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Marijuana use rises and falls with price and perceived harm, study shows

... legislators and policymakers to develop effective policy and make informed decisions about appropriating dollars earmarked for substance abuse prevention programming....

Welfare to work does not improve mental health

...se who had left the rolls. "Current government policy assumes that women achieving the goal of leaving p... dependency and anxiety. "As changes in public policy affect the health of our minority and economically constrained populations, nursing needs to become ...

Dr. May L. Wykle to be honored with the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award for her work with minority caregivers

...aching impact on clinical practice and health care policy for older Americans. Dr. Wykle is the Florence Cellar Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Associate Dean for Community Affairs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Director of the University Center on Aging and Health, Case Wester...

A&E departments could help resolve the national shortage of corneal donors

...ed. A study in this week's BMJ shows how an active policy for corneal donation can have a dramatic effect on...n the west of Scotland simply by implementing this policy in one accident and emergency department. These findings may also add to the political debate surrou...

Results of Yale study confirm aspirin helpful in preventing a first heart attack

... needed to help formulate a rational public health policy for individuals at usual risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. In the meantime, she said, these data provide evidence for a significant benefit of aspirin therapy in the primary prevention of myocardial infarction....

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads get poor grades for educating consumers

Health policy experts suggest regulation may be needed (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Proponents of consumer drug ads say the promotions do more than sell pills, they also help educate people about medical conditions and treatments. But the controversial ads actually...

Effective Clinical Practice, Nov/Dec 2000 highlights

...iately allocate limited resources to this problem, policy makers will need more credible estimates (How Many Deaths Are Due to Medical Error? Getting the Number Right, p. 277). Effective Clinical Practice is published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-...

O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%

...mployed. The relative improvement over the current policy is greatest at high capacity dialysis centers, followed by low and then medium capacity centers. The authors found that system capacity has a significant impact on the overall system performance. In high capacity dialysis centers, the three optimize...

Wake Forest professor to evaluate managed care patient protection laws

...ults widely disseminated to the news media, public policy and academic audiences....

Smoking restrictions in restaurants are not bad for business

...s of the large firms, numbering 200, already had a policy regulating smoking in place. Over half of large firms without a policy would opt to impose a smoking ban rather than incur costs for building designated non-smoking areas....

Parents benefit by accompanying children on ambulance trips between hospitals

...began in 1995, Childrens Hospital had an unwritten policy that parents should not accompany their children during a transport. The Hospital staff decided to discover the parents perspective by allowing parents to ride with their children if the parent requested it. During the study period, the transport tea...

Newspaper science editor wins top chemistry reporting award

... research. Perlman also writes frequently about policy issues involving health care, the environment, nuclear energy and arms control. His lifetime of work and dedication to the field of science writing has allowed millions to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the role of science, particul...

No evidence that large numbers of physicians are leaving California, say UCSF researchers

...gator on the study. "The data indicate that public policy and the managed care environment in California may have had a modest effect on slowing the rate of growth of specialists relative to the rate of growth for generalists. However, the magnitude of this effect falls well short of the suggested mass exod...

Six minority scholars selected for fellowship on health disparities

...ere is a dramatic need for minority scientists and policy makers not only to be represented but to take lead...ng good health and in developing health and social policy solutions for the 21st century for our increasingly diverse population." The Kellogg Scholars will e...

Majority of patients in point-of-service health plans never use self-referral option for specialty care

...hor of the study and associate professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The POS plan, or open-HMO, is a combination of the traditional HMO, preferred provider network, and fee-for-service plans. POS plan members pay minimum fees for service within the network and f...

From preventing disease to softening our ride, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve lives

...entified a short coming in the 30-year-old control policy known as "skyhook" and provided a "no-jerk" improvement. William A. Davis, J. Matthew Monkevich, J. Randall Nealy, and Warren L. Stutzman, of the Virginia Tech Antenna Group, invented a "Trimmed foursquare antenna radiating element." Patent 6,057...

UCSF policy center presents Congress with road map for HIV vaccine development

...members of Congress today (Friday, May 11, 2001) a policy monograph detailing barriers to HIV vaccine develo...has presented Congress with a comprehensive set of policy options for achieving an HIV vaccine. We have presented both direct funding options and market base...

Gender differences in general aviation crashes

... explains Susan P. Baker, MPH, professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Because pilot youth and inexperience are established contributors to aviation crashes, we focused on only mature pilots, to determine the gender differences in the reasons for the crash." The...

Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs

...lations," she said. "It is both good public health policy and preventive medical practice to advocate increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, encouraging the goal of 5 servings a day. And it is reasonable to suggest modest supplementation with for example, vitamin C (250-500 mg twice/day) and vitam...

UF researchers: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer's care from family doctors

... the UF College of Medicine's department of health policy and epidemiology, and a researcher in geriatrics at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was part of a larger study conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sc...

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