Tag: "schedule" at medical news
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...essure and required regular checkups, first had to schedule
an appointment with her physician. If that patien...nts to phone in for checkups and counseling, or to schedule
appointments with as little as 24 to 48 hours' notice....
Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
... the disease itself." For more information or to schedule
a screening, please call 312.926.8400....
How often should women get mammograms?
... risk increases with age, an alternative screening schedule
derived from the model calls for fewer mammograms ...chers, health care providers can determine when to schedule
mammograms depending on the amount of a woman's extra risk. The model also provides estimates of the...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... that patients only have to speak to one person to schedule
tests, visits and surgery. "A goal for us on the surgical side is improving patient satisfaction by reducing 'wait time' to get in for an appointment and making our system seamless for patients," says Dr. McCarthy. In addition, communication with...
Annual mammogram, doctor visits are enough for breast cancer follow-up
...te 1990s, "women still seemed to prefer a frequent schedule
of tests in order to be reassured about their health status," Fossati says. "It would be worthwhile to evaluate whether a good strategy of sharing information between the doctor and the patient would help women to be equally reassured when a less in...
More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital
...Hall pointed out. Staff will be able to triage and schedule
patients with fewer delays and provide new patients with more accurate estimates of wait times. In parallel with new and improved procedures to manage patient flow, engineers in the Viterbi School will also develop a collaborative educational p...
Leading researchers in allergic disease to gather for 2005 AAAAI Annual Meeting
...y, chronic sinusitis: role of fungi For a complete schedule
of educational sessions, visit the 2005 AAAAI Annual Meeting section of the AAAAI Web site, www.aaaai.org ....
'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle
...ding was this emphasis on a more controllable work schedule
and flexibility, especially among women physicians...osing LT assignments (mentioned by 37 percent) was schedule
flexibility. "Many of the women, as well as some of the men, just don't want to work 50 to 70 hours ...
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
...he spring will help determine the best dose of and schedule
for ceftriaxone in people with ALS, and will measure whether the known risks of long-term antibiotic treatment are worth it, he says. The drug is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and used to treat bacterial infections in th...
Can the standard course of radiation therapy following lumpectomy be shortened?
...esis and quality of life. "This radiation schedule
may represent an alternative both to longer six- to seven-week standard whole-breast radiation and the more radically shortened one-week partial-breast treatment schedules," Freedman said....
Dec. 7 tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine
...n use of NANSAIDs. NOTE: Reporters, editors: See schedule
for PDF availability below.*) The study examined patient reports of prior use of rofecoxib and celecoxib (two COX-2 inhibitor pain killers often used for arthritis pain) and NANSAIDs in a group of 1,718 people admitted to hospitals with a first, nonf...
Regular family meals promote healthy eating habits
...added that families can get creative with how they schedule
meals. If parents work outside the home, they can sometimes schedule
family breakfast more easily than dinner. "It doesn't have to be a home-cooked meal--the idea is to ...
Less risks for patients participating in early phase cancer drug trials
...ent's toxicity profile and to determine a dose and schedule
appropriate for phase 2 testing. Patients who chose to participate may experience significant risks with limited chance to benefit. Over the last decade, cancer drugs under development have become more targeted, and the clinical research environ...
Malaria vaccine trial
...vaccine, which acted as a control. This three-dose schedule
is similar to the one used by the World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Expanded Program on Immunization. The time to first infection was similar in the two groups, with an estimated vaccine efficacy of only 10%. However, the immu...
Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...ons.* Contact B&Y* for background information, to schedule
interviews. WHO: David M. Asher, MD. Supervisory Medical Officer, Division of Emerging and Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases, Office of Blood Research and Review, US Food and Drug Administration: Current status of TSEs in the US, update on surv...
Whooping cough makes a national comeback
... The campaign also encourages parents of teens to schedule
routine health visits. "After the immunization series is completed by age six, pertussis immunization is rarely discussed at healthcare visits. Few parents realize that the protection from the pertussis immunization wears off after five to 10 years,...
Two novel agents work synergistically to treat lung cancer in animal experiment
...to study the combination of drugs to find a dosing schedule
that might completely suppress tumor growth. ...
New study demonstrates co-administration
...s. "Obviously the complexity of this dosing schedule
can create difficulties for patients trying to comply with the treatment regimen," said Michael R. Jones, Ph.D., lead investigator of the study and Director, Phase IV Research, Sankyo Pharma Inc. "Although WelChol is a BAS, it offers a unique molec...
NIDA sponsors frontiers in addiction research mini-convention
... in Room 30; posters can be viewed in Room 29. The schedule
is: 8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. - Introductory remarks from Dr. Timothy P. Condon, NIDA Deputy Director. 8:10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Behavioral Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction. The topic areas of this session highlight a range of research, includi...
Change in polio vaccine policy eliminates cases of vaccine-associated polio in US
...nged in 1997 from reliance on OPV to options for a schedule
of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) followed by OPV. In 2000, an exclusive IPV schedule
was adopted. Lorraine Nino Alexander, M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atl...
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