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CWRU medical school announces $300 million campaign

...seases, and human genetics and genomics. Theschool plans to recruit 125 new research faculty during the next decade, about a30 percent increase in research faculty. "If the School of Medicine is to continue playing a major role as one ofthis nation's research powerhouses in the 21st century, it mus...

Improving burn diagnosis and insights into perfect pitch at acoustics press conference

...ses. He will present experimental evidence and plans to incorporate this system in a simple handheld device. ELEMENTS OF SUB SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC IN JAZZ Ted McDaniel Ohio State (614-292-4657, McDaniel.2@osu.edu ) Many musical and performance traditions from sub-Saharan A...

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

...as already been established at Metro-General, with plans to expand to two half-days each week, Moses said. Dr. Clifton Meador, director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, said that the cancer partnership will address at least two of the overall goals of the alliance - to move toward an integrated health d...

Studies of growth hormone result in new class of drugs

...ent Corp., the company that developed pegvisomant, plans to file for Federal Drug Administration approval for the drug's use in acromegaly early next year. "Not many university professors are able to see something discovered in their laboratory be used successfully in the treatment of a human disorder. We...

Noveau neurons are better than no neurons at all

... algorithm used to construct the circuit. The team plans to gradually replace each of the biological neurons in the network with electronic ones. If the entire electronic network can function properly, then technology will be a step closer to replacing diseased or damaged neurons in human tissue....

Study examined switching rates between Allegra® (fexofenadine HCl) and Claritin®

...rmacy claims data from 12 United Healthcare health plans from 1997-1998 demonstrated the following results: -- Of the 158,736 subjects with allergic rhinitis (AR) who were studied, 28.8 percent had SAR and 71.2 percent had perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR). -- Roughly three-quarters (73.2 percent) o...

Managed care plans not always better for preventive medicine, says UCSF study

Contrary to popular belief, managed care health plans generally do not givetheir patients more preventiv...h care plans, take it for grantedthat managed care plans give customers greater access to preventive medicine,including immunizations, medical and nutrition ...

AAPS applauds FDA efforts to expand monitoring of dietary supplements

...on nutraceutical industry. "AAPS supports FDA's plans to expand its tracking efforts and calls Congress to provide the FDA with the funding required to carry out these tasks," said AAPS President Richard F. Bergstrom, Ph.D. On Dec. 16, 1999, the association formed the AAPS Dietary Supplement Advisory...

Study: Productivity can be increased even as baby boomers retire

...Saved (incentives for creating pension and savings plans and for plan participation). Opening the session will be Anna M. Rappaport, pension consultant and principal with William M. Mercer Incorporated and 1997-98 Society of Actuaries president. Retirement 2000 is a joint effort sponsored by the Society ...

U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable

...ble balance sheet, a positive operating margin and plans for new initiatives in research, technology, facilities and patient care. How can this be possible in an age of managed care, government spending cuts, declining medical school applications, negative stereotypes of university medical centers and incr...

Englewood researcher receives national award: Fights cancer with vaccines and compounds found in nature

...to enter Phase II and III clinicaltrials. The team plans to test whether they help prostate- and breast-cancer patients live longer, aswell as shrink their tumors. Danishefsky and his group also fight cancer with laboratory versions of natural products, compoundsthat have evolved in other organisms as chem...

National summit on pain management to discuss new standards for pain assessment and treatment

...t clinics, behavioral health facilities and health plans that the organization accredits....

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

...s such as naturopaths and acupuncturists, Medicaid plans surveyed by Steyer said they planned to consider adding additional coverage for alternative therapies in the next three years. "We found that although the general public is turning to these approaches more and more at their own expense, state Medi...

Experimental drug reverses effects of Fabry disease in mice

... inhibits production of these glycolipids, Shayman plans to test its effectiveness in these related disorders, which include Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Sandhoff disease and GM1 gangliosidosis. "Currently only Gaucher disease has an approved therapy, which involves regular intravenous infusions of ...

Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase

...inuously enrolled seniors covered under commercial plans and over 20,000 enrollees of a Medicare + Choice p...nts aged 65 or older enrolled in commercial health plans used an average of 29 prescriptions per year, more than four times the average seven prescriptions p...

New evidence about positive three-tier co-pay performance presented at Express Scripts 2000 Outcomes Conference

...zation (PPO) groups located in the same state. The plans had nearly identical demographic profiles in terms...milar in the one-year follow-up period for the two plans studied by Motheral and Fairman. Only one class of drugs, antihypertensives, showed a statistically ...

Insured minorities continue to face obstacles to health care, UCSF study reports

...ities also have a more limited choice of insurance plans than whites. The UCSF researchers also examined the effects of managed care on access to health care and compared access across insurance plans. Non-managed care enrollees were defined as those not enrolled in an HMO that requires them to obtain car...

Hypnosis helps patients control stress and anxiety, UF researchers say

...ncouraging results," Schauble said, adding that he plans to expand the sample group as the study continues during the next year. People in the medical profession may not naturally think about how to involve the patient as an active partner in the treatment process, Schauble said. "Our physicians and nurse...

California labor market is strong, but workers in poor health don't benefit, UCSF study reports

...ly to earn poverty level wages and to lack pension plans or health insurance. Among people employed in 1999, those in fair or poor health were more than twice as likely as those in better health to lose their jobs by the time they were re-interviewed in 2000, even after taking into account age, gender and ...

Most minorities don't reap benefits of California's strong labor market, according to UCSF researchers

...y are also more likely than whites to lack pension plans and health insurance coverage and to report poor perceived health status, she added. Only 25 percent of Latinos have traditional jobs, as compared to 36 percent of whites and 38 percent of Asian Americans, Yen said. She explained that traditional job...

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