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UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race

...dressing discrimination in the health care system, identifying the patients who want same-race physicians, increasing access to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be potent options for reducing disparities."...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

...udes five clinician behaviors: educating patients; identifying patients due for screening; enabling patient compliance; monitoring patient compliance; and notifying patients of their test results. American Cancer Society staff visited practices and found areas for improvement in CRC screening, spending an averag...

Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision

...of how the brain processes visual information. By identifying the precise layers of brain tissue that analyze sight messages and discerning individual cells of the brain, they recognized some of the brain's most intricate mechanisms. Their discoveries also renewed debate on the "nature" vs. "nurture" question:...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...s to enhance tobacco treatment by more effectively identifying and treating smokers who wish to quit throughout NewYork-Presbyterian and Manhattan." Co- investigators at Columbia University Medical Center are Daniel Seidman, MD, assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and David Albert, associate clinical prof...

Teenage highs and lows

...lished as the three most important risk factors in identifying teenagers at risk of continued involvement with ma... use, school, and delinquency factors to be key to identifying individuals at high risk for continued involvement with marijuana. The combined presence of these th...

New hand-held information system for emergency responders

... in 2004. A useful feature of WISER is support for identifying an unknown substance. Using input about observed physical properties of the unknown substance, along with reported symptoms and observable signs among victims, WISER can help the user narrow the range of substances that may be involved in a specific ...

Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient

...icians is to prepare themselves for negotiation by identifying what happened and empathize with the family and their emotions. Once the physician is ready to negotiate with the family, the physician must begin the conversation in a non-judgmental manner. The authors suggest addressing and focusing on the problem...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

...earchers ask even more specific questions aimed at identifying the underlying mechanism," Schulz-Stubner said. "It is one piece of the puzzle that moves us a little closer to a final answer for how hypnosis really works. "More practically, for clinical use, it helps to dispel prejudice about hypnosis as a techni...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

...lude with a discussion of the state of the art and identifying the challenges facing forensic diagnostic research. * * * * * This is a summary of a symposium entitled "Current Concepts in Diagnostic Forensic Odontology", to be presented at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005, in Room 339 of the Baltimore Conven...

Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research

...the establishment of a research program focused on identifying new molecular targets for cancer diagnosis and treatments that the two institutions will carry out over the next few years. Both are internationally renowned for their commitment to and excellence in translational medicine, which drives pioneering ca...

2005 Pulp Biology Research Award

...entin sensitivity, and he was the first researcher identifying and characterizing the mechanosensitivity of potassium ion channels of human odontoblasts (KCa and TREK-1). These channels, open by stretch of the cell membrane, could be involved in the transfer of information between odontoblasts (through the denti...

2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award

...romised patients. He has been at the forefront of identifying oral complications of systemic diseases, particularly head and neck cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, rheumatological and renal diseases. Since most of these conditions affect the elderly, Dr. Meurman's f...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

...mbled a laboratory research team that succeeded in identifying a molecular change in the tumour that predicts benefit from this new therapy. Future brain tumour trials by the EORTC will continue to integrate clinical and basic research to further refine the molecular basis of brain cancer, find new therapeutic t...

Panacea or Pandora's box

... risks of medical-errors are accentuated. After identifying 22 ways in which medication errors were facilitated by the CPOE system analyzed, Koppel and his research team grouped error types into two main categories: information errors; and human-machine interface flaws. Information errors, explains Koppel,...

Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer

...health history can greatly increase the chances of identifying your risk for breast cancer. In a recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , researchers found that only 26% out of 1700 women in the Greater Boston area had documentation of their family history of breast cancer. Further...

Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia

...ity (88 percent) and specificity (100 percent) for identifying severe preeclampsia, and was more accurate than proteinuria alone. Buhimschi said current tests such as liver function, proteinuria and platelet count are neither accurate nor sensitive, and results can be confusing, placing women at risk of giving b...

Study shows faces are processed like words

...oportions, subjects had a great deal of difficulty identifying out of their peripheral vision the letter and the ...olated from the rest. "These measures appear to be identifying what kind of computation is performed by the brain in doing this," says Pelli. The brain, he says, ...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...her environmental factors." However, he adds, "By identifying genes that contribute to whether an individual will become addicted, we will gain important knowledge about the biology of addiction. With that, we will be in a much better position to design more effective treatments for addiction. This approach ma...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...en far outpaced the autistic study participants in identifying expressions correctly. During the second study, the researchers again placed subjects in MRI machines and showed them photographs of both familiar and unfamiliar faces. They monitored eye movements and brain activity, and once again, autistic subject...

Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers

...urobiology and Behavior at CUMC is responsible for identifying drug targets. He was instrumental in the development of a key mouse model of SMA, which is essential to genetic studies of the disease. His research addresses the question of why a decreased amount of Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein leads to SM...

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