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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...." "Health Department inspectors visit nursing homes
and personal care homes
to check for excessive temperature and the county's Office on Aging contacts clients who have expe...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
... researchers observed infant-mother interaction in homes
and in a laboratory.All of the infants had spent an average of three months in intensive careat the University of Michigan Hospital and had survived without seriousphysical or neurological complications. Most troubling, Mangelsdorf said, was a decli...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...t on the academic performance of children in noisy homes
and schools," says Gary Evans, an international expert on environmental stress, such as noise, crowding and air pollution. "This study shows that children don't tune out sound per se, rather they have difficulty acquiring speech recognition skills."...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...atewide measures target facilities such as nursing homes
and doctors' offices. The approach we took...s for the physically and mentally challenged, rest homes
and retirement centers, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and patients discharged dire...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...three Africannations, including five men, in their homes
and at a refugee clinic, thendeveloped guidelines for caring for circumcised women, illustrated by casestudies. The guidelines include sample questions American physicians should usewhen examining female patients. "Blanket condemnation by h...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
... and Public Health, Baltimore. "Reducing radon in homes
could prevent some lung cancers in this country. ...ction Agency (EPA) recommends that radon levels in homes
should be reduced to at least 4 picocuries per liter of air. Some 6 percent of U.S. homes
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...ions, carried by transmission lines andemployed in homes
cause increases in leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer andreproductive and developmental ills? Is there no risk, a possible risk, alikely risk or a certain health risk from exposure to the extremely lowfrequency electric and magnetic fields (EMF) t...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...ospital Psychiatry. Two studies in nursing homes
reported in 1986 and 1991 found that 47 to74 percent of the residents were prescribed one or more medications that couldreduce saliva secretion; antidepressants accounted for 12 to 26 percent ofthese. General Hospital Psychiatry is a peer-rev...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
...r will help the power industry to deliver power to homes
and businesses.This will become even more important as the deregulation of the power industrycontinues and competition between power generation companies begins. Monitoringthe flow of electricity through the power grid to the consumer will require mo...
Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study
...re recorded among football players.Few schools and homes
had air conditioning, and thus it is likely players werebetter able to tolerate hot weather. Mueller and other experts strongly recommend pre-practice physicalexaminations for boys -- and the small number of girls -- who want to playfootball....
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...ople don'tput their husbands or mothers in nursing homes
because they areforgetful; they're put in a nursing home because they are adanger to themselves or others, or because they're unbearablyhostile or aggressive. This type of medicine alleviates thosesymptoms for many patients in a population that is a ...
Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch
...arge number ofpeople in crowded shelters or in the homes
of family and friends can generateproblems such as diarrheal diseases because of unsafe water or food, as well asskin rashes, conjunctivitis, and other problems related to crowding. Leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by the urine or feces of rodent...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...for winter weather and improving heatinsulation in homes
may be helpful, he says. First, however, "these observations have to be confirmed and new studiesdesigned to analyze the variations of common heart disease and stroke risks withtemperature and atmospheric pressure," Amouyel says. As part of the MONIC...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...ose inhigh-risk neighborhoods, where heat-trapping homes
make people more vulnerableto very hot weather conditions." As fossil fuel burning and other human activities increase the amount ofgreenhouse gases in the atmosphere, Kalkstein says, temperatures are likely torise worldwide. By the year 2050, hotter...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
... slightlybetter in terms of staying out of nursing homes
and cognitive and functionalstatus following major health shocks." The researchers who worked on this study were Sloan, Taylor, GabrielPicone of the University of South Florida and Duke graduate student Shin-YiChou. Sloan noted ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories
...ationalResearch Corporation surveys nearly 170,000 homes
nationwide each year; Cedars-Sinai ranked as the p...thcaredecisions for their families. Representative homes
are chosen in eachmarketplace to be sure that all income levels and ethnic demographics arerepresent...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...earch has shown that adults who grew up in smoking homes
attained higherblood pressure and heart rate durin...ne year. Both groups -- thosestudents from smoking homes
and those from non-smoking homes
-- were healthy andreported little exposure to ETS in their lives a...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
... diedin the hospital. The other 86 died in nursing homes
in accordance with theirwishes. Patients with POLS...ne deathsoccurred at home, 180 occurred at nursing homes
and 184 occurred at hospitals.Family members of two-thirds of decedents reported the patient had an ...
New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries
...tem, whichincludes several area hospitals, nursing homes
and outpatient centers, servespatients from the Delaware Valley and beyond while fulfilling its mission ofteaching, research and affordable health care for all. Each year, Temple treats approximately 20,000 inpatients and handles150,000 out...
Full bone mass restored to most postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in two-year trial of new treatment
...hich hasten patients' move to wheelchairs, nursing homes
and irreversibledebility, Arnaud said. The annual cost of osteoporosis in the U.S. is about $14 billion, a figureexpected to increase to some $240 billion over the next 50 years as thepopulation ages, Arnaud said. "This is comparable to our current...
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