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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...y Smith. Smith said he hopes not only to save
these patients, but to answer somefundamental questions about the viability of bone marrow transplantationin AIDS therapy. The team plans to treat about a dozen HIV-infected patients with lymphoma-- patients for whom traditional chemotherap...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...event premature births isthe most effective way to save
babies. Hamvas suggested that understandingthe causes of pre-term labor, preventing teenage pregnancy, and improvingaccess to prenatal care and education programs may help reduce prematurebirths and deaths related to prematurity. "We've made great st...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...and enlisting the help of the entire community can save
lives." Older adults living alone and in the inner-city are at highest risk for heat stroke, as are persons who are infirm or shut-in, the authors say. Conventional practices like opening shelters or giving fans to poor citizens during heat waves a...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
"Health policies that seek only to save
money in the short term ultimately may be both inf... that using DOT throughout the United States would save
$25 million compared with conventional therapy, save
240 additional lives, and prevent 2,400 relaspe...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...mal retirement age in the United States to70 could save
the federal government billions of dollars each ye...ity.They said the Social Security trust fund could save
roughly $50 billionto $60 billion on each year's group of workers by requiring them to waituntil age...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
You might be able to save
the life of someone with coronary arterydisease simply by extending a helping hand. New research suggests that patients with coronary artery disease have abetter chance of long-term survival if they believe they have adequate help whenneeded ...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Christopher Auffrey hopes to save
lives byexamining death, specifically the deaths of Cincinnati children. Auffrey, assistant professor of planning at the University ofCincinnati, is researching infant mortality in Cincinnati from1979 to 1994 in order to point to those areas where fa...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...ting drugs at these hospitals has the potential to save
thousandsof lives each year." The pump treatment, called intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation,requires that an emergency room physician or intensive-care cardiologist placethe balloon into the aorta by pushing it through a thin flexible tube...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...cists in themanagement of heart failure appears to save
money by reducing the frequency ofhospital re-admissions and allows cardiologists more time to devote to thenon-pharmaceutical aspects of patient care. More than 3 million Americans suffer from the debilitating effects ofheart failure, with 4...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...uations so long as a "good faith" effort is madeto save
a life. To make early access to defibrilla...cost of building them. Studies say thatseat belts save
about 2,000 lives a year. It costs about $2 billion a year toput seat belts in cars and it saves ab...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...ow during a heartattack. Then doctors used them to save
the brain during a stroke.Now, physicians have shown that clot-busting drugs(thrombolytics) can save
the legs, too, as effectively asinvasive surgery. The study, the largest to compare athrombolytic ag...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...onin infants, prevent 78 infections in adults, and save
$19.9 million in earningsand medical expenses. The rate of success is slightly diminished in the second group (women who areintravenous drug users and women who have high risk sexual partners), whosemembers' risk of infection is lower. The study an...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...earch investment, in this case about$850,000, will save
American families substantial amounts of money by enablingpatients to stay out of hospital emergency rooms and to receive treatment intheir homes. It is also an excellent example of collaboration between a privatecompany, clinical investigators, and...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
...anced treatments that now enable neonatologists to save
babies born as much as 16 weeks early. "When neonatologists became able to save
these very tiny babies, the prevailing wisdom was that we were shifting these children from the risk...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...udyfailed to determine whether this approach could save
money. "Payers around the country now have real-world evidence that investingin a population management program for their members with diabetes will pay offquickly," Stone said. "And, by expanding rather than limiting care for peoplewith d...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...he devices, EAI's morphing software is expected to save
considerable time and money....
Clinical Trials Announced Using Non-Invasive Innovative MRI To Diagnose Breast Tumors
...e can reduce the number of unnecessary procedures, save
time, and give patients the option of a non-invasive method that may prove very useful in distinguishing between malignant and benign breast growths," Dr. Cavallino concluded.Dr. Frederick Kelcz, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Wiscon...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...ite X-ray mammography's drawbacks, it is proven to save
lives. TheAmerican Cancer Society recommends yearly screening mammograms for women over40. The ACS projects breast cancer to strike 178,800 women in the U.S. this yearand cause 43,500 deaths. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is vital tha...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
... This system, however, wouldnot allow consumers to save
unspent amounts, and employees would have less of anincentive to economize in their use of medically questionable and unnecessaryphysician services. Battistella and Burchfield also argue that MSAs would reduce the number ofAmericans who lack health...
Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival
... our standard treatments for heart failure, we can save
many more lives," saysStephen Gottlieb, M.D., a cardiologist who directs the heart failure service atthe University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Gottlieb, who alsois an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland Sch...
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