Tag: "services" at medical news
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...ician said. The most frequently reported community services
were giving talks on health-related and other topics, working with community groups on local issues including health-related ones and participating in local health events. "If these data represent the range and hours of volunteer community service do...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...been to implement landslide mapping and monitoring services
combining Earth Observation and in-situ data sources, tailored for the use of institutions involved in hydro-geological risk management. In Italy, the Ministry of the Environment is a national level SLAM user together with the Italian National Rese...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...ry University School of Medicine, chief of medical services
at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and one of the study authors. "We are missing opportunities to diagnose HIV infection before individuals develop AIDS, when we can offer counseling about secondary prevention and risky behaviors, begin antiretro...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...of the study and director of psychiatric emergency services
at Stony Brook University Hospital, said that having patients in restraints for a shorter period of time offers substantial benefits. "Reducing the time in restraints lowers the chance for complications. This new medication really does represent a ...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...nking HIV patients to appropriate care, prevention services
and treatment soon after receiving a positive diag...ry University School of Medicine, chief of medical services
at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and principal investigator for the Atlanta study site. "This i...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...of helping physicians and patients understand what services
acupuncturists provide. The Practice of Acupuncture: Who Are the Providers and What Do They Do? By Karen J. Sherman, Ph.D., et al Patient Earth: A Call for Physicians to Adopt a Broader Perspective on Health and Disease In a thoughtful essay, a f...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
...to empower consumers with disabilities by offering services
that assist them and by creating environments that enable them to experience full participation in society," the authors Carol Kaufman-Scarborough and Stacey Menzel Baker state. Respondents were asked to report on their awareness of the and to eval...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...ted community events, two announced genuine public services
and 122 were aimed at attracting patients. Of those 122, 36 ads (29.5 percent) promoted the medical center as a whole, while 65 (53.3 percent) promoted specific clinical departments and 21 (17.2 percent) promoted single therapeutic interventions or d...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
... Medical School (DMS). Several of the ads promote services
of unclear health value to the public and, in some...anies have been criticized for creating demand for services
and failing to present balanced information, but no one seemed to be turning the same critical eye o...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
... and health psychology, geriatric medicine, health services
research, demography, biochemistry, epidemiology, clinical research, and biostatistics, and because they are viewed by their peers as highly skilled in critically examining scientific evidence. The panel members came to this process free of academic ...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...tem offset the costs of the improved mental health services
delivered to youth through the system of care appr...unities in every state in the U.S. Mental health services
for youth delivered via system of care have been criticized as too expensive compared to communities...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...A questionnaire detailing access to food and basic services
was administered to a subset of households (n= 210 in each site). "Two hundred seventeen deaths were reported over the previous 121 days in Kass; and in Kalma and Muhajiria, there were 30 and 36 deaths over the 30 days prior to the survey," the auth...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
...h 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, currently, about 10 million U.S. can...
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
...eir weaknesses, and the requirements for improving services
to acceptable standards. Among other timely topics, the articles explore the history of U.S. universal health care policy proposals, problems in long-term care, comparisons between managed care chains versus hospital chains, and clinical practice gui...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...and ICEMON consortia, which provide ice monitoring services
as part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative, jointly backed by ESA and the European Union. The Northern View recently extended this service to the Southern Ocean for the first time, to ensure that participants in ...
NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
...xamined the effectiveness of NHS smoking cessation services
in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. These areas h...he country. Research showed that smoking cessation services
in the region for 2003-4 reduced smoking rates by 0.1%-0.3%. If the trend continues, the study pred...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...can American's heart health. Providing health care services
in an easily accessible, community environment doubled the success rate of African-American patients achieving blood pressure and cholesterol goals, compared to those who received care at a traditional clinic, according to a report in a special dispa...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
... find out how minority communities use health care services
and whether outreach and risk factor modification ...besity and other risk factors. Primary prevention services
are critical and should be encouraged and reimbursed. These include community outreach programs in ...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...eir regular checkups with their physician, but all services
and care for heart disease risk factors were provi...ivery systems, where adding tests, medications and services
will do the trick," says Becker. "Our study's results help solve part of the problem, but still miss...
Helping answer needs by developing specialists in autism
...gram in Indiana. It also provides consultation and services
to patients from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. U.S. Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana was instrumental in securing funding to establish the center. It is estimated that 38,000 Hoosier children have autism, according to a source at the Autism Societ...
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