Tag: "focus" at medical news
NIA establishes new demography centers to enhance knowledge about older americans
...oing Centers at institutions around the U.S., will focus
on social and behavioral research on health, savin...ur new centers, their principal investigators, and focus
top the complete list of Centers, below: Harvard School of Public Health, David E. Bloom, Ph.D. -...
American College of Chest Physicians announces new Critical Care Institute
... support educational and advocacy initiatives that focus
on the specific challenges facing critical care pr...and outside of medicine, will form a task force to focus
on developing a critical care summit. The summit will identify best practices in critical care medi...
Family therapy reduces stress symptoms in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer
...s by encouraging them to reframe their thoughts to focus
on controllable and positive consequences. "We might urge a survivor to say, for example, 'Cancer is still unfair, but what can I do about it now?"' said Dr. Kazak, In family discussion groups, the researchers offered take-home messages to assist fa...
Studies examine risk factors and potential consequences associated with prehypertension
...l policy on cardiovascular disease prevention must focus
on prevention and control of all risk factors simultaneously and on lifestyle approaches from conception, infancy, childhood, and youth on to reduce population cardiovascular disease risk to endemic, rather than current epidemic, levels," conclude th...
College of Nursing professor develops videos for computers to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior
...IV risk behavior. Researchers will conduct several focus
groups with women, 18-to-25 years old, and two wit...rsing students who will assist with moderating the focus
groups and communicating this wisdom in health promotion messages." After analyzing the information ...
UGA researchers receive $1.3 million CDC grant to study workplace physical activity intervention
...rgy and less fatigue." The UGA researchers say the focus
of the study will be to determine the effects of a multilevel intervention aimed at personal goal-setting by employees and ecologically based organizational action designed to promote physical activity and a healthy workplace. "It's all about getting...
Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia
...e of the Journal of General Internal Medicine that focus
on the expanding role of primary care physicians in the care of patients with chronic and ultimately terminal illness a growing, difficult problem for physicians and for society. Death used to come quickly, but now it "fades in slowly -- ove...
New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices
...ll follow this press conference. This session will focus
on the first issue and detail the progress in the basic science fields that help decipher neural circuit communication. One new analysis that decoded some circuit activity may help simplify the development process of a thought-controlled prosth...
Super-sizing Asian Americans
...CLA School of Public Health, recently conducted 24 focus
groups involving more than 200 individuals from th...ing sickness. At the same time, many of the focus
group members expressed a sense of powerlessness over the influence of television and food advertisi...
Pediatricians need more training on environmental health
...o recommended that government organizations should focus
on advancing children's environmental health issues. The study reviewed ongoing evaluations of medical and nursing training programs. Previous studies have shown that pediatric residency and undergraduate medical and nursing education programs do not...
One-third of all physician assistants work in hospitals
...ds based on their high level of training and their focus
on team practice," said Stephen Crane, executive vice president and CEO of AAPA. While PAs practice in all medical specialties, 42 percent of this year's respondents reported that their primary specialty was one of the primary care fields: family/g...
Study reports genetic susceptibility to alcoholism in NMDA receptor
...ing." The NMDA glutamate receptors, which were the focus
in this study, are the highest affinity ethanol targets in the brain. The purpose of the study was to examine whether healthy individuals with a strong family history of alcoholism exhibit alterations in NMDA receptor function. The Yale research team...
The 23rd Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
...research results in the field of radiotherapy. The focus
will be on the increase in cure rates with reduced side effects for a range of tumour types. The Press Conference will include presentations of: A breast cancer study of more than 5,000 patients, which showed that a more precise and higher treatme...
Lack of improvement 24 hours after stroke treatment associated with poor outcome at 3 months
...ding to background information in the article, the focus
of thrombolytic therapy in acute stroke has been on favorable outcome at 3 months. Few studies have analyzed outcome at 24 hours. Identifying predictors of lack of improvement could improve understanding of the clinical factors that influence the r...
Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say
...ctions more thoroughly. Hillman's primary research focus
is on executive control and cognitive function in elderly adults, which involves studying the effects of exercise on older individuals' abilities to process complex mental tasks. Together, with assistance from graduate student Sarah Buck, Castelli an...
UCLA medical student develops, markets communication board for intubated patients
...chool friend, Bryan Traughber, who has changed the focus
of Vidatak from being a distribution company to on...77 number. Internet advertising has been the main focus
thus far. On April 18 the company added a shopping cart to the Web site. An order came in that day...
Study explores treatment for urinary incontinence among prostate cancer surgery patients
...ence after prostate cancer surgery. The study will focus
on determining the best method to teach men to use their pelvic floor muscles to control their bladder, according to Robinson, assistant professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who will conduct the study. ...
High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, say Keck School of Medicine researchers
...0 percent less than white women, who have been the focus
of the majority of earlier research and whose dietary fiber intake is generally not that high." To rectify that situation, Monroe decided to use data collected by the National Institutes of Health-funded Multiethnic Cohort Study of Diet and Cancer...
Panel finds that scare tactics for violence prevention are harmful
...teristics that these programs have in common are a focus
on developing social competency skills, a long-term approach, and family involvement. The panel also identified strengths and weaknesses in the field of violence prevention research, and made a number of recommendations to shape future efforts. Am...
Laughter helps patients communicate emotion in therapy sessions
...ughed in response to patient comments reflects the focus
of therapy on the patient's emotions, according to Marci. He also notes that therapists showed a physiologic reaction to patients' laughter even when not laughing themselves, indicating an empathic response to their patients. When therapists did lau...
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