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UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

... local health events. "If these data represent the range and hours of volunteer community service done by individual family physicians throughout the country, then the discipline is making a substantial contribution to society and their communities over and beyond the clinical care provided," Goldstein wro...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ure in the United States, this study describes the range of conditions treated by acupuncturists and their approach to patient care, with the aim of helping physicians and patients understand what services acupuncturists provide. The Practice of Acupuncture: Who Are the Providers and What Do They Do? By ...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

... Newark, Rutgers College of Nursing offers a broad range of academic programs on all three Rutgers campuses. The college offers a master's program with unique practitioner specialties and the only doctoral (Ph.D) nursing degree in New Jersey....

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...eport, "chronic HCV diminishes HRQOL across a wide range of clinical anchors. The impact on HRQOL is highly clinically significant and affects physical, social and mental health domains."...

Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries

...s programs and protective gear and equipment. The range between the $2.8 billion to $7.8 billion reflects different cost estimation models--one with a narrow approach to possible related firefighter injury costs, the others with broader views of economic impacts. Fire departments can use the information t...

NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause

...nology assessment") conferences, addressing a wide range of issues. Among the evidence considered by the state-of-the-science panel was a report prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). EPC evidence reports are comp...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

...utomatically monitor even complex tasks in a large range of environments," Pelz says. "We can study students in a classroom or people finding their way in the woods." The wearable eye tracker extends the laboratory to the real world by recording what people look at and how their eyes move as they perform...

Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...ad mixed results, the researchers say. "There is a range of pharmacologic and behavioral treatments available for insomnia," Reid says. Behavioral treatments, he adds, "are as effective as drug treatments in persistent primary insomnia, but they have yet to be evaluated in people with HIV." Reid and colle...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...the challenge is to help them with a comprehensive range of clinical and supportive services aimed at better management of symptoms, rehabilitation and accommodation of disabilities," she adds. Short, who is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine's Cancer Survivorship Committee, notes that there are, ...

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

...h exercise; and chest tightness. Asthma triggers range from smoke, airborne molds, pollens, dust, animal dander, exercise, cold air, many household and industrial products, air pollutants, scents or simple stress. 4 About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in ...

Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats

...mphasized that we need to be prepared for the full range of public health emergencies, including weather events such as ice storms and hurricanes, and emerging diseases like SARS that do not result from terrorist actions." Campbell continued: "This issue - the financing of preparations for potential bioter...

Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon

...of THE LANCET. Myeloproliferative disorders form a range of haematological malignant diseases, with three main members: polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia, and idiopathic myelofibrosis. The disorders are characterised by overactive production of blood cells and can lead to thrombosis, haemorrha...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...opulations around the world. Programs and projects range from the molecular biology of AIDS vaccines to the epidemiology of cancer; from risk analysis to violence prevention; from maternal and children's health to quality of care measurement; from health care management to international health and human ri...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

... a number of panel discussions that provide a wide range of perspectives from the federal government, private industry and academia, many notable figures will be in attendance, as well as giving presentations on topics such as the use of unapproved devices, bioterrorism and space research. Included in thi...

Single mothers at higher risk for depression

...owed that more than 75% scored in the mild to high range of depressive symptoms based on well-know measurement scales. Results support previous research in this area that low- income single mothers reported a high level of depressive symptoms including negative thinking and chronic stressors. The result...

Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children

...hers will work towards developing treatments for a range of diseases in children such as meningitis, asthma, epilepsy and migraine. The network will involve all types of health professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and most importantly, children and parents, in the development of new medicines. Health...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...d whites, this study takes a closer look at a wide range of recommended treatment options. These include newer recommended medications, heart catheterizations, and discharge recommendations for non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome," said the study's lead author Ali F. Sonel, M.D., assistant professor ...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...e of U.S. adults age 18 and older and found a wide range of differences. They said the disparities data may help develop new public policies and programs to close the gaps. "In general, the population subgroups most significantly and adversely affected were African Americans, Hispanics/Mexican Americans, ...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...purpose of reporting is to collect data on a broad range of events to detect systemic problems that can be altered to reduce the risk of patient harm. As of October 2003, 21 states had mandatory event reporting systems for hospitals, although policies varied. Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., of the Institute for H...

New hand-held information system for emergency responders

... among victims, WISER can help the user narrow the range of substances that may be involved in a specific incident. As the emergency responder selects observed properties and symptoms, WISER looks in its database for chemical substances that have these characteristics. The list of candidate chemicals decre...

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