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Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...paper that Houston the fourth largest city in the nation has nearly 20,000 known cases of AIDS but no NEP. Dallas has a program run by four volunteers who reportedly distribute 250,000 needles a year from a pickup truck mainly in African-American neighborhoods. "Limited as it is, this effort surely play...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...pandemic could kill at least 100,000 people if the nation is not prepared. "This year's serious problems wi...ent of IDSA. "These recommendations will make the nation better prepared for both pandemic flu and the perennial flu threat."...

Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

...e to staff such a specialized clinic in an African nation has varying causes, depending on the country, according to Richard Marlink, MD, of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative and lead author of the article. "In some places, this deficit is not because the experts don't exist, but rather th...

Women less likely to get quality heart attack care

...e GAP-Heart attack study, and many more across the nation are joining the drive to improve the quality of health care. In addition to Jani and Eagle, the study's authors are: Michigan GAP co-director and project coordinator Cecelia K. Montoye, MSN; Benrong Chen, Ph.D.; Canopy Roychoudhury, Ph.D.; Anthony D...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...first hospital in the Midwest and the third in the nation to install the Siemens Medical Solutions' MAGNETOM Avanto - a revolutionary new magnetic resonance (MR) technology. This state-of-the-art scanner, which has become a major component of cardiac imaging at Northwestern Memorial, allows physicians to a...

Physicians call for increased funding for federal infectious disease programs

...dness" bill (S. 3) that is aimed at protecting the nation against bioterrorism, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic influenza, and other emerging infectious threats. "We urge Congress and the Administration to show the same commitment and leadership as they move forward with the budget and appropriations pro...

UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots

... which is the first academic medical center in the nation to be certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for stroke care....

Non-lethal weapons focus of research study

... 12 qualifying law-enforcement agencies across the nation that utilize less-lethal weapons will participate as study sites. Bozeman prefers to use the term "less lethal" to "non lethal" when describing these weapons because there have been cases of deaths related to their use. A physician at each study site...

IDSA applauds Senate leadership for introduction of S. 3

...ve to industry. The bill is aimed at preparing the nation for pandemic influenza and other emerging infectious threats. "It's a simple fact; infectious disease physicians are running out of the tools we desperately need to treat patients. At the same time that we are seeing an increase in drug-resistant inf...

Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades

...dy naming hospitals in the top five percent in the nation in clinical quality is being released today by Hea...spitals found to be in the top five percent in the nation were named Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence TM by HealthGrades. Other findings from ...

Brenner Children's Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network

...tal will join 10 other children's hospitals in the nation conducting clinical trials on patients with heart defects. "This is a real honor for Brenner Children's Hospital," said Wesley Covitz, M.D., chairman of pediatric cardiology at Brenner Children's Hospital. "This allows us to merge resources with othe...

Northwestern Memorial chosen to be featured in first-ever mini-med school TV airing on PBS

...given the opportunity to educate people across the nation through television, the most accessible outlet in the country," said Dr. McCarthy. "The more we can do to talk about medicine in an interesting, easy to understand, engrossing fashion, the better," adds Dr. Batjer. "Patients today are more involve...

New system may help babies avoid brain damage

...lege of Georgia in Augusta is the lead site in the nation to help determine whether monitoring ST segment activity during labor reduces the number of babies born with hypoxic brain damage as well as unnecessary Caesarean sections. "The umbilical cord, the brain and the heart are the particular aspects of th...

Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ranked 8th in nation by 'Child' magazine

...ed VanderbiltChildren's Hospital as seventh in the nation for pediatric cancerservices. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Vanderbilt University MedicalCenter, Harry Jacobson, M.D., says this is evidence that Vanderbilt hasbeen successfully fulfilling its promise of building one of the nation'sbest chil...

Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay

...ox. In 2001, shortly after the 9/11 disaster, the nation called upon the network to see if the smallpox vac...imental vaccine was initiated. This fall when the nation set out to prevent another flu vaccine shortage from occurring, much of the effort ended up in the h...

Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia affiliate, recognized for efforts to fight glaucoma

...pulation groups in their home districts across the nation in support of the 80+ members of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus. Website: www.glaucomacongress.org. Harlem Hospital Center is a teaching institution affiliated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center. A ...

Study finds mental health needs of older adults substantially underserved

...th care. Only 2.5% of older adults throughout the nation reported utilizing any outpatient mental health treatment in the year prior to the survey, compared to seven percent of younger adults. Although older adults were found to have lower rates of mental illness than their younger counterparts, even thos...

Examination of possible conflicts of interest to influence look at suspected adverse drug reactions

... resources. However, it is also critical that the nation commit to adequately funding CERTs (Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics), a Center for Drug Surveillance, or some analogous structure, to complement the regulatory mission of the FDA. (JAMA. 2004;292:2643-2646. Available post-embargo ...

Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife

...have treated nearly 5,000 patients from around the nation with the Gamma Knife for a variety of brain diseases without making a single large incision in the skull. U.Va. is also on its second Gamma Knife instrument. "With experience comes a higher degree of technical success and fewer complications," ...

Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments

...hy S&T experts to offer both the president and the nation at large critical advice in these fields from the very first days after a presidential election and throughout a president's tenure. PRESIDENTIAL S&T APPOINTMENTS Presidential S&T appointees include people whose focus is science and technology, a...

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