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Fully endoscopic micro-surgery puts a former Jr. Olympic athlete back on the marathon trail

...surgery, but may not haveinsurance or the means to pay for it. Life is so much better for me after theoperation, that I'd like to send the elevator back up, as it were." If you'd like to pursue this story, we can arrange interviews with Ken and withhis skull base surgeon, Hrayr Shahinian, M.D., Director ...

Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS

...treatments focused onan ability and willingness to pay for therapeutic advances for a relativelysmall target population in the West, said Peter F. Young, AlphaVax Inc. Lesssuccessful have been the industry's efforts to respond to some of the dauntingpolicy changes in the fight against AIDS, like treatme...

Hospital stays of three days for uncomplicated heart attack

... for kidney failure, as an amount it is willing to pay for health care," said Dr. Daniel B. Mark, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and the study's senior investigator. "Treatments that cost over $100,000 per year of life saved, like this one, are generally considered inadequate value for the money." ...

New plastic heals damaged nerves

... SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 -- Robbing Peter to pay Paul may be an obsolete way to treat nerve damage, thanks to a new plastic, or polymer, that uses electric stimulation to help regrow peripheral nerves. The findings were presented today at the 219th national meeting of the American Chemical Soc...

UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used

...orth Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Medicare would pay for participation in many cases, but patients often do not know it. "In 1995, heart disease was responsible for 31 percent of deaths in North Carolina, and we had the eighth highest death rate in the country from that cause," said Dr. Kelly R. Even...

Study shows women more likely to have severe arthritis, less likely to undergo surgery

...her domestic issues after surgery such as who will pay their bills and take care of them." The population-based study surveyed all 48,218 person 55 years or older in two areas of Ontario to identify those with hip or knee problems, the severity of the illness and their willingness to undergo surgery....

Conference on youth and violence to be held May 12-13, 2000

...roblems connected to youth and violence frequently pay insufficient attention to the inner worlds of offenders, victims and those in the immediate school or family environment," said Jerome Winer, M.D., Director of the Institute for Psychoanalysis. "Psychoanalysis concerns itself not only with motivation...

Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children

...ich. - Three quarters of states across the country pay for children in low-income families to receive som...ds. The percentage of states that have agreed to pay for such services ranges from 74 percent for chiropractic down to 11 percent for naturopathy. Severa...

Ritalin helps children with ADHD maintain normal reaction time

...e good," Kramer said. "When a teacher says, 'Hey, pay attention,' these kids will have to be switching from one thing to something else. When they are teen-agers and go out to drive a car, a hundred milliseconds can become quite important if you have to swerve or apply the brakes." The study gave a new...

Government needs to support 'e-medicine' to improve medical care

...res. "Because many elderly rely on Medicare to pay for their health-care expenses," Jakobsen wrote, "...re lab results by means of fax or the Internet nor pay for phone or e-mail consultations between a doctor and patient. Instead, only "face-to-face consult...

NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research

...scramble to find funding for their research and to pay for part or all of their salaries, Grady said. They have to take on more projects and teaching hours to make ends meet. "This program frees them up to spend time publishing papers, completing their didactic education and writing grants to acquire the...

Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds

...In other words, the more expensive catheters might pay for themselves - and then some. "These results are exciting from the perspective of both quality of care and cost. If our estimates of improved patient safety and lower hospital costs bear out in reality, the switch to coated catheters should be a ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 17, 2000

...ays the study shows that insurers will "pay now or pay later" (Editorial, p. 647). If Medicare, which pays for FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy, paid for colonoscopy, more lives would be saved and possibly at reduced cost, the editorial says. Smoking is associated with kidney damage A study of 7,476 non...

Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients

... or someone else working with adolescents, I would pay attention to the kinds of substance use, including tobacco, that I observed." "One final point," said Humphreys, "is that I hope people who operate HMOs read this study because it will give them some important guidance on what services should be cove...

Noni plant may yield new drugs to fight tuberculosis

...dd. "I hope that pharmaceutical companies will pay attention to this research and explore the noni plant as a potential source of drugs," says Jonel Saludes, who was the lead researcher on the study when he was a graduate student at UST. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of che...

New Zealand chemists present new research findings at Pacifichem 2000

...- If you'd like a more mouth-watering leg-of-lamb, pay attention to this study: Responding to reports that long-term chilled storage ruins the flavor and odor of raw sheep meat, researchers investigated different meat-packaging systems and discovered that freezing is the best way to store the meat. Chill...

In a new observational analysis, Risedronate significantly reduced nonvertebral fracture risk

... and esophageal or gastric ulcer. Patients should pay particular attention to the dosing instructions, as failure to take the drug according to instructions may compromise clinical benefits and may increase the risk of adverse events. In clinical trials, the overall incidence of adverse events with Acto...

Specifying alcohol-related brain damage in young women

...negative changes caused by alcohol abuse. "It may pay off later to drink less now," she said....

Pharmacologist tip sheet: Migraine patches, nicotine therapies, allergy medication interference...

...ts of the brain that play a role in helping people pay attention. Edward Domino, MD of the Pharmacology Department at the University of Michigan and his colleagues, report that when small amounts of nicotine are sprayed into the nose, blood flow and glucose metabolism in the cerebral cortex and visual co...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

...The study may also help insurers decide whether to pay for the scans. The study did not address the use ...s, an increasingly common use which patients often pay for themselves. Nor did it compare the cost of the scanning equipment or an EBCT scan with the cost ...

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