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Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest

...smaller areas (townships and cities) by pro-rating county totals based on population, employment, or other demand drives in each sector. These forecasting methods also could be used to project water use based on locally available data sources." Planners also need to be prepared for periods of drought, when...

Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients

...increases in the market share of managed care in a county were not associated with several indicators of quality of care in that county, including receipt of surveillance mammography after cancer diagnosis, receipt of radiation after breast-conserving surgery, receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III ...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

...h team looks forward to working with the state and county mental health departments on developing programs to improve the quality of care that children receive and the documentation of that care." The study was sponsored by the California Department of Mental Health with additional funding provided by the ...

Innovative WSU graduate program deals with mental health, deafness

...ccording to Basil. This has resulted in hospitals, county government and social service providers hiring those who complete this program. Basil said agencies that work with SOPP in this program include the Dayton Community Services for the Deaf, the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Ohio Rehabilita...

Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps

...rams in Iowa can ask their doctor, school nurse or county human services office. In addition, information on hawk-i and Medicaid insurance programs for children is available online at http://www.hawk-i.org or by calling 800-257-8563....

Undertreatment spurs new arrests among drug ofenders diverted under California's Proposition 36

...t challenges for the program administrators at the county level. "Our findings encompass only the early months of Proposition 36. New programs often need time to become established and to operate as intended. Program outcomes could therefore change," he said. "Also, the study was based on several California...

Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain

...2, 46 percent of people age 65 and over lived in a county where ozone concentrations reached levels that wer...h 26 percent in 2000. About 19 percent lived in a county where fine "particulate matter" (PM 2.5) concentrations, considered to have the greatest potential t...

Research identifies patent barriers to drug importation schemes

...mune to patent lawsuits in federal court (city and county governments are not), Cahoy points out that patent holders have other legal options through their constitutional rights as personal property owners. "There is no reason that this basic protection of property rights should not extend to intangibl...

Mexican Americans at greater risk for stroke than non-Hispanic whites

...tion-based study in Nueces County, Texas, an urban county with 313,645 residents. The vast majority (95 percent) of the county's residents live in Corpus Christi. They selected Nueces County for its high concentration of Mexican Americans (56 percent), high quality of medical care, and because it is more th...

Schizophrenia patients don't take medications regularly

... San Diego, with its size as the sixth largest county in the United States, and with its diverse ethnic composition "provides a suitable sample to investigate non-adherence. In our study, the ethnic diversity of our subjects approximated that of the County's general population," said the study's first ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004

...o utilize one of the 100 sleep laboratories in the county varies from 4 to 36 months. The average time for completion of studies in eastern and western Canada is 24 months. However, the wait times in Ontario province are much shorter for consultation and polysomnography, averaging a little over 2 months. ...

Diabetes patients skip medications to save money

...h diabetes from Veterans Affairs health systems, a county health system and a university-based health system were asked about their medication use and costs. Patients who reported using less diabetes medication because of cost had higher blood glucose levels than those who took their medication as prescribe...

Multiple sclerosis not as progressive or disabling as once thought

...nty in 1991. Olmsted is the southeastern Minnesota county in which Mayo Clinic is located. Researchers visited the patients at home or in the nursing home if necessary. Ten years later, research team members returned to the field to find the same patients -- and found all but one of them. They administe...

Emergency cardiac monitoring strategy tested in ambulances

...ictims is being tested in a mountainous California county where drive times to hospitals are often long. Sin...as a testing ground for the new system because the county is large and mountainous and has only two hospitals, both located near the coast. For many residents...

One in eight N.C. schoolchildren display three or more heart risks

...between ages 8 and 17. Each lived in a rural N.C. county with no city over 50,000 people. Of the children, 47.9 percent were white, 42.4 percent black and 9.7 percent other races. Children were evaluated for body mass index, blood pressure, two types of fats in their blood and two indicators of how well th...

Elementary signs of heart disease found in children

...8 and 17. Each lived in rural North Carolina in a county with no city over 50,000 people. The participants were 47.9 percent white, 42.4 percent African American and 9.7 percent other races. "We chose to study children in rural schools with a high minority population because rural children have slightly h...

UCLA study examines health of California seniors

...t half have limited incomes," Wallace said. "Every county has room for improvement in one or more of the health indicators," he added. "This report can help counties prioritize their outreach to the groups of elders who lag behind in preventive care." The report examines specific health behaviors such as sm...

Differences in cancer screening rates reported

...n 55,000 randomly selected adults drawn from every county in California. A collaboration of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the California Department of Health Services and the Public Health Institute, this biennial survey is the largest of its kind conducted in any state and one of the largest ...

American Academy of Ophthalmology announces outstanding humanitarian service award recipients

...7 surgeons and eye teams in Tibet's second largest county of Shigatse. Dr. Helveston, nominated by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, is recognized for his many contributions to ophthalmology, and especially his dedication to pediatric eye care in poorly developed parts of ...

Increased prevalence of diabetes - not all bad news

...reated diabetes for the 470,000 inhabitants of the county of Fyn, Denmark, between 1993 and 1999. The total proportion of people with diabetes (prevalence) increased by around 3% annually, the proportion of new cases of diabetes in the population (incidence) remained unchanged; there was a 3% reduction in...

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