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Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals

...g in an acute stroke team would beno different. A minority of ASTs are staffed by residents and fellows. "Since members of the stroke teams will care for the same kinds ofpatients repetitively, they will get better at treating them," he said....

Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.

...ts of the population, such as rural and inner city minority populations." Equity is a hard question to assess, Gordon > Transfer interrupted! le on thegeography of the availability, accessibility and utilization of alternative therapies. Even less isknown about underground alternative practitio...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

...tively unskilled workers, especially important for minority women. If that income declines and there is no apparent substitute, major portions of our cities will be extremely hard hit. Fein reminds us that we will make less beneficial progress if those who feel their jobs threatened worked to block change. "...

Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV

...fection and AIDS are higher among racial andethnic minority populations, especially African Americas, who repr...n of HIV is risingrapidly, especially among ethnic minority women. In addition to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the sitesincluded: Columbia Uni...

Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior

...fection and AIDS are higheramong racial and ethnic minority populations, especially African Americans, who rep...smission is rising rapidly,especially among ethnic minority women. The Clinton Administration has madeelimination of racial disparities in health status a top ...

Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities

...aveindicated that this problem accounts for only a minority of cases. The newfindings support those of a study by Drs. Nelson and Grether last year (2) whichshowed that babies of normal birthweight who were exposed to infection in thewomb had nine times the normal risk of developing CP. Other recent studie...

Who Cares For You When You're Ill

... me. We see ourselves as colleagues." But a small minority of physicians did not view their working relationships withNPs and PAs as positively. They were critical of NP and PA skills and, ingeneral, the quality of care given. They were also concerned about inadequatereferrals to physicians and they were a...

Advances In Translational Cancer Research Is Focus Of 90th Annual Meeting Of American Association For Cancer Research

...s role in cancer research, and special concerns of minority populations. The Public Forum also will be webcast and available to media through the online pressroom. A special "Ask-the-Experts" session will provide a rare opportunity for the public to meet one-on-one with scientists to ask questions, and an exh...

Statement from Claude Lenfant, M.D., NHLBI Director, on Trends in Hypertension

...ation and the new study's findings may notapply to minority groups who are more likely to suffer the most severe forms ofhypertension. About 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension. Untreated hypertension candamage the kidneys and lead to stroke, heart attack, and heart failure. Heartdisease and stroke are t...

Noninvasive test aims to prevent sudden cardiac death

...r in patients with plumbing problems, only a small minority of patients with plumbing problems who also are suspected of having electrical problems go on to receive the invasive electrical test. This is due in part to the test's invasive nature, its cost and the associated risks. As a result, some people go ...

American Heart Association names 1999 Physician of the Year

...tion toproviding health care to individuals in the minority community, Curry has alsobeen involved in educating high school and college students in healthylifestyles and in research. Much of Curry's work has been with the American Heart Association in Washington,where he has been a volunteer since the 1970s. ...

NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center

...ucational opportunities. It is designed toincrease minority participation in science, encourage technology tra...ational pipeline. As home to thehighest density of minority colleges in the country, Atlanta is well positionedto address the national shortage of minorities in...

Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds

...schools should teach sex education. "While a vocal minority of citizenscontinue to oppose teaching sex education or family life education in publicschools, the survey results demonstrate that it is not a concern shared by mostVirginians," says Alan E. Bayer, director of Virginia Tech's Center for SurveyResear...

Poor health is a major factor for early retirement, according to UCSF researchers

...are Latino,African-American, Asian or from another minority group compared to just 24percent among those age 70 or older. Californians ages 45-70 are considerably more likely to report high levels ofhousehold income than those over age 70. About half of those 45-70 live inhouseholds with annual household in...

Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk

...ic groups are burgeoning here.They also broke down minority populations to look at subgroups such as Cubans,Pu...tion classes in school. "Programs aimed at minority adolescents are even more important becausethose young people seem to have the highest risks. That d...

Follow-up phone calls by nurses benefit cancer patients

... physician's office by 50%. It reachesand benefits minority populations and the under-served. And it can identifycomplications early, before complications become more costly," says Mishel. She notes that serious complications were identified during phone callsand that patients were "pushed to see thei...

Study: foreign-trained physicians vital to poor, under-served patients

CHAPEL HILL -- A significant minority of communityhealth centers need foreign-trained physicians on staff to providecare to poor and medically under-served people, according to a new University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill study. A report on the UNC-CH Cecil G. Sheps Center fo...

Normal cellular enzyme becomes marker for Alzheimer's disease

... severe and debilitating memory loss. Exceptfor a minority of cases (6 to 7 percent) caused by faulty genes, scientistsdon't yet know what causes this devastating disease that affects an estimated 4million people in the United States. A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) exami...

Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes

... and to work together on clinical trials involving minority and other under-served groups. We also intend to c...st-graduate training program at Meharry to prepare minority students for careers in cancer research. Vanderbilt representatives will sit on the program's adviso...

UCSF receives grant to fight cervical cancer

...s inhealth status experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations. "Vietnamese-American women have the highest cervical cancer incidence rate ofany ethnic group in the United States," according to Stephen McPhee, MD, UCSFprofessor of medicine and principal investigator of the UCSF project. "Therate of ...

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