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Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems

...erence are the integrative medicine program of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the school of medicine as well as the schools of nursing and pharmacy. Continuing education credit is available for doctors, nurses and pharmacists who attend the event. Registration costs range from $275 t...

'Smart scalpel' detects cancer cells in seconds

...o Dr. Steve Skirboll, a member of the neurosurgery department at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine who is helping to determine the characteristics of the biocavity laser, "The device has great potential benefit, particularly if we continue to develop the nanotechnology at its base. We're able t...

Freeing up the ER for real emergencies

...agues found that 24 patients visited the emergency department a total of 616 times during the course of one year. The authors report that in addition to physical ailments, heavy users of emergency rooms also often have social or psychological problems. In an attempt to ease the problem of patients blocking em...

Study links one human gene to multiple diseases of old age

...he senior author of the study and professor in the department of molecular genetics in UIC's College of Medicine. "Turning on this one gene brought about changes in numerous other genes that have already been implicated in aging and age-related diseases." When the p21 gene was turned on, the cells took ...

Vaccination reform may improve consistency of care for children

...more physicians began referring children to health department clinics for immunizations. In 1992 nearly half of... decline in physician-reported referrals to health department clinics for childhood immunizations, vaccine financing reforms appear to be effective in keeping chi...

Hypnosis reduces surgical pain and time, improves safety

...She is training nurses and others in the radiology department in the relaxation techniques for patients who undergo invasive procedures in interventional radiology. "People in medicine are in the profession of caring," Lang says. "Sometimes, a particularly good nurse or charismatic physician has ways of talking...

Media coverage of new drugs is often misleading

...d Prevention (DACP), a joint teaching and research department of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), a Massachusetts-based managed care organization. Moynihan worked with primary mentor and senior researcher Stephen Soumerai, head of DACP's Drug Policy Research Group. Dennis Ross-De...

"Radical" Discovery Advances Medicine and Plastics

...o enroll in a beginning course in physics, but the department head turned him down because he had no formal trai...y. Three days later, Gomberg tried again. When the department again rejected him for the same reason, he insisted he knew the subject. The department head quizzed...

Recommendations for the establishment of primary stroke centers

...g a stroke. Emergency Department -- The emergency department staff should have training in diagnosing and treating stroke and have good lines of communication with both EMS and the acute stroke team. Stroke Unit -- A Primary Stroke Center wishing to provide care beyond the initial life-threatening period shou...

Researchers find jail-based surveillance screening useful in monitoring HIV and sexually transmitted disease epidemics

...rvices screening program established by the health department three years ago at the county jail. It offers voluntary screening for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia within hours of arrest to male inmates aged 18-35 and females 18-45. Most prisoners offered the services have chosen to participate in the progra...

Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago

...llars. Most recently, they helped to create a new department of human genetics and to establish the Hospitals' breast cancer treatment center. "We felt that the University of Chicago was a place that was successful in getting scientists and doctors to work as a team in the search for better treatments and even...

Farmers tend to work long past typical retirement age, survey finds

...g chair," said Andrew Sofranko, a professor in the department of human and community development. "About 1,700 farmers responded to the survey, and 25 percent were 65 or older. Nationally, only 13 to 14 percent of workers 65 and over are still on the job." Of the 25 percent of farmers 65 or older, the average...

NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research

...alth scholars can be found in almost every school, department and research unit at UCSF. This breadth of expertise is supported by a nationally recognized clinical program in women's health, a commitment to the promotion of women as leaders, efforts to restructure the medical school curriculum to integrate wome...

Mechanism found behind drug-free acceptance of transplants

... VanBuskirk, research scientist at Ohio State's department of surgery and lead author of the study. VanBuskirk and her colleagues reported their findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. A detailed un...

BU receives Knight Foundation grant

... Boston University's medical school and journalism department makes it a natural spot for locating a new center that will help broaden our society's understanding of medicine and medical research." Boston University President Jon Westling said, "Boston University is grateful to the Knight Foundation for establi...

Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I

...man for research at the University of Pittsburgh's department of medicine. Study results of E1694 showed that when given at a high dose (20MIU/m2 intravenously and 10MIU/m2 subcutaneously), interferon alfa 2b extends overall survival in surgically treated patients, as well as relapse-free survival, or the amo...

'Unheralded safety net' providing state health practitioners for under-served areas

...Carrboro and Dr. Gary G. Koch of the biostatistics department at the UNC-CH School of Public Health. "More than 1,300 U.S. primary-care physicians and almost 400 nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants and nurse midwives are now serving out their obligations in needy areas because of these state program...

A&E departments could help resolve the national shortage of corneal donors

...ents pronounced dead in one accident and emergency department in Scotland from April to July 1999. In addition, a simple questionnaire assessed relatives' attitudes towards corneal donation. Of 25 patients, consent was given for nine pairs of corneas to be donated - a retrieval rate of 36% compared to 1% in the...

Insulin precursor linked with increased stroke risk; may represent new risk factor

... director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic in the department of public health and clinical medicine, University Hospital of Northern Sweden. The study found that non-diabetic men with the highest levels of proinsulin have more than a two-fold higher risk of stroke compared to men with the lowest levels. B...

More nurses need better training to care for older Americans, according to director of new UCSF center

...s Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, chair of the UCSF department of physiological nursing; Caroll Estes, PhD, profe...udes William Holzemer, RN, PhD, chair of the UCSF department of community health systems and Maryline Dodd, RN, PhD, UCSF professor of physiological nursing. ...

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