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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...iers play an important role by hand-delivering the mail
to elderly customers on their route." Dr. Kellermann is director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Injury Control and Prevention, Rollins School of P...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...should request it by fax to the number above or by mail
to the EMF-RAPIDProgram, NIEHS, NIH, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC-16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. The report and non-technical summary will also be available at the EMF sectionof the NIEHS web site: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/home.htm ...
AHA Scientific Conference On Compliance In Healthcare And Research
...lease send as soon as possible: Registration form; mail
or fax to AHA News Media Relations: see below for ... Karen Astle at 214-706-1392; fax 214-706-5243; or mail
to American Heart Association, 7272Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231....
Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair
...g atin in 4.5 days. The researchers followed up by mail
and phone with these patients at threemonths and 12 months after their session with the dental hygienist. Of the 469patients who responded, 60 percent had been treated by hygienists using theintervention protocol and 40 percent were in usual practic...
Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds
...ake check payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech, and mail
to theVirginia Tech Center for Survey Research, 207 W. Roanoke St. (0543), Blacksburg,VA 24061. Learn more about the center at: www.vt.edu:10021/centers/survey/...
Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase
...98 (AWP does not reflect retail network discounts, mail
discounts, dispensing fees and member contributions). Analysis of a sample of the Express Scripts drug trend database showed the average cost of a prescription rising most rapidly for seniors 70 and above by 14.0 percent in the 70 to 79-year bracket...
Elderly expectations of medical care easy to satisfy but complicated
.... The elderly patients universally disliked voice mail
systems or answering machines as alternatives to a human receptionist or operator. "The environment was not an important factor if the elders were satisfied with the other two categories," says Hupcey. "But if either a sense of caring or technical...
Educational interventions boost participation in cervical screening
...s, one group received the materials through direct mail
intervention, and one group received no interventi...ting, compared with 25% of the women in the direct mail
group and 15% of the women in the no-intervention group. The authors conclude that culturally and li...
Male/female health differences during life's final season
...Gerontology, Jonkoping Sweden. The study team sent mail
surveys to all pairs of brother/sister twins living in Sweden who had been born between 1906 and 1925. The twins were identified through the Swedish Twin Registry. A total of 605 pairs of twins responded, about 54 percent of the total. The averag...
First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops
... using Express Scripts for both retail network and mail
pharmacy services. Because of the unique demograp...2 among members receiving COX-2 medication through mail
order selected from an Express Scripts client located in the Northeast....
If screening shows osteoporosis, many women may not tell their physician or begin treatment
...lts with their physician. They were recontacted by mail
after one year to find out how many had begun treatment. (Five drugs for osteoporosis have been approved by the FDA; all work by helping to stop the resorption of bone minerals by other cells in the body.) Results showed that 307 of those diagnosed ...
Simple reminder can help patients avoid dangerous infection
...ring a six-month period, 969 people responded to a mail
survey regarding the antibiotic instructions. Of those respondents, nearly 75 percent of those whose echocardiograms included the notation took their antibiotics in advance. Less than two-thirds of those whose test results did not provide any specifi...
Telephone, mail reminders serve as effective mammography motivators
... receive personalized messages by telephone and by mail
may be more likely to get mammography screening, a...them by telephone only, those who received them by mail
only and those who received them by a combination of mail
and telephone. "The combination interventi...
Food irradiation is focus of two-day symposium, Aug. 19-20
...ts Irradiation's effects on items sent through the mail
The symposium, which includes presentations by scientists from Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Japan and the United States, is part of the weeklong meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Highlights include...
Chlorine dioxide gas kills dangerous biological contaminants
... found on food long before anthrax was detected in mail
sent to offices in New York and Washington, D.C., shortly after the terrorist attacks one year ago. The latest university test measured how effectively different potencies of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) gas used over various periods of time could kill Li...
Study finds outbreak of Cipro web sites followed anthrax outbreak
...b sites in the CWRU study required the customer to mail
or fax in a physician's prescription. Forty-nine sites (81 percent) simply asked the customer to fill out an online questionnaire with minimal questions about the customer's medical history and symptoms. The other eleven sites (19 percent) did not ev...
Higher cost sharing reduces plans' drug expenditures, but boosts enrollee costs
...er coinsurance for retail purchases, combined with mail
order incentives, and the three-tier plans that ch...y found that use of generic medications and use of mail
order can save money both for enrollees, through lower copayments, and plans, through lower overall ...
UNC study shows Internet offers youths easy way to buy cigarettes
...vations," he said. Some vendors required buyers to mail
or fax a copy of their photo ID, but only three of...is currently no federal law that bans Internet and mail
order cigarette sales to minors," Ribisl said. "Thus, none of the Web sites in this study was breaki...
Most hospitals don't use latest ordering technology
... in the OHSU School of Medicine. In a combined mail
and telephone survey of 964 randomly selected hospitals, Ash's study examined the availability of inpatient CPOE in U.S. hospitals and the degree to which physicians are using it. The response rate was 65 percent. Researchers found that: CPOE was n...
Prevent holiday burns, fires
...se you have to exit quickly. Gift wrapping, boxes, mail
shipments can crowd up the room. Loyola University Health System is providing the following tips on Christmas trees and candles from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a public service. Christmas trees Never use lit candles to...