudes to sexual and reproductive health, the authors believe that if they were to be included in the chlamydia screening programme, as well...

Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips

...grow, sending out processes and reforming synaptic contacts witheach other. They can live on the chips for extended periods -- as long as months,according to Brinton. Brinton's lab is one of only a very few in the world able to culture and studysuch nerve cell colonies. During the course of the nearly two yea...

Keeping Electronic Patient Records Whilst Maintaining Privacy Is Feasible With Appropriate Systems In Place

...linical system's knowledge of a patient's clinical contacts and of a user's responsibilities can be applied safely to limit access to patients' private information. Denley and Weston Smith's proposal should be applauded, says Dr Martin Gardner from the University of Glasgow in an accompanying commentary. How...

Study examines faith healing in a cell phone age

...ine man travels Navajoland in his pickup truck, he contacts people in need ofhealing prayers and ceremonies by his cellular phone. Where encroachment of western ways has destroyed other cultures, technology enables the Navajos to preserve theirtraditions in the modern world, says Thomas Csordas, professor of ...

Dieters need intensive support during holidays

...ristmas and New Year's, daily mailings. The extra contacts urged recipients to continue to record the type and amount offood they consumed. The participants were veteran dieters who weighed an average of 223.2 pounds.Each had lost an average of 33.2 pounds by the time the study began. During thestudy, membe...

One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance

...ng to enroll because traditionally they have fewer contacts with healthcare providers than younger children. The burden is on health care providers,especially pediatricians, and on all children's advocates to encourage thedevelopment of effective strategies so more American children and adolescentshave adequa...

Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer

...gh levels of stress and those with less satisfying contacts withfriends and family members have high levels of...ilylives, as well as their satisfaction with their contacts with family members andfriends. The results of the study appear in the September issue of HealthPsy...

OHSU researchers discover new synapses in brain

...ain communicate with each other through high-speed contacts called synapses. Now, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University's Vollum Institute and the University of Oxford have discovered that synapses also are used to communicate with other specialized brain cells called oligodendrocytes. Studying the...

Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 17, 2000

...udes the location, criteria for participation, and contacts for enrolling in the trial....

"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers

...into chemical and biological problems. He also has contacts with researchers in related fields such as chemistry, biology and crystallography. Professor Frenkel is currently working on biological membranes and it looks like this research, carried out in collaboration with other scientists, will also lead to i...

Behavioral therapies plus pharmacotherapies can add up to success

...ccurred after discharge when the patient had brief contacts with a physician for 12 weeks. The results suggest that naltrexone may be a useful aftercare strategy that, in conjunction with new communication skills and strategies for coping with urges, will help patients maintain their improvements in the long...

Scientists find biological key to 'wasting syndrome'

.... Chojkier. "C/EBP beta remains in the nucleus, it contacts the DNA, and proteins are produced. Or, if we block the nitric oxide synthase activity, this also blocks the downstream cascade, and everything normalizes." According to Dr. Chojkier, a gastroenterologist and liver specialist, antioxidants such as v...

Strong relationship between peasant farmers and city-dwellers in Zimbabwe

...connected with their family in rural areas. Family contacts are indispensable for finding work and accommodation in the city. At Christmas almost everybody returns to the village where they were born, laden with goods purchased in the city. Men mainly marry women from the same district. Often city-dwellers ch...

Filatov Eye Institute contests validity of recent study

.... This is because correcting vision with LASIK or contacts takes place much closer to the cornea compared with glasses, contributing to more glare and halo, especially in some individuals who may not be good candidates to have this surgery. Notably, Dr. Filatov cites a patient with large pupils of 8mm, who h...

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