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Racial differences, poverty linked to mammography use

...ms. Finally, most of the women reported that their doctor did not prompt them to get screened for breast can...e-fourths of the women said they had been to see a doctor during the past year, but two-thirds of them said that their physician hadn't encouraged them to hav...

Teenage hormone therapy to reduce adult height of tall girls linked to reduced fertility

... in the control group), more likely to have seen a doctor because they were having difficulty becoming pregnant (80% increase), and were twice as likely to have ever taken fertility drugs compared with women not given hormone therapy. In terms of the time to first pregnancy, women who had received oestrogen...

How can we combat MRSA?

...ting the gate after the horse has bolted, argues a doctor in a letter to this week's BMJ. Nicholas Akerman's experience of working in Australia was that people are unable to work with patients without being screened and cleared. Yet, having worked in England in medicine for over 12 years, he has never once ...

Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year

...onchitis." Dr. Ferguson said a person should see a doctor if he or she experiences symptoms of bacterial sinusitis, such as nasal congestion or yellow nasal discharge, with facial pain or pressure that worsen after four days or persist beyond seven days. Symptoms experienced for fewer days are more likely d...

Getting the fluid balance right in malaria

...id in children with malaria, and suggest that if a doctor has access to ways of assessing fluid volume more precisely, they should do so (not a trivial undertaking in many hospitals where these children are treated). "The optimum resuscitation approach in severe childhood malaria remains to be defined," say...

New study demonstrates co-administration

...or supplements. Patients should always tell their doctor about all medications and supplements they are taking before starting any new therapy, including WelChol. ...

Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps

...e more than 18 million office visits to the family doctor and each misses on average four days of work. Sinusitis rates are relatively high in the Midwest and South compared with the Northeast and Western regions of the country....

International MRC trial finds a routine treatment for head injury may do more harm than good

...t in the trial if, on admission to casualty, their doctor was uncertain whether or not to treat them with corticosteroids. In addition to the usual emergency medical care, the patients were randomly allocated to either corticosteroids or a placebo treatment. Both treatments were delivered by a drip over a...

New study shows sinus surgery can improve chronic fatigue

...ns alone should consult their ear, nose and throat doctor to consider alternatives including surgery."...

Many who cut back on Rx drugs to cut costs don't tell doctors

...e or more educated to say that they had told their doctor before cutting back on drugs due to cost. But diff...ss a great chance to get help. Don't wait for your doctor to ask you if you're having any problems paying for medications," he says. "And the bottom line for ...

Lab studies show two proteins prevented progressive nerve cell loss in Parkinson's disease

...e system and have built-in switches that allow the doctor to regulate the delivery of the neuroprotective proteins as needed." In the laboratory study, the investigators used an adenoviral vector to test the effectiveness of three proteins: Sonic Hedgehog (Shh), a signaling molecule that plays a key role i...

Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population

...ngs don't include other chicken pox costs, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies or lost work time for parents or adult patients -- all of which are also expected to be reduced as a result of the chicken pox vaccine. But the yearly hospital cost savings alone are enough to pa...

Vietnamese doctor to receive human rights award from NY Academy of Sciences

.... Nguyen Dan Que, a 61-year old Vietnamese medical doctor who has dedicated his life to improving the lives ...age and singular moral responsibility as a medical doctor committed to the welfare and health care of the Vietnamese people and for peacefully promoting human...

Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ve they are overweight than actually are. Unless a doctor advises it, the teen years are not a time for a weight-loss diet. "Parents, teachers, health professionals and other adult role models can help adolescents and teens with their weight issues. The best approach is positive no nagging, forbidden food...

FDA approves Adderall XR (R) to treat ADHD in adults

...linical studies. Patients should speak with their doctor if they have a history of high blood pressure or any heart conditions, glaucoma, thyroid problems, emotional instability, mental illness, or a known allergy to this type of medication. If you are currently taking or have recently taken a type of ant...

Listening in on the whispering heart

...ce that could send an early-warning signal to your doctor before heart rhythm problems arise, may now be pos...monitoring from a patient's home could alert their doctor to an AF episode and the doctor could then administer appropriate pacing therapy and monitor its eff...

GSK'S Requip(R) (ropinirole HCl) significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with RLS

...6 percent). Patients are advised to talk to their doctor about whether they have the potential to develop the sedating effects associated with Requip, which include somnolence, and the possibility of falling asleep while engaged in activities of daily living, including operation of a motor vehicle. Fainti...

July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...d in the same office as the patient's primary care doctor rather than enhanced referral care in which the patient is referred to a separate mental health clinic. Physicians feel the integrated approach leads to better communication between doctors and mental health specialists (93 percent), less stigma for...

Seeing the same physician regularly leads to better preventive care

...o a new study, adults who regularly visit the same doctor for health care are most likely to receive better ...ffered significantly more to adults with a regular doctor and visits to the same health care site. An increase in receipt of advice on smoking cessation was ...

Lower risk of death for patients who see the same doctor after hospital treatment

...ive risk of death decreases for patients who see a doctor who actually treated them during hospitalization, rather than another physician, after being released from their stay. According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, "Patients were significantly less likely to die or be r...

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