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Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...onnect them withanother representative." The study found
that the hospitals' tactics were often successful; more oftenthan not, the hospitals didn't need to act on their threats. Averting Initial Challenges In their initial contacts with patients, hospitals can use accommodating imagesfilled with goodwil...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...t high risk. He added that several smaller trials found
that lowdoses of aspirin could reduce complications of preeclampsia. In response tothese early studies, health care professionals began prescribing aspirin toprevent the condition. Dr. McNellis noted, however, that the discrepancy between ...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...s for each patient during that time period.Results found
no significant difference related to physician payment and patientcosts and utilization. "This study penetrated to the level of how the medical group compensated theindividual physician," Conrad noted. "Because of this, it helps provide aclearer p...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...ng the doses newborns were receiving. She found
information for adults, as well as for children in Europe,wheretreatment methods differ from the United States. To her surprise, however,no one had looked into the matter in this country since a 1979 study by theFood and Drug Administration. At the t...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
... muscle tension, headache and nausea.Depression is found
in 30 percent to 50 percent of GAD patients. ...eover,they don't help treat the depression that is found
in 30 percent to 50 percentof GAD patients. Buspirone doesn't carry the risk of dependence, but many...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
... The nationwide study described in the article found
that the numberHIV-related deaths decreased from almost 30 per 100 person-years in 1994 toabout 9 per 100 person-years by mid-1997. At around the same time, prescriptionrates of combination antiretroviral therapy increased from 25 percent ofpatients ...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...on the Internet. The National Health Survey can be found
on the World Wide Web at http://www.healthsurvey.org . The study was initiated in order to identifyfoods, dietary supplements, exercises, and medical practices (traditional andalternative) that could increase life expectancy and reduce chronic dis...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...gs, Duke University MedicalCenter researchers have found
significant differences in heart attack ratesreported by physicians who actually provide the patient care and the physiciancommittees responsible for later determining whether a heart attack actuallyoccurred. The Duke researchers said these...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...n analyzed thesamples for various substances often found
in abnormal levels in the blood ofwomen pregnant w... the researchersconcluded. The study also found
that in the first trimester, the rates fordetection of Down syndrome were low for both serum alpha-f...
Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth
...Epidemiology.Conversely, leisure-time exercise was found
to protect against delivery before37 weeks gestation. "Most research has focused on leisure-time exercise or occupationalactivity alone. These studies have generally ignored physical activityassociated with daily life, such as stair climbing...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...a Northwestern University Medical School study has found
thatTTP as a side effect of ticlopidine occurs far...s 33 percent. The Northwestern study also found
that mortality was almost 50 percentfor those older than 60, but only 16 percent in those younger th...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...fared intaking care of heart attack patients. They found
while the method used was, ingeneral, sound, it had several flaws that could have skewed results. They chosePennsylvania because it was the first state to implement a government-sponsoredstatewide ranking. "The Pennsylvania report is a good i...
New Research In Battling Alzheimer's Impact On Memory
...archers at Case Western ReserveUniversity may have found
the first step in the formation of toxic plaquebel... Inc. in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,scientists have found
about 100 small organic molecules that bind to thebeta-peptide implicated in Alzheimer's disease and...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...e one way it lowered risk of heart disease. But we found
that there is no difference between those receivin...t attack or stroke. Previous studies have found
that women taking estrogen lowered theirrisk of heart disease by 30 percent. However, in most cases...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...and R.D. White, M.D. Additional information canbe found
in another special report on AEDs authored by Sidney C. Smith, Jr.,M.D. and Richard S. Hamburg, M.P.A. in this issue of Circulation: Journal of theAmerican Heart Association. ### NR 98-4884 (Circ/Nichol) Media advisory: Dr. Nichol ca...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
...icant change in usage from1993 to 1996. They also found
that use of aspirin, which also thins the bloodbut not as effectively as warfarin, increased from 6 percent to 20 percent ofpatients. "While not every patient with atrial fibrillation should receive warfarin," saysStafford, "we believe there are man...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...s were at variance with previous studies that have found
that price hikes do in fact curb teen-age smoking....is small or nonexistent." The Cornell researchers found
that when they looked at the original 1988 national survey data they found
that higher taxes were in...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...Mennen, thestudy's lead author. The study found
that saturated as well as unsaturated fats increas...on. One had palmitic acid (a highly saturated fat found
inanimals); one had stearic acid (found in beef and cocoa butter) and the othertwo contained differe...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
...of Western biomedicine," Gordon said. "People have found
that often it isineffective in curing chronic dise... payments to managed care plans. Some insurershave found
that covering alternative therapies is cost effective. "Insurance companies are increasingly...
Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules
...sh, Poland, South Africa and Thailand. The author found
that baby milk manufacturers violate the code by continuing to send free gifts to mothers or indirectly apply marketing pressure through free gifts or samples to health workers. Taylor concludes that unless there is a commitment to enforce and moni...
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