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Over 200 health researchers and practitioners from all over the UK will gather at the University of Warwick on Monday 15th December 2003 to examine health inequalities and look at where Government policy and health practice need to be improved. Five years ago Ministers invited Sir Donald Acheso...

Beers criteria for medications to avoid in the elderly updated

...cipal author on the paper. She and other geriatric practitioners also know that older people are at increased risk ...t she hopes will be useful to physicians and other practitioners as well as others, such as health services researchers, who analyze different approaches to health c...

No rationale for giving penicillin for a sore throat

...tion behaviour with respect to penicillin. General practitioners should treat children with an acute sore throat only when they are severely ill or are at high risk of developing serious complications, they conclude....

Patients and doctors lack knowledge about adrenaline injections

Patients and general practitioners lack knowledge of how and when to use devices to i...en prescribed injectable adrenaline and 50 general practitioners about their understanding of when and how injectable adrenaline should be used. Two of the 14 adults...

New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases

...etry should be administered. It will help clinical practitioners to perform a standardized and reproducible test th...t in somewhat mystical terms. This is because few practitioners are sufficiently trained in the principles and practice of manometry, and because performance of the...

The Endocrine Society responds to Institute of Medicine report on testosterone therapy for older men

... that were designed to provide guidance and assist practitioners until more adequate information is available. "Endocrinologists are deeply involved with the treatment and research of testosterone therapy for men of all ages. The Endocrine Society recognizes that clinical trials are needed to better understand th...

Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking

...hildren's visits to pediatricians or other medical practitioners offer an excellent opportunity to counsel parents ... services. However, U.S. pediatricians and family practitioners are not regularly discussing smoking with parents, despite the fact that their professional organiza...

NCCAM funds Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...ch by assisting CAM institutions, researchers, and practitioners in conducting high-quality research; Promote rese...forging alliances in which the perspectives of CAM practitioners and those of seasoned investigators are melded into robust research teams, we are pursuing our goal ...

NCCAM awards planning grants for International Centers for Research

...D., Ph.D., L.Ac. Collaboration with scientists and practitioners in India to develop an International Center for CAM Research on Ayurvedic Medicine. Total award: $284,446. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY Principal Investigator: Fredi Kronenberg, Ph.D. Collaboration to esta...

People are averse to taking drugs

...ere is a danger that increased pressure on general practitioners to prescribe some drugs may distort practice and marginalise patients' preferences, say the authors. They believe that guidelines should reflect the importance of true dialogue between clinicians and patients before embarking on lifelong preventive t...

Post-Sept. 11 study results published by U. of Colorado Center

... actions the country might take. Researchers and practitioners need to communicate information on the best protective actions that people can take in response to terrorism, so that proper warnings and instructions can be formulated. A consistent policy is needed that balances the public's and the research com...

Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting

...ns of senior volunteers will help policymakers and practitioners develop more efficient volunteer recruitment and retention techniques. November 24 at 1:45 p.m. Aging: Who Cares?: The Donald P. Kent award is given each year to a member of The Gerontological Society of America who exemplifies the highest stan...

A picture perfect test of well-being: Graphic assessment tool tunes into life satisfaction

...ing nurses and other health care and human service practitioners learn more about the sometimes silent populations that rely on their services. The fact that the tool, known as the refined Index of Field Energy (IFE-R), can be completed in crayon was proven by at least one group of children with cerebral palsy who...

Hospital care quality differs markedly by state: annual HealthGrades study

...ess to information about health care providers and practitioners through its Web site. At http://www.healthgrades.com , consumers access profiles of more than 620,000 physicians, 5,000 hospitals, 16,000 nursing homes, 10,000 mammography clinics, 300 fertility clinics, 60,000 chiropractors, 6,000 home health agen...

Cutting with light

...tistry in the early 1990s. About 5 percent of U.S. practitioners use lasers. "Basically new technology is the appeal for patients," says Eric Shapira, DDS, MAGD, spokesperson for the AGD. "Patients look for ease of having procedures done without major discomfort." In addition to the number of soft- and hard-tissu...

N.C. likely to face radiologic science workforce shortage

...rs will soon face a shortage of radiologic science practitioners qualified and able to operate the increasing number of technologically advanced imaging devices such as fusion imaging. In some areas, this is already happening and will only worsen in the coming years." If all slots in current training programs are ...

UIC project may reduce drug name confusion

... them to a pharmacy's formulary, giving front-line practitioners a heads-up that also will help reduce errors. The software Lambert is developing to lessen the chance of word confusion will screen proposed drug names against databases of existing names. When a new name is entered, the software will return a list o...

Do doctors sometimes fail their heart failure patients? New study seeks hard data

...ists, geriatricians, internists and family/general practitioners from across the country to assess how their knowledge and attitudes influence their practices in treating end-stage heart failure patients. Approximately one-third of the physicians will be known prescribers of inotropic drugs. "We plan to investiga...

Penn study: Herb product used to lower cholesterol works no better than placebo

...00-year tradition in traditional medicine. Indian practitioners of ayuvedic medicine have used the herb in holistic regimens combining meditation, yoga and diet to treat obesity, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and arthritis. In the Christian tradition, the bitter-tasting, fragrant myrrh, which is used in ince...

Study shows pharmacist-physician partnership reduces health care costs, bad drug interactions

...e cases."The decisions made by pharmaceutical care practitioners working in collaboration with physicians to provid...d process of care and prepares pharmaceutical care practitioners to identify, resolve and prevent drug therapy problems....

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