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HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...ts who request counseling, or when the health care provider believes counseling is appropriate. ...

Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management

... and a single "passive referral" to a medical care provider with no follow-up. The other group of patients was introduced to a case manager who met with them individually between three and five times after the initial diagnosis. The meetings were intended to build a relationship between patient and case man...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...f breath should inform their doctor or healthcare provider and obtain a proper diagnosis of the condition. Treatment options for childhood asthma can be broken down into two categories controllers and quick-relief (bronchodilators). ICS, which are controller medication with anti-inflammatory properties, ma...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...istance to partnering sites; Provides healthcare provider training on evidence based treatment of tobacco use; Provides resources to clinicians and patients such as self-help materials and information on pharmacotherapy, smokers' quit lines, and other cessation resources; Implements referral systems for...

Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy

...on's leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to 325 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest r...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

...improving cultural competence of either the health provider or the institution would be useful in addressing disparities. "Many of the physicians see a patient's attitude and ability to understand and follow treatment advice as important factors in explaining disparities," Lurie said. "There are certainly dat...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...r have a cardiologist as their primary health care provider during hospitalization. Researchers found that hi... patient demographic and clinical characteristics, provider specialty, and a variety of hospital factors. "However, racial differences in treatments persisted e...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality

...ity Health Care Award is presented to a healthcare provider which demonstrates outstanding programs to improve...tern Memorial also began implementing computerized provider order entry (CPOE) to help ensure effective treatment based on clinical evidence, to improve patient...

eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members

...Ark. (March 7, 2005) -- eDocAmerica, the web-based provider of doctor-consumer consultations online, today announced that it has launched a Spanish-language version of its website for its increasing number of Hispanic users. "With the growth of our business to 300,000 covered participants, which is actually ...

Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients

...tack. Patients were interviewed by a mental health provider and given standardized tests for depression and anxiety within three days of admission. All patients were then connected to a heart monitor that recorded detailed heart beat information continuously over a 24-hour period. "We found that almost one in...

Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients

...ists, rather than simply a swift transfer from one provider to the other as the patient's condition declines."...

Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

...specialty to its developing role as a primary care provider for millions of people each year, the researchers say it's imperative that emergency departments expand their staffs to include mental health professionals such as psychologists because hospital-based physicians may not have the training, interest, o...

RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

...5 -- RelayHealth Corporation, the nation's premier provider of reimbursed online doctor-patient communication services, today announced a three-year licensing agreement with CPPN the physician/provider managed care organization of Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. Starting in January, the more ...

New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma

...team, working with the patient and her asthma care provider to adjust her medications if needed to keep her asthma under control and to lower the risk of complications from asthma for her and her baby." Key recommendations from the guidelines regarding medications include: Albuterol, a short-acting inhaled...

Sex habits of young women unchanged by morning after pill, UCSF study finds

...t allows them to dispense EC. Clinic or healthcare provider access is the standard of care in the United States. The participants, who received the emergency contraception at no cost, received some basic education about the use and limitations of EC, which does not protect against STIs. Although the study was...

Web-based tool to help clinicians make schizophrenia treatment decisions

...at Centerstone, the largest behavioral health care provider in Tennessee. With approximately 2,000 schizophrenic patients seen by providers in the Centerstone system, the availability of such a tool will be a highly valuable asset to mental health care in the state. "We are particularly pleased with their be...

Patient protection laws don't favor health providers

...ne goal of the interviews was to determine whether provider interests were the main impetus for enacting the l...ent problems from arising. "Provider advocacy and provider interests didn't stand out as the dominant forces leading to enactment in most states, or nationally...

Four teams awarded inaugural translational cancer research grants

...orted by the resources of Cardinal Health, a major provider of products, services and technologies to the health care industry, has made the lead donation of $150,000. Abbott, a longtime sponsor of AACR's meetings and scientific conference, will also join this partnership for translational research. Commenti...

Immigrants, beware: Living in the United States is fattening

...scussing diet and eating habits with a health care provider compared with 24 percent of U.S.-born respondents. This finding suggests that clinicians may be paying less attention to diet and exercise among some immigrant groups, Goel said. With the growing immigrant population in the United States, early cli...

Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants

...oms of depression should contact their health-care provider for a professional evaluation, he said. The findings of this study may suggest another potential risk factor for suicide, but this needs to be confirmed in future studies. The most common symptoms of depression include loss of intere...

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