Tag: "promotion" at medical news
Millions wasted on blood pressure tablets
...n than they could be, perhaps due to the extensive promotion
of other medication. Dr. Fretheim knows that even armed with this new knowledge ensuring that doctors prescribe thiazides whenever possible will not be straightforward. "Changing prescribing practices is not easy. It requires effective strategies an...
HIV seen as less threatening in era of new treatments
...S., an associate professor of health education and promotion
at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Such complacency may have serious consequences for public health, he warns in the September issue of Health Promotion Practice, since "even modest levels of reduced concern about HIV risk can resu...
Poor health affects business bottom line, says HHS
...ecretary Tommy Thompson. A recent review of health promotion
programs offered by nine employers including General Motors and Procter & Gamble found that the corporations realized a significant return on their investments in employee health, receiving an average of $3.14 in benefits for every dollar spent on th...
Tylenol awards $250,000 to outstanding healthcare students
...lable from participating retailers who support the promotion
of this program at the community level, and at www.Tylenol.com beginning on February 23, 2004. McNeil awards the Tylenol Scholarship in conjunction with local retailers. Winners are selected on the basis of leadership in community and school activ...
Stanford computer model shows bypass surgery more cost-effective than stents
...ndustry hype for stenting but very little industry promotion
of surgery, so patients get an imbalanced perspective from the media about therapeutic options available to them. I don't think people realize they can have 15 years of symptom-free life with bypass surgery." One of the biggest problems with stents ...
Forgiveness linked to spinal cord injury rehab
... 2) Examine the role of forgiveness in the direct promotion
of health and well-being among people with spinal ...hip between forgiveness and health behavior in the promotion
of health and well-being among people with spinal cord injury. Motor vehicle accidents and violence ...
Study overcomes stroke care's biggest travesty
...rgenstern says, the new results show that a health promotion
campaign can make a difference in stroke treatment, and that will be important as new therapies come along to replace or complement tPA. "The future of acute stroke therapy is likely to provide new therapies with very short time windows for treatment...
Resurgent rickets - Call for vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women and children
... increase in vitamin D deficiency and rickets: the promotion
of exclusive breastfeeding for long periods without vitamin D supplementation, particularly for babies whose mothers are vitamin D deficient; reduced opportunities for production of the vitamin in the skin because of female modesty and fear of skin c...
Study finds classroom study groups more effective when organized by social networks
... the use of social network data to design a health promotion
intervention, and it points to the possibility of ...at peer leaders are important components to health promotion
programs; this is the first study to evaluate how these leaders should be assigned to groups." The s...
NHGRI launches Social and Behavioral Research Branch
...Human Genome Project into interventions for health promotion
and disease prevention, and for counseling patient... unit; a genetic counseling service unit; a health promotion
research section that includes a unit for disseminating counseling research methods; a community gen...
Foundation for adult body weight may be laid during adolescence
...age. Such efforts should include the parents, and promotion
of physical activity appears to be a critical component of such prevention efforts."...
Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits
...detailed look at the use of antibiotics for growth promotion
following dramatic changes that have altered the f...in annual returns. "Antibiotics used for growth promotion
have a positive impact on production efficiency and producer profitability," said principal investig...
Practice-based intervention improves quality of care for young children
...ine, perceptions of their children's behavior, and promotion
of development when children were ages 30 to 33 months. The controlled clinical trial was conducted between September 1996 and November 1998 at 6 randomization and 9 quasi-experimental sites across the United States. The study included 5,565 children...
Trials on hormone therapy and hypertension treatment change practice, medication usage of patients
...pha-blocker use. Declining pharmaceutical industry promotion
also may have contributed further to decreased alpha-blocker use. The lack of an abrupt and more pronounced decline in prescribing shortly after the ALLHAT results, however, suggests slow and potentially incomplete diffusion of information from this ...
Scientists identify cell defects that limit immune system's impact on late-stage tumors
... immune system and focus it on the tumor while the promotion
of survival signals into the tumor would "repair" defective T cells to help them stay alive to fight....
Intervention program helps reduce television viewing in preschool children
...duce television viewing as part of a longer health promotion
curriculum. The program emphasized reading and other alternatives to watching television, and stressed the importance of eating meals together as a family. Children were rewarded for not watching television with stickers and were given a children's...
Trouble sleeping in the hospital? Maybe it's that jackhammer
...t and Amy Neveau. The original leader of the sleep promotion
team was Jean Henderson, now at Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D....
Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep
...ty of patient care is greatly enhanced through the promotion
of education for nurses in the specialty of dermatology based on research and committed to the testing and sharing of new ideas. For more information on DNA, visit dnanurse.org . Vickie Dowling, Psy.D., Person with psoriasis Michael Frisbie, Perso...
OHSU programs for teen athletes are national models, reflect Bush's steroid-free sports initiative
...s long been a national leader in adolescent health promotion
and drug use prevention, and its programs mirror Bush's plan. OHSU has created two programs for high school athletes -- ATLAS and ATHENA -- that provide healthy alternatives to steroids, sports supplements, alcohol and other drugs. ATLAS was found to...
Major agreement reached at heart health conference
The outlook for the promotion
of heart health, across Europe, received a major b...mendations, a consistent approach for heart health promotion
will emerge across all EU Member States. The Minister concluded; "This Conference has resulted in ...
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